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Old 02-24-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed

Just wondering if anyone else is as fed up with this bed as I am. Not only do you need to deflate it prior to going to higher altitudes, but it seems every time the barometer changes, the bed needs to be readjusted. I'm ready to take it out and replace with one of the super memory foam mattresses. And, of course, you can only adjust it with 120V AC available, so I've stopped several times at the bottom of a mountain pass, started the genset, and adjusted the bed.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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What took you so long, mine lasted about as long as our first trip with it. You will find other fellow travelers who love it so much they bought one for the house. I say to each his own.

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THere are a couple threads running on this topic already. Seems to run about 50/50 pro/con.

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Have one at home, wish I had one in the coach. Hopefully this year.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:02 AM   #5
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Just wondering if anyone else is as fed up with this bed as I am. Not only do you need to deflate it prior to going to higher altitudes, but it seems every time the barometer changes, the bed needs to be readjusted. I'm ready to take it out and replace with one of the super memory foam mattresses. And, of course, you can only adjust it with 120V AC available, so I've stopped several times at the bottom of a mountain pass, started the genset, and adjusted the bed.
That is a thought i hadn't considered. Wonder why some have trouble and others don't. Would love the answer before dropping cash on one. They aren't cheap.
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We had the sleep number in our 2008 Vectra and from a comfort level it was great. We just purchased a 2013 Tour with the Ideal Rest air mattress and it is the best I have ever slept upon.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:33 AM   #7
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Love ours. Can't you just turn on the inverter to deflate it? Better yet, do it in the morning when you get up if you know you'll be traveling to elevation.

We have a $2,000 mattress at home that is awful. It's replacement will be a Sleep Number.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:41 AM   #8
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Re: Sleep Number Bed

We have a Sleep Number Bed in our new to us 2010 Diplomat. So far (3 months) we have been happy with this bed.

We haven't left FL yet (roughly 10 feet or less above sea level). At what elevation do you have to deflate it? Do you have to competely deflate it?
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Love ours, buying one for the house!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:07 AM   #10
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Sounds like you are making it much harder than it is! The Sleep Comfort people say no need to deflate just to drive up a mountain. We have driven ours over the highest passes in the US several times and never adjusted the air unless it needed it when we went to bed.
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Ditto with AFchap. I have had the sleep number bed on my last two coaches. I NEVER think about the bed while traveling in the mountains. I do not think about the bed at all while traveling.
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We have a Sleep Number Bed in our new to us 2010 Diplomat. So far (3 months) we have been happy with this bed.

We haven't left FL yet (roughly 10 feet or less above sea level). At what elevation do you have to deflate it? Do you have to competely deflate it?
I've had mine coast to coast with no elevation issues. Crossed the Rockies without issue.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:40 AM   #13
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Love ours. Can't you just turn on the inverter to deflate it? Better yet, do it in the morning when you get up if you know you'll be traveling to elevation.

We have a $2,000 mattress at home that is awful. It's replacement will be a Sleep Number.
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We are on our 3 coach with a Sleep Number. We are very happy with ours. Only 1 time did we have to replace the pump. We can adjust ours up on down when the Inverter is turned on. My DW now wants one in the house.

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We had a Comfort Aire on a Craftmatic adjustable platform in our home and loved it and thought we wanted the Select Comfort in our RV. What a mistake. The quality is no where near as good on the Select Comfort. The cover is cheap and rips and to replace it is as expensive as a new mattress. I also don't like the bladder configuration as well as other air mattresses. I've heard that what they put in RV's is a lower grade than what they sell in stores but I don't see the difference when I inspect what's in their stores. We're hoping the Ideal Rest they are using now is better since we are considering the Tour or Ellipse 42QD.
BTW: we generally don't worry to much about deflating the bed unless we are traveling from real low (near sea level) to over 10,000' in one day which is very rare. We keep our on about 50 when we sleep and they have plenty to spare for 5000' elevation gain or drop. I have heard there is a safety valve that prevents exploding but haven't trusted it.
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One of the best upgrades that we made was to take out the sleep number bed and replace it with a good regular mattress. Also did it with our last MH. Two strikes was enough.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #17
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Thanks for your comments. To be honest, I had not thought of using the inverter while on the road! I think I will get rid of it,though. Anyone in S. Cal interested?
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:07 PM   #18
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Add us as a Sleep number lover.

It is the closest thing to the full wave water bed that we slept in for 34 years in a our stick and bricks.

Added a matress warmer and we sleep well.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #19
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I'm a hater too. The only thing that's made the bed bearable is a 3" memory foam topper that I put on it last year. Before that it was horrible.

Oh we've also had a failed pump and failed bladder. Cost several hundred to replace despite the sleep number warranty.

If beds weren't so expensive we would have gotten rid of the mattress years ago. If you don't like it now and have the chance to replace it I certainly would.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #20
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I've never heard anyone that didn't feel strongly about their select comfort bed. I'm on the LOVE it, can't sleep without it side of the fence. I do have to adjust my mattress when I change elevation by more than 2,000 ft. I think it is because mine is a full size with only one bladder and I am spoiled to a particular firmness.

Mine was bought in 1995 before there were numbered and wireless inflators. The bladder is original, but the inflator was replaced at no charge in 1999. Mine came with a 20 year warranty.
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