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Old 02-18-2017, 09:37 AM   #1
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Sleep number bed installation

hello all, i have read many posts about likes and dislikes of the sleep number bed but can't seem to find anything on the installation. do you order just the mattress or do you need something else too? where do you put the pump if your mattress is on top of under bed storage? i need to get one and am clueless. lol thanks
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We have a Sleep Number in our Newmar. The pump is located in the under bed storage, right hmd side, all the way in the back. I haven't looked for how it is plugged in but it may be safe to assume Newmar has a connection point back there for the Sleep Number option.
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Do these things just sit on top of the storage like a regular mattress?
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So I'm looking on the sleep number site and can't find a short queen. Customer service says they do not carry a short queen in any model. Are y'all buying a different brand of air mattress and just calling it a sleep number bed?
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Its just like a normal mattress except there are two air hoses at the head of the mattress that go to the pump. When I bought my coach, the previous owner had the pump located on the nightstand. I moved it below the bed in the storage area. I drilled two 3/4" (or so) holes in the bed platform at the head of the bed through which I ran the air hoses. I then passed the electric cord out from under the storage area and plugged it into one of the receptacles at the head of the bed. It really made a clean installation that way. We've enjoyed the Sleep Number bed.
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So it seems customer service didn't know what they were talking about. A Google search lead to the R5 model however that does seem to be the only SN model available in short queen.
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So I'm looking on the sleep number site and can't find a short queen. Customer service says they do not carry a short queen in any model. Are y'all buying a different brand of air mattress and just calling it a sleep number bed?
Mine is a short queen and it is Sleep Number. But it is 9 years old. Maybe they no longer have the short.
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There are special Sleepy but I Numbers made for RV's. They are shorter normal. Just ask for the RV model. Camping World carries the RV model but they are usually higher priced. Love ours!
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Thanks everyone. I'm ordering the R5 in short queen and will post after 30 days or so of use.
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I'll try to give you the other side of the story. Our coach came with an optional sleep number bed. We removed it and replaced it with a new foam style mattress.

Sleep Number beds do not function well over the long term in an RV that is going over hills and down in valleys (up and down in elevation). When we were motorhome shopping, we found a large percentage of sleep number beds with big "camel humps" because the air cells had broken internally. You really need to deflate the bed each time you travel and that is just one more thing to forget.

If you are parked in one place most of the time and very careful to deflate it when traveling, it will work out. However, I recommend one of the new foam mattresses. Do a search on Amazon and you will see thousands of 5 star reviews for these new style foam mattresses.
Hope this helps!
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I'll try to give you the other side of the story. Our coach came with an optional sleep number bed. We removed it and replaced it with a new foam style mattress.

Sleep Number beds do not function well over the long term in an RV that is going over hills and down in valleys (up and down in elevation). When we were motorhome shopping, we found a large percentage of sleep number beds with big "camel humps" because the air cells had broken internally. You really need to deflate the bed each time you travel and that is just one more thing to forget.

If you are parked in one place most of the time and very careful to deflate it when traveling, it will work out. However, I recommend one of the new foam mattresses. Do a search on Amazon and you will see thousands of 5 star reviews for these new style foam mattresses.
Hope this helps!

But some of us still prefer the sleep no. to the foam. As for dropping the pressure DW does that as she makes the bed on travel days.
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