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Old 09-22-2011, 08:07 PM   #15
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had our sleep number for seven years first six was the best bed ever owned never had a sore back about the end of the sixth year had to replace the side rails and the air pump our wired controllers went blank.
installed new parts side foam rails didn't last six months and started breaking down after a couple more months and my side started losing air at different rates might hold all night might go flat in twenty minutes.
priced new rails, main foam pad needed replaced and air bag decide to switch to a temper pedic this time.
but in the beds defense the dw and i are both over 200 lbs to so it might hold up better under some one smaller
we did learn they will cut you a better deal late in the year the month i paid mine off they tried to sell me the same bed for half the price i paid
great bed for the first six years and they might be built better now?
good luck on your decision

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Old 09-22-2011, 08:36 PM   #16
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Our sleep number in the house has a 2" top pad. By a long shot, this has turned out to be the most comfortable bed we ever had. We've had it about 5 or 6 years now. The best feature of all is that AIR never wears out!

We both flucuate between 65 and 85. Depends on aches or pain du jour.


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Old 09-22-2011, 08:57 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by muleman1 View Post
When I first read this, I thought it said "I'm 95 and the wife is 35.....".
I was getting ready to send kudos to you....and rush out for a new mattress!!
Oh my gosh! I thought the same thing!
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:16 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by skigramp View Post
On a scale of 1 to 9=Like

Wife --> 9
Me --> 9

Wife is a 45 ... I am a 65 (I started at 80 but have softend over time)
That about says for us. The coach came with the sleep number. After using it a couple of years we added a 3" foam topper to it ($300 from Bed, Bath, & Beyond). Liked it so well that when we needed to change out in the house we bought the best one that Sleep number makes. Both are wonderful. After 5 1/2 years the numbers are going on the controls in the coach. For $108 Sleep Number is shipping a new compressor (nothing wrong with the old one, the just don't make the wired controlers anymore to go with it) with two new wireless controlers (like the set up we have in the house). We haven't had any problem with the mattress losing air. The pressure will go up as you go up in altitude or if the bedroom warms up during the travel day. To counter this we generally (when one of us can remember to do so) dump most the air before we roll. It doesn't take but a minute to pump back up to the desired settings in the evening.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:14 AM   #19
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My Itasca came with one, took it out and replaced it with a quality pillow top and am much happier.

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Old 09-23-2011, 01:52 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Batman_777 View Post
I do not like the Sleep Number bed and thought about replacing it many times with a premium mattress.

I think it is marketing hype. And with it, we seem to be having more trouble sleeping and back pain, not less.

And why does it go flat everytime you change power from shore to generator and back?

Maybe many of the folks who do better with it, only needed to get a new premium mattress since they do wear out.
Your bed should NOT lose air when power is lost. Probably a bad inflation unit. Call them. They will replace it. My first on died after about 4 years and they sent me another free of charge.

As for not liking your bed-- did it come with your RV? If you have not had a proper demo on how to use it, you should visit a Sleep number store. Most people who don't like them have never been shown how to properly use them.

As for the original question -- I'm a big believer. I've had mine since 1995 and can't sleep without it! I've had spine surgery, too.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:08 AM   #21
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We have a Sleep Number Model 9000 in our stick home that we purchased around 2005. When we purchased our motorhome in January the first thing we wanted to do was change the mattress to a Sleep Number. We went to the Sleep Number store and tried the newer mattresses. The C2 thru C4 models are junk. The P5 thru P7's were a little better. The new i8 and i10 were the closest thing to our Model 9000.

If you are not going to get a really good one, don't waste you money.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:33 AM   #22
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We have one in the stick house...love it. I'm a 95 and the wife is a 35 so it really helps us because without it we likely would both be unhappy.
Glad to hear someone likes the higher settings. My wife and I keep or
sleep number beds between 85 and 90. Our families keep theirs at 35 and think we should sleep on the floor and save money on buying the bed.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:01 AM   #23
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I hvae one in the house , I to had lower back issuesl1,l2,l3 and broke my back in a motorcycle accident at the t3, t4 , I slept in a recliner for a while, We bought the sleep nember and love it, mine is 70 and wifes is 35 and want to figure out how to get one in the tour. worth every dollar spent
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:58 AM   #24
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Our vote is thumbs up for the sleep number. We both set our sides at 60 or 65 and sleep better on it than the very expensive junk in our stick & brick. Me: 4 back surgeries, her; 2.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:07 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by muleman1 View Post
When I first read this, I thought it said "I'm 95 and the wife is 35.....".
I was getting ready to send kudos to you....and rush out for a new mattress!!
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:16 PM   #26
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We have one in mh and in home, love them both, question is can we take adjustable from home and put in mh, both king size?
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:14 PM   #27
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we got our sleep number roughly 7 or 8 years ago. when we went fulltime 3 years ago, we moved the Sleep Number into the RV. Since the RV had a full queen mattress to begin with, it fit with no problem. it never looses air when unplugged from an A/C power source.

needless to say, we love it. would never go back to a standard mattress.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:39 PM   #28
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I actually thought losing air with a power source change was normal. Glad to know it is not.

Putting a 2" foam pad on top may help.

The MH came with it.


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