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Old 06-19-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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Bear Beds

Has anyone had any experience with these beds? Looking for an alternative for a Sleep Number Bed.

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it seems like an awful lot of money to me.
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Not as much as a Sleep Number!
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I checked their website, apples to apples, their prices are very close to Sleep Number.

They may have other advantages.
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I-OUR-HO, sleep number and air mattresses are both difficult to sleep on...

After trying out a foam mattress years ago, we've had foam at home and in every rv since...

with our current rv, we told them do not take the plastic off the mattress, even though it's a nice pillow top, it's in our storage building and a foam mattress is in the rv...
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We've had the Bear Bed for several years now. If you like air-type mattresses, you will probably like it just fine. Quality is as good as any and the controls work well. You save a few hundred bucks vs Sleep Number, basically because they don't have a megadollar advertising program.
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We've had the Bear Bed for several years now. If you like air-type mattresses, you will probably like it just fine. Quality is as good as any and the controls work well. You save a few hundred bucks vs Sleep Number, basically because they don't have a megadollar advertising program.
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Which one do you have? motor inside or outside?
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As I recall, the pumps are outside on ours. It fits into a cavity at the foot of each mattress, so I haven't seen it since day one. Plenty of power cord and remote control cable too.
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Has anyone had any experience with these beds? Looking for an alternative for a Sleep Number Bed.

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We have a Bear Bed in our motorhome. The previous owner installed it. I would prefer a Sleep Number, but the BB is OK.
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I've had both and the Bear Bed is a clear winner. Just for background information:

I have a very bad back. For years I slept on a water bed, then many years ago went camping and used a Coleman air mattress, absolute heaven. So I started using a Coleman at home, best sleep ever but the life of the mattress was poor, but with cheap cost, oh well. Then found the Areo Beds, slightly higher cost but extended life of mattress (yes, you get a repair kit, but trying to find the leak, yikes!). Then I saw the sleep number commercial and thought, WOW. Ordered a queen, thank God for the return policy, no way to get that thing comfortable. 7 nights later that piece of expensive trash went bye bye. Back to a Coleman or a Areo bed. Back thanked me.

Now back to about 3 years ago, thanks to this forum I heard about Bear Beds, fearing that it would be like the sleep number, I contacted Bear Beds, explained all of the above and was told that I would probably be the most comfortable with the Teddy Bear model with a single air bladder (I'm single and have no need to make a partner comfortable with their own control lol). Ordered it, used it in my S/B prior to going full time, moved it to MH 19 months ago. Bliss

Would I recommend the Bear Bed? You bet. For me it was the right choice, will it be for you? Only you can be the judge. Good Luck.

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Bought ours in 2003 I think.

We have experienced no problems.

We have a North South bed with no storage below since the engine is there.

The Bear bed we bought has the two pumps built into the mattress so no floor space required.

Note: Whatever air bed you buy, be sure to deflate before climbing in elevation to allow for air expansion.
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