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Old 09-14-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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I put up with it for almost nine months. Just couldn't take it anymore. Never could get a decent nights sleep. Yanked out the Sleep Number bed (Make ya a good deal!) and got a regular mattress. No matter what number I tried, it just wasn't comfortable. Using the same number didn't always get the same results. Of course being an "RV" mattress it is a weird size. Half CA King, half regular King. Ended up getting a queen size. Had to trim some off the side of my bed frame. I'm about 1/2 inch off center on my headboard and the bed looks small now, but a lot more walking around space in the room. Also the new mattress is twice as tall so now the wife had the switch sides so she can walk up on the engine hump to get into bed.

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Old 09-14-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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I put up with it for almost nine months. Just couldn't take it anymore. Never could get a decent nights sleep. Yanked out the Sleep Number bed (Make ya a good deal!) and got a regular mattress. No matter what number I tried, it just wasn't comfortable. Using the same number didn't always get the same results. Of course being an "RV" mattress it is a weird size. Half CA King, half regular King. Ended up getting a queen size. Had to trim some off the side of my bed frame. I'm about 1/2 inch off center on my headboard and the bed looks small now, but a lot more walking around space in the room. Also the new mattress is twice as tall so now the wife had the switch sides so she can walk up on the engine hump to get into bed.

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Old 09-14-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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What size is the Sleep Number bed? We really love the one we have in the stick house. We've had it 2 years now. You either love it or you don't.

In the coach we added a memory foam mattress to the original mattress and so far it's been good for our vacation trips. We'll see how it is when we go full-time. We're still thinking about it.
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:50 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoneFishin:
What size is the Sleep Number bed? We really love the one we have in the stick house. We've had it 2 years now. You either love it or you don't.

In the coach we added a memory foam mattress to the original mattress and so far it's been good for our vacation trips. We'll see how it is when we go full-time. We're still thinking about it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's what we did too! Made all the difference
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:36 AM   #5
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I read of this happening more and more and I'm even contemplating doing it myself...

Regrettably, as I learned yesterday in the mall, the stick house version seems very different than the RV version.
As I am "sleeping single in a double bed" the Sleep Number is, believe it or not,even WORSE!

Even when I pump both sides, the air seems to "roll" over toward the open side...
This summer, when my 10 year old stayed with me the bed wasn't "so" bad but I am seriously leaning toward replacing this thing with an inner spring mattress...
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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We put one of these in our coach and we also have it in our stick house. They also have a model that keeps you from getting too hot...if you have that problem when you sleep



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Old 09-15-2007, 09:37 AM   #7
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We had a sleep number type mattress in our 5'r, and hated it...our DIP has a regular mattress and we love it. We have a foam type in our stick house, and like that one toooo...
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:44 AM   #8
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Mine was the RV King size with dual controls. It never felt right when boths sides are set for a different firmness. We tend to roll back and forth a lot. With the MIL in our room I've been sleeping in the RV. Regular mattress is so much nicer.

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Old 09-15-2007, 11:35 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by loranimal:
Mine was the RV King size with dual controls. It never felt right when boths sides are set for a different firmness. We tend to roll back and forth a lot. With the MIL in our room I've been sleeping in the RV. Regular mattress is so much nicer.

Carl </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Carl! Even ships mattresses were more comfortable then the sleep number beds IMHO! I'm sure you also could attest to that!

True - you don't get your but thrown out of the rack onto a pipe or a hard steel deck, but I could not sleep at all in a sleep number.

I found that the stock mattress was vastly improved by the Costco memory foam topper, made by the same company as Mama has in her link. It's way more reasonable then trying to find a custom mattress that will fit - and it's comfortable.
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:40 AM   #10
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Carl.

Bet you had an interesting time getting it out the front door!
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LOL, and I thought my wife and I were the only one's that just could not acclimate ourselves to the sleep number bed.
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Old 09-15-2007, 05:21 PM   #12
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I had removed the pass seat to make it a little easier. After I took the sleep number apart it was easy to get it out the door. I couldn't get the bed base lid out the door to cut it down so I had to do that in the bedroom. It was a nice welded alumimun frame covered with luaun that they used. By the time I was done it was queen sized and couldn't even tell I had attacked it.

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Old 09-15-2007, 05:59 PM   #13
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mbl Cndo:
LOL, and I thought my wife and I were the only one's that just could not acclimate ourselves to the sleep number bed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Absolutely not. We had one at home for years and finally got rid of it. Then when we found the motorhome we liked on the lot, it had a "sleep-by-numbers" upgrade in it. We told the dealer to rip that out and stick in a regular mattress of equal value or we would not buy the coach.
We ended up with a wonderfully comfortable firm pillow top mattress on the bed.
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We had a waterbed for the first 20+ years of marriage and loved it. The mattress finally started leaking and we replaced it with a newer generation waterbed that felt like a rock. We bought an air bed and it seemed comfortable at first. After about a year we finally decided that it sucked. We bought a huge pillow top mattress for the house and have had it for the past three years. We love it.

We tried the foam topper on the RV mattress and found it very comfortable, but it was heavy and shifted around. Finally, we bit the bullit and bought a nice queen sized pillow top for the RV. It is so nice to climb into at night. It's really comfy when we're camping in cold weather and have the flannel sheets on it.
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