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Old 07-09-2020, 08:10 PM   #1
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Taking out sleep number bed

Hello everyone, hope your all doing well. So I have made the decision to remove the bed in my coach. Because I bought it used I don't know if this was a option in 2003 or if previous owner installed it, It is a sleep # style bed, when I bought the coach the remote has a blank screen, I replaced the battery and became you tube certified in trying to resurrect it. Yeah I got a couple segments to return, however it will air up and down the mattress but I have no idea to what level its at. I have one in my sticks and bricks so I know if your wanting continuity with your sleep the # is important. Anyway I have decided to go with a bed from Matteress insider which at this point is now on my living room floor waiting to install for my 121 day test drive, my issue is disassembling the sleep number. I am not sure what is needed, and like most projects I assume it starts with deciding to start. Yeah I will as soon as I get some of these projects here at the house completed! This should last a week then the MH is on the calendar to get the new bed... There are two Questions, 1st has anyone purchased the Mattress insider coil spring with the gel foam topper, if so has it worked for you, happy, comfy, also it weighs 78 lbs not including topper and bedding. When getting into the storage below is that too heavy to lift? [Mod Edit]
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:24 PM   #2
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Stay safe and don't let your beer drinking get ahead of your happiness, BURP! LOL
Without beer drinking, there is no happiness !

I wouldn't even attempt to remove that #'s mattress without at least 3 in me, and yes, I've removed it. Putting it back together can be fun!!
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:48 PM   #3
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Had an older sleep number in the guest room at the house for a long time. If I recall correctly, a Philips head screw driver was all that was necessary to disassemble it.

For the new mattress, don't have any experience with that particular brand, but have replaced light weight RV mattress with heavy memory foam mattress. The stock gas props won't hold the new mattress up. I finally ordered a set of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041EBSX4/ to fix that and before I got them installed wife ordered a new lighter mattress. Anyway those should be a direct replacement for most factory props. Just pop them off and pop these on. I can't say how well they work since I never installed them with the old mattress. Advertised to lift 200 lbs, but I'm not sure how much weight is required to hold them down. You probably don't want the platform popping up when you're not sitting/laying on it. They are available in various lifting capacities, just get the same length as your originals.
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:58 PM   #4
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We have removed two sleep number beds from motor homes. They are an expensive mattress but they just don't work well climbing up and down mountains.
Disconnect the air hoses and unplug the 110v pump along with the remote controls. Then maneuver the mattress out of the coach.
We replaced one Sleep Number mattress with a Tuft and Needle adaptive foam mattress and the other with a newer cool adaptive foam mattress.
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Old 07-10-2020, 08:08 AM   #5
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We had a Sleep Number bed in our RV. Our new mattress is quite a bit heavier than the old one. I installed a linear actuator to lift the bed. It is rated to lift 300 lbs. it’s a 12” 12V actuator. It takes about a minute to raise the bed. It works great. It did take some time to install as it’s not plug and play.
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