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wagonmaster2

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Posted: 03/01/12 10:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've always had trouble with our Sleep Number mattress with the valley in the center that lets the wife and I keep rolling down hill together and makes it harder to crawl out in the mornings. Doesn't seem to matter what the number setting is, 45-75.

I called Sleep Number and they offered to sell me an insert that goes under the center divider, sort of making a "T" out of it for $17. Or they would sell me a set of newer type air bags that zip together supposedly correcting this problem all together for $88. Plus freight I'm sure.

Has anyone tried either of these improvements to their air mattress (ours is about 8 years old now) and if so, did it really improve this problem. The mattresses for the home that I've looked at in stores don't seem to have this center valley problem, but of course they sell for anywhere from $2,100-$3,200 plus delivery and installation.

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Our 06 Rev came with Restonic air mat. Liked so much put one in home. See if your plywood under mattress is sagging or bowing in middle. I put a 2x4 side to side support under our coaches bed.


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I would go with the $88 option. We have a sleep number in our coach and love it. We don't have any tendency to roll toward the middle, unless we want to I wonder if the newer sleep numbers took care of the problem?


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mattress with the valley in the center that lets the wife and I keep rolling down hill together and makes it harder to crawl out in the mornings
This is a problem?


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We tried some after market items to improve how the sleep number bed that came with our new coach felt. In the end we dumped it entirely and bought a Beauty Rest Elite mattress (pocketed coils combined with a memory foam top section) and now we feel like we have the presidential suite every night... Fantastic. Personally, I think the sleep number beds are way over hyped. I've never been on one that felt nearly as luxurious as a genuine mattress of today's best design and materials. Our King size Beauty Rest Elite was on sale for about $1500, not cheap, but worth every penny if you spend much time in your coach.


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We had exactly the same problem. We put a piece of firm foam in-between both air bags, the full length of the bed, and stood it up vertically (the 4" thickness part of the foam was at the top, with the width part of the foam vertical). The foam was high enough vertically to pretty much match the height of the air bags when the airbags were inflated to the individual firmness that each of us wanted.
We made sure that another piece of foam that covered the airbags and the foam we inserted in-between the air bags was all one piece, covering both air bags and the foam that was in-between ( I believe this piece of foam comes with the bed). The firm foam we inserted keeps you from dipping into the middle; the top foam that covered both air bags and the foam that you inserted in-between both airbags keeps the firm foam from jabbing you.
Previous to that, we did try the kit that was supposed to fix the problem (I don't remember specifically which kit we bought from Select Comfort). It didn't work for us.

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Buck62 wrote:

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mattress with the valley in the center that lets the wife and I keep rolling down hill together and makes it harder to crawl out in the mornings
This is a problem?


I love rolling down hill a few times a week, I would not change a thing


Rolling down the hill isn't so much a problem as trying to get back up the hill. Kind of like when you knell down, it's quite a ways down but a whole lot further back up.

Appreciate all the ideas, now have to decide just what to do.

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mattress with the valley in the center that lets the wife and I keep rolling down hill together and makes it harder to crawl out in the mornings
This is a problem?


I love rolling down hill a few times a week, I would not change a thing

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DHart wrote:

We tried some after market items to improve how the sleep number bed that came with our new coach felt. In the end we dumped it entirely and bought a Beauty Rest Elite mattress (pocketed coils combined with a memory foam top section) and now we feel like we have the presidential suite every night... Fantastic. Personally, I think the sleep number beds are way over hyped. I've never been on one that felt nearly as luxurious as a genuine mattress of today's best design and materials. Our King size Beauty Rest Elite was on sale for about $1500, not cheap, but worth every penny if you spend much time in your coach.



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I have to newer mdel airbags in the sleep number in our stick house and they work fine. DW's side is on 50 and mine on 80. I don't know which ones we have in the motorcoach, but we don't have any problem with rolling down the hill.





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