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Need help deciding between air mattresses for camping...

Discussion in 'Travel' started by EquinsuOcha, May 26, 2009.

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Which air bed?

  1. Truck Bedz

    53.3%
  2. Napier Sportz

    6.7%
  3. Coleman SUV

    40.0%
  1. May 26, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    I recently ordered a truck tent but can't decide between the Truck Bedz air mattress, the Napier Sportz air mattress or the Coleman SUV air bed to put back there. Does anyone else out there have an air mattress in the bed of their truck? Any other suggestions?

    Truck Bedz:
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    Napier Sportz:
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    Coleman:
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  2. May 27, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Hmmm....I just got one from Wally World, as I seem to make them unusable after each season.....
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    price range, ive found them from 50-400
     
  4. May 27, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    JESUS!

    The three I'm comparing are $25-$70. The Truck Bedz is $70, Napier is $50 and the Coleman is $25.
     
  5. May 27, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    I've used the coleman (green model) for years. I bought a twin size 7 years ago, used probably an average of 6 days per year. Holds up fine. I keep it stored in the spare bedroom closet. I think storing it inside extends the life.

    I see them in adds for Big 5 & Sports Authority for 1/2 off every few weeks.
     
  6. May 27, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    Cool. I'll keep a lookout in the Sunday paper.
     
  7. May 27, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    Untamed_SS

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    I had a coleman at the Texas Meet...

    Remember it by any chance? :rolleyes:
     
  8. May 27, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Was that the one that was the size of Romania? I think I remember that one...:D
     
  9. May 27, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    Well you know... I misjudged dimensions a little bit... :eek:


    But hey, I slept like a baby. :D
     
  10. May 27, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    Better than me...I slept with a rock in my back (or chest, depending on how much pain I wanted to be in)

    Hence the purchase of an air mattress.
     
  11. May 28, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    you're comparing apples to oranges...are you planning on sleeping in the bed of your truck? Then I would get the one that fills in around the wheel wells. If not, then I'd get the one that's on sale.
     
  12. May 28, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    No, I'm comparing air matresses. Are the pictures not showing up? :p But yes, I'm going to sleep in the bed. The only reason I like the one that goes around the wheel wells, is it might give me a little extra room for my head if I roll crooked in the night. But the more I look at it, the more I realize it doesn't give me any extra sleeping space. And I might be able to use the corners for small coolers.
     
  13. May 28, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    air mattresses? why didn't you say so? :smack:

    I would rather have those holes filled up with the air mattress than be required to bring stuff to shove down there.
     
  14. May 28, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    It's not like I'm building extra nightstands just for camping; I'll stick stuff there that I need to bring anyway. Like beer. And maybe a sandwich. But definitely beer.

    I can't say that I disagree with me either :D
     
  15. May 30, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    For all interested parties, I have decided to get the Coleman SUV air bed. It fits the bed best (the long bed is 73" long and 42" wide. Whereas the Coleman SUV bed is 70"L x 41"W) without being as expensive as the Truck Bedz air mattress. I was able to buy a 12V air pump that I can plug into a cigarette lighter (which I will be adding an outlet to one of the cubbies of the bed this week...) for less than the total price of either one of the mattresses. Hopefully, I will have made a wise decision.

    My girlfriend and I will be camping the first week of June, so we'll see...
     
  16. May 30, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    I just got a truck-bedz like a week ago it fits ok there is a little room between the wheel wells but it is ok..
     
  17. May 30, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    It's not camping if you are sleeping on an air matress.
     
  18. May 30, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    Well, everything is backwards north of the border, isn't it.
     
  19. May 30, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    No we just have nice fluffy snow to sleep on.
     
  20. May 30, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    Oh look at Mr. Fancy, with his natural bedding...

    I wish I had snow to sleep on.:(
     
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