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Message posted by 3narf on 01/4/2016 at 5:59pm
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Hi

I sold my T4 recently so I can't use the upholstery foam as a camp bed in our tent any more!

I was thinking of just buying some more foam but it takes up loads of room in the car.

Is any inflatable camp bed worth buying? We've tried them in the past but never had a decent sleep...

Maybe two singles?

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Try camp beds with self inflating mats on top.

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SIM... (Self Inflating Mat)...

Various types, various thickness's, superb direct on the ground, Ultimate luxury on top of a camp bed. Warmer and sturdier that yer actual olde worlde airbed!

There's enough on the market to suit all budgets, from a tenner at Lidl/Aldi, to .'s.
If going on the floor, I'd recommend minimum of 7.5cm thick. 5cm is fine on a camp bed. There are also 3cm and 10cm.
For ultimate luxury, go for a proud and well renowned Brand (Exped, just as an example ), go for 10cm, and lay it on a camp bed.

You can't search "SIM" on here, due to the lack of characters, but "Self inflating mat" brings up this Search result...


This is a close up of a 10cm Exped Comfort SIM on a bog standard camp bed (Don't ask!!)...



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Great, thanks! We had a double self-inflating mattress, Easy Camp I think it was, which was useless. It didn't look anything like the one in the pic above, it was about an inch thick. We gave it away in the end.

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we own three Intex raised height airbeds (46cms tall)...a queen size and two singles...all of them are extremely comfortable...

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Quote: Originally posted by Mucker1884 on 01/4/2016
SIM... (Self Inflating Mat)...

Various types, various thickness's, superb direct on the ground, Ultimate luxury on top of a camp bed. Warmer and sturdier that yer actual olde worlde airbed!

There's enough on the market to suit all budgets, from a tenner at Lidl/Aldi, to .'s.
If going on the floor, I'd recommend minimum of 7.5cm thick. 5cm is fine on a camp bed. There are also 3cm and 10cm.
For ultimate luxury, go for a proud and well renowned Brand (Exped, just as an example ), go for 10cm, and lay it on a camp bed.

You can't search "SIM" on here, due to the lack of characters, but "Self inflating mat" brings up this Search result...


This is a close up of a 10cm Exped Comfort SIM on a bog standard camp bed (Don't ask!!)...





I'm with Mucker, we have a Posadas double with an Outwell Dreamboat. Pricey but depends on how often you are going to use it and how important sleep is to you .

PS. Makes a great guest bed too!

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Yup, same as above. Outwell Posadas double bed and a SIM on top = a good nights sleep.

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Yep outwell posadas 2 single butted together. Vango Comfort 10 double on top. In a smaller tent the SIM straight on the floor. The camp beds are easier at our age though.

Gave up on cold air beds years ago. We absolutely hate them!!!!

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Quote: Originally posted by johnwils on 03/4/2016
Yep outwell posadas 2 single butted together. Vango Comfort 10 double on top. In a smaller tent the SIM straight on the floor. The camp beds are easier at our age though.

Gave up on cold air beds years ago. We absolutely hate them!!!!



....not only are they freezing, bloody unreliable too!

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Thanks!

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Just to throw in a complete curved ball, we used to have campbeds & sims. Very comfy and useful storage underneath, but heavy and bulk. We now use these with our sims on top. They pack up really small, have a 10 year guarantee, and are very comfy. The red metal slats are sprung, and there's still storage allbeit on a smaller scale. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/air-inflatable-camp-bed-70-cm-id_8352099.html

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Another one who uses an Outwell Posada with a SIM on top. This after many years of various combos of SIMs and foam mats. But as Im a side sleeper, I spent half the night falling out of bed! The Posada is great and of course, you can store all your luggage underneath it.

Wish Id known about that Quechua air bed though. The Outwell is a bit of a monster, weight-wise.

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Hi we have two Outwell Posada singles and put a single SIM on top of each but we are looking to renew the SIMS for some more comfortable ones. How does it work having the two single Posadas with a double SIM on top? Is the join in the middle okay? Thanks.

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Quote: Originally posted by camperclan on 20/4/2018
Just to throw in a complete curved ball, we used to have campbeds & sims. Very comfy and useful storage underneath, but heavy and bulk. We now use these with our sims on top. They pack up really small, have a 10 year guarantee, and are very comfy. The red metal slats are sprung, and there's still storage allbeit on a smaller scale. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/air-inflatable-camp-bed-70-cm-id_8352099.html



Another decathlon air 70 user. Packs up smaller than a camp bed, very stable and very comfy. Use a sim or air mat on top. We use two with a kampa bliss double. The whole system packs smaller than a 5cm double sim.

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I need to have a measure when I put the Robens up again and see if we can fit a pair of Air 70s in. We had a go on one on Decathlon in Brighton and were very impressed.

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