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Aero Air Matress

So if we remember back to when I got my bed, I decided to get a nice air mattress at Target instead of strapping a big mattress to the roof of my car. Said air mattress has been pretty awesome. Been noticing as its been getting colder the air inside of it stays cold and thus makes me cold. Also now seems to have a small hole in it somewhere so it is starting to leak air. It came with a patch kit, but what good is that if I can't find the hole?


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Dec. 8th, 2005 09:53 am (UTC)
Drag it to a nearby lake, river, or other large wet object. Inflate. Submerge. Look for bubbles. Mark with Sharpie. Dry. Patch. :)
Dec. 8th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC)
Has electric motor.
Dec. 8th, 2005 10:25 am (UTC)
Damn. Submerge parts of it at a time in the bathtub, keeping motor dry?
Dec. 8th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
Goddammit, that was my idea. :)
Dec. 8th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
I'm doing the same thing down here in VA. I picked up an electric blanket for about $40 at Target and sleep on top of that - nice and toasty.
Dec. 8th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
Mix up a bowl of water and dish soap. Fill the air mattress up with air first so there is pressure and it is leaking. Then take a cloth and start wiping the soapy water (generously) over the whole thing until you find the leak. The soap in the water will cause it to make a bubble where it is leaking. We had to do this while camping last summer. The first night our mattress decided to leak, and we were on the hard ground most of the night. We got up a few times and pumped it up. The next day I did the soapy water trick and found that it was leaking at a seam. The guy that owned the white water rafts had some repair glue for those, so put some over the seam. It worked great.
Dec. 8th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
aw, i was gonna tell the soap trick! i felt like macguyver for a minute there.
Dec. 8th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
Damn, I was going to tell the soap trick... just like Anil... hahah.
Dec. 8th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yea, for once I get the one to impart some of my "great knowledge" on someone, and I got to be first.

Dec. 29th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I tried this but then got frustrated about 1/6th of the way into it. I don't think 19 year old guys have enough patience. :-\
Dec. 29th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
Neither do 25 year old guys, as Brad would never finish either. He would buy a new one instead, and leave the other sit around forever.

Jan. 7th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
ok i had the same problem so what i did was a little research on it.
if the hole is hard to find its probably in the seem on top or bottom. the way i found mine was to pump it up and dust the mattress with baby powder. whenever the baby powder hits the hole if the hole is large enough it will shoot baby powder into the air. if not you can simply look over one side of the mattress after dusting it to see where there is not baby powder and theres your hole. if this doesn't work assuming u have an electric air pump leave the pump running as you dust the matress with baby powder. what this does is force air out of the hole expanding it just slightly making it eaiser to find

Good luck
Jan. 18th, 2006 08:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for answering a 30 yr old question.
Mar. 21st, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Do you use this as your bed on a daily basis? If so, how long have you been using this? And if so, do you recommend it? Would appreciate any and all comments.
Thanks, Fran
Mar. 21st, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
Re: mattress
It worked pretty well for about 4 months before it got a hole in it. In any case, a real mattress has been much nicer. For something easy though, I certainly recommend the air mattress approach.
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