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Old 05-02-2012, 03:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I would guess we have enough campers in here that some may be able to make some suggestions.

With summer comming it's getting hotter and despite air conditioning I've let the temp in the apartment go from 62-64* in the winter to 68-70* in the summer. The temp is fine when I'm up and around or even when I first lay in bed but when the matress starts to match my body temp I to turn into a ball of sweat.

I'm thinking about replacing the bed with a cot for the summer, something to let air under me and get rid of the insulating mattress. I was hoping someone had some suggestions of brands or specific cots. I'm about 5,9 and 215, not opposed to oversizing the cot. I've looked at a few reviews on cabela's and have been looking at the slumberjack big lux but some first hand suggestions would be greatly valued. Non squeeking prefered.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the one I use. Best I've ever slept on. I am a big dude, it will handle you just fine.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Have you thought about a hammock? If you have some space or the ability to mount a frame or eyescrews to tie too you could try one. I took out my matress in my freshman dorm and put a hammock in its place and it was pretty sweet, during the winter I just climbed into it with my sleeping bag and spring just used the sleeping bag as a kinda cusion. Was comfortable and never woke up stiff. Might be a bit more easy on you in the morning than a cot.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I used to sell them. Cot's joints get creaky and start to rock when you shift around. If you have a bad back be careful with them.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Have you thought about a hammock? If you have some space or the ability to mount a frame or eyescrews to tie too you could try one. I took out my matress in my freshman dorm and put a hammock in its place and it was pretty sweet, during the winter I just climbed into it with my sleeping bag and spring just used the sleeping bag as a kinda cusion. Was comfortable and never woke up stiff. Might be a bit more easy on you in the morning than a cot.
+1. Hammockforums.net will show you the way. If you have a sewing machine you can come up with a pretty great design for a discount, too. I have made a couple hammocks out of ripstop and they turned out okay. Always comfortable.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have had that cot for 3 years. I weigh 260ish lbs. It is still taut like a drum, the mattress pad is very comfortable and I have herniated discs in my neck and back. I sleep like a baby when I use it, and 3 years later it still doesn't squeak. I bought it to get off air mattresses that constantly deflate and also to get up off the ground. I paid $250 for it when I got it and consider one of the best $250 I ever spent.
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