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Chenernator
05-11-2011, 12:55 AM
Assuming you don't have an RV, what cot or bed recommendations do you have for a comp?

AZScott
05-11-2011, 01:32 AM
We use a Coleman air mattress and a couple of sleeping bags.

Bentley
05-11-2011, 01:41 AM
Bought 3/14/2009, still going strong. Highly recommend. It was $75.82 with shipping.

http://airbeds4less.com/67737/

BBQchef33
05-11-2011, 02:28 AM
i like my futon, but honestly the coleman cot is really comfortable.

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/ColemanCom/subcategory.asp?CategoryID=10072

redneck cooker
05-11-2011, 03:10 AM
A XL (big mans cot) from Cabela's, is comfy with a sleeping bag on top for added cushion......or my XL padded gravity chair makes for some good sleep:becky:

Bigmista
05-11-2011, 03:20 AM
I either use a Coleman double height air mattress or sleep in my XL Anti-gravity chair.

smokeyw
05-11-2011, 05:46 AM
+1 on the extra large gravity chair. I got the one from Cabelas. It is the best thing for me since I am up and down all night and only catnap. My girlfriend uses a cot also from Cabelas.

A XL (big mans cot) from Cabela's, is comfy with a sleeping bag on top for added cushion......or my XL padded gravity chair makes for some good sleep:becky:

HarleyEarl
05-11-2011, 06:00 AM
I just switched to a Cabelas cot for the last contest after using an air mattress all of last year and the beginning of this season. Just as comfy and a lot less time putting up and taking down.

trohrs123
05-11-2011, 06:48 AM
this one from cabelas is VERY comfy

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunting/Hunting-Outfitters-Camp/Cots|/pc/104791680/c/104757480/sc/104280480/Cabelas-Lounge-Cot/746188.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fhunti ng-hunting-outfitter-s-camp-cots%2F_%2FN-1100138&WTz_l=SEO%3Bcat104280480

chibi
05-11-2011, 09:07 AM
I use an air mattress and sleeping bag. Better for the cold nights. no air cooling under you.

Yakfishingfool
05-11-2011, 09:16 AM
If using a cot you really need something under you as well as on top of you if cold out. Lose lots of heat out the bottom. Scott

emohn
05-11-2011, 09:27 AM
We picked up one of these from WalMart for around $45-50 and I've been sleeping on it, along with a $15 WalMart sleeping bag and I've been ridiculously comfy inside our trailer.

http://search.coleman.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=0&page_id=1740&query=cot&hiword=cot%20

Drew, uses a cheapy twin sized air matress on top of this cot (LINK (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-Camp-Cot/14089868))... it seems comfortable enough, but I hate air matresses and my cot is a lot less to deal with.

We tried sleeping on the plywood floor of our trailer in sleeping bags for the first comp of the year. NOT recommended. Last year we slept outside in zero-gravity chairs or just normal camping chairs. More comfortable than a plywood floor, but colder.

Chenernator
05-11-2011, 09:56 AM
Bought 3/14/2009, still going strong. Highly recommend. It was $75.82 with shipping.

http://airbeds4less.com/67737/

I either use a Coleman double height air mattress or sleep in my XL Anti-gravity chair.

Doesn't that take up a ton of space in your EZ-UP? Or are you using a twin-size?

I use an air mattress and sleeping bag. Better for the cold nights. no air cooling under you.

If using a cot you really need something under you as well as on top of you if cold out. Lose lots of heat out the bottom. Scott

Good points. My first go around will be the end of May in Nevada. With highs of 95+, I'm not really worried about cold nights. Air underneath could be considered a plus!

TN_BBQ
05-11-2011, 11:32 AM
My friend has the Mac Sport Twist cot (XL size). It has a crossbar that twists and is therefore easier to assemble (no prybars required).

Only problem is it is almost too big. I have a 9x9 tent and that thing barely fit in there. Nice n comfy, though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a7FnirHPK0&feature=player_detailpage

JD McGee
05-11-2011, 11:35 AM
Cabela's XL here...awesome cot!

bbqmama
05-11-2011, 11:38 AM
I'll raise my hand in support of the Cabela's XL cot and their XL gravity chair. The cot is big enough that you can roll over without any fear of flipping the cot over or rolling off the edge. The gravity chair is just plain comfy, but you definitely will need something underneath you cuz that mesh fabric does not stop a cold breeze at night.

thillin
05-11-2011, 01:48 PM
We use surpluss military cots the past 2 years. Sleep very well, I'm a side sleeper. And it supports big boys with no problems.

crd26a
05-11-2011, 01:57 PM
On a side note, has anyone installed one of the Blazin Bell Tech Dinette / Beds in a cargo trailer? If so - how does it hold up? Is it worth it as a dinette? And how comfortable is it (sitting or sleeping).

Sorry to thread jack

mcbrew13
05-11-2011, 02:21 PM
Last year - no enclosed trailer - used a hammock on a stand with sleeping bag. Hoped for good weather (got lucky).

This year - trailer with air mattress. Should be like the Ritz.:thumb:

Divemaster
05-11-2011, 04:28 PM
When we started it was a cot in the trailer... then we too moved up to the air bed....

Bought 3/14/2009, still going strong. Highly recommend. It was $75.82 with shipping.

http://airbeds4less.com/67737/

Slamdunkpro
05-11-2011, 04:55 PM
Cabela's XL here...awesome cot!
Same for me - fits my XXXL body just fine

Bigdog
05-11-2011, 05:08 PM
I have slept on most of the above and found the Coleman air mattress to be the best by far.

Bigmista
05-11-2011, 05:49 PM
Doesn't that take up a ton of space in your EZ-UP? Or are you using a twin-size?





Good points. My first go around will be the end of May in Nevada. With highs of 95+, I'm not really worried about cold nights. Air underneath could be considered a plus!

I usually have 2 ez ups. One for "living space" and the other for prep.

Bentley
05-11-2011, 07:00 PM
Doesn't that take up a ton of space in your EZ-UP? Or are you using a twin-size?


About 4 x 6. I put it up when it is sleep time and take down in morning. It inflates and deflates at the push of a switch, so only a few minutes. Has never been a problem, cept at Boulder in 2007 with the wind, but that is a Whole nother story.

sfisch
05-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Got the Cabela's XL gravity chair too and use a sleeping bag to keep the cold from the bottom and the top.

Scott