Whether you spend a lot of time driving in your truck, or take your truck when you go exploring the outdoors on week-ends in nature, good truck air mattresses can help you get a peaceful night’s sleep. Air mattresses are available that are specifically built with the dimensions of different size pick-up trucks in mind. By fitting perfectly in the truck bed, they make the most of the space you have and at the same time ensure a good snug fit that won’t shift, fold, or crowd.
Advantages of Truck Air Mattresses
There are many similarities between air mattresses for a truck and other air mattresses. Certainly their purpose is the same, which is to provide the most comfortable sleeping surface for the situation. However air mattresses that are made specifically for using in a truck have some key features to make them better options, including:
- Custom Fit
- Pump Mechanism
Mattresses that are made to be used in trucks, as with any outdoor inflatable style, are typically much more heavy duty air mattresses. They are made of stronger more durable materials that are designed to be resistant to puncture or tear. As such, they are also ideal for camping or sleeping in tents or other more demanding situations. Because they are made for rugged use, they often come equipped with a patch kit in the event that a leak does occur.
As with traditional inflatable air mattresses, truck mattresses vary on internal and external design. A good option is one with a coil system that boasts even distribution of body weight, and a thickness of at least 12 inches.
Probably the most important benefit is that blow up mattresses for trucks are often specifically designed to fit different size trucks, such as those by the manufacturer Airbedz. They feature mattresses that are made in careful fit for short bed, long bed, mid-size, and full-size flat bed trucks, even with precision around the wheel wells. Some companies will even custom make a mattress to meet the exact size requirements of your unique truck layout situation.
There are several air mattress pump types to choose from. Truck mattresses will usually use either a rechargeable pump, a battery operated pump, or a hand pump. This might be built-in or a separate unit. Others don’t come with a pump included, leaving you the flexibility in deciding on the type of pump that you like best. This is convenient for drivers that already have a pump for another purpose (such as pumping bicycle tires) and don’t need to pay for another one.
Rechargeable pumps have the added benefit of being able to be recharged by plugging into your truck’s cigarette lighter during the day so that it’s ready for the next night’s work. Battery-operated pumps use multiple “D” or “C” batteries. These are more convenient when traveling in less remote areas since you can purchase these standard batteries in most populated areas. Hand pumps are cheaper and lighter weight, but take more work to inflate.
Truck air mattresses range in price from anywhere under $50 to over $250, depending upon the size, shape and unique features. They are versatile and comfortable, making them equally useful for a comfortable night in the back of a truck, or for bringing indoors when the need arises.