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Beds on a Duetto

Post by Nickji on Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:20 pm

The 1998 Duetto seats are  a bit too hard to sleep on for my old bones so have just ordered the Duvalay sleeping bag - a combined duvet and memory foam pad with one open side in case it gets too hot.  Will let you know how it is when it arrives - so far it's just painfully expensive at £158 which includes a pack bag and expedited delivery.  Hopefully worth it  smile!
(If there's a better and cheaper option please don't tell me about it)
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by jollywalker on Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:27 pm

OK, I won't tell you about my cheaper alternative.
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by newterry on Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:44 pm

I was going to do what you've done at the NEC in October but switched on the grey cells and ......
just put it to the test this weekend. Kerching !
Sorry.
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by merv on Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:48 pm

We like the Duvalays but maintain that the quality of some aspects is poor... I would particularly urge you to be careful with the zips... unzip etc, carefully and without forcing.. Mine broke and my wife replaced it with poppers, after which she made one for herself that was a similar design to the Duvalay but better quality materials!
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by Nickji on Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:50 pm

Nickji wrote:The 1998 Duetto seats are  a bit too hard to sleep on for my old bones so have just ordered the Duvalay sleeping bag - a combined duvet and memory foam pad with one open side in case it gets too hot.  Will let you know how it is when it arrives - so far it's just painfully expensive at £158 which includes a pack bag and expedited delivery.  Hopefully worth it  smile!
(If there's a better and cheaper option please don't tell me about it)
Seems people aren't wiling to stop themselves from telling me better ways so I'll set this post to 'Not Watching'.
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by newterry on Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:51 pm

Sorry you feel that way, no offence intended.
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by merv on Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:04 pm

I intended my post as constructive advice.. Mine is the original Duvalay and if I had been more careful with the zips (as I am urging you to be), it would still be in its original state. The concept is brilliant and you will be fine with it.
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by Nickji on Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:29 pm

Thanks Merv, advice appreciated. I’ll treat the zips with care. The Duvalay is great, worth every penny.
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by newterry on Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:45 pm

Nickji
Good news about your Duvalay, if my 'cheap' solution doesn't work I'll go down the Duvalay route based on your recommendation.
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by Bulletguy on Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:30 pm

jollywalker wrote:OK, I won't tell you about my cheaper alternative.
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Fascinating......i'm curious, and i won't set your post to 'not watching' either as that's what forums are all about.....sharing and exchanging views, tips, experiences, links, etc etc.

Must admit they aren't the firmest of bedding as the problem is, like everything in most pvc's, they have to suit dual purpose as seating and bed. I'm quite a big bloke and no lightweight, also suffer pretty bad arthritic problems now, but what i notice each trip is the first few nights are often uncomfortable at best and agony at worst. But after a week my old bones have got used to it and i'm ok. If i had enough spare upholstery i'd have the seat (by the sliding door) re-made with firmer thicker sponge but i only have about a metre of cloth as spare.
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by Traficlady on Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:32 am

Where on earth do you keep a Duvalay during the day? They're huge.

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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by newterry on Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:28 am

As I'm now travelling solo I use the front passenger seat for the microwave (strapped in of course) and the footwell for my sleeping bags and garden seat cushion which helps to level out the lumpy bits. I too, have to wait a few nights to get comfortable.
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by Paulmold on Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:44 am

If you're ever up North Wales way, I've got a surplus Duvalay. It's got the 4cm topper so it's rather large when rolled up. Too large to post.

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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by newterry on Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:59 am

Thanks Paul, I'll bear it in mind.
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Post by Nickji on Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:50 am

newterry wrote:Nickji
Good news about your Duvalay, if my 'cheap' solution doesn't work I'll go down the Duvalay route based on your recommendation.
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Yep, it’s really great. And by the way no offence was taken, I was just having a grumpy day
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Storing the Duvalay

Post by Nickji on Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:56 am

Traficlady wrote:Where on earth do you keep a Duvalay during the day? They're huge.

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I store it in  the cupboard next to the bathroom, I’m  travelling alone so the over-cab storage area is enough for all my things. Sure the Duvalay is huge but it’s also hugely comfortable. I sleep really well with it
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by newterry on Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:05 pm

I was worried we'd given the wrong impression about the friendliness of this forum, I know all about grumpy days !!
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by Nickji on Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:56 pm

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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by yvonneid on Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:57 pm

Think I may have the same as newterry. Garden sun lounger cushions, perfect fit, light weight, and easy to fold up if necessary. I travel solo, so just leave the seats in my Harmony folded down, with blankets over, so comfiest seating too
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Re: Beds on a Duetto

Post by jollywalker on Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:55 pm

Thermarest Trail Lite for me. Packs down to nothing, self inflates plus a couple of breaths, levels out the sleeping area and level of support is adjustable by adding or releasing air.
I sleep like a baby now, very comfortable.

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