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Old 08-20-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Sooo many comments...Sooo many questions...
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:25 PM
 
Location: NJ for now
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Do hotels, motels even offer waterbeds anymore as an option?......
Remember that was the big rage when you went on vacation?
Some Motels still do have them. But those are the ones that you have to pay extra for.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:43 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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I don't understand how the bed would be warmer.. just because it's a water bed. wouldn't the water get cold? just like the sheets? if it's cold outside or in the room?

I never owned a waterbed.. but I napped on a few ...and they were really really hard to get out of and keep any shred of dignity intact... lol
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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never had one or been on one but it has to do with the thermal conductivity of the surface your laying on. There are heaters on water beds..otherwise the bed feels cold even if it's at the same temperature as it's surroundings.

It's the same effect as placing your hand down on a marble slab versus placing your hand on a formica counter top. Both items are in the same room and at the same temperature any yet the marble feels colder to the touch because the heat from your hand is more readily absorbed by the marble than the Formica. In a similiar fashion the water conducts heat away from your body much quicker than fabric and cottom batting....hence you feel cold.

Remember there's no such thing as cold...cold is just the lack of heat.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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Some Motels still do have them. But those are the ones that you have to pay extra for.
and you know this because.....
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:09 PM
 
Location: NJ for now
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and you know this because.....
I was waiting for you to ask that...I used to go there after heavy drinkin at the bar, instead of driving home with the girl I was dating at the time. so there...
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:13 PM
 
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I think the concept simply sprung a leak.....

Then again, it's perfect for people who SMOKE IN BED.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Waterbeds made me seasick!

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I miss that bed, I loved getting into a warm bed
Three words: Electric Mattress Pad.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Have been sleeping on a water bed for over 25 years the wife and I love it. Tried a regular bed but just didn't work for us. The only draw back is if you want to move around the furniture its tuff and if you move which we just did its a nightmare Even after you drain the bed it still weighs a couple hundred pounds. It took me and three of my boys to move it .
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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I like the idea of it being warm before you get in.. .mmm. makes it harder to get out on a cold morning tho?

...what about kitties? will kitties kill a waterbed with their claws?
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