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    Valerie E
    Spectator

    @wildtowner

    Locale: Grand Canyon State

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    Valerie E
    Spectator

    @wildtowner

    Locale: Grand Canyon State

    My husband’s latest XLite (bought last May) only lasted about 18 nights, of which 6 were on a carpet at our kid’s house!

    Sent it to TAR’s warranty department with an un-findable slow leak, and they sent a new one back (so it was obviously some defect). Such a short lifespan has me concerned about taking it on a longer trip this summer.

    Has anyone else experienced something similar with a newer XLite?

    #3533954
    Erica R
    BPL Member

    @erica_rcharter-net

    I don’t know if it is normal for air pads to need a puff or 2 of air in the middle of the night. The NeoAir  Xlite and Original (subsequently called XTherm) do sag a bit before morning. They are still ok in that the sleeper is above the ground, but the pads are noticeably softer than when blown up in the evening. I have immersed both of these pads a number of times trying to find a slow leak. I had put the softening down to the warm breath inflation air growing cooler and the pads softer during the night.

    #3533976
    Brad Rogers
    BPL Member

    @mocs123

    Locale: Southeast Tennessee

    My 2015 X-Therm requires a “top off” before going to bed (both the air inside and outside cools and takes up less volume), but once I do that and go to sleep it never seems to lose any volume.

    #3533986
    JCH
    BPL Member

    @pastyj-2-2

    When temperatures are low, I find that my body heating the air in the mattress tends to keep it inflated more or less to the level is was before I went to bed.  For some reason I do not understand, in warmer weather the mattress is sometimes less inflated in the morning.  It’s never been a problem.

    Edit: I just looked it up and my mattress was purchased in Jan of 2014, so I suppose my comments are not of much use since you specifically asked about newer XLites.

    Sent it to TAR’s warranty department with an un-findable slow leak, and they sent a new one back (so it was obviously some defect).

    That is (one reason) why paying retail for TAR products is worth it…it is that last time you will pay for it provided you are not responsible for the damage.  Any production run of a commercial product can have a flaw that is only discovered once the product is in use.  A company that makes it right, without any questions asked, is a company I am happy to do business with.

    #3534036
    Dale Wambaugh
    BPL Member

    @dwambaugh

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    I’ve heard that using a pump vs breath extends the life and helps avoid delamination. Anyone know about that?

    #3534085
    D M
    BPL Member

    @farwalker

    Locale: What, ME worry?

    Nope, I bought a new one three months ago and it’s been on trail for two months, no problems.

    #3534232
    tom lakner
    BPL Member

    @lakneremu

    Locale: midwest

    I used “der Schnozzel” exclusively to inflate my xlite and it delaminated after three years. Approx.100 nights. Got a new one two years ago and it’s working well with maybe 30 nights of use.But even Ferrari makes a lemon on occasion I think. The xlites are wonderful for my pinned together back.

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