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Good temporary/permanent bed replacement. Good for bad back and dislocated shoulder.
on 23 August 2013
If used as a permanent bed replacement it can last up to 1 year & 6 months if you weigh up to 65KG.
1. That you don't fold it up to much
2. If you weigh 65KG+ don't put all your weight on either the corner or the sides but put your rear down dead centre or you “will” bend one of the aluminium legs.
3. If you push you’re self along expect friction burns if you don't use a blanket.
4. If you don't fold up the bed and walk passed it watch out for the corners, they stick out and even with the plastic caps on the ends they are still sharp, expect scrapes on your lower legs.
5. To avoid scrapes on your lower legs, wrap 1 or more socks round the corners and use duck-tape.
6. When you fold it up watch out that the sheet doesn't get trapped at the centre, it will cause it to tare holes in it.
7. When unfolding it watch out that the sheet doesn't get trapped at the ends, it won't unfold and is a pain to get loose.
8. When putting it together some muscle is needed, in the 1st 2 days it can be a tight fit, also when laying on it for the 1st time expect some lowed creaking noises.
9. If you suffer from a bad lower back, lay flat but expect to do 1 sit up everyday in order to get up.
10. If suffering from a dislocated shoulder expect it to take up to 8 months to heal, try not to turn otherwise expect 6 months of waking up screaming.
In the 1 year & 6 months I used the first of these beds, I accidentally put all my weight on the bottom corner after 4 months of using it, that in turn bent the corner leg, sins then I had been propping it up with a used up real of cat 5 network cable which has a stateless steel core.
After 1 year & 6 months I noticed that the heavy duty cloth used was starting to pull away from where it had been stitched together.