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    Looking for advice on a cot with specific characteristics

    I am a camping newbie; and I have just joined this site. I have learned through my limited camping experience that I no longer want to sleep on the group with a pad. I am looking for a recommendation for a cot that is at least 15 inches off the ground and that has a very taught surface so that I am not sleeping in a dip in the middle of the cot ( I sleep on my stomach). I am 5'8" and weigh 170 lbs.

    I have looked at the thread on cots posted below, but I did not see information that gives the specific characteristics that I am looking for. Most of the posts simply state what cot they are using and that it is comfortable.

    Thanks for any help that you can provide.

    Dave

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    Re: Looking for advice on a cot with specific characteristics

    I got my cots from Cabala's. I bought the $75 cots. We have been using them now for 4 or 5 years and they are great.

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    Re: Looking for advice on a cot with specific characteristics

    I have a XXL cot from Cabals $90. Your size does not call for that size. I also have a cot from Walmart $44. Both sleep great, no sag in the middle. I also use an air mat with them both. EZ set up. How will you be hauling them?
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    Re: Looking for advice on a cot with specific characteristics

    Gary -

    I have an Aluma trailer that I pull behind my Goldwing, so space is not a big problem.

    Thanks.

    Dave

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    Re: Looking for advice on a cot with specific characteristics

    I have a Thermarest insulated mat that I use with a couple of different cots. I think a good insulated pad will make almost any cot comfortable.


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    Re: Looking for advice on a cot with specific characteristics

    Welcome to the sight, lots of great info here.

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    Welcome from South Central Wisconsin.
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    Re: Looking for advice on a cot with specific characteristics

    For years now I have enjoyed my Roll-a-cot. They make 3 different sizes. Mine is the one that is 78" long X 25" wide and 17" tall. My Big Agnes park series bag and insulated aircore mattress is better than anything I have tried. Not thinking I can possibly make it any better last night I ordered the Big Agnes mattress cover that has an additional 1" of memory foam on top. Was on sale at REI for 1/2 price. Is it even possible to make it better?Will know on this coming Thursday.
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