Aerobed manufactures a line of airbeds for indoor as well as outdoor use. Relatively inexpensive, these beds are a convenient option for those who need a place to lay their head. Usually, their beds are inflated in a few minutes with an electric air pump. However, if you are camping or don't have access to electricity, you can use a manual air pump to inflate the mattress.
Place the Aero bed on a flat surface, ensuring that it is away from sharp objects that may puncture it.
Open the air valve, which is located on the side of the bed. Insert the air pump securely into the valve.
Start pumping the manual pump. Continue to pump until the bed is fully inflated, which may take between 10 and 20 minutes.
Remove the air pump from the valve. Cover the valve with its cover when the bed is inflated to stop the air from leaking out.
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