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Old 06-19-2013, 10:58 AM
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I've been searching the web, etc and just can't find out.

Looking at one of these:
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Are these deflatable and re-inflatable, or are they permanently inflated?

Thinking about picking one up and not sure it will fit in my car without deflation.
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Default Re: Don't know and haven't been able to find out - need help

Often when you buy them they come with a double action hand pump... They are inflatable and can be deflated.. 95% of them that is... There are ones made with hard plastic tubes... But you'll be able to tell the difference because hard plastic ones aren't covered in material
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I have several float tubes.

They are inflatable and you can carry them deflated. Mine inflates with a bicycle pump a 12 volt pump that you can power from a cigarette lighter. I don't know about that particular model.

Google it.

My first was an Insul Dry which I still have. It had a main tube that was an inner tube from a semi truck tire and a smaller back rest tube from a car. Both are inflated at low pressure. You need two tubes or air compartments for safety, just in case one deflates.

The seat should have a quick release strap that you pull and it releases you from the tube. If you don't and you get flipped over, the float tube will keep you head down and you can drown.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:19 AM
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I've got a couple of those exact float tubes. They inflate through a tube in one of the side pockets (usually by mouth). They are very easy to inflate and deflate. Used them a lot before I got a pontoon boat.

Make sure it comes with the cross bar in the front, this is what keeps the two sides apart and lends to stability.

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If that's the one on-sale at Sierra Trading Post, My buddy just bought the same thing recently.
Last week we were going from one trout pond to another, deflating our tubes in between and just blowing them up by mouth at the next stop.
Not as much effort as you might think
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If that's the one on-sale at Sierra Trading Post, My buddy just bought the same thing recently.
Last week we were going from one trout pond to another, deflating our tubes in between and just blowing them up by mouth at the next stop.
Not as much effort as you might think
They are very easy to inflate by mouth - not exaggerating, very easy.

I just wish my pontoon could inflate as easily.

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Default Re: Don't know and haven't been able to find out - need help

Thanks.

Guess I wasn't seeing what was right in front of me or I was searching poorly.
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