Anyone ever have a Thermarest self-inflating sleeping pad refuse to release its air?
We store my wife’s Thermarest fully extended with the valve open beneath our bed. When we tried rolling it this morning, the remaining air would not be pushed out, making it unrollable. It also won’t accept more air. So the valve seems to be defunct. This makes me think we should try replacing the valve. Thoughts?
Does the valve turn easily? I would try opening and closing the valve a number of times just in case it was a bit sticky. You apparently can get replacement valves and it looks fairly easy to replace them. Here is a video from their website showing how to do repairs. Replacing a valve is near the end of the video. The video is under the "fix it yourself" tab.