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Can you help compare the wall hugger features with different adjustable beds?

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06 Oct 2018 12:32 - 06 Oct 2018 13:24 #21 by Richmond Bedding
Leggett & plat were getting complaints about the old Wallhugger mechanism. If the customer had a ladder-back headboard, bookcase headboard, or one with inset panels the lower foam shroud would “hang up” on the headboard when lowering from a full upright position. If you look at the old beds they had a box spring appearance with about a 7” to 8” sidewall profile. The upper deck (where the mattress rests) was only around 1” to 1.5” and the rest was an upholstered high-density foam “shroud” hanging down to give the look of a box spring.

As the bed was raised, and the foam shroud went from flat to 20, 30, 40, or 50 degrees it would begin extending towards the wall from the end of the upper deck. Take a shoe box and place it against the wall. Start tilting it like an adjustable bed. You’ll HAVE to move the top edge of the box away from the wall because the bottom edge will start moving towards the wall. You’ll have no choice.

Todays models don’t have the old shroud like the older models. But they still have a 3’ to 4” sidewall profile that necessitates the top edge moving away from the wall to clear all headboards.

So, Leggett lessened the Wallhugger action to solve a problem. When they did this they discovered they didn’t need the frame (steel under carriage) to be as deep as it once was. Internally they labeled this as the new “compact frame”. Another benefit to the new compact frame which was 20% smaller was the fact that they could ship 20% more product in the same truck/container space. So shipping by rail to the Whittier CA or Linwood NC distribution center became more efficient. Efficiency is savings and savings can be passed on to the consumer.

On our showroom we measured the older D-222 as well as the new newer Prodigy 2.0. The D-222 only moves away from the wall by 1.75” when going from flat to fully raised. The foot draws in 10” going from flat to fully raised.

On the newer Prodigy 2.0 the unit moves away from the wall 6”. That’s 4.25” more than on the older models. NOT a huge difference (5.31%) when you’re talking about an 80” adjustable unit. The foot section draws in by 6.5” so 3.5” less than the older models. And there are no more customer complaints about the units catching on headboards.

PS: it's STILL the best Wallhugger available.

To Sage: The Leggett & Platt models have always elevated to 58 degrees from parallel to the floor. Some manufacturers make a big deal out of the fact that their beds raise closer to 70 degrees. I can tell you that if you raise a bed to 70 degrees a couple of things will happen. One, you’ll feel like you’re going to fall over into your lap and two, you’ll not be comfortable.

Tim Hiles ~ Richmond Bedding
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Last edit: 06 Oct 2018 13:24 by Richmond Bedding.

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06 Oct 2018 16:03 #22 by Ari
I got the prodigy 2.0 last year, the wall hugging is a disappointment

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06 Oct 2018 16:15 #23 by Richmond Bedding

Ari wrote: I got the prodigy 2.0 last year, the wall hugging is a disappointment


Sorry you’re disappointed. Not sure what you were expecting but it’s still the best Wallhugger available.

The current Prodigy has been a tremendous success. If you had owned another adjustable bed before with “WallSnuggler” or just no Wallhugger of any kind, you’d have an appreciation for what you have now.

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08 Oct 2018 15:37 #24 by Phoenix
Hi Sage.

To add to the extremely helpful reply of Richmond Bedding Expert. (Thanks Tim for providing much-needed information, details, and measurements... your adjustable beds expertize is greatly appreciated :) ) we just received L&Ps direct answer regarding the wallhugger changes and news of upcoming models that consumers who wish a more "traveling" distance might wish to know about.

The old WallHugger used to travel 9.7”. Our current variation travels 7”. The incline when fully articulated is 54 degrees. We designed and set this as a maximum point because of comfort. There are bases in the market which articulate further, but in consumer testing, we found this to increase discomfort rather than comfort in a majority of people surveyed.
We changed the wallhugger partially due to customers feeling it traveled back too far and was coming in contact with the consumer headboards.
We will have some new models in the next few months that will travel 1.25” further…which should provide a happy medium.

L&P Representative via TMU Expert

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20 Oct 2018 19:25 #25 by Ari

Richmond Bedding wrote:

Ari wrote: I got the prodigy 2.0 last year, the wall hugging is a disappointment


Sorry you’re disappointed. Not sure what you were expecting but it’s still the best Wallhugger available.

The current Prodigy has been a tremendous success. If you had owned another adjustable bed before with “WallSnuggler” or just no Wallhugger of any kind, you’d have an appreciation for what you have now.


I am glad you like it

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