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Old 11-07-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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heated mattress question

We recently purchased an '08 Rockwood Freedom pop-up with heated mattresses. DH tried heating the mattresses for an hour and a half this evening with the dials set to 6, but they didn't feel warm even after that long of heating.

The camper is plugged into the electrical system of our house, and we can see that the light is on for the mattress heater dial. It is cold outside (in the 40s). How long should it take for the mattress heater to produce a warm mattress?

Previous owners of the camper had used the mattress heaters successfully. Are we missing something? Or does it take multiple hours to heat them up?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old 11-07-2010, 10:29 PM   #2
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The mattress will not feel very warm. It's not like an electric blanket where most of the heat is lost since the blanket is on top. Your sheets and blankets will hold the heat so it doesn't take very much. If it works like ours, after your in bed about 20-30 minutes you'll be turning that dial down.

Hope this helps, good luck.


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Old 11-07-2010, 10:47 PM   #3
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i agree you will feel the heat after you lay in bed for a little bit we only run ours on 2 or 3 and wife is kicking the cover off
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:26 AM   #4
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it takes a while for them to heat up and you really can't feel it until you lay on them for a while.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:32 AM   #5
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We purchased a heated mattress pad at Walmart, it has dual controls. We put this mattress pad under our regular mattress pad, it works great.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:00 PM   #6
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We had a heated mattress in our Roo 26RS and it was excellent. It did not take long to heat up and the control worked quite well. It worked much better than I was expecting it to.

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Old 11-08-2010, 11:36 PM   #7
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We have a heated mattress in our shamrock hybyrd, and it works great, but with ours it only works when somebody lies on it, it has sensor of some sort in it, so when we are almost ready to go bed we put our dog on it to get warmed up. lol

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