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Old 11-15-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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Heated mattress control setting

We have family coming in for the Thanksgiving Holiday so my wife & I will be sleeping in our 2011 Rockwood Mini Lite 1809S. This will be the first time we have used the heated mattress. The weather channel shows the average lows to run in the mid 20's. I removed the 4 inch memory foam that we normally have on top so we will be sleeping with just a sheet between us & the mattress. Of course we will be running the furnace but I see the temperature control for the mattress runs from 1 thru 6 so I wonder where to set it - my first thoughts are about mid way?

I know there is no tried & pure answer but ask this question to get an idea of where some of you set yours at.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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we sleep on ours with the foam on top and the setting between 4 and 6. depends on how cold the DW is. i usually have to sleep in the buff, if it's 4 or higher.
the foam doesn't stop the heat, just have to set the control higher than without the foam.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
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Thanks Bikendan for the info - how thick is the foam that you use?
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We use mattress heaters without foam on top of the heated mattress pad. I find that getting into a cold bed is the worst part so we start early the high setting and turn it down when we get in. The setting during the night is really a personal thing so?? Happy comfortable sleeping.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:28 PM   #5
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how thick is the foam that you use?
We use a 2" on our bunk and a 1" on one of the other bunks. I camped this last September in 42 degree weather and turning it on to the highest setting of 6 soon had me broiling. I also have the heater turned up to 65 and I was in a mid-weight sleeping bag.

I found that a combination of 60 degrees with the heater and 2-3 with the mattresses and bag worked well; even through the 2" memory foam.

But that's personal and you'll find our what works well for you.

Hint: Turn them on an hour or two before you go to bed.
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Thanks Bikendan for the info - how thick is the foam that you use?
about 2".
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:09 PM   #7
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Thanks to all who have replied - as stated I removed the 4 inch memory foam & put the 1 inch egg crate foam on the bed. Company comes a week from today so will get to try the heated mattress out for the first time - looking forward to it!
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:57 AM   #8
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i usually have to sleep in the buff, if it's 4 or higher.
WAYYYYY too much info, Dan.

One thing that may help....flannel sheets are great in winter time. Keep the foam pad, cover with flannel sheets, turn up the dial to suit and you're good to go. Works for us on cold nights.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:59 AM   #9
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Our bed has a 2" pad and we keep the setting in the 4 range...however, the nights have never been that cold..Our coldest was around 38..Dont think the higher numbers will be too warm because I never felt that our furnace would really keep the place at a toasty continuous heat when it gets that cold..Seems like we cool down fairly quickly with the low temps...Not a whole lot of insulation..Recently found out that our eden pure ceramic heater is wonderful and keeps it a consistent warmth...Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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