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Old 05-19-2014, 01:59 PM   #11
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my plug is hard to push in also on mattress/can not tell when it is seated
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:56 PM   #12
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I do not recall any UL or any other approval agencies approval tag or label. As a retired electrical engineer, I seriously doubt that it would pass in its current form.

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Old 05-19-2014, 09:52 PM   #13
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I'd be surprised if they sold a mattress that was not listed like every other electronic in the camper. Clearly they don't need to include a heated mattress, they could do a regular one like everyone else. But since the did go the heated route, it seems logical they would have vetted the supplier at some level. Is it the most amazing mattress ever? No. Rv mattresses rarely are. But it seems every thread I read lately is a rant thread about people complaining about one thing or another.

Do your research before hand and don't buy if you don't feel comfortable, it's your money. But I sort if resent the fear mongering implied in the "your mattress is going to set you on fire" or the " if you don't have a surge protector you'll lose every component in the camper"

I'd suggest a bit of care in the alarm if some of these statements.

Some people just aren't good wth plugs. Maybe that's not the mattresses fault? Haha
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:04 PM   #14
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I was talking about the poorly constructed controller and not the mattress or the mattress/cord connections.

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Old 05-22-2014, 05:06 PM   #15
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I do not recall any UL or any other approval agencies approval tag or label. As a retired electrical engineer, I seriously doubt that it would pass in its current form.
My mattress heater controller has a UL seal and I suspect yours does too. As other have said, it makes little sense to assume that this would not be UL listed when everything else in the camper is. While ti may be lightweight, feel flimsy and maybe even fail before a home unit would, it should be safe for the intended use.
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I have had 3 Rockwood products with the heated mattress and have had no problems with any of them. I chose the a122s for the mattress, love them.

I also have a heated mattress pad on my home mattress, itís connection is also hard to push together. I assume its for a reason.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:25 PM   #17
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Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of the failed mattress controller and the damage it did (I was not a forum member at the time). Indecently, it did not trip the GFI outlet as there is no ground connection on the cord. My intent is to inform the members of the forum so they will pay attention to the potential problem and not just create an uproar (which I feel is scare mongering).

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Old 05-23-2014, 09:24 AM   #18
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Might seem a silly question to some, but how do you get this mattress out and a new one in?
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:16 PM   #19
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Hey Campers-

I know this thread is old, and sort of morphed into a discussion on the heating aspect of the mattress that comes standard...but since I'm gearing up for a 10-day trip to Sequoia NF, I was looking through the forum just to see what I've been missing in the last few months and saw this. Thought I would share what I did with the mattress situation.

We tried the mattress topper solution too. While it did add more comfort, it also added more height to the mattress, bringing us closer to the roof of the trailer. The other half kept hitting the roof while turning over at night. It also added a lot of weight, making the access to the storage underneath difficult. I was afraid of what that would eventually do to the lift mechanism there, so we didn't use it that much.

We also discovered, while on a January camping trip in Yosemite, that the mattress topper freezes when it's really cold outside! After the second day, we came back to a mattress that was stiff as a board! It would eventually soften up as the trailer warmed up at night, but would stiffen back up while we were out for the day. It was interesting to have our body heat melt the mattress around us, making an indentation where we slept in the shape of our bodies...

So- after all that- we did replace the mattress. I found a business that specializes in RV and other type mattresses. While they don't have one that is exactly the measurements of the one in our A122bh, it was only an inch narrower. The mattress we chose is only 5.5 inches thick, compared to the over 8 with the old mattress and topper. It's more comfortable than the old mattress, and MUCH lighter, which gives us new access to the storage below the bed! The company was great too. They seem to really care that you are getting the right option for your needs and want you to be satisfied.

Here's a link to the company:RV Mattress | Custom Size Mattresses for RV & Campers

We haven't been cold-weather camping with the new mattress yet, so don't know if I will be sleeping on a board when we do...

Hope this helps anyone on a quest to improve the quality of their A-Frame camping experiences!

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Old 08-29-2014, 05:17 PM   #20
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thanks for this post ...

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