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Old 09-30-2016, 05:57 PM   #1
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We have 3 Beds. 1 bed the heater works amazingly, to the point that it is too hot and have to turn it down. The other 2 beds the heaters have never worked. No matter what we try they don't work. My question is what temp are these designed to achieve? My camper is currently at the dealer being looked at. They say beds work as designed. They have tested them and say temp reaches 78 deg on a 68 degree day, trailer may be In doors for testing also. They say nothing more they can do and to pick up camper. I know that the 1 bed gets hot enough for me to sweat and I assume that means it is hotter than 78 deg. If anybody has the ability to check the temp on their mattress I would really appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:19 PM   #2
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The heated mattresses don't work like electric blankets.
They take time to warm and you have to be on them, under covers, for them to be effective.
I consider them to be "warming" mattresses.
The coils on the hotter mattress may be closer to the surface than the others.
Or the controllers could be bad.

If it's new, have them replaced under warranty.
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Try swapping the controller on the mattress that seems to work with another mattress and see if that mattress then works. I'm guessing either the controllers are bad or the mattress heating coils are bad.

They don't get warm like an electric blanket. They're only about 150 watts, about what a good light bulb uses.
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Thanks for the replies. I have had everything tested and they check out. I have tried all controllers In Each bed. No matter what I do only the one bed gets hot. And I mean it gets hot to the touch. Like real toasty. The other two do not make heat. But u fortunately my dealer says they check out so they will not send them back under warranty, which is why I'm trying to get a baseline temp. They are making me feel like I'm crazy.
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It sounds like the one that gets "real toasty" may be overheating. Usually you can't really feel that they're warm just sticking your hand under the blankets, but once you crawl in, they are warm.
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It sounds like the one that gets "real toasty" may be overheating. Usually you can't really feel that they're warm just sticking your hand under the blankets, but once you crawl in, they are warm.
I agree... you can't really feel that they get warm, but when it is cool, the bed will not be cold, if it has been covered with a blanket when crawling in.

I am afraid that the toasty bed may be the BAD bed and the other two may work correctly. It should not feel warm like an electric heating pad.

A baseline temp from someone else may not prove much because outside temperature and the covering on the bed will influence the temperature measured between the covers.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:08 AM   #7
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I am afraid that the toasty bed may be the BAD bed and the other two may work correctly. It should not feel warm like an electric heating pad.


I'm afraid this is the case. The hot one is what I expected and was described when I bought the camper. If the other 2 even remotely heated up it would be great as the camper gets pretty cold and it gets quite annoying hearing the heat cycle like crazy. I may try heating pads or blankets next. Thanks.
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I have yet to use the propane heat

If you are at a campground that supplies electric, then why not invest in an electric heater or two? I have camped in some cooler weather and an electric heater uses the power you have already paid for at the power pedestal. If you need a second heater to keep the camper even warmer at night, then purchase a length of 12 gauge extension cord and run it out the door to the power pole for an additional 120VAC 15 amp outlet for a second electric heater, as the camper probably will NOT support the power requirements for 2 heaters.

You can pick up the electric heaters at Wally World, or HDepot or any number of places for like $25-$35... You will go through that much propane pretty quickly using the trailer heater.

Adding this supplemental heat and having an electric mattress in a bed that is NOT cold when you crawl in will make cool weather camping much nicer.

Hope this helps you out...
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Radar, thanks. Yah we have a few electric heaters and like you said trailer does not support both of them. This next outing we will have to run an extra cord and try that. I still wish my mattress would heat up. I want that cozy warm bed, we have the kids sleep on the working one.
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When the mattress works correctly, it IS cozy. It's just not like crawling under an electric blanket.
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