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Old 10-24-2015, 08:46 PM   #21
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Our heated mattress does work better when you actually are in the bed. And ample blankets are required. A heated mattress will keep the bed from being stone-ice-cold when you first get in the bed, and will warm up nicely (and quickly) when you get settled in.

It does take awhile to warm up and we just leave ours on the whole trip. It doesn't hurt anything to do that. Usually a 2 - 3 setting is about right.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:34 PM   #22
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"I'm probably a little off topic, I interpreted this to mean like a "Sunbeam, Heated Mattress Pad." We ordered it when we wintered in Arizona. When we got it, no setting was low enough for comfort. It was a barbecuer! Several years later, I found the paperwork, contacted Sunbeam and they gave me instructions to send it back. After a couple of weeks, we received-probably a new pad. It worked great the first year. We were always very careful folding it away for summer. This year, it indicates it's heating but there's no warmth. When I worked, it was superb!"

This thread is about heated mattresses, not heated mattress pads.
FR offers heated mattresses on many of their RVs.

Hybrids have heated mattresses with hinges, so they can be folded. They have heating coils under the top surface of the mattress.
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:36 AM   #23
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Our old Flagstaff TT came with a heated mattress,,, I tried it one night up north when I was fishing,,, did not warm the bed @ all,,, even tho the lights were on...
To make a long story short,,, I found that the mattress had been put in the trailer,,,
upside down !!! After turning it over,,, the heater then warmed to bed ok,,, also it was much better to sleep on !!! It was a real chore turning it over,,, not much room !!!
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:42 AM   #24
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Let's remember that heated mattresses in a hybrid TT, are very different than heated mattresses in other types of RVs.
Some of the responders don't own a hybrid TT.
I have a heated mattress in my trailer .What the diffs with a hybird and standard one
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Takes the mattress a couple hours to warm. Put sleeping bags or blankets on top and it gets very warm and cozy. It works fine but like so many other aspects to hybrid units you need to manage expectations.


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Old 10-25-2015, 01:39 PM   #26
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Considering the bunks are hanging out in the (cold) air, I find the heated mattresses do what they are intended to do: make it feel like there is not cold air underneath the bed.

They don't feel like I would if I were lying on an electric blanket, but since I am not cold using them (along with a down comforter on top), I assume they are doing their job.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:26 PM   #27
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The heaters in the mattresses are only about 150 watts, or about the same heat as put out by at 150 watt light bulb. But it's amazing the difference they make.
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We like how they take out the dampness that can settle in on a cool night.
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I have a heated mattress in my trailer .What the diffs with a hybird and standard one
They are similar to popup mattresses in thickness, 3-4" thick, not like a regular mattress.
They also split so they can be folded for vertical storage.
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I was thinking the instructions with ours,,, a 2005 Flagstaff TT,,, said to only have on when bed was in use ??? not to have it on unless someone was in the bed ???
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