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Old 10-24-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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How do your heated mattresses work?

I finally decided to see how well my heated mattresses would keep us warm on a cold night and plugged them in to see. Well I can't feel any heat in or on the surface of the mattress. There is warmth around the plug area, but that's it. I laid on one thinking the elements were deeper inside the mattress, and can't detect any heat. The controls are on high-6. I also left them on for an hour and came back to check. ....?


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Old 10-24-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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The ones in my 13 233s only worked a little bit and took hours to warm up, these one in the 16 233s put off tons of heat especially if you turn them on and put a blanket or sleeping bag over the mattress, nice and cozy when you go to bed


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Old 10-24-2015, 09:30 AM   #3
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Ours work well. It isn't hot like an electric blanket, but when you climb in bed the mattress isn't cold either. They do take some time to warm up. I will usually turn them on an hour or two before bed. Also keeping a blanket on top of the sheets will help to trap the heat. We have a three or four inch mattress topper on our mattresses and the heat comes right through them.


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Old 10-24-2015, 11:21 AM   #4
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Same here. Work well for us. Turn on 2 hrs before bed and it is pretty comfortable when you crawl in
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They work better when you are actually in the bed.
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I thought ours worked really well. I've never had to turn them up to 6. We also use an egg shell mattress pad and still feel the heat. However, When I plug mine in they never go off again the entire trip, Even during the day.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:56 PM   #7
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I installed a heated mattress pad cover. Has 6 heat zones and 4 heat temps. Works great for my fybromyalga.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:11 PM   #8
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Ours work well. It isn't hot like an electric blanket, but when you climb in bed the mattress isn't cold either. They do take some time to warm up. I will usually turn them on an hour or two before bed. Also keeping a blanket on top of the sheets will help to trap the heat. We have a three or four inch mattress topper on our mattresses and the heat comes right through them.


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Same here. In fact, when I turn them on (an hour or so before we go to bed) I set them to 6. But once we go to bed I turn them back down to about 2 because my wife finds it to be too warm with them on. We, too, have a mattress topper.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:28 PM   #9
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ours did not work as well as what we needed and it was terribly uncomfortable so we just bought a new regular mattress and use a down comforter and with the furnace we've never been cold at all.
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I finally decided to see how well my heated mattresses would keep us warm on a cold night and plugged them in to see. Well I can't feel any heat in or on the surface of the mattress. There is warmth around the plug area, but that's it. I laid on one thinking the elements were deeper inside the mattress, and can't detect any heat. The controls are on high-6. I also left them on for an hour and came back to check. ....?


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we have a 2012 flagstaff 21fbrs with a heated mattress, which works well -- as others have commented, be sure to keep it covered, turn it on an hour or so before using it -- we've found that a setting of 2 - 3 is most sufficient -- the original mattress was replaced under warranty because one side was not working -- if you think yours is not heating, use an ohm meter to check between the pins on the mattress plug -- our mattress has a 3-pin plug; for that type, measure the resistance between center pin and each of the other pins, one at a time -- any reading from zero to a couple hundred ohms means that part of the grid is okay; if infinity is measured, that loop is open and not functioning -- hope this helps --
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