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Old 01-13-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Hello again, & great forum! We picked up our new 2014 Forest River Shamrock/Roo 21SSL last week. Traded off a Carson Titan/Funrunner. I am excited to drag her up the mountain. It is incredible how much room the slide out adds. The ground clearance in great with the off road tires. My only question is.....what size generator do I need to power the heated mattress pad?




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Old 01-13-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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My only question is.....what size generator do I need to power the heated mattress pad?
they are heated mattresses, not a pad.
and unless you're boondocking, you aren't going to be appreciated running the generator at night, just to heat the mattresses. probably be violating campground rules.
but if you're boondocking, then if you want to run the generator all night, that's your choice. i think a 1000w generator would be enough to power them.

personally, we don't use our heated mattresses unless we have electric hookups.
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Thx. I was looking at a whisper quiet 2000 Honda. In all our yrs camping we have only stayed at a campground twice ( hated it lol). We always boondock in the Big Horn Mts/Rocky Mts/Teton Mts. No neighbours for miles around. It always snows on us at least two times a year. I thought the heated mattress would be nice if we had a quit genny.
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You will love it. I don't have a generator but you may not be able to use the microwave or air conditioning with it .

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i have a Honda 2000 and it will easily power the heated mattresses, which are wonderful in colder weather.
just remember that they take time to warm up and work better once you are in bed. in fact, most of the time you'll end up turning down the temp.

you can get a new Honda 2000 for around $900 with free shipping, from a number of dealers, such as Wise Sales and Motorsports of Ukiah.
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if you want to have a generator large enough to run the mattress and in warmer weather be able to run the a/c and the microwave when you like, I would consider stepping up to the 3000 Honda, or you could get 2 2000's and parallel them. They are great generators.
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If I remember correctly the mattresses only pull 150W... Not much is needed.

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