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Old 10-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #11
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Our 2014 works just fine. We leave all 3 beds plugged in all day at 6 and dial it down when we get into bed.

Dropped to 2C last weekend when we were out and we were nice and warm inside. It keeps our bed nice and warm even through the 1.5" foam topper we have on top of it
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #12
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I don't have a topper maybe I need something to trap and hold the heat. Don't get me wrong the beds are not cold just not warm not until I'm on them. Then they work awesome
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #13
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IMHO, the heater seemed to keep the mattress comfy, not really heated per se. We did use our topper and blankets and were comfy with temps in the 40's.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:08 PM   #14
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The heated mattress only work when their is pressure put on it (laying on it). We use ours with 4in memory foam on top it works well we turn it up when we put topper on then turn it down at bedtime
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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The heaters are only about 150 watts, basically as much heat as a good sized light bulb. They are NOT like electric blankets. I found this out the hard way. First time I tried them, I kept putting my hand under the covers, expecting it to be warm like an electric blanket. The plug is very hard to get into the fitting on the mattress, so I thought it wasn't getting in far enough to make an electrical connection, so I "filed" down the outside of the plug, hoping I could get it in better. (Didn't help, but it made it look ugly.) Ended up giving up and getting into bed, and discovering an hour or two later (the wife had turned it on, even though I had given up) that it was quite warm in there! Then I read here that it's only about 150 watts.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #16
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I have a 3-4 inch topper. I use an electric blanket. I doubt that the mattress heater would get through the topper. If you have shore power anyway, I believe an electric blanket works better.
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Would it be a good or bad idea to put something like a space blanket under the mattress to direct the heat up?
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Would it be a good or bad idea to put something like a space blanket under the mattress to direct the heat up?
Never tried it. Cant hurt..if its really cold you may get some condensation between bunk( cold) and mattress(warm). The heated mattresses work great!
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Never tried it. Cant hurt..if its really cold you may get some condensation between bunk( cold) and mattress(warm). The heated mattresses work great!

I put one under the foam mattress in the old Bell pickup camper I had, it helped some or I thought so but it was not heated .

I wondered if it would cause a problem with a heated mattress.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #20
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You're about to discover the wonderful world of heated mattress's in a hybrid. If you're like me you sleep better when the furnace isn't cycling on & off all night. Turning up the mattress means you can turn down the furnace a degree or 2.

p.s. don't forget to crack a window or vent to help control that condensation under the mattress and on the windows when the temperatures get colder.
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