Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
Member
 
AMarrs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 78
Question on Roo Heated Mattresses

Heading out next Friday for the 2nd trip in my new 21SS (and the last one of the season ). I've been checking the 10-day forecast & the temps the 1st few nights are supposed to be in the 30s. Guess I'll be taking my down blanket & checking out the furnace in the Roo. The Roo has heated mattresses so I thought I might try those out also. EXCEPT I remembered that I have a 1-1/2" memory foam topper on the mattress. So, now I'm wondering if the mattress topper will block the heat from the mattress pad. Or if you should even try to use the heaters with a mattress pad? Especially memory foam since it's pretty dense. Anyone have any experience with this? Or and advice?
__________________

__________________
Ann ("Older than springtime, younger than dirt.")
Molly, my rescued cockapoo, who loves camping
2013 Rockwood Roo 21SS
2003 Dodge Durango SXT w/full towing package
AMarrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
gbpacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brookfield, WI
Posts: 192
We have successfully used the mattress heaters,but not with a topper. We use rectangle sleeping bag, set the heater to maximum and turn it down as we get comfortable.

I would try the topper. Would also like to know your experience.
__________________

__________________
gbpacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Rrickim63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 487
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMarrs View Post
Heading out next Friday for the 2nd trip in my new 21SS (and the last one of the season ). I've been checking the 10-day forecast & the temps the 1st few nights are supposed to be in the 30s. Guess I'll be taking my down blanket & checking out the furnace in the Roo. The Roo has heated mattresses so I thought I might try those out also. EXCEPT I remembered that I have a 1-1/2" memory foam topper on the mattress. So, now I'm wondering if the mattress topper will block the heat from the mattress pad. Or if you should even try to use the heaters with a mattress pad? Especially memory foam since it's pretty dense. Anyone have any experience with this? Or and advice?
I have them too. I find they work best with a blanket on the bunk first.(this helps absorb any condensation you may get on bunk when its cold. Then the memory foam. Then a sheet over the mattress. Turn it on a few hours before bedtime and you will love it.
__________________
2006 Roo 23B hybrid

2006 Ford F150 4.6L
Rrickim63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,724
Last week we bought a 2" memory foam topper. We put it on and didn't use the mattress heater. Temps went down to about mid-40's. With flannel sheets, one blanket and a comforter, we were toasty. Not sure if the mattress heater would have "gotten through" the foam topper if we'd used it, but it certainly wouldn't have hurt.

Last year had just the mattress w/ heater and upper-30's and were fine.

In both cases, we had an electric heater turned on with the temperature setting down low, and the furnace set at 64 degrees as backup. It ran a few times.

If I were you, I'd hook up the mattress heater and if you need it, turn it on. I think you'll be OK.
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
HONDAMAN174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Big brown desert
Posts: 2,318
We turn on our matress heater about 1/2 hour before bed and it goes right thru the memory foam. I think we have 1 1/2 inch.

Don't forget a electric heater and extension cord as backup just in case of extra cold or furnace issues.
__________________
2014 Stealth Evo 2850- "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra Rock Crawler TRD 5.7- "Clifford"
2013 Honda Accord Coupe V6 w/Track Pack- "Julia"

Just glad to get away
HONDAMAN174 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #6
Member
 
AMarrs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 78
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think I'll give the heated mattress a try. The idea of crawling into a pre-warmed bunk sounds great!
__________________
Ann ("Older than springtime, younger than dirt.")
Molly, my rescued cockapoo, who loves camping
2013 Rockwood Roo 21SS
2003 Dodge Durango SXT w/full towing package
AMarrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 09:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Rrickim63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 487
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMarrs View Post
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think I'll give the heated mattress a try. The idea of crawling into a pre-warmed bunk sounds great!
You will love it!
__________________
2006 Roo 23B hybrid

2006 Ford F150 4.6L
Rrickim63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 05:20 AM   #8
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,267
we've used the mattress heater with a foam topper and it still works just takes longer. we too, pre-heat the bed so it's toasty getting in.

in case you don't know, the mattress heater requires 110v AC shore power and will not work off of the 12v DC battery.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 02:45 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Orland Park, IL
Posts: 413
We used the mattress heaters last weekend with temperatures in the 30's. They worked great!
__________________
2015 Rockwood Roo 23IKSS
2015 GMC Sierra 1500
Archicamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 12:49 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 7
Mine (2014 233S) don't seem to pre-heat only work when your on them? Anyone one else experience this?
__________________

__________________
Boat67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
roo

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 PM.