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Old 05-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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the kids wanted to sleep in the 2317G tonight. It's chilly outside. The trailer is plugged in to shore power, the control cord lights up, the connection is pushed in as far as I can get it, but the mattresses, neither of them, warm up. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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Mine take a bit to warm up. I like to turn them to high (6) two hours earlier.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:19 PM   #3
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takes awhile for them to warm up and they don't get "hot".
you feel the warmth when you're actually sleeping on them, not necessarily by touch.
if you're using sleeping bags, you'll feel it less.
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I was wondering the same thing, thank you!
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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Mine took awhile to.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:25 AM   #6
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They could be plugged in all day on high (6) and they are no different than the couch cushions.
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They could be plugged in all day on high (6) and they are no different than the couch cushions.
Than there might be a problem with your electrical system.

Basically, are you sure the control is getting power?

Are all connections tight?

I think it's time to break out the voltmeter.
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Sorry, just re-read your first post and you confirmed those issues. I'll have to think about it, but a visit to the dealer might be I order. I would still use a volt meter to confirm everything.
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The light in the controller comes on.
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In my experience the do not get "hot" to the touch, they use the same technology as radiant floor heat (made by a radiant floor heat company) so its more about not being cold to the touch than it is about being hot.

They feel and work differently than an electric blanket.

Mattress pads, memory foam covers, etc will reduce the sensation of heat.
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