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Old 06-23-2021, 07:04 AM   #1
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Heated mattress

We took delivery of our 2021 2506S Mini-lite. There was no cord for a heated mattress nor could I find the location on the mattress where it would plug into. I thought the heated mattress was standard on this trailer. At the time of the walk through tis never came to my mind.
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:24 AM   #2
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Look on your build sheet and see if one is listed if it is talk to the dealer about replacing with the correct mattress.
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Old 06-23-2021, 08:37 AM   #3
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The heated mattress is a thing of the past and has not been supplied with the Rockwood campers for some time. My Rockwood 2104S was delivered in December and did not come with the heated mattress, not that I wanted it.
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:05 AM   #4
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The heated mattress is a thing of the past and has not been supplied with the Rockwood campers for some time. My Rockwood 2104S was delivered in December and did not come with the heated mattress, not that I wanted it.
Same here. Ours was delivered in Late November 2020 and had the outlet, but not the heated mattress.
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:06 AM   #5
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Ours had the heated mattress but it's like sleeping on plywood so sold it right away.
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:11 AM   #6
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Getting rid of that awful heated mattress was the very first thing I changed on my trailer. The very day that we got back from our first trip in the TT, I went out and bought a decent mattress. A good nights sleep makes a world of difference.
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:18 AM   #7
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I finally tried out heated mattress in May, first time since the last few years we had it. It does work well, but I don't see the point if your trailer has heat. I imagine if you decided to use it boondocking instead of running furnace, your batteries would be pretty run down.


Anyway, I finally put a memory foam topper on mattress for first time last weekend, and it was a HUGE improvement. No need to get another mattress, and, if for whatever reason, I guess I can pull off topper and still use it as a heated mattress.
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:21 AM   #8
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you can buy a warming mat 12v .at a truck stop.
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Old 06-24-2021, 06:54 AM   #9
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Thank you for everyone's input. Really didn't care about a heated mattress -- just hope the one that is there is comfortable. In over 40 years of camping w have seen many changes, improvements, and added stuff that really isn't needed. --just increases the cost.
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I finally tried out heated mattress in May, first time since the last few years we had it. It does work well, but I don't see the point if your trailer has heat. I imagine if you decided to use it boondocking instead of running furnace, your batteries would be pretty run down.


Anyway, I finally put a memory foam topper on mattress for first time last weekend, and it was a HUGE improvement. No need to get another mattress, and, if for whatever reason, I guess I can pull off topper and still use it as a heated mattress.
My old trailer came with a terrible mattress. Way to firm. Wife and I put the foam mattresses from the bunk beds under the mattress and it made quite a difference.

Next time I'm spending the night in cold weather at electric hookups I might try putting the topper under heated mattress to see if it works that way.
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Old 06-25-2021, 09:33 AM   #11
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Next time I'm spending the night in cold weather at electric hookups I might try putting the topper under heated mattress to see if it works that way.
That's a good idea. This way you can still take advantage of heated mattress and maybe have a little extra cushion. I would not run the heated mattress with topper on top, too much insulation, and I'd be afraid of burning up heated mattress. Let me know how that goes.
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After the first night of camping we ordered a 2inch gel topper off Amazon for our Murphy bed. Way better than that hard mattress alone.. The heated mattress still works well, especially for us as our heads are next to the window and it is colder.
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I'd be afraid of burning up heated mattress with something so thick on it. Even my electric blanket at home warns you not to put heavy comforters on it.
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I'd be afraid of burning up heated mattress with something so thick on it. Even my electric blanket at home warns you not to put heavy comforters on it.
Before I put the topper on the mattress I only used the heating pad to pre-warm the bed. Once warmed I'd shut it off and I managed to stay warm all night.
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Getting rid of that awful heated mattress was the very first thing I changed on my trailer. The very day that we got back from our first trip in the TT, I went out and bought a decent mattress. A good nights sleep makes a world of difference.

Also, never tried a mattress that bad. As mentioned above, it was like sleeping on a sheet of plywood.
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We do a bunch of camping in the early and late season, so it can get cold at night. We put a heated mattress pad on our bed (also have one in the S&B). Turn it on about a half hour before turning in...
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Old 07-04-2021, 03:35 PM   #17
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WellÖ. I dunno..

With a topper on that mattress it is pretty comfortable imo. And the heated part is handy, with decent lithium batteries, it uses less power than the furnace.

Iíve not looked, but I bet you can get heated mattress pads though. The heated mattress is nice to have.
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WellÖ. I dunno..



With a topper on that mattress it is pretty comfortable imo. And the heated part is handy, with decent lithium batteries, it uses less power than the furnace.



Iíve not looked, but I bet you can get heated mattress pads though. The heated mattress is nice to have.
Yes, using a heated pad powered by an inverter might use less power than a furnace, but consider that a furnace doesn't run all the time. A typical heated pad does consume power all the time it's on.

Mine is usually set at "2" for mu comfort and that amounts to 40 watts continuous.
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Yes, using a heated pad powered by an inverter might use less power than a furnace, but consider that a furnace doesn't run all the time. A typical heated pad does consume power all the time it's on.

Mine is usually set at "2" for mu comfort and that amounts to 40 watts continuous.
Yup, thatís about right. Using it all night on 2, the 200 watts of solar on the ground have everything topped off by around noon.

We find anything over 2 is too hot. We crank it before getting in bed on high for a few minutes before bed to preheat.
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heated mattress

We purchased our 2109S in Feb of 2020. We did not receive the heater control cord. Brought it to the attention of the dealer and they provided one, no questions asked. Our first trip we found the mattress to be rather uncomfortable. We purchased a 3 inch topper and now sleep like babies.(Don't know where that saying came from, most babies don't sleep very much at night, just saying)
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