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Posted: 01/24/13 09:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am tired of the cold bed in the 5er when getting to a camp site after towing. The bed is a queen with a 2 inch memory foam. I need some input whether a heated mattress pad or a electric blanket. I am an old man with lot's of blood thinner and get cold at night. I appreciate some help with this decision.

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Mattress heater. I'm assuming you're plugged in, cause if not you'll need a good psw inverter.

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Posted: 01/24/13 09:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a small heating pad 12 x 24 inches. It lies between us on cold nights, does the job.

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Problem is that your foam mattress does not give up cold very fast. Do you use a dehumidifier in your trailer? We have found that unless we run ours when it is parked that everything is damp and cold for at least a day when we are out.


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The mattess heater cover heats well from below and works well. You can use an electric blanket, too. I do not need both.

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Posted: 01/24/13 09:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Heated Blanket that is 12 volt could work...

Just an example

But if you go with a heated blanket or pad, 12 volt or 110 with an inverter... just make sure the cords are not anywhere they can get damaged potentially leading to a fire.

The 12 volt solution may not provide as much heat (no personal experience) but it might be enough to get that bed pre-warmed for you.


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2oldman wrote:

Mattress heater. I'm assuming you're plugged in, cause if not you'll need a good psw inverter.
Sorry, but this is not correct info. We have a heated mattress pad and a MSW inverter has been its power source for years.


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Posted: 01/24/13 09:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll take a good ole' electric blanket anytime. I prefer Biddeford dual control.


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Posted: 01/24/13 09:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sure, an electric blanket or heating pad warms the bed but if the problem is only when you initially go to bed...buy yourself a large bag of plain rice, pour 2 to 4 cups in a sock, tie the top closed then heat in the microwave for 1-2 minute per sock. We use up to 4 larger rice bags in the bed in the coldest weather. The rice bags hold heat for hours and are a safe, economical, & easy way to keep warm.

* This post was edited 01/24/13 10:41am by sowego *


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I do not plan to heat the bed while traveling but to plug into 110v before retiring for the night. Just want to warm the bed some to take off the chill. The question is still electric blanket or heating mattress pad. Thanks

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