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Old 10-14-2015, 01:47 AM   #1
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12 volt electric mattress pad heater

I just got through looking at "Cozy Winter" 12 volt electric mattress pad heater. Think I might like to put one under my mattress (instead of on top but under the sheet) to chase away cold camping condensation from under the mattress.


Anyone have experience with this product?


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Old 10-14-2015, 11:08 AM   #2
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They tend to pull a lot of juice, what are the spec"s, link? I have a 12v blanket I use at truck stops, your furnace is probably a better source.
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:16 PM   #3
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This is what I use at home. I don't like the entire bed area heated during the night as it overheats my upper/middle body areas. However, it feels really good to get those toes warmed up. I don't know how it'll work in a trailer if you're not hooked up to power.

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Old 10-14-2015, 02:07 PM   #4
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Wasn't planning on leaving it on all night. Maybe a couple hours before going to bed to warm up and perhaps for a while in the morning to drive out condensation .....

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Maybe I should camp in Mexico for the winter .... or get a dog


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Old 10-14-2015, 02:31 PM   #5
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We use the "Cozy Winter" during the shoulder season, turning it on thirty minutes prior getting to bed. We have it installed between the mattress pad and mattress cover it works great, warming up the gel/foam mattress pad. We turn it off shortly after getting into bed, down comforter works for the rest of the night.

We did install the dry mesh underneath the mattress and have had zero issues with condensation. Nice toasty combination.

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Old 10-15-2015, 02:54 AM   #6
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Thank you All who answered my questions and came with suggestions!


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I have always suffered from feet being cold when camping/trailering...even at home. The easy solution was a hot water bottle. Find one on Amazon and get/make a fleece 'sleeve' for it. Just before bed fill it with boiling water and tuck it under the covers at the foot of the bed. It will keep your feet (and lower body) warm all night and will still be toasty in the morning. If it gets too warm just move your legs away from it. Works like a charm.
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I have always suffered from feet being cold when camping/trailering...even at home. The easy solution was a hot water bottle. Find one on Amazon and get/make a fleece 'sleeve' for it. Just before bed fill it with boiling water and tuck it under the covers at the foot of the bed. It will keep your feet (and lower body) warm all night and will still be toasty in the morning. If it gets too warm just move your legs away from it. Works like a charm.
Good suggestion! I used to do that while backpacking to save the weight of a heavier (warmer) sleeping bag. The bottle would even be a bit warm in the morning for hand or dish washing. These days however I just carry a 12v battery and propane furnace - in my '21. Spoiled rotten, I am...

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