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An interesting heater.

Postby Larry Messaros » Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:15 am

If I had a small trailer with some floor space I would consider something like these:

http://www.matsmatsmats.com/commercial- ... r-mat.html

http://www.allmats.com/site/439205/page/201168

It may work as a heater for some people's trailers. For some it may not work very well, but have a look.

I have heated floors in my bathroom at home and it's paradise on those cold winter mornings!
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Re: An interesting heater.

Postby BobR » Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:29 pm

Larry Messaros wrote:If I had a small trailer with some floor space I would consider something like these:

http://www.matsmatsmats.com/commercial- ... r-mat.html

http://www.allmats.com/site/439205/page/201168

It may work as a heater for some people's trailers. For some it may not work very well, but have a look.

I have heated floors in my bathroom at home and it's paradise on those cold winter mornings!


Check out these bedwarmers which work great in my tear...since I bought this I am always toasty warm

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http://www.electrowarmth.com/
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Postby tdthinker » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:40 am

I will probly just get a heated blanket but that is cool. bye
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Postby Larry Messaros » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:35 am

Ryan,

The difference I see is that an electric blanket usually goes on top, where as the bed warmer goes underneath.

Also, they are available in the 115V or 12V or the combo 115V/12V unit, which gives lots of flexibility as to how it's used.
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Postby tdthinker » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:50 am

Why not both? lol, bye
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Postby twc3 » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:34 pm

I have the electric heat pad and love it. My lady friend has electric blankets in her Motor Home and there are always cold spots plus it needs 110v. My electric bed pad heats the bed nice and warm and it only uses 12v. (Remember Heat Rises) I have used the heated bed pad in the Tear on several winter outings. When it is really cold the trailer will stay cool but not cold but the bed is nice and warm. In cold weather add an extra blanket to your bedding or add a sleeping bag to the top.

P.S. My tear is fully insulated so I am sure that makes a bit of a difference. OH also watch the condensation on the aluminum it will freeze. It makes you wonder if you should be camping. :thinking:

Just my 2cents

Good luck with your search for heat.

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Postby tdthinker » Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:41 pm

I forgot about the heat rises thing. Plus I want to use as little electricity as possible. So I think I will get an elctric bed mat. bye
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Postby Larry Messaros » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:55 am

Tom, can I bother you for 10 more cents? (Oh look, new smileys!!):applause:

How long do you have the pad powered on for before going to bed?
Is there some sort of thermostat to regulate it once your asleep?
And, most importantly, how long does the battery last using the blanket?
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Postby DANL » Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:39 pm

SILENT NGHT - TOASTY NIGHT?

Here are a couple of heaters that might take the edge off the cold without making a lot of noise while you sleep. Both could be mounted to the wall to keep them out of the way. The 100 watt unit might not put out enough heat in an uninsulated trailer.

I'm thinking these heaters might work for those who have trailers with space to sit around inside during rain or cold weather. I haven't tried any of these yet and can't vouch for their effectiveness.

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http://www.heater-home.com/product/CL.aspx

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http://www.heater-home.com/product/3LY46.aspx



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Postby twc3 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:35 pm

Larry,

This last time I set the thermostat 1-7 at about #3 or #4 then we went swimming then went to town for dinner and drinks so the bed heated up for about 3-4 hours before we got back to the trailer. The wind was blowing badly and it was about 15 degrees outside + wind chill. After swimming the walk back to the Tear our hair actually froze. When we got back after dinner and drinks we set the thermostat at about #5 then the rest of the night we would adjust only if needed. I kept it on all night long; it is not suppose to drain the battery even on high. I have used the trailer on 12v with the lights and heat pad for 3 days over a weekend. The only time I have problems with my 12v system is when I try to watch TV then I like to hook up to a landline.

I hope this has helped if I can answer any more question let me know. I am sold on the bed pad as is my lady friend, she has been hinting that she would like me to get her one for Christmas for her motor home where before she swore by an electric blanket.


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Postby Larry Messaros » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:15 pm

DANL

Those 2 heaters look pretty good. They might be a little hard to fit in a tear or small trailer. Your trailer would probably be ok with either one.


Tom

Thanks for the info.
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Postby tdthinker » Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:29 pm

I like the little water heater looking thing. bye
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Postby jbbooks » Tue May 24, 2005 11:55 am

twc3 wrote:Larry,

This last time I set the thermostat 1-7 at about #3 or #4 then we went swimming then went to town for dinner and drinks so the bed heated up for about 3-4 hours before we got back to the trailer. The wind was blowing badly and it was about 15 degrees outside + wind chill. After swimming the walk back to the Tear our hair actually froze. When we got back after dinner and drinks we set the thermostat at about #5 then the rest of the night we would adjust only if needed. I kept it on all night long; it is not suppose to drain the battery even on high. I have used the trailer on 12v with the lights and heat pad for 3 days over a weekend. The only time I have problems with my 12v system is when I try to watch TV then I like to hook up to a landline.

I hope this has helped if I can answer any more question let me know. I am sold on the bed pad as is my lady friend, she has been hinting that she would like me to get her one for Christmas for her motor home where before she swore by an electric blanket.


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Your hair froze after swimming? Are you crazy? :lol:
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Postby campadk » Tue May 24, 2005 12:43 pm

An electric blanket might be good for early spring or late fall camping.

I've been bringing my portable bed warmer camping ever since we purchase our Tear. She always works, and doesn't take much electricity. Requires tucking in at night though...

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Postby Rob » Tue May 24, 2005 3:51 pm

Dave, I've tried that style bed warmer, but my model has cold feet that go where cold feet don't belong. :shock: At home we have a bed warmer that works very well, especially if a cat has laid down to push the sheets down on the warmer. :thumbsup: In the car is a 12V electric blanket we bought from Overton's http://www.overtons.com/modperl/overton ... _num=22347. It keeps the passenger warm when the driver wants it cool. We'll be trying it in the trailer in a couple of weeks.
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