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joe in calif 02-12-2014 09:28 AM

Cold bedroom
No, it's not what you think!!
Since the bed in my 2012 29RLDS like most trailers, is in the front and over the storage pass thru, the mattress gets cold, and drafty between the mattres and the end tables on each side of the mattress. I was wondering if anyone had put insulation under the board that the mattress lays on or has in any way insulated that area.

Seann45 02-12-2014 09:44 AM

Insulation under the mattress would be compressed negating its value... insulate the storage bay and seal the drafts would be a better way

Redhorse 823 02-12-2014 09:56 AM

Some guys have insulated the inside of the pass thru storage area with foam board
See Crabmans thread

joe in calif 02-12-2014 04:16 PM

thank you for the reply. I will have to check into doing that

Jrmay25 02-12-2014 05:26 PM

What if you placed a small space heater in the cargo bay? Wouldn't need to run it full blast, but enough to warm the air, which should in turn rise and warm the bedroom somewhat.

jdorant 02-12-2014 06:35 PM

We use a heated mattress pad, not cold at all. Cost $65 at Costco

Parcany 02-12-2014 08:33 PM

When we bought our trailer I found that on each side of the bed towards the front there were open areas, which was letting in cold air. I built some L shaped brackets and filled the space in and it stopped a lot of the cold air. The only way we found the open area was to move the mattress. Hope this helps.

Jagiven 02-12-2014 09:18 PM

We also use a heated mattress pad, but it only works if we have electric.

I have heard of people putting a piece of pink Styrofoam under their mattress pads in PUs. They say it helps.

Putting an electric heater in the hold can be dangerous fire hazard.

Jrmay25 02-12-2014 09:52 PM

I have to respectfully disagree Jagiven. They can be dangerous if not used properly, and given amble space, the newer style space heaters have so many safety features built in them, I wouldn't personally worry for a second about putting one in mine. I have used them as secondary heat in my camper and house for the past 20+ years and never once had an issue.

Tommyo 02-12-2014 09:53 PM

I have the same experience in winter anyway with my 2005 27BH w Stor Galore - makes me think electric blanket or the electric mattress is a reasonable solution as long as shore power is available.

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