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Old 12-26-2020, 01:45 PM   #1
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Favorite electric blanket

Those of you who live the 12v life and still enjoy some luxuries... I have never had an electric blanket but I hear they are great for taking the chill off at night or during a cold wet morning.

If you have one, do you have a recommendation? If you used one and didn’t like it, could you give a warning? Looking for stories and experiences.

For context - I am a very occasional weekend camper and not likely to camp in the winter or during extremes. But a nice warm blanket in the spring or fall - whether in the car or camper sounds appealing to me.

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Old 12-26-2020, 02:31 PM   #2
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We had a 12 volt electric blanket when we first got our teardrop. It had a thermostat that would shut it off when it got up to a set temperature, but that failed after a short time and it wouldn't shut off. It mainly was intended as a lap blanket while traveling in a car as I recall. Don't remember the brand or where we got it, and think we since have got rid of it. It did get nice and warm though. In our Casita we use a regular 110 electric blanket if needed.
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Old 12-26-2020, 02:46 PM   #3
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If you plan to use a 120V electric blanket on a modified sine wave inverter (non sine wave), most controllers will fail. I have a Safe & Warm brand that states it will work on a modified sine wave inverter, however I've never tried it on one. For those worried about EMF & line voltage blankets, it is a low voltage (24V DC) blanket.

I only used it when my wife was alive - I prefer to sleep under a light blanket & the trailer or bedroom at 58°F - 60°F. With an electric blanket I end up waking up at 3:00AM sweating.
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The older models that used a bimetal thermostat (Non Electronic) will work on the modified or non modified sign wave inverter. they are simple, when the bi metal strips gets hot and bends it deactivated the current.

As far as the newer electronic thermostat models, the only way you would know is by trying them. Who would know without doing that.
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We also like the air temperature to be 60 or less when we sleep.

And, we also had a Safe & Warm blanket, which we used at our house. One side failed after five years or so and we replaced it with another.

Then I pulled out an older, very lightweight down blanket from the closet and we liked that so much that we quit using the electric blanket altogether.

We also have a similar arrangement in the trailer with another lightweight down blanket. We have slept comfortably with lows ranging to the 20's by adding a light fleece blanket on top.
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:23 AM   #6
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We have a 12V electric blanket in our Boler. It shuts off after a set time .. 30 minutes or one hour. We really like it ,nice to get into a warm bed. It does not seem to draw much from the battery . I would highly recommend it , and it didn't cost a whole lot as I recall.
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Does anyone use an electric blanket on a Scamp 13? Can’t you plug it into the 120 v outlet next to the bed?
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we use a good old fashioned buffalo robe!
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we use a good old fashioned buffalo robe!
We use a good old fashioned heavy wool blanket - works whether you are camping with hookups or boon docking .
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