This hair setter heats up fast and is ready to use in a very short time. I would prefer that it get a bit warmer but that's personal preference. My hair is in an in between stage - trying to let a short style grow out - and this setter has been helpful with the transition. I like the fact that you heat it up in the carrying pouch. Keeps everything together and easy to access. It will work well while traveling in the RV - small and easy to store. The metal clip style works well - hold the rollers in place. A good setter for the price.