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Old 02-11-2015, 12:04 PM   #15
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We had a fireplace in a 5er we had and absolutely loved it! Sure wish there was some place we could put one in the MH.

Personally, I would never put one in a place where the slide would cover it when in travel position! Things happen! JMHO
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Nothing really is at risk...electric fireplaces are 110VAC only. Pull the shore power to drive away and it is dead.


Our inverter would pop a fuse if the Fireplace was inadvertently left on.
And if running the gennie, we would be there to notice any light or heat with the Fireplace not totally hidden.


Of course there are other options...if your RV can carry the weight, firewood supply, etc.

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Make sure to take some pictures, my wife wants to do this mod also just haven't found the right fireplace and right location, I was thinking about same spot as you but haven't measured wall depth yet to determine size of fireplace to install.



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IMO, an electric fireplace is nothing more than a a fake fireplace...(personally, I have a lot of other ways to waste my time and $$).
However, if an expensive fake fireplace that eliminates storage space and heats no better than a $20 1500 watt space heater, "trips your trigger" go for it.
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Guess I missed the part where the OP asked for opinions. To each their own, if everyone liked the same thing Baskins Robbins wouldn't be in business.
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Make sure to take some pictures, my wife wants to do this mod also just haven't found the right fireplace and right location, I was thinking about same spot as you but haven't measured wall depth yet to determine size of fireplace to install.





Guess I missed the part where the OP asked for opinions. To each their own, if everyone liked the same thing Baskins Robbins wouldn't be in business.
My thoughts exactly

I will. I bought a 29" wide x 21" high x 6" dp off evilbay.. for $130 (new).
everywhere I looked (lowes, home depot, etc) wanted $400+
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You are correct, an electric fireplace is an artificial fireplace. I can not imagine having a wood burning fireplace in an RV. I myself like the idea and they look very nice for some ambiance as well as a source of heat other than a little space heater sitting on the floor.
Right on . . . these are the exact reasons we LOVE our electric FP's!!! In fact, we have 2 we love them so much!!!
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We did this mod a long time ago. Saw one in a big 5er and really wanted it.
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The fireplace is 110VAC only, has 4 heat settings (cool, low, med, high) and 7 light settings with a remote (can be used as a night light) using only 2 small bulbs.
The TV is a swapped bigger unit from OEM too and is on a standard swivel mount (the removable top strap is just for extra safety).
Fireplace source is provided here (I am not affiliated): OUTLAW Mods and Easy Fixes
This design has only 1 moving part for the "flame effect lighting" and does not make any noise with driving movement.


There's another here:
OUTLAW Mods and Easy Fixes


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Very nice MOD!!! Thanks for the pictures.
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Thanks to Kay and Richard for the comment

About requiring a separate breaker...our fireplace is 1500Watts total when on high including the fan and lights on the highest setting. We had no need to run a separate breaker and circuit for our set-up.

And we rarely run it on high, so it is typically consuming much less than that amount of juice.

The best things about the electric heat is that when it is on the shore tie it's free heat (most often free juice in campgrounds) - the instant-on in the morning to take the chill off the salon - and that it can replace the need to run the furnace during cool evenings.

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Thanks to Kay and Richard for the comment

About requiring a separate breaker...our fireplace is 1500Watts total when on high including the fan and lights on the highest setting. We had no need to run a separate breaker and circuit for our set-up.

And we rarely run it on high, so it is typically consuming much less than that amount of juice.

The best things about the electric heat is that when it is on the shore tie it's free heat (most often free juice in campgrounds) - the instant-on in the morning to take the chill off the salon - and that it can replace the need to run the furnace during cool evenings.

Safe travels
You did a nice job with yours. And, thanks to your link, I picked up a couple of other trick mods from the Outlaw mod thread... went through all 72 pages! I have a thread here that is similar but only 2 pages long.
Now I have to get to work!
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I installed a 1500 watt electric FP were the TV use to be. made a strong cabinet door for above and mounted a new thin flat panel.
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I installed a 1500 watt electric FP were the TV use to be. made a strong cabinet door for above and mounted a new thin flat panel.
That is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.
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To Campbell5...looks great!
And do I see hinges to access the space behind the TV?
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Campbell5... That came out real nice. Doesn't look like it needed a whole lot of support brackets etc. Thanks for sharing.
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ok... these pictures and install was just sent to me by Papaw1. This was his install and may I say... DANG NICE !!!
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To Campbell5...looks great!
And do I see hinges to access the space behind the TV?
Thanks and Yes, there are 4 hinges on one side and a pin that supports the door when closed on the other side.

I did it last winter and it was my first RV project. Could not have done it without the ideals I got from reading this forum. In fact not sure how anyone owns an RV without being plugged into IRV2 (or other similar forums).
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