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Old 11-28-2013, 12:02 PM   #15
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Homeless: Is that in a MH? I would think a wood stove would run you out?
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We picked up a fireplace that has some storage with it from Lowe's last year. We also have the printer and stuff on top of it. Would not be without it. We made sure that it was under 1500 watts, the inverter at the time was only 1500 watts, it is 1350 watts. It heats up the coach almost by itself. It has a thermostat and other options on it. I think it was only $300 or so when we got it.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #17
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Personally I would only use it when plugged in to 50 amp imagine that Electric heater draws a lot.
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120VAC electric fireplace/heaters draw a maximum of 1500 watts.
That is exactly the same as any other 1500 watt 120VAC electric heater.
The 1500 watt heating element in an electric fireplace puts out no more heat than any other 1500 watt electric heater.

PRETTY and PRICY is not BETTER!!
A 1500 watt heater is a 1500 watt heater...NO MORE or no LESS!
Since all electric heat is 100% efficient..... 1500 watts of electricity IN results in 5115 BTU of heat OUT.
That's a law of physics, (no matter what the heater costs, or what it looks like).

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Old 11-28-2013, 12:57 PM   #18
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We really like the "pretty" but can't think of anything we want to take out to install one? So, we just use the ceramic heater and it does great.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:02 PM   #19
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We LOVE our fireplace! Down to almost freezing last night and NO furnace needed. As for size, it really doesn't take up much more space than a flat-panel TV. Ours is installed in an inside wall where there wouldn't be enough depth for a cabinet anyhow. We will never have an RV without one.

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Old 11-28-2013, 01:04 PM   #20
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I to thought it was a waste of money in the beginning.
Had to eat my words. Best thing ever to take the chill off.
Not a main source of heat but any thing, say around 45 a 50*
out side, will work well.
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I have 2 tiny 1500w heaters. One fore, one aft, no other heat needed until at least 30F. And they store on a closet floor. About 70 bucks for both.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:27 PM   #22
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We use ours as much as possible. Think it's one of our favorite options and would not want a unit without a fireplace. Our model is very shallow and there is storage behind it. Most places we camp have electricity provided so we view it as free heat with ambiance.
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Pros - appearance, heat (free on campground power), cool factor.

Cons - none if you have an unused space for it.

Here's the one I added to our Outlaw.
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Just fits behind the slide when we are on the road

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We have one in our 2011 Challenger and wouldn't be without one! It is located in the driver's side slide and sits below the flat screen TV. As others have mentioned, it heats the front of the coach extremely well, especially in the AM when we first rise to greet the day. The ambiance is great, even though you realize it is electric, but there is no smoke or ashes with which to deal. It's a great idea, but certainly the buyers' choice as whether it fits their RVing lifestyle.

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Homeless: Is that in a MH? I would think a wood stove would run you out?

Some like it hot!



With something like this to keep you warm it would take the worry out of your old Norcold
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Pros for mine... quiet , free electric heat if hooked up.
Multiple dimmer settings.
Multiple timer settings up to 6hrs.
Fire without heat.
Ambiance.

Cons... some 30 amp units have a switch that disables other 110vt appliances to enable heater function. 50amp ...not an issue.
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We LOVE our fireplace! Down to almost freezing last night and NO furnace needed. As for size, it really doesn't take up much more space than a flat-panel TV. Ours is installed in an inside wall where there wouldn't be enough depth for a cabinet anyhow. We will never have an RV without one.

WOW! Sarah, that's the most beautiful fireplace I have ever seen!
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