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Old 11-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #29
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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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That's great, but you better hope that sucker never comes on while you're traveling!

I'm gonna have to look into that. We would love to have a fireplace in the MH, but the ONLY place I could put one would be exactly where yours is!
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:56 AM   #30
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That's great, but you better hope that sucker never comes on while you're traveling!

I'm gonna have to look into that. We would love to have a fireplace in the MH, but the ONLY place I could put one would be exactly where yours is!
That's funny...you know these electric fireplaces only work on shore power

But, I guess if I was running the generator while driving...then I would be using the AirCon and would be sure that the fireplace was off. And this is America, which sometime seems to be latin for "the land of many civil litigation lawyers" so these fireplaces have very positive shut-off systems...mine has a main power switch, then the user has to select to run the heating element or not.

There are others on iRV2 that did similar installs.
See post 433 where ctpres put one in the same place in his Damon - very similar set-up to ours, but with a bunch of nice looking woodwork:
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We bought a used Fleetwood Bounder 35k that comes with a fireplace. I love it. I believe it is my favorite part to the motorhome!
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As others have said, I thought it would be a waste of space.

DW loved it from the get go though. She loves the look, the homey feel (For an electric fireplace, it does look really good). She gets a certain pleasure in the remote switch. No comment on that.

On a cool early morning, it quickly provides heat for the kitchen and salon and is quiet.

We can control the amount of heat it puts out with a switch for temperature and fan speed.
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As others have said, I thought it would be a waste of space.

DW loved it from the get go though. She loves the look, the homey feel (For an electric fireplace, it does look really good). She gets a certain pleasure in the remote switch. No comment on that.

On a cool early morning, it quickly provides heat for the kitchen and salon and is quiet.

We can control the amount of heat it puts out with a switch for temperature and fan speed.
Agreed -add "quickly provides heat for the kitchen and salon and is quiet" to my Pro list too.

The forced air furnace is not too loud, but the fireplace is almost silent

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Old 11-30-2013, 12:33 PM   #34
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WOW! Sarah, that's the most beautiful fireplace I have ever seen!
Thanks, Joe. I think Fleetwood did a great job with the design of the Bounder fireplace. We really love it and it makes the moho cozy on a chilly day.
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Pros: Looks good.

Cons: Very expensive, puts out no more heat than a floor heater (1500 watts max), takes up valuable storage space, adds weight, can't move it, and difficult to repair.
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We bought our new DP off of the dealer's lot and it came with the fireplace. At first we felt it was silly but now wouldn't be without it.

I became so impressed with electric fireplaces that I included a 50" unit in a remodel I'm doing to the stick house and we love that one too.

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Put us in the love it column - last 3 rv's have had built in's....

course we have one over the bath @ home too - so we're not a fair judge in some opinions

but, SO FAR, we each can choose what we want or don't want in our rv --- soon that may not be the case...
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Love that fireplace! My MH doesn't have one so I bought a small portable one that I used for the first time this past weekend. I really liked it and would like to have a fireplace in a future MH.
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Love that fireplace! My MH doesn't have one so I bought a small portable one that I used for the first time this past weekend. I really liked it and would like to have a fireplace in a future MH.
Thanks, Barbara. I bought a small portable one for our house, too. There are some really pretty ones available now.
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Pros: Looks good.

Cons: Very expensive, puts out no more heat than a floor heater (1500 watts max), takes up valuable storage space, adds weight, can't move it, and difficult to repair.
Expense? Ours was not expensive. We kept the look clean and simple, with no woodwork. I guess it could get expensive, but it doesn't have to.

Weight? Ours weighs in at just over 30lb. The tempered glass front is the heaviest piece. Again, I guess it could get heavy with woodwork, but doesn't have to.

Difficult to repair? Ours has a heater element, a small motor for the flame effect, and 2 nightlight bulbs for the 7 level adjustable glow. Not alot to break.

Actually we can move it if we just pull the surface mount screws, but why would anyone want to move it?...it becomes part of the RV's furniture.

If this list is a comparison to a portable box electric heater, then these are factual points. We use a portable in our Toy Hauler's garage, but there is no way to compare the "feel" you get from a fireplace.

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Pros and Cons of a Fireplace

Thanks everyone. We have definitely decided to get the fireplace. Now to find the RV that has it! We have narrowed it down to two coaches and both have one so that doesn't help with our decision at all.
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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! That's beautiful Sarah!
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