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Old 07-12-2019, 06:37 AM   #57
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What is considered the best brand of electric fireplace that can be easily installed? My Journey has cabinet under television that could accommodate it.

Your best option is to search for a fireplace that fits without major cabinet work. Measure the opening you plan to install the fireplace and search for that size. I removed the doors on the cabinet under the TV and found a fireplace on Craigs List for $75 that fit perfectly. Sometimes you get lucky!
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Put me in the yes column for a fireplace. Had one in our last 5th wheel and our new one. They are fabulous for taking on the chilly air. I like Grandstone01's design of having it installed on a slider so hidden storage can be reached.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:33 AM   #59
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One of those things you look at and say "Now why would they do that?". Almost considered having it deleted when ordering. It was there so we used it once. And then twice. And then again!

Now it is a regular part of our routine to take the chill off in the morning or during the evening. Couple times when we were not feeling well we used it to warm the living area up.

Nice way to take the chill off without heating the place prior to the days heat.

If we order again a fireplace will be on the list.
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Thanks to everyone who responded to my last post of "Would you buy a dishwasher again." The overwhelming response was yes you would. Because of your responses we are going to order a dishwasher when we order the coach.

Because everyone has been so helpful I have another question; would you buy a fireplace again? If so, why? Do you use it a lot? Do you just turn on the flame without the heat, for ambience, or do you also turn on the heat with the flame? Do you use it just to take the chill off in the evening or do you use it to heat the room? Since we will order the coach with Aqua Hot do any of you have Aqua Hot or Oasis and a fireplace, if so, do you use your fireplace?

My wife wants the fireplace and I don't. Strangely enough I want the dishwasher and she doesn't. Your thoughts please.
Our 5th wheel toy hauler came with a fireplace and my first reaction was: "That's nice, but when would we ever use a fireplace?" I should mention that we live in our RV full time and don't have any other home. We simply travel to the location of my consulting assignment and then move on and travel about until the next one.

Anyway, I wound up getting an assignment in the Atlanta area and during the winter, we used the fireplace day and night! It was great. We had an all-inclusive lot rate so it cut down on our propane usage and we love that direct heat blowing on us. So, both Robin and I are very happy with our fireplace, both for heating and ambiance.
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Yes, absolutely. The one I have is centrally located under the TV in the open area side of the bedroom wall. It doesn't take up much space at all and is used quite often. I figure it saves me about $30 a year in propane costs.
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Yes! When we bought our currant RV it came with a fireplace and half bath. Didn't think we would use them much. Now we wouldn't be without them. Use the fireplace both for heat and sometimes a night light for going to the half bath.
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Yes. Use it a lot for heat, keeping on low during cold nights to take the edge off the chill. Since itís below the TV, use it as often as we can for ambience. Itís on a wall that would otherwise be wasted space, is pretty light in weight, and really adds a nice touch during stormy evenings with a movie and popcorn. Just saying!
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Another use for the fireplace is late evening listening to music on the headphones with the fireplace lit but no heat.
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We have one and use it quite often in the spring winter and fall or when in the mountains. Like the ambience and it definitely takes the morning chill off quite rapidly
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There is a member one here Bob Caldwell that put a pellet stove in his Rookwood. Spends time in Quartzite and has poor circulation, needs the heat.
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Saw a holiday trailer in Cedar City, Utah a few years ago. They had installed a pot belly stove in the trailer. While we were there they had it fired up and in spite of the very cool day they had the door and some windows open.
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