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Old 10-16-2017, 10:34 PM   #1
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Electric Fireplace

I just had one installed and really love it. Just want to know how many run it all night and day in the winter for heating.
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We had a 5er for 10 years before getting the MH. It had an electric fireplace that we loved. We used it for heating but just loved looking at it!

No place to put one in the MH!
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:26 AM   #3
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I just had one installed and really love it. Just want to know how many run it all night and day in the winter for heating.
We have one and use it a lot. It has a timer for up to 9 hours which is great at night. You can turn off the light effects and just run the heat.
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:40 AM   #4
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Awesome upgrade for looks and function. Some complain about good storage space being dedicated to the fireplace, but I do not mind.
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:38 AM   #5
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We have an electric fireplace and now that it is cooling off I have it on all day.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:02 AM   #6
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In some situations running the electric fireplace all the time will prevent the RV furnace/heating system from running - which MAY also heat the plumbing bay and tanks.

At ambient temperatures below freezing you may want to run the RV onboard heating system to heat plumbing bay/water tanks area if it also heats that area.

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First we Love our electric fireplace !!! When you pay for Full hookups, we use the electric 'when needed' instead of our propane. Won't leave it run while we are gone. Also as Brian said, remember a lot of rv's now days heat the under belly (pipes) from the furnace...
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We had the heating element burn out on ours. It was a pain to install the new one, and about $100 for the part as I recall. I am now hesitant to run it for hours on end. Maybe ours was just a one off, I don't know. We do love the fireplace for heat. Our furnace does a lousy job of heating up front. We would need a good electric heater if the fireplace weren't there. With that said, an electric heater takes up less space and is much cheaper to replace.
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We love our fireplace. Was really great full last winter when the door to the heater leaked and shorted out the heater control board. Temps to 28 overnight. Kept trailer warm to 65.
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On another forum a while back, I installed a electric fireplace in my trailer, after rebuilding a cabinet for it....took pics and all, but convinced some that I was installing a pellet stove, complete with fire brick and an outside smokestack....had a buddy Photoshop the pipe setup, complete with shadows, and posted it.....someone asked where I'd be carrying the pellets, so I told 'em a local fire marshal friend came to look this install over, and while here, told me about a new mini pellet being marketed now, that where 1/2 the size and less btu's, allowing me to not have as much storage issues.......post went on a couple weeks!!! ......LMAO.......( old age and treachery wins again)
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On another forum a while back, I installed a electric fireplace in my trailer, after rebuilding a cabinet for it....took pics and all, but convinced some that I was installing a pellet stove, complete with fire brick and an outside smokestack....had a buddy Photoshop the pipe setup, complete with shadows, and posted it.....someone asked where I'd be carrying the pellets, so I told 'em a local fire marshal friend came to look this install over, and while here, told me about a new mini pellet being marketed now, that where 1/2 the size and less btu's, allowing me to not have as much storage issues.......post went on a couple weeks!!! ......LMAO.......( old age and treachery wins again)
Sounds like the game I played with people when I put hybrid emblems on my H2 Hummer and told them I was getting 30 miles to the gallon.
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We love our electric fireplace for the simplicity of turning it on to heat the coach without a lot of noise. Typically, if the weather gets cold enough to freeze your plumbing, the fireplace will probably need supplemental heating as they typically would not keep up in that cold of weather.

I could live without the actual fireplace lighting and flames, but I really like having an electric heater that is that easy to use. Already out where you need it, with a remote. I think offering just an electric wall heater in coaches would be a great item. I would buy a unit with one.
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I've done without one since I started RV'ing with my parents in 1957 and got my first used TT in 1968. I guess I can do without one for a few more years.
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I have a portable one we use for winter and take out in summer love it.
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