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Old 12-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #15
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I built and decorated a box to hide/enclose a 39" TV on a power lift. Worked out nicely. The fireplace could easily be in front of the TV and lift so that the window is still available, and gets the TV securely down for traveling.

Just a different thought.

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Thanks everyone for the input! Very good information. TLGPE, I really like the power lift idea, do you have any more information on it? The Wife and I are still unsure exactly what we are going to do. The TV is definitely going to be moving. Whether it goes on the fireplace or not or a tv stand is undecided. Thank you all for the help and if I do decide to FP I will certainly take some pictures. I'm going to coordinate the FP install when I do the flooring, I'm replacing the old carpet with Allure tile, and I will be adding an outlet in the floor for the FP. Thanks again!
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:56 AM   #17
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Sure Matthew, Mor-Ryde makes a lot of the lift systems. You can get them from Amazon, also.


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Old 12-04-2015, 10:19 AM   #18
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Mine came with a dimplex fireplace and we love it! Will not own a future motorhome without one. I think it puts out heat just fine. Between the fireplace and the rear heat pump we managed to only go through one tank of propane this year while full timing. It looks great and has adjustments for light, flame speed and a thermostat as well. Can even run it without having the heat on. Oh yea, has a remote control as well. As far as where it blows the heat, it does have the vents on top but they blow at a downward angle. I would build an angle cabinet that would hold the fireplace with the tv on top. Im sure you can find a stock stain that would match almost perfectly. Build it out of birch plywood and use stock trim and molding in creative ways to dress it up. wouldn't be hard at all.
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Mine came with a dimplex fireplace and we love it! Will not own a future motorhome without one. I think it puts out heat just fine.
X2 mojoracing. Not sure what the OP price point is but you could look here and find a wide variety of fireplaces that are the exact capability as Mine and Mojoracing have. They have cabinets as well:
Dimplex Electric Fireplaces on Hayneedle - Electric Fireplaces by Dimplex

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We had a fireplace in a 5er that we kept for 10 years before getting the MH. We loved the fireplace and would like to have one in the MH, but there's just no place for it!
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We saw the fireplaces in some new 5ers and HAD to have one.
It is a personal preference, but the space used by a fireplace is NO WAY going to be useful space for cabinets or storage...it's only a space a few inches deep.

Ours has no wood to match color, has a 2 speed fan and 2 heat levels (750W and 1500W), plus 7 levels of light in the faux "firebox"

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The TV is on a swivel arm (restrained for travel here) so the heat from the fireplace can pass behind the TV without heating the TV.

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Fits perfectly behind the slide when closed.

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These are really just pretty electric heaters...but looks 100% better to us than a space heater. It is also a nightlight or ambiance lighting as desired...and again looks MUCH better than just some lighting.
Also, not having heat-pumps on the AirCon, this adds FREE heating at a campground with electric hook-ups
SO nice to take the chill off in the morning when first getting up or at night before bedtime.
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Mine came with a dimplex fireplace and we love it! Will not own a future motorhome without one. I think it puts out heat just fine. Between the fireplace and the rear heat pump we managed to only go through one tank of propane this year while full timing. It looks great and has adjustments for light, flame speed and a thermostat as well. Can even run it without having the heat on. Oh yea, has a remote control as well. As far as where it blows the heat, it does have the vents on top but they blow at a downward angle. I would build an angle cabinet that would hold the fireplace with the tv on top. Im sure you can find a stock stain that would match almost perfectly. Build it out of birch plywood and use stock trim and molding in creative ways to dress it up. wouldn't be hard at all.
Did you check the Dimplex website recall listing? The remote control models are the ones that would catch fire.
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Did you check the Dimplex website recall listing? The remote control models are the ones that would catch fire.
Where did you get this info? there is no recall for any Dimplex in the FMCA recall forum or on the Dimplex web site?
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Where did you get this info? there is no recall for any Dimplex in the FMCA recall forum or on the Dimplex web site?
Dimplex Fireplace, Stove Remotes Recalled
Most likely that recall has been completed and retired, but double-checking may be prudent.
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Put one in our 5ver and it does put out as much heat as our little space heater.......the place I installed was wasted space anyways....not deep enough for drawers or anything.........go for it!
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Our new MH has a fireplace below the TV, our RV furnace does a great job heating the back of the RV but the front not so well. The fireplace adds heat up front. As our living room can be closed off from the rest of the RV its a nice touch!! Helps keep that room very warm to hot!!

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We have a fireplace below the tv in our Damon Challenger. It is in the opposing slide opposite the sofa (reclining loveseats now) and we really enjoy the ambiance, but furthermore, it takes the chill off in the AM and really does a great job of heating the front of the coach. We wouldn't purchase another motor home without a fireplace.

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We used one of those cheap cube heaters for a couple of years. Then we bought a DuraFlame electric heater. Same 1500 watts but a world of difference is heat distribution. These fireplace cycle the air through the unit similar to the DuraFlame imparting more of the heat into the air.

We ordered a Bounder with the fireplace. The cabinet space used was really not useful in the first place.
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