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Old 01-27-2006, 07:46 AM   #1
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We have seen many different systems, propane & wood, here in Quartzsite the past week.

Would appreciate any info if you use one on type and pros & cons.

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Old 01-27-2006, 07:46 AM   #2
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We have seen many different systems, propane & wood, here in Quartzsite the past week.

Would appreciate any info if you use one on type and pros & cons.

Thanks

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Old 01-27-2006, 08:53 AM   #3
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We use a portable one that burns wood. Works great and often allows us to have a fire at places that don't have fire pits. It also has a domed screen cover so if it gets windy you can still use it.

Lots of places on the Oregon coast will not let you have a fire unless it is contained (i.e. screened).

We can also take it out of the MH and use it on the patio at the house. Grandkids do love their smores during a sleep over...
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:51 AM   #4
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Yes, we use one, wood burning. It has a lid and screen. We always take it with us. Sometimes when we are not on the road and weather is cool we use it at home. For the past two years we have been using it in the backyard on New Years eve. We invite friends and sit around sipping wine and having a good time.
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Old 01-27-2006, 12:01 PM   #5
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We use one that is enclosed that burns wood. It has come in handy lately because of the burn ban in Texas.
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Old 01-27-2006, 12:15 PM   #6
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We pulled into a pile of campers a couple years ago and they invited us over to share the wood fire.

It was a round fire container with vent holes along the side and I remarked how nice it was.

The owner of the appliance told me it was a washing machine tub. Sure worked good. Art
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Old 01-27-2006, 12:45 PM   #7
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i like the Propane running kind like in this pic
http://www.rvawningsonline.com/produ...ails.php?r=141

most of the time out here in Arizona its so dry ya cant burn no wood at all, and right now were 101 days with now rain, so these fireplaces our the neatest thing
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:09 PM   #8
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We have the propane type, has things that look like wood. Makes a nice fast fire. We were introduced at a FMCA rally and everyone gathered for heat warmth and social warmth. Had to get one. They come in handy and are very easy. We have adapter and long hose to hook to MH propane tank if we want to.
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One couple of the folks we camp with has one, I think Coleman, but not sure. Has sides etc and a lid for when the wind blows. It's OK and actually allows wood to burn better than being on the ground. It is, however, messy and a pain in the backside to setup, take down and clean up prior to storage. Takes a lot of space as well.
I like to be around one, but doubt I would buy one and haul it around.
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We have had a New Frontier propane campfire for several years. It's always a hit when we get it out in places where wood campfires aren't allowed or we simply don't have any wood available. Or its raining and we gather around under the awning.

The New Frontier has ceramic logs that sit in a bed of Vermiculite (sp?) so you don't see any gas burners at all.

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And with the optional cooking platter you can even cook on it or make popcorn in it - I've had breakfast cooked on one belonging to a friend (we don't have the cook top for ours).
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We have one.. I am not sure of the name but it is Propane, and I think we got it at Cabela's.

I love it, no wood smoke to stink up my clothes and I can shut it off and go to bed when I am tired. Yes, you do loose something over the wood fire, expecially for the pyromaniacs... and I can't use my "color sticks" but is is really nice when in parks that you can't have a wood fire.

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Old 02-09-2006, 05:46 PM   #12
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We have one and I really like it. I don't love anything that can't love me back. It is not as good as a wood fire but ok on a chilly night. I got it from Miami, Fla. but can't remember the name. It cost a little under $200 with shipping.
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Yup---we too have one---its a Coleman---sits up off the ground and has sides and a cover (mesh wire) and comes in handy when they have no fire pit or don't allow ground fires. It has a carrying case----a bit messy to clean up for putting away and quite bulky for carrying in the back of the tow vehicle----but it was a gift so we use it, expecially when we are camping with the gift givers (son and daughter-in-law)----its nice but not something I would go out and buy.
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