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Old 10-22-2014, 04:21 PM   #11
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Love our fireplace. Helped out when we ran out of propane! lol
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:45 PM   #12
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Oh yeah. Worth mentioning here that some campground/RV parks are catching on and posting signs in their offices stating "no electric heater's." Or extra charge for elected heaters. Seems a little off since a/c compressors aren't used in cold weather.
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:55 PM   #13
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Since most of us carry electric heaters anyway, I'd think the fireplace means one less thing to pack. (I don't have one.)
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:24 PM   #14
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Have one, use it, love having one and would not buy a new RV without one. Saves on propane use and is great for taking out the early morning chill. I have never heard anyone say, "I wish I did not have this fireplace"


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Old 10-22-2014, 10:51 PM   #15
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May I suggest the Duraflame electric "Wood Stove"

Living up here in New England, our summers get hot and our winters get cold. So, in the summer it sits in the garage. In the Spring and Fall it looks nice and supplies plenty of heat in the camper. And in the Winter, it can be used to add that little extra heat when you don't want to turn up the thermostat at home. PS.. don't think I've been to a cg in NE lately that doesn't have a sign that they charge extra for a/c and heaters.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:25 AM   #16
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Fireplace heaters are mostly for looks (and some do look great) but put out no more heat than a typical small electric heater, which can be moved around to any part of the RV.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:18 PM   #17
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Fireplace heaters are mostly for looks (and some do look great) but put out no more heat than a typical small electric heater, which can be moved around to any part of the RV.
True, but it's one less thing to have to find a place to store.
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Fireplace heaters are mostly for looks (and some do look great) but put out no more heat than a typical small electric heater, which can be moved around to any part of the RV.

I'm going to have to agree to disagree on that one.


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Old 10-23-2014, 06:37 PM   #19
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I am seeing a difference of opinion on this topic. All I can say is I have a 32 ft camper and I camped in temps that were 26 degrees in the morning and with just the fireplace on the thermostat in the camper said 71 degrees. Didn't want it when we got it but love it so much more than running the propane heat.
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I got to say a great big thank you for all the positive feedback. Now I wish I would have pushed for one in my current 5r. Now its definitely on the list for the new one. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks.
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