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Old 03-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Electric Fireplace Remote Control

Much like I didn't know that we needed an electric fireplace, I also didn't know we needed a remote control for ours. At our delivery walkthrough we noticed that the operating instructions tell you how to use the timer function, that is only usable from the remote control (no manual switches), but we didn't have a remote control. We have since learned that the remotes are no longer being shipped to the end consumer. Reason? From Sean at Prime Time:

"The fireplaces no longer come with remotes. They were having problems with them turning on tv, and radios in the units."

Just an FYI for anyone else needing this answer.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Much like I didn't know that we needed an electric fireplace, I also didn't know we needed a remote control for ours. At our delivery walkthrough we noticed that the operating instructions tell you how to use the timer function, that is only usable from the remote control (no manual switches), but we didn't have a remote control. We have since learned that the remotes are no longer being shipped to the end consumer. Reason? From Sean at Prime Time:

"The fireplaces no longer come with remotes. They were having problems with them turning on tv, and radios in the units."

Just an FYI for anyone else needing this answer.
Our 2012 Silverback came with the RC and it works fine.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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No problems controlling tv or radio with the fireplace remote we got with our 2013 Sabre.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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Maybe you should send an email to Forest River(LaCrosse division) asking about the remote being discontinued.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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Different question. For you all that do have that remote, is it a big deal at all that I don't have one?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:06 PM   #6
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ours came with the remote, and we have not used it once. The fireplace is either on or off.

I had noticed the timer function must be shutting it off from time to time...now I have to wonder if when using the remote for TV or Jenson audio/DVD we are engaging the timer.

Weird.
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Different question. For you all that do have that remote, is it a big deal at all that I don't have one?
Well IMO this RC is no different than most other RCs, meaning that I could do the task manually if there wasn't a RC. However it is handy as most RCs are.

If I didn't have it, I probably wouldn't give it a second though.
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Different question. For you all that do have that remote, is it a big deal at all that I don't have one?
I wouldn't worry about it. Our fireplace is either on or off. I don't have a RC for my interior lights and that doesn't bother me. Hey, wait a minute, that would be a heck of a mod.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:48 PM   #9
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as remotes go... Fireplace really not needed. Ours has an On/Off button that only works when the fireplace switch is in a certain position. Just as easy to get up and turn it on/off as needed.

And there are remotes for the newer LED lights in the rigs... right that would be a cool mod!
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Mine has a remotr and it also has manual controls in the top right hand corner of it. My remote was stolen during a break in of my camper and I wanted to replace and I was told that I would have to but the whole fireplace at $560,00, so after a bit of research and a few e-mails, I found the manufacturer/distributor of the Greystone Model F2811FL and the lady that responded to my email said she would send me out 1. A week later it was delivered in my mailbox with $1.66 postage due. Money well spent!!!
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