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Old 06-06-2018, 02:51 PM   #1
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245BHS fireplace install

Got to thinking it would be nice to have a fireplace to add to the look and feel inside the camper, and also have a built in electric heat source.

After some looking I found that the Furrion fireplace fits *exactly* where the weird double doors are under the TV. We really hadn't found a good use for this area anyway so most of the space was wasted.

Easy install, only took a couple hours including tapping into the AC wire that feeds the outlets in the DVD shelf and cleaning up. Has several brightness settings, has heat off, low and high settings, and a wireless remote.

LOVING IT so far!!
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:53 PM   #2
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:02 PM   #3
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Looks great. That spot was made for a fireplace. Enjoy your handiwork.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:15 AM   #4
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I'm impressed. That looks awesome and I like the idea of having a built in electric heater.

What's the part # for that unit?

Also, is there any concern with amperage draw on that circuit?

Again, great looking upgrade and install.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:16 AM   #5
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Wow! That looks sharp! Do you have a link you could share for the purchase of the fireplace?
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:03 PM   #6
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This is the one I used. 26" flat front.

https://www.furrion.com/store/applia...ace-p-848.html
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:18 AM   #7
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Thanks for sharing! We recently purchased a used 2017 245BHS Surveyor. This is exactly what I was looking for.
Do you need 50 amp in order to have a fireplace? I keep seeing posts on another forum saying you do, but if it's tapped into the same wire as AC, it doesn't seem like that's true. It's not like I'm going to run AC and heat at the same time.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:22 AM   #8
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Gmax he tapped into an existing 120 circuit that powered the DVD player. I would assume a 15 or 20 amp circuit.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:03 AM   #9
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The heater on this unit is either 750 watts on low or 1500 watts on high. This is only about 6 and 12 amps. As long as the circuit you choose to put it on doesn't have another large load on it you are fine. In my case I have had no issues at either heat setting. Even better in the warmer months when we have just the flame effect on it uses almost no power since the lighting is LED.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:42 PM   #10
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Thumbs up

Great idea. I may have to find a new place for our garbage can.
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