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Rockchuck
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Tried to search and really could not find an answer...
I see alot of new units have a fireplace in them.. how much heat do
these actually give off? any issues? How much propane do they use compared to the furnace?

Thanks... RC
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cpaulsen
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I installed one in my 5ver.....use it constantly. Have not used the furnace at all.
cpaulsen

Bumpyroad
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C-Bears wrote:
We have had the built-in electric fireplace in our last two fivers. We also utilize a small box ceramic heater and a tower ceramic heater. Furnace comes on when temps fall below 35 or so.

I think the fireplaces are worth it.


but you also need two electric heaters to make it work right.
bumpy

C-Bears
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We have had the built-in electric fireplace in our last two fivers. We also utilize a small box ceramic heater and a tower ceramic heater. Furnace comes on when temps fall below 35 or so.

I think the fireplaces are worth it.
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craig7h
Nomad II
Nomad II
I have one in my cardinal, use it all the time to take the chill out of the air. It will heat the whole camper if the temps do not get much below 40.

I tried the dvd route to watch the fake fire but then I could not watch tv. I also had a hard time getting the heat out of the dvd, must not have read that part.

Fire place well worth the money
Itasca Meridian SE 36g
Road Master Tow Dolly

edatlanta
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Explorer
I have a ceramic cube electric heater in my bedroom. It sits on the build in dresser by the window and it is good for a quick warm up in the small bedroom area, but for the much larger rear area I absolutely love the electric fireplace and use it daily during the winter. Mine is made by Dimplex and their web site has very good DIY instructions for repair. When mine quit working last winter I removed it and fixed it per instructions d/l from the Dimplex site.

It works much better than a ceramic cube in a larger area.
Ed
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2006 GMC 2500HD CCSB 4x4 Duramax/Allison, Titan 52 gallon fuel tank, Prodigy Controller, B&W Companion Hitch, Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C, TST Systems 507 TPMS
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Bumpyroad
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spend $17 on a ceramic cube heater and be ahead. if you need a fake fire, get a DVD, my DVD also will play christmas tunes.
bumpy

Ohiojude
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The fireplace came with our BC and we LOVE it. It helped a lot this past weekend when the nites got in the low 30s and we used less propane. I'd put it on a must have list.
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Randu
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Turbo Diesel Dude wrote:
They are electric heaters at up to 1500 watts. Ambiance is good. .......


Turbo nailed it.

Got my trailer used and it was one of those things that I didn't think I wanted or would want to pay for. Just a nice electric heater I thought. Found out that I really like it as it heats the whole trailer in temps down to the upper 40's. Good to have the assist to the gas furnace as it gets colder. Is kind of relaxing to watch the lights flicker. Randu
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Turbo_Diesel_Du
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They are electric heaters at up to 1500 watts. Ambiance is good. We have one in our Forest River.
charles weidman