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wilber1

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Posted: 08/14/11 11:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An electric heater with ambiance. Ours does a pretty good job during spring and fall camping. We may run the furnace for 20 minutes or so to warm the trailer up in the morning but the fireplace is pretty good at maintaining the temperature during the rest of the day, particularly if the ceiling fan is used to keep the air circulating.


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I use ours as our only heat source and it doesn't have a problem keeping up.

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We love ours. Use it during the colder weather as a primary heat source and keep the propane heat 10 degrees cooler so if it does drop that much, the propane heater will kick in to keep it toasty.


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We have a Dimplex in our Sierra. It works fairly well.

My only complaint is that it turns itself on by itself due by to some electrical interference. So it spends most of it's time unplugged for safety reasons.


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Our new 5vr came with one. I really didn't want it and thought it to be a waste of money.

We used it every day on our 5 day trip! I actually had to turn it off one night because it got too warm. We have a 40 foot bunkhouse.


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We have the 1500 watt heater and same as the fireplace but we can buy a new heater. Not so easy with the fireplace maybe. Easier to clean the filter also.
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Love ours. Good for a early morning chill. The only drawback is the fan will get noisy with age.

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If a fireplace had not already been installed in my rig, I would not have paid to have one installed as an option.


But, now having had one - we use it alot - it heats the whole living area, and almost eliminates the need for the main heater when at the beach or otherwise cool weather. It not only provides a nice ambiance, it serves a very functional purpose, and knowing what I know now, if I ever buy another rig it will have a fireplace!

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yes, ours will heat the room very quickly and have you turning it down to low before you know it and then off to keep it from getting too hot...I thought my wife was being sill by insisting it as an option, but now I am very happy she did

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We have had one in our last 2 fivers, and really like them. We sometimes use ours with just the flame on and no heat for atmosphere, great at Christmas time down South when it's warm.
Just one thought and I found out the hard way, (no damage) My fivers tanks and water lines are heated by the furnace and we once woke up to frozen water lines because we didn't set the furnace to come on during the night.


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