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Milt

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I put one in a previous trailer. We liked it better than the one built into the new one. Current built in is facing the opposite side and that's where the heat goes. The one I installed was placed in the back by removing a small coffee table between two chairs facing the front of the trailer so the heat travelled the length and did better providing heat.

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Posted: 02/08/20 07:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have one too and we use it. Only complaint is that it is on same circuit as plug we use for coffee maker. Oh the hard ships.


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ivbinconned wrote:

We have one too and we use it. Only complaint is that it is on same circuit as plug we use for coffee maker. Oh the hard ships.


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Our TT's kitchen had 2 outlets but they were on the same circuit. Since the breaker panel (50A) was nearby, I installed a new breaker and ran a wire to one of those outlets. Now I can run the coffee maker on one and the waffle iron on the other.
Life is good again.


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If you are considering using an RV park where you pay for power, think hard about it.

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I use my Dimplex every day during the winter. It works great and puts out enough heat that I virtually never use my propane furnace except those nights when it will be well below freezing and I need a bit of heat in my underbelly for the pipes, etc. Of course I am a camp host and have free electricity so heating for me is cheap. Oh no, I have to go to work today! Oh well.


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We have 2, 1 in the LR and other in BR. Like others, we also love them. Funny thing is, we cannot use both at same time, but can run 2 A/C's at same time------oh well. Depending on temp, we leave the BR on at night, and then turn it off and switch on the LR one. Stay in bed awhile longer so LR/kit area has a chance to warm up some. If really cold, will still use BR fireplace and turn finance on too.

Many moons ago DW and I saw a fireplace in BR of a "Triumph"(?????) brand RV and thought that was coooooooool. See that Alliance RV's have fireplaces that pull out for storage behind them. Do believe that if we ever get another coach, it too will have at least 1 fireplace.


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our is very useful we use it in cold weather whenever we are in a campground with hookups, we do a lot of boondocking , it heats the camper without the use of the propane furnace, and is built in so it’s out of the way and no cords to trip over.
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Works great. It saves propane. Because the bedroom is usually up front and higher than the rest of the trailer (heat rises) the bedroom stays warm.

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I think it depends on the type of weather you camp in. For us, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, it is probably the most used item in our trailer.The air conditioner gets turned on about once a year to see if it still works.
Our fireplace (supplied with the trailer) did short out after 10 years and of course the the manufacturer was out of business. I replaced it with a dimplex.

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We have fireplaces in both the living room and the bedroom and use them both frequently. I changed out both of the plugs that they use to a heavier unit that doesn't get hot under use.

We also use Cheap Heat electric heater in place of the propane furnace. It gives a more even heat throughout the trailer. Depending on the electric rate, the cost difference is negligible and I don't have to lug heavy propane bottles around.


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