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Go for it. My neighbor who is very handy with woodworking made me a cabinet door to match my existing...added a door under the back side of our kitchen sink where the optional outdoor kitchen would have been. Pretty big unused space under there. Sorry no pic...when I tried to upload from my phone it was sideways. LoL

We do like our fireplace too and surprising how much heat it puts out. Tiny space behind ours and that’s where the water pump lives so not a good storage option.


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WHen I installed our fireplace, I mounted it on a hinge and use it as the door to the cabinet


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Our first Alpenlite had a FP. It worked, looked nice but basically was a gimmick waste of good storage space.

Our second Alpenlite 34RLR does not have the FP. It does have a heater below where the FP would be. That cabinet stores the toaster oven, a 12 cup coffee maker & a 5 cup coffee maker. If I put a shelf in above those items there would be more room.


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When we first bought our first trailer with the fake electric fireplace we thought it was a little silly until we used it a few times. It does a great time of maintaining a comfortable temp in the trailer, is QUIET and adjustable to only come on when necessary. We don't think is so silly anymore.

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We had to with Fire places, current one without. We miss the fire place. Storage? Looked all the stuff We had and to about half off it out. I’ve got A lot of empty cabinets.



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FlatBroke wrote:

We had to with Fire places, current one without. We miss the fire place. Storage? Looked all the stuff We had and to about half off it out. I’ve got A lot of empty cabinets.


Kind of the point I was making, all the unnecessary junk we haul. I wouldn't give up my fireplace to haul more STUFF . We use our fireplace a lot, it puts out more heat then some of those space heaters, has a blower on it. Then you are faced with a space to put the space heater ,mostly like in the space where the fireplace was [emoticon]

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I guess I’ve been too critical about the electric fireplace. When we camp at times heat is needed, there are no “current bushes” nearby. Plus, we need to heat the basement and tanks.....the electric heater just wouldn’t cut it! [emoticon] But, they do look nice! memtb


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Alliance has a pull out FP w/ storage behind it. We have 2 FP's and love them for same reasons already stated.


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cummins2014 wrote:

FlatBroke wrote:

We had to with Fire places, current one without. We miss the fire place. Storage? Looked all the stuff We had and to about half off it out. I’ve got A lot of empty cabinets.


Kind of the point I was making, all the unnecessary junk we haul. I wouldn't give up my fireplace to haul more STUFF . We use our fireplace a lot, it puts out more heat then some of those space heaters, has a blower on it. Then you are faced with a space to put the space heater ,mostly like in the space where the fireplace was [emoticon]

Come to think about that space IS where our two heaters are stored. [emoticon]

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