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azdryheat

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Posted: 07/03/20 08:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not a phoney fireplace. Our fireplace actually heats the room it's in. We love it.


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We love our fireplace too. It heats the main room, and is MUCH more quiet than the furnace...there is a wall unit which adequately heats our bedroom....so we rarely need the furnace - saving propane.


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There is a difference between the built in electric heater & the fake fireplace above it. Of course the heater works. The fake fireplace is nothing more than a night light bulb inside a gismo that projects the fake fire on a screen.


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We've had cause to use the "Fireplace" a few times and it does perform well. And it entertains the cats a bit.

I've scrapped the idea of removing the fireplace altogether. Also scrapped is the notion of creating access to the cavernous area behind the fireplace. My thoughts are that space would have a tendency to become too warm, if not hot, for safe storage of anything.

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jpmyers wrote:

We've had cause to use the "Fireplace" a few times and it does perform well. And it entertains the cats a bit.

I've scrapped the idea of removing the fireplace altogether. Also scrapped is the notion of creating access to the cavernous area behind the fireplace. My thoughts are that space would have a tendency to become too warm, if not hot, for safe storage of anything.

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As long as there is venting to allow the drawing in of replacement air I don’t see an issue. We took a blanked off space where our water pump is located and installed a electric fireplace. Seems to work great, and when on 50 amp service now have 6,500 watts of electric heat.
This is about 22,165 BTU, the 30,000 BTU gas furnace at 80% is 24,000 BTU.


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Then perhaps I'll put the extra storage idea back in play...

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jpmyers wrote:

Anyone know of upgraded struts or a powered lift for the under bed compartment?


We have both a 2017 5th wheel and a 2019 TT. The bed in the TT lifted easily and the 5th wheel was terrible. I got looking at how the struts were mounted and reversed the angle on the 5th wheel ones and guess what, the bed is much easier to lift.

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* This post was edited 10/18/20 05:31pm by Me Again *


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That's an excellent idea Me Again. I like the addition of the reinforcement pad. Our OEM configuration has a 2x2 across the width for both struts to attach to and it is pulling out. I'll try changing the angle and adding re-pads as you have.

Thanks again for the tip Me Again.

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jpmyers wrote:

That's an excellent idea Me Again. I like the addition of the reinforcement pad. Our OEM configuration has a 2x2 across the width for both struts to attach to and it is pulling out. I'll try changing the angle and adding re-pads as you have.

Thanks again for the tip Me Again.


I put a ample amount of glue on the pad and then used my 1/4" air crown stapler with quite a few staples to help attach and hold them until the glue dried. Just make sure you mount them inboard of the side rails of the base. Chris

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