May be looking to add a fireplace to the Maxi. Electric , of course. Do they run off a separate bank of 12 volt batteries? Not for continuous use or heat source. Just looks and interior upgrade. Thanks. regards, ccccccc in SW Michigan
I've often thought about the same thing. One of those cool looking modern showpieces would look awesome in a van. I wonder what the power usage would be though. Even without using it for heat, I imagine they suck quite a bit of power. And I have yet to find a 12 volt version..
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I've actually thought about buying one second hand and a little beat up, then building a new "mantle" or surround for it. I planned on running an RV plug so I can hook up at full service camping sites, and will just plug it in when I'm in a setup like that. Haven't put a ton of though into that side of the build though.
I have one like Jason mentioned. A heater with a fake firescreen. It does use a good bit of power w/o heat mode, is bulky and it's noisy when running as well. We changed to an electric candle that gives a soft glow at night and flickers just like the real thing. And if we still want that "fireplace feel" we can always just plug a fireplace DVD into the ol' flat screen ......
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