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Old 09-13-2006, 08:20 PM   #15
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Just south of Elk Grove and just north of Lodi on the hwy 99 side. :=) Where the parachute guys almost land on 99!
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:34 PM   #16
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I used to sell RV's for about three years before joining the Coast Guard. The Fleetwood Terry was one of the brands we carried.

They (among many others) have started using an electric fireplace that is very convincing and extremely cozy. It projects the image of flames from behind a glass screen and has an electric heater inside. It has fake logs and when it's going it looks very real. The benefits are that it runs off of 110VAC, and you can have the fire on without the heat if it's just the ambience you are looking for! You can even adjust the speed of the flame flickers to really set the mood. Did I mention that it comes with a remote control? It also requires no hole cutting in your shell as it needs no vent.

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I thought they were extremely cool (figure of speech) but that's just my two cents.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:44 PM   #17
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Please Don't

And along comes the Insurance Underwriter with almost 30 years in that business.

Please don't introduce a new open flame into such a small environment. The propane devices you have are enough exposure as it is.

- in a vintage environment especially - you have drapes that will flame through the entire front panels (for example) easily within 1 minute

- the vinyl wall covering will actually melt and then spread flame in what we call rivelets across the floor as it burns spreading the fire to other surfaces

- think about all the plastic - such as in the bulkheads and the "wood" as it's called in 1971 and post units - fiberglass actually drips burning balls of flame as it burns

- the smoke factor in an airstream on fire will likely overcome you so quickly that you'll end up in Airstream Heaven - the smoke will be very black, heavy and thick

Sorry to sound so morbid but we need you around to give us repair and Airstream experience advice.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:48 PM   #18
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The Mini Franklin is pending ANSI motor home approval. This stove is a direct vent design. Common sence would prevail in any installation. if not Darwin wins. Good thing Wilbur and Orville did not listen to the nay sayers,
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:23 PM   #19
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What ever you think - I do this for a living. Do what you want. Comparing this to a new idea and a proven situation is not the same. I was just trying to add input when you have open flames in conjunction with foam/drapery material/vinyl. Not trying to start a battle - just experienced advise.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:04 PM   #20
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What ever you think - I do this for a living. Do what you want. Comparing this to a new idea and a proven situation is not the same. I was just trying to add input when you have open flames in conjunction with foam/drapery material/vinyl. Not trying to start a battle - just experienced advise.
Hi Ganglin,

It has been my own style to check out as many different scenarios, situations, and consequences in whatever new challenges or events I've come across and have had to work through in my not so many years of life..thnx for your input.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:06 PM   #21
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Ganglin. Your input is well received. I'm sure you see lots of preventable occurances. Having said that I am more concerned with my furnace that is located under the stove! When I have my new soapstone direct vent in place I plan on using it only while I am in the immediate area. Safety is always concern #1. How many fire extinguishers are in your rig, 3 for me, RS Tim
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I believe the AS is for camping. The campfire should be your focus.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:11 PM   #23
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You lost me - what are you trying to say....
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:16 PM   #24
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ouch the smoke must be getting thick in Hangtown tonight. I just hate sitting by the campfire in the rain or snow. And can you imagine getting the marshmallows flaming inside the AS and having to launch them thru the hatch Yee ha
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Hi Neil,

Without a doubt, I'd want to sit around a flaming campfire outside my AS..I was just looking for inside alternatives to replicate that flaming view, 'tis all..like anything else, there's always differing opinions as has been offered and appreciated on this discussion.
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Thanks for a little support....
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:32 PM   #28
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Ganglin; I'm on the safety side with you, guess we just differ on our ideas of what safe is. Depends on what the definition of is is. Loosen up enjoy campin and tilt back a cold one. Been nice exchanging ideas. Respectfully Submitted.. Tim
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