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  1. Can you tell me how much the Element was, and are there places to get the best price?

    Thank You;


  2. Ray,

    I found one on Amazon that is awfully close to the Dimplex one here.

    I actually called Dimplex and complained. They didn’t really want to send a heating element out, but I pushed them a little and they did it. Honestly, they did me a favor so in my only interaction with Dimplex, I was pretty impressed. If you call them, have all your model numbers ready.

    Here is a GREAT FAQ on Dimplex site and they point to 2 electric supply companies that can ship replacement parts. Get the rv electric fireplace faq here

  3. Great post. Wonder what’s up with these fireplaces? We have hade to replace in 2 different coaches. Guses when you takeep a rolling g earthquake down the road, things are bound to happen!

  4. Well they are made in China. I’m reminded of a story a friend of mine once told me. He was selling industrial components and a Chinese customer had several versions built by different suppliers all with my friends industrial products inside. When the versions were all complete, there was a big ceremony where the winner would be decided from the versions. In walked a very old, thoughtful looking Chinese gentleman who carefully examined each version. Everyone was in complete silence. There must have been about 20-30 people in attendance. After about 30 minutes the Chinese gentlemen, with only a single point of his finger, says “this one”.

    My friend was so intrigued that during the reception he asked the Chinese gentleman “How did you choose which version won?” The Chinese gentleman took my friend to the winning version and said “Do you see how this version has slight variations showing its stress?” My friend replied “Yes.” My friend was thinking that the particular version would have been eliminated because of that. The Chinese gentleman continued “This means that this version used JUST ENOUGH materials to work, but not even a tiny bit extra. This is how I selected.”

    There is a similar John D. Rockefeller story, but that is for another comment.

  5. Love this guy…you made me laugh to hard with the statement about the 4,397 screws.
    Thank you for your post and sharing how to do it.

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