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Old 01-27-2014, 09:31 PM   #11
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We wanted the big window and the fireplace but the option was more expensive than the ledgestone with no window and really small side windows. Instead we bought an insert from Costco. It was part of s glass tv stand that was half price and less expensive than just buying an insert. I removed the centre face frame and installed the insert finishing the project with wood and materials I had on hand. There was a dedicated ac receptacle plumbed in already with a hole drilled to run the cord. I didn't even have to remove the 1/4" plywood between the insert and the tv. There is no concern for fire safety in that the only heat is emitted from the top front grill where the resistance heat and fan are located. The rest of the unit remains cool to the touch. When searching for the proper insert I kept in mind the dimensions of the cavity it had to fit in and the clearances for the slides. Total cost was $150.00 for the insert, materials I had in my workshop and about 8 hours. When we trade for new I will return the original equipment.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:26 AM   #12
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We wanted the big window and the fireplace but the option was more expensive than the ledgestone with no window and really small side windows. Instead we bought an insert from Costco. It was part of s glass tv stand that was half price and less expensive than just buying an insert. I removed the centre face frame and installed the insert finishing the project with wood and materials I had on hand. There was a dedicated ac receptacle plumbed in already with a hole drilled to run the cord. I didn't even have to remove the 1/4" plywood between the insert and the tv. There is no concern for fire safety in that the only heat is emitted from the top front grill where the resistance heat and fan are located. The rest of the unit remains cool to the touch. When searching for the proper insert I kept in mind the dimensions of the cavity it had to fit in and the clearances for the slides. Total cost was $150.00 for the insert, materials I had in my workshop and about 8 hours. When we trade for new I will return the original equipment.
I sure would like to see a pic of your mod. It sounds interesting.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:07 AM   #13
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We really like the rear window. TV size wasn't important. Without the rear window, it is pretty dark inside.
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We really like the rear window. TV size wasn't important. Without the rear window, it is pretty dark inside.
Also, many times the rear window is the view window.
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We've really come to appreciate the large curb side window in our current 313RKS and the bright interior. We've found that we can generally score a site that gives us a side view just as often as a rear view. The 331 has large windows on the curb side with the benifit of the dinette in front of one. Wanting to not risk being too dark, the "condo" configuration wins over the "up-nort cabin" look. Time to go make a deal. Thanks for sharing the thoughts and mods
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Our rig came with the 40" flat screen that goes down behind the fp. You are right about that often being the best view and natural light source.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:23 PM   #17
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We have a very different model but part of our decision was the large rear window, never regretted the decision, cant buy the view.
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I sure would like to see a pic of your mod. It sounds interesting.
I will post some pictures eventually Norty. I will have to wait for some warm weather in a few months when I can open the slides. I'll also have to figure out how to post pictures.
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