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Old 01-27-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
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Rear window or Ledgestone Fireplace?

We're looking at ordering a 331RETS but can't decide on the rear wall configuration. STD is a rear entertainment and nice large rear window with the Ledgestone Fireplace as an option. We've seen the Std but haven't been able to see the Ledgestone first hand - photos look great. Our concern is that loosing the big rear window will make it pretty dark inside - especially with the Brownstone colors. Thoughts? Experiences?
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:10 AM   #2
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Look at what I did to our 330rlts. The DW loves what I was able to do. The link is in my signature. We do like the big picture window.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:15 AM   #3
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The 331RETS is a real nice floor plan with or without the fireplace. However, I tend to agree it sure is nice having the large rear window with the darker interiors, and I would see more use of the large rear window then a fireplace. I also prefer perimeter sites to take advantage of the view through the rear window.

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:34 AM   #4
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Check with your dealer. You should be able to get the fireplace and the big rear window. The tv will hide behind the fire place when not being used. When you are watching tv or just have it up and not on, you still have more window to look out of than with the ledgestone. That is what we have on our 361REQS and love the big rear window. But when it is all said and done its what you like. You will enjoy it either way!!!
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Sorry for not being clearer. You can get the fireplace in the std rear entertainment layout. The Ledgestone changes it to a full wall "stone" unit with a larger TV mounted over a fireplace. The TV on the Std hides in the entertainment unit where the Ledgestone has the TV always in the open.

Odd that the fireplace option when added to the std I'd over $1000 but the Ledgestone fireplace option is $700 and change
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We opted for the regular fireplace and the larger rear window. We do not use the television much and like the more light and open feeling that the window provides. It is a matter of individual preference. I suspect the cost difference between the regular fireplace and the ledgestone comes from the cost of the larger window versus the cost of some fake rock.
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The fireplace is impressive. We almost went with this model. After comparing both we ended up picking the one with the fireplace. In the end we stepped down a model due to the cost difference.
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We would not like to be without the rear window, or the extra storage where the fireplace would go. We use a Vornado heater in place of a fireplace, less ambiance but the same amount of heat. The circuitry for the fireplace is still there for the heater.
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We really liked the large rear window but opted for the fireplace for a few reasons: bigger TV (40" vs. 32"), ambiance, lift mechanism for the non-fireplace TV seemed very cheap and flimsy.
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