The Best Electric Fireplaces for RVs 2022

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Getting ready for a big summer or winter road trip? It's time to upgrade your RV and make it cozy with an electric fireplace unit. Not only do they provide ambiance, but offer supplemental heat as well. 

Below we will talk about the benefits of an electric fireplace, the types of fire places, the best models to buy, and how to install a fireplace insert.

Benefits of an Electric Fireplace

  • Easy to install
  • No ventilation required
  • Multiple sizes available
  • Provide ambiance and supplemental heat

Best Types of Electric RV Fireplaces

Fireplace Inserts for RVs Travel Trailers and Campers

Fireplace Inserts

A fireplace insert is a standalone unit that's typically placed into walls or cabinets. This is the most popular option for RVs and travel trailers. Inserts come in two styles, plug-in or built-in.

The difference between the two styles is a plug-in can be used anywhere you have an outlet and built-in can be hardwired for a more seamless appearance.

Need help installing a fireplace insert, we have a helpful guide at the bottom of this article.

Freestanding Stove for RVs & Travel Trailers

Freestanding Stove Fireplaces
These stoves are perfect for any size RV or camper trailer. They come in a variety of sizes, styles, and easy to move around. Stoves that feature fan-forced heat can heat up to 400 sq. feet, while infrared can typically heat up to 1,000 square feet. Plug and play, no customization or and usually little to no assembly required.

Best RV Fireplace Inserts & Brands

To be honest, there are a lot of good brands out there, Dimplex is one that we use ourselves with our Fireplace TV Stands. But, here's a small curated list of good quality fireplace inserts that may work for your RV or camper trailer:

GiveBest 18" Electric Fireplace Insert - $149

Fireplace Insert For RV - GiveBest 18"

A good quality insert for a great price. This design contains more rounded edges and is the thinnest design we've seen, making it a better choice for those tight spots. 

  • 1400W, heats up to 400 sq. ft.
  • 18" wide x 17" high x 4" deep
  • Multiple flame settings, infrared heat
  • Remote control

Della 23" Electric Fireplace Insert - $159.99
Available in 18-inch, 23-inch, 26-inch, and 28-inch.

Della 23 Inch Fireplace Insert for RVs

Another great fireplace unit, with a more traditional design and square corners. Price range is very competitive and comes in 4 different sizes! 

  • 1400W, heats up to 400 sq. ft.
  • 23" wide x 17" high x 5" deep
  • Multiple flame settings, infrared heat
  • Remote control

Click here to view different fireplace inserts on Amazon.

How To Install An Electric Fireplace Insert For Your RV

  • Find the right location in your RV
    Most electric fireplace inserts are self-contained and be installed almost anywhere. You'll need electricity, so look for a suitable cabinet with electrical access. A good space to use is underneath an existing television and converting that cabinet below to fit your insert.

  • Measure the dimensions
    Measure the width, height, and depth of the spot then browse some electrical fireplaces to find the right one for your project.

  • Cut your cabinet based on the dimensions
    Use the dimensions of the firebox flange. The flange is generally 1/2" and is on the top and sides. Leave a few inches on the top for air flow.

  • Add necessary support
    When adding a fireplace to an RV,  it's important to add extra support underneath the unit, to hold the insert in palace and to avoid movement while traveling.

  • Plug the fireplace unit into a 110V outlet 

  • Slide the fireplace insert into the location and secure
    This should be a snug fit, except for the top. Fireplace inserts don't need clearance from combustible material, all you need is enough air on the top for air intake. The unit will likely provide screws that you can use.

As you can see, it's a straightforward install and as long as you have the space for it, an electric fireplace can make a great additional to your RV or travel trailer. 

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