It may be summer now, but in the blink of an eye, fall will have arrived. Soon, you’ll take your travel trailer into storage for another cold, boring winter. Sometimes, you think amenities like a fireplace could really extend your camping season. Can you even have a fireplace in a travel trailer? We did extensive research to provide you the answer.
Yes, travel trailers can have fireplaces, but it’s incredibly rare to come across one that does. You’ll only find such an amenity in luxury trailers such as:
- Forest River’s Heritage Glen 273RL
- Dutchmen’s Aerolite 3303RL
- Jayco’s Eagle 338RETS
- Jayco’s Jay Flight 34RSBS
- Keystone RV’s Sprinter 330KBS
- Keystone RV’s Outback 340BH
Curious about how these manufacturers can fit a fireplace in these trailers? You’ll want to keep reading. In this article, we’ll discuss each of the six trailer models in more detail. We’ll also talk about the pros and cons of having a fireplace in your trailer.
What Is a Travel Trailer Fireplace?
Vehicles like RVs and travel trailers sometimes have fireplaces. This luxe accessory often doesn’t involve real flames and logs, but an electric version of a fireplace instead. Some trailer owners opt for a freestanding fireplace they can move as needed for optimal warmth. For instance, if you get cold at night, you could take the fireplace and keep it in that room while you sleep. Then, during the day, you might move the fireplace in the main room or dining area of the trailer.
Others prefer a permanent fireplace installed in the trailer. This is still an electric fireplace, but you can’t move it once it’s in place. You can get one of these fireplaces built into the corners of your travel trailer interior or even a spare wall. These permanent options tend to include self-trimming so they blend right into your trailer or RV interior décor.
With electric fireplaces, you can often adjust the level of brightness and warmth, with various settings for low, mid, and high heat. Most of these fireplaces need a 120-volt outlet to work, so you simply plug them in and enjoy a crackling fire anytime.
If you're looking for other ways to cozy up your travel trailer, check out our post about RV portable heaters here.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Travel Trailer Fireplaces?
If you’re intrigued by the idea of getting a fireplace for your travel trailer, you might want to read over this list of pros and cons before making your decision.
Let’s start with what’s great about one of these fireplaces:
- Having an extra source of warmth means you don’t have to run your heater as often. That could possibly increase the unit’s lifespan.
- Permanent fireplace installation can improve the appearance of your trailer, making it a preferable place to stay for long periods.
- If you decide to sell your trailer, you could ask for more money because of the fireplace.
- Most electrical fireplaces run quietly, meaning they don’t interrupt your sleep or relaxation.
Here are some factors of travel trailer fireplace ownership that may give you pause:
- These fireplaces need to connect to an outlet to run, meaning you often have to unplug something else unless you happen to have a spare outlet handy.
- If you’re not careful, you could overload your trailer’s electricity by running too many appliances or items with the fireplace plugged in and on.
- High-end fireplaces can cost several thousand dollars. That’s before you factor in installation costs.
- Smaller fireplaces may provide inadequate heat to keep your travel trailer toasty enough, especially if it’s a bigger vehicle.
Which Travel Trailer Models Have Fireplaces?
If you don’t want to buy an external fireplace and get it installed in your travel trailer, you don’t necessarily have to. Instead, if you’re in the market for a new trailer, you should consider any of these six vehicles. Each has its own fireplace built right into the trailer. You’ll certainly pay more for these high-end models than you would a more standard travel trailer, but you’ll literally sit in the lap of luxury.
1. Forest River Heritage Glen 273RL
The appealing Heritage Glen from Forest River just drips in luxury. The 273RL floorplan boasts wooden cabinets with glass inserts, plush seating surfaces, marble countertops, and a fireplace in the entertainment center. An electric model, you can plug that fireplace into one of the many 110-volt outlets scattered about the Heritage Glen.
See more on the Heritage Glen model page.
2. Dutchman Aerolite 3303RL
Relax after a long day of exploring the great outdoors in the beautiful and spacious Aerolite 3303RL from Dutchmen. In the living area, you’ll find theater seating, a tri-fold sofa with end tables on either side, overhead storage, and an entertainment center with an included fireplace.
To configure your Aerolite 3303RL, see Dutchmen’s website.
3. Jayco Eagle 338RETS
Like any Jayco model, the Eagle 338RETS promises classiness everywhere you turn. The Luxury Package includes a fireplace, frameless windows, two A/C ducts at 50 amps, prep for a washer and dryer, an integrated sound bar, and residential kitchen drawers with a soft close. The fireplace is an LED design that closely mimics the real thing.
Browse more features of the Jayco Eagle 338RETS here.
4. Jayco Jay Flight 34RSBS
Another great pick from Jayco is their Jay Flight 34RSBS. With a tagline of “the fun awaits,” that couldn’t be truer with this travel trailer. The living area has overhead storage, a three-cushioned plush sofa, dual theater seating, and an entertainment center with its own fireplace.
To start planning your fun and see other features of this Jayco travel trailer, check out the Jay Flight 34RSBS model page.
5. Keystone RV Sprinter 330KBS
The spacious and sizable Sprinter 330KBS model from Keystone RV has a rear living room with triple slides. That room is chock full of features, among them overhead LED lighting throughout, a picture window, a 110-volt outlet and cable TV hookup, and a stunning fireplace. You can enjoy more warmth via the digital thermostat and the auto-ignition furnace that runs at 35,000 BTUs.
To learn more about the Keystone RV Sprinter 330KBS, click here.
6. Keystone RV Outback 340BH
Our last pick also comes from Keystone RV, and it is their Outback 340BH. If you opt for the upgraded furniture package, you may never want to leave the living room, as it offers supreme comfort. The other features in the living area are MCD roller shades, vinyl flooring, ash cabinetry that was glazed by hand, LED lighting (including dual floor lights), a vaulted ceiling, an HDTV up to 50 inches, panoramic windows, and a fireplace.
You can review more of the Outback 340BH by visiting Keystone RV’s website.
If you’re tired of shivering in your travel trailer when the weather gets cooler, you can always get a fireplace added. Often electric, you may choose a permanently installed fireplace or move it about the vehicle as you see fit.
Several manufacturers produce travel trailers that come with their own fireplaces, such as Keystone RV, Jayco, Dutchmen, and Forest River. In most instances, these fireplaces are attached to an entertainment center in the living area. While these are considered luxury travel trailers that will cost you more money, the hours of coziness you have to look forward to in your trailer are worth it.
Extend Your Camping Season
Whether you opt for the luxurious permanently installed fireplace, or a simple plug-in model, incorporating a fireplace into your can lengthen your summer well into the winter months. Fire it up and experience all four seasons in your favorite campsite, without all of the summer traffic.