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Old 03-26-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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O.K. I understand that the frig must be level, but how close to perfect must it be?

Surely there is some leeway permissable.

Anyone have any idea?
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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I have always leveled "Within a bubble" and been fine. Maybe just lucky, but it works for me.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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Surely there is some leeway permissible.
I use these RV levels (marked in one inch increments) on the front and side of my trailer. I find front-to-rear leveling is more critical than side-to-side leveling. I figure +/- 1" on these is close enough.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:45 PM   #4
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Between the BAL leveler I have available and the tongue jack, I can get my trailer level... spot on. Because the 3-way in my trailer is 22 years old (and still going strong), I make every effort to be perfectly level. Besides, I sleep better when the blood isn't rushing to my head or feet

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Old 03-26-2010, 09:12 PM   #5
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Hi: Bud Kennedy... Half a bubble off plumb might work...might not!!! The trick is to be able to tell the difference!!!
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:01 PM   #6
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Bud,

You are really leveling the evaporator section, the cold part inside the refrigerator. The refrigerator may not even be level in the trailer when its level so always level with respect to the evaporator.

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:26 AM   #7
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You are really leveling the evaporator section, the cold part inside the refrigerator. The refrigerator may not even be level in the trailer when its level so always level with respect to the evaporator.

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We put our level inside the fridge and go by that, when the fridge is level, that's where we settle, even if the trailer is not perfectly level.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:07 PM   #8
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If the trailer is level enough for you to sleep in comfortably, ... it's level enough for the fridg.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:54 PM   #9
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ditto....any less and my fridge revolts...But I love it so I pamper it

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We put our level inside the fridge and go by that, when the fridge is level, that's where we settle, even if the trailer is not perfectly level.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:37 PM   #10
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My trailer service pro told me the same thing as April and Brandy. His reasoning is that the fridge when installed, is not always level with the trailer. So you can have a level trailer, but unleveled fridge. Because the fridge must be level to insure proper operation, you need to verify that the fridge is level at the campsite.

He suggested that I put a small bull's eye leveler in the freezer (when I'm parking - not permanently!) to verify that the fridge is level. If 1/2 of the bubble is inside the bull's eye, all is well.

BTW, he did say that recent model refrigerators are not as sensitive as older ones.



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Old 03-31-2010, 06:13 PM   #11
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If there is enough of a discrepancy between the refrigerator and the rest of the camper in regards to level - so that you find yourself living with an un-level feeling trailer - you could always shim or re-fit the refrigerator so that it is level with the trailer, then all is good.

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Old 03-31-2010, 09:56 PM   #12
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When your driving and pulling with fridge on what happens when you come to all the mountains either going up or down????.

At one rally we were at a few years ago we had a rep from Dometic come and this subject came up. He said they would sputter at 7 degrees, I take sputter to mean something like it doesn't want to run right
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:17 AM   #13
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I was always under the impression that when you are moving keeps the refrigerants mixed up, but when sitting still just the heat is not enough to keep it mixed and moving if off level.

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When your driving and pulling with fridge on what happens when you come to all the mountains either going up or down????.

At one rally we were at a few years ago we had a rep from Dometic come and this subject came up. He said they would sputter at 7 degrees, I take sputter to mean something like it doesn't want to run right
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