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Old 04-09-2014, 07:18 PM   #15
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Square Bubble movie......Someone definitely has tooooooo much spare time !!!!
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:09 PM   #16
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I'm with Carol. I place a bullseye level on the floor of the refrigerator and level to that. Easy peasy with a BAL leveler! When the refrigerator is happy, I'm happy.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #17
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:22 AM   #18
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Generally speaking, front to back level is more critical than side to side. Has to do with the slope of the coils that zig zag back and forth when you look at the back of the refrig.

Be sceptical of the factory installed bubbles as I believe they're installed with the frame level but the refrigs aren't always level with repect to the frame. A one-time check of a bubble level on the refrig floor vs. the trailer mounted levels can be helpful. And those bubble levels are pretty cheap. In fact, you don't need any kind of expensive level for trailer levelling purposes.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:43 AM   #19
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Thanks, Steve, that's what I was looking for.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #20
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According to Dometic Tech Support, in EARLY design Dometic units (the ones with the square edge boiler cover, BOTH directions are equally important when it come to leveling.

I was told, again by Dometic, that it has to do with residues in the cooling circuit being kept in suspension or they can build up at a "Drain" in the system and eventually obstruct flow, stopping the circuit.

Again, that was their laymen's explanation and it works for moi.

Best bet, as with most appliances, is to start by reading the manual. If you don't have one, about 99% of them can be found on-line for free.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #21
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All of the above answers were totally on the level.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:06 AM   #22
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I'm with Carol. I place a bullseye level on the floor of the refrigerator and level to that. Easy peasy with a BAL leveler! When the refrigerator is happy, I'm happy.
Purchased my new BAL leveler; so now I'm set for my camping trip at the end of April.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:31 PM   #23
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I "Super Level" my trailers refrigerator one time with a bulls eye level, then I attach outside levels, center front and directly over the axle center, indicating "0" tilt and use those for all future leveling. The 40+ y.o. Dometic in my Hunter still works great on both 120 VAC as well as LP.
This tip would definitely make setting up easier and being calibrated when refrigerator is super level would give you the easiest route to the best outcome. Save some trips in and out of the camper that's for sure.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:45 AM   #24
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because there's not a lot that's "square/plumb" in a casita i've a test that works for me. if the bathroom door and the fridge door will stay wherever you open them to...it's level. i've used a sharpie to mark that position on the 2 levels that came on the trailer (neither of which is centered). gets me very close every time.

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because there's not a lot that's "square/plumb" in a casita i've a test that works for me. if the bathroom door and the fridge door will stay wherever you open them to...it's level. i've used a sharpie to mark that position on the 2 levels that came on the trailer (neither of which is centered). gets me very close every time.

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I leveled my Casita using the factory installed levels . The refrigerator and trailer were way out of level . I then placed a 6 Ft. level on the belly band and leveled the trailer , refrigerator was now really close to dead center level, l then installed 2 new exterior levels . There was almost a half a bubble difference between the factory levels and the ones I installed.
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BTW: I tried the square bubble type one time, didn't like them at all. LOL

Those are for square bubbles.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:49 PM   #27
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Cam A, I can't speak to your refrigerator question. What I can say is if you're concerned about level (personally, I'm quite anal about it), you can't spend better money for a single-axle accoutrement than this: Amazon.com: BAL R.V. Products Group 28050 Light Trailer Tire Leveler: Sports & Outdoors
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:51 PM   #28
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Oops ... I see Donna D already made the same recommendation. I should point out that I learned about the BAL Leveler (and many other things) on this forum. I also learned that a pizza delivery bag is perfect for storing and transporting the leveler.
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