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Old 05-05-2009, 07:28 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone for your help. It is new, but when I picked up the trailer they seemed concerned about getting it level. It is on the street side. Very clever idea with the square level... I will be trying that.

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Old 05-05-2009, 06:17 PM   #16
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I hadn't switched anything....yes I thought of that but again its a 1977 trailer....I'm just thankful it works (its a 3 way but not working on 12 v.....feel free to stop by my campsite at langley and fix it if you know how...I won't stop you.
Hi Brandy,
There should be an inline fuse on the 12V feed wire at the back of the fridge on the lower left side. Hold one end of the fuse holder and push and turn the other end to take it apart. The fuse should be about 1/4" x 1" long and there should be a spring that you don't want to lose. If the fuse is ok then the heater element could be burned out. It might be difficult to change the element without removing the fridge from the trailer first.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:07 PM   #17
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If you are worried about getting your trailer level when you're parked might be to figure out how much you need to lift the low-side wheel on your trailer up to get it level in your carport/sidelot/whatever, then create a simple 2'x4' plywood platform you can drive the trailer on to when you park it. That'd be an easy, no fuss way to get it right every time you park.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #18
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hummmmmmm me thinks I have a new project today......will look into this......


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There should be an inline fuse on the 12V feed wire at the back of the fridge on the lower left side. Hold one end of the fuse holder and push and turn the other end to take it apart. The fuse should be about 1/4" x 1" long and there should be a spring that you don't want to lose. If the fuse is ok then the heater element could be burned out. It might be difficult to change the element without removing the fridge from the trailer first.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:13 AM   #19
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Oh Bill perhaps you can walk me thru this...here is the back of my fridge..... not sure where a fuse might be hiding and I'm hesitant to start pulling stuff off of it befor a trip




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Old 05-06-2009, 02:56 PM   #20
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Oh Bill perhaps you can walk me thru this...here is the back of my fridge..... not sure where a fuse might be hiding and I'm hesitant to start pulling stuff off of it befor a trip
Hi Brandy,
Usually they bring the 12v wires(1 black, 1white) from the tow vehicle along the floor into the lower left corner of the fridge compartment. They appear to terminate at two blue connectors in your left photo and have two white wires going from the blue blocks into the 3 way switch above. The fuseholder could be just out of view to the left on the black wire. On the right side of the right photo a white tube with red, yellow, and grey/blue? wires attached to a terminal block is the feed to the heater element which is hidden in the sheet metal enclosure on the right side of the photo. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:00 PM   #21
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hmmmmmmmmm going to have to re-read this slowly.......anyone going to langley feel like helping on this one?????...usually I'm pretty handy but the fridge works as is but I would so like it to work on 12v between point a to point b....thanks Bill for getting back to me.....


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Usually they bring the 12v wires(1 black, 1white) from the tow vehicle along the floor into the lower left corner of the fridge compartment. They appear to terminate at two blue connectors in your left photo and have two white wires going from the blue blocks into the 3 way switch above. The fuseholder could be just out of view to the left on the black wire. On the right side of the right photo a white tube with red, yellow, and grey/blue? wires attached to a terminal block is the feed to the heater element which is hidden in the sheet metal enclosure on the right side of the photo. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:06 AM   #22
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Joy, thank you for that tip re the bullseye on the bottom of the fridge...excellent idea! I'm also thinking of upgrading my tounge jack and I'm eyeballing an electric one that also has a bullseye on top....
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I've known of people who have added a bulls eye level to the tongue. But in my mind that only levels the trailer not necessarily the refrigerator. That's why I leveled the refrigerator first then added the levels to the trailer. So now when I have the levels on the trailer at level I know the refrigerator is spot on.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:59 AM   #23
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But in my mind that only levels the trailer not necessarily the refrigerator.
Notwithstanding the front to back and side to side adjustments of the whole unit, why or how could a fridge not be level with the floor of the trailer on installation? Is that where you feel there is an opportunity for it not to be level?
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:00 AM   #24
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Notwithstanding the front to back and side to side adjustments of the whole unit, why or how could a fridge not be level with the floor of the trailer on installation? Is that where you feel there is an opportunity for it not to be level?

You may be luckier with your Bigfoot but trust me on this one.... things that are mirror images (like the back benches) aren't parallel in a Boler so there's no expectation on my part that any two parts are level.
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