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Old 06-20-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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level the trailer while camping to get the fridge level? Do I use a bubble level on the actual fridge floor (which could be a little warped) OR would it be just as good to use one of the storage racks? I seem to remember also that its more important to level it front to back or was it side to side???
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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If you are confident that your fridge is mounted level within the trailer itself, just leveling the trailer when parked should be fine.

I have only checked the fridge against the trailer itself to verify this once.

My basic rule.. "Within a Bubble" is close enough.
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:51 PM   #3
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Well, here a "little" problem. The fridge has been re n re'd at some point and I'm thinking its NOT level in the space provided. So thats why I was wonderin' where the best place to get a level from would be.....

We aren't too concerned if we sleep a l'il slanted, (if the trailer is NOT 100% level) we can live with that, I just would like to take as much precaution as I can to ensure my fridge lasts a few more years.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:04 PM   #4
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So, you are saying you would rather the blood went to your head than your cold beer????

I would imagine the racks would be the best place then. But how do you know they are square in the fridge? You would have to check that to be sure, I guess.

Perhaps fixing that little problem would be best tho.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:57 PM   #5
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The best place to check the fridge for level is at the ice tray shelf, Once you have it level both front to back and side to side, put some stick on levels near the front of trailer and use those to level out from then on. The older fridges are more picky about being level.
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The best place to check the fridge for level is at the ice tray shelf.
The older fridges are more picky about being level.
I would use a round bubble level (not "bullet" level) on the "floor" of the freezer compartment. That way you can test level in all directions at once.
When my metal freezer "floor" is level, my plastic fridge "floor" slopes down toward the door.
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Isn't it the coils and actual guts that need to be level?
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Isn't it the coils and actual guts that need to be level?
In my "Insta-matic" (by Magnavox) 2-way fridge, the separate freezer across the top has a horizontal set of coils built into the shelf (or floor) of the Freezer. They are perfectly perpendicular with the vertical fridge coils across the back of the unit.
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Someone at the Oregon Gathering acouple of years ago...hummm who was it At any rate, told me this is what they did: Level the trailer front to back and side to side by placing a round bubble level inside the freezer compartment. When it's perfectly level, stick a "bullet" level at the front of the trailer (just under the belly band) and another level just front of the door...their front tongue jack was on the door side. Easy to check both while unhooking and leveling. Once that's done it's easy to level every time. Appears that's the same advice given by Mike Taylor...
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The best place to check the fridge for level is at the ice tray shelf, Once you have it level both front to back and side to side, put some stick on levels near the front of trailer and use those to level out from then on. The older fridges are more picky about being level.
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I guess I can't do this. No Ice tray or compartment.
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