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Old 05-04-2017, 09:01 AM   #11
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will not effect operation what so ever . maybe if you got stopped on a 10% grade for several hours but other then that it's a non issue .


Actually damage can occur fairly quickly if the boiler runs dry. That isn't in dispute.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:07 AM   #12
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We runs our fridge constantly while traveling. I would think there would be enough movement to keep things working correctly. Regardless, it's not something I worry about or have ever had problems with. But everybody is entitled to their own phobias
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:28 AM   #13
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We runs our fridge constantly while traveling. I would think there would be enough movement to keep things working correctly. Regardless, it's not something I worry about or have ever had problems with. But everybody is entitled to their own phobias


Is isn't a phobia, but your snarky comment is noted.

I was just explaining certain conditions that could cause the boiler to run dry, which is what the concern is about.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:38 AM   #14
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First couple of trips I even tried 1/2 pieces of plywood but when added to the low side it now is the high side....
If a half a piece of plywood makes the low side be the high side, your level is much more "accurate" than mine is and much more than I want/need mine to be.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:40 AM   #15
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My main concern with the fridge and being out-of-level is when traveling down the road with it turned on. Long steep grades or stopping on a grade can easily put the fridge in an out-of-spec condition.

Based on tests I have seen, it only takes seconds for the boiler to start skyrocketing temps due to going dry (which is the issue).
Not sure what tests you've seen but long steep grades or stopping on a grade will not affect your refrigerator operation. Possibly if you were stopped on a grade of an inclined plane for an extended period, maybe (hours and hours) but not any of the roads you would normally travel on.

R/V refrigerators are more resilient than the fear mongers want you to believe.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:55 AM   #16
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Not sure what tests you've seen but long steep grades or stopping on a grade will not affect your refrigerator operation. Possibly if you were stopped on a grade of an inclined plane for an extended period, maybe (hours and hours) but not any of the roads you would normally travel on.

R/V refrigerators are more resilient than the fear mongers want you to believe.
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Old 05-04-2017, 09:59 AM   #17
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I understand the importance of leveling so I do not have issues we my refrigerator while on propane. I also enjoy the comfort of a level rig. But how close to exact level do you need to be to not cause damage to the refrigerator or other systems on my 5th. Try as I might I rarely get it perfect. First couple of trips I even tried 1/2 pieces of plywood but when added to the low side it now is the high side. What is accepatable. I'm sure this has been answered numerous time but I am unable find it on this forum or any place I haven looked on the internet. Am I being overly concerned.
Casey, damage can happen while on electric as well if way out of level also! Youroo! ,
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Is isn't a phobia, but your snarky comment is noted.

I was just explaining certain conditions that could cause the boiler to run dry, which is what the concern is about.
It's only 'snarky' if you decide to take it that way

And I actually wasn't even replying to you, you just decided to take it personally it looks like
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My fridge runs fine a little bit out of level, however it drives me nuts trying to sleep even slightly off-level.
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According to the manual for ours - if you are level enough to use the RV the the fridge is level enough to be safe.

Of course that is subjective and no real numbers in the manual.

Driving and the rig moving will prevent the separation of the chemicals and rocking up at the high point since they get bounced around as the rig moves.

I have been told the 3% rule as well as 8%.

Got a circular level for checking. What I was told was if was within a half bubble when parked - good to go.
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