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Old 04-12-2011, 09:49 AM   #11
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Lou............I can count on you to give me a chuckle, while reading these threads!!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:00 AM   #12
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While being level is important for the fridge, the trailer doesnít have to be perfectly level. Even the userís manual states that if the trailer is comfortable enough to live, no sloping floors, the trailer is level enough for the fridge.
When we set up I always have my trailer ever so slightly off level with a slight lean toward the sewer drain. Weíve never had a problem with the refrigerator cooling and there are times when we are at the same campsite for over a month. I just wish these refrigerators had an automatic defroster.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:30 PM   #13
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For what it's worth, the stickon bubbles are cheap, so I bought 4 sets (8) and put two on each corner while leveling with a carpenter level on my concrete drive. Now at the campsite, I get it close with leveling blocks under the wheels, then at each stabilizer jack I can adjust until the bubble within close proximity is level, makes it real simple not having to go the the corner with a bubble.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:46 PM   #14
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So close is good enough and the 'fridge is the primary driver. 'How close' is a matter of personal preference and pride for some.

Levels near the controls sound convenient. However, since I have stabilizers and not levelers, I don't really want to crank up the back or front with the stabilizers. It looks like a lot of climbing in and out of the TV and checking to me (until I get good at it) - so the first place is front left corner. More to be added later.

I guess its a matter of time before I learn out how much sag on what type of surface to account for with the slide-out.

My uncle used to accuse me of being "half a bubble off plumb" and that's probably not a bad rule for the 'fridge - If the slide out has changed it by more than that, I should probably hook it up and try again.

The other requirement for the next trip out is to arrive before dark - it seems that Murphy probably has a rule about the first time set up in the dark with a dying flashlight.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:18 PM   #15
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Woah there. I thought she was doing a good job cranking but what's this about a power jack. Old Guys
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:52 PM   #16
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Your leveling the trailer, because all the appliances and fixtures are leveled to the trailer. if the trailer is not level, then nothing else is. who wants to walk uphill or downhill in an RV?
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:09 AM   #17
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i hate being disorientated in an unlevel trailer lol
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:48 AM   #18
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i hate being disorientated in an unlevel trailer lol
Yea, after a few beers it really could be a problem.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:12 AM   #19
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We did not get the harness feature option with our mattress and when parked on unlevel ground, found it was difficult not to end up on the floor by morning. I stitched some grab handles on the mattress, but the mattress material was too thin and they began to tear. I was told the unauthorized addition to the mattress voided the warranty for the entire trailer, just like welding or bolting a receiver hitch to the frame, but that is another story.

I finally started the "leveling procedure". I placed bubbles on the corner, purchased the "adult Lego" leveling pad kit and made sure the trailer was perfectly level in anticipation of a good nights sleep. Although it helped, the battle with gravity for a good nights sleep continued. I then learned there is storage underneath the bed and the bed is hinged with pressurized supports, if I pushed down on the bed........IT CLOSED!

FINALLY.....a good nights sleep!!! LEVEL IS GOOD!

Have a good day everyone!
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:17 AM   #20
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Can anyone tell me where to get a good level. Everyone one I buy is broken and leaks. There's always a damn bubble in the center.


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