Originally Posted by jbramhall
I run the LP/electric refrigerator in my 2009 Berk all the time, underway, stopped, on hills. What is it that makes this a bad idea?
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Running the rerig underway and while stopped is not a problem. Running it on a hill when you are not level is what causes problems. The refrigerator keeps cold by heating the tank in the back of the refrigerator that has liquid ammonia in it and the when heated forms ammonia gas. When the ammonia in gas form goes through the tubing in the back of the refrigerator and cools, the cooling gas absorbs the heat from the refrigerator box. If it is not level, the flame or electric heater may heat the ammonia tank while the ammonia liquid is not near the heating element causing the ammonia to crystallize and clog the tubing in the refrigerator. Once the tubing clogs, the unit will not function.
This is my understanding of how the absorption refrigerator works. If anyone else has a better understanding or explanation, I hope they post it.