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Old 05-30-2016, 12:19 AM   #1
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Level Fridge

I understand the refrigerator needs to be somewhat level to function properly.

I assume this means whether you are on propane or electric for the freon to circulate properly. Does level mean in all directions and how close do I need to be?

If electrical is available will it switch over to that automatically?

I need to hook up prior to leaving next weekend to cool it down and load with cold stuff for our first trip.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:28 AM   #2
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Fairly level...doesn't have to be exact. Absorption units work by heating to compress / decompress for cooling and have no compressor so things have to be more upright to "flow" properly. The motion from towing will make it less critical. Depending on the model, it will switch between LP and electric as long as it's in "auto" mode.

Keep in mind that it uses 12V for the control circuits even when running on propane which will put a slight drain on your battery when not connected to electrical.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:55 AM   #3
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Thanks. I will try to get fairly close. I will pull out the manual and see what colors of the LED mean what and set to "auto" if it has one.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:16 AM   #4
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Also, if everything is new or if you've had propane tanks refilled, you may have to purge the lines by running the stove for a minute or two to get any air out of the lines.
As far as pre-cooling, it can take longer than you'd think the get the fridge and freezer cold. As much as 16 hours. I am fortunate as I have a spot at home for our fiver so it stays plugged in all the time.
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On my old Norcold the manual said 3* front to back and 6* side to side for best operation when not in motion (camped). I start my fridge the day (24 hours) before I plan to leave I also use a cool can inside started at the same time
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:15 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I leveled it up as best I could in the driveway and tested it yesterday.

It took about 8 hrs to cool down so I will plug her in the night before we leave. Our first camping trip will be only 30 minutes from the house so it should stay fairly cold.
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