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Old 01-24-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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Levelling for fridge, which plane?

When levelling your RV for the fridge, which way is the most critical plane? When facing your fridge is it, left to right or is it front to back? For me with fridge being on sidewall left to right is easiest for 1 night layover!
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:57 AM   #2
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Thought I would google for info after posting thread, found this!

How level must the refrigerator be?

If you have a gas absorption refrigerator, normal leveling of the vehicle is sufficient. The refrigerator is made to operate within 3 degrees off level side-to-side and 6 degrees off level front-to-back (looking at the front of the refrigerator).

Gas Absorption Refrigerators FAQ
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:03 PM   #3
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I read a comment that if you're comfortable enough with being level, your fridge is fine.
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Agree with the others. That said, I believe Lou had posted a while back about a study or testing done with different results. It seems as though fridge life was greatly reduced if not perfectly level. I may be mis-remembering though and can't find the thread right now

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Old 01-24-2014, 12:15 PM   #5
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So now if your fridge is in a sidewall, that means, more critical for front to back level! If your fridge is located on a rear wall or front wall, that would mean side to side is more critical!
My brother thought his level was good enought, until $600 later for a refurb , now he is more carefull.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:52 PM   #6
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I set my trailer perfectly level front to back and slightly tilted to the backside of the trailer which means the side with no door. This way the condensation from the AC goes to that side. My fridge has always worked fine.
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Yes but ....

Don't forget those roadside stops. Frig failure from out-of-level is cumulative. Leave it in an unlevel parking lot for several hours and it starts.
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