Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-02-2015, 11:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
wpgman19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 111
What is Level Tolerance For Fridge?

My fridge is at the back of my TT, rather than on the side. How many degrees off level is safe before damage can occur to the fridge? One 'specialist' told me 5 degrees max, but even that seems like a lot. Is there a standard acceptable tolerance? And in my case, does it only apply to Left-Right or also Front-Back? I do try to level when I park, but after pushing the slides out, I sometimes sag about 1/2" on that side. (Will try to adjust for that by setting a 1/2" high next time).
__________________

__________________
2014 Rockwood 8310SS Diamond
2014 F-150 Super Cab Ecoboost w/Max Tow

Nights Glamped - 2015 - 24
Nights Glamped - 2016 - 4
wpgman19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 11:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Crockett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 833
-/+ 6 degrees if it has no coils(metal tubing) in horizontal freezer shelf. -/+ 3 degrees if it does.
__________________

__________________
Crockett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2015, 11:45 PM   #3
WFD
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,610
wow thats a big level of tolerance.
__________________
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax
2016 Rockwood 8289WS, Diamond Pkg.
WFD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 09:35 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
wpgman19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 111
I agree. I think if my TT was 3 degrees off, I would be very uncomfortable sitting or sleeping in my TT (not to mention get a refund on my level!!).


Thanks for the response, Crockett!
__________________
2014 Rockwood 8310SS Diamond
2014 F-150 Super Cab Ecoboost w/Max Tow

Nights Glamped - 2015 - 24
Nights Glamped - 2016 - 4
wpgman19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 10:43 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Crockett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 833
i get the small square appliance level, my fav, and plop it on the freezer shelf. half the volumn of the bubble, 2/3 diameter, in the circle. the leveling is only important when u are stationary for over 1/2 hour with the unit on. i square this bubble before i mount external levels. thank you for thanking me...
__________________
Crockett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 10:47 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Crockett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 833
i would say on the left/right its more important on the 6 degree models. do you stabilize before you runthe slides?
__________________
Crockett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 12:26 PM   #7
AKA: 'tiredTeacher
 
awellis3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 719
Quote:
Originally Posted by wpgman19 View Post
I agree. I think if my TT was 3 degrees off, I would be very uncomfortable sitting or sleeping in my TT (not to mention get a refund on my level!!).
My dealership's shop foreman said if you're uncomfortable, the reefer is uncomfortable.
__________________
Wright and Penny
(with Fitz and Lizzie, the camping kitties)
Richmond, Va.
2010 Tundra 4X4 5.7L V8
2014 Rockwood 2604WS
Life is a cruel teacher. She gives the test first; the lesson then follows.
awellis3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 12:32 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
wpgman19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crockett View Post
i would say on the left/right its more important on the 6 degree models. do you stabilize before you runthe slides?
Definitly stabilize before the slides. May look at BAL bars or screw jacks as well.
__________________
2014 Rockwood 8310SS Diamond
2014 F-150 Super Cab Ecoboost w/Max Tow

Nights Glamped - 2015 - 24
Nights Glamped - 2016 - 4
wpgman19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 12:56 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Santa Teresa, NM
Posts: 26
I was parked on the side of I-40 outside of Jacksonville, TN, with a blowout and broken leaf spring shackle for 3.5 hours. My fridge was in the back and it stopped cooling. It took it 36 hours to start working again! Whew!
__________________
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30 WRLS
2007 F250 SD
chasbo70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 02:13 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
wpgman19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by chasbo70 View Post
I was parked on the side of I-40 outside of Jacksonville, TN, with a blowout and broken leaf spring shackle for 3.5 hours. My fridge was in the back and it stopped cooling. It took it 36 hours to start working again! Whew!
Good lesson if having to 'emergency park' - still try to level it out if possible. Maybe jack the low side up and rest on screw jacks or blocks.
__________________

__________________
2014 Rockwood 8310SS Diamond
2014 F-150 Super Cab Ecoboost w/Max Tow

Nights Glamped - 2015 - 24
Nights Glamped - 2016 - 4
wpgman19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fridge

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29 PM.