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Old 04-30-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Importance of Leveling?

My husband and I are newbie owners of a 2011 Sunseeker 2300.. No slides. How important is it to be level when we stop for the night? We get close but were told that with no slides and short length it really is no big deal.... True? Any concern about water or propane or other systems/appliances?
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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If you get close enough to level to be comfortable, then you should have no problems. The refrigerator must be level to operate correctly but that doesn't mean that being half a bubble off on a level is bad. You will want to be level enough for water to drain properly in the shower, etc. We carry a couple sets of Lynx blocks (giant legos) for leveling but do not use them very often. With the short length of the MH we can move a couple feet forward or back on a parking site and find a more level spot if needed.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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Depending on where your fridge is located in the camper one way is more critical than the other. If your fridge is located on the side of the camper the nose to tail leveling will be the critical one; if on the back wall the left to right is most critical. The reason has to do with how the fridge cools.

Because it is an "evaporative" cooler, the gas in the cooling tubes turns to liquid and runs down the snaking tubes back to the reservoir to be reheated. If the tubes are not level, the liquid will pool in the tubing at one end or the other and narrow the available diameter of tube for gas and liquid to pass; thus reducing the cooling effect. Too far out of level, and the liquid will block the tube completely and you won't get any cooling at all.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:36 AM   #4
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Well said.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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Great explanation of the refrigerator/cooling issue! Also, the oven, which has been working fine, wouldn't light.. could this be another possible issue related to not being level?
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the oven, which has been working fine, wouldn't light.. could this be another possible issue related to not being level?
No, sorry. I assume the range top works fine.
You said the oven used to work fine but does not now.

How exactly does it "not work"?

No gas?
Pilot won't stay lit?
Won't fire off when the oven calls for heat?
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I assume no gas... I have been able to light it several times in past few days by turning it all the way on and lighting the oven burner area...which lights the pilot (couldn't get the pilot to light first) but this time it would not light at all at any setting. Range working fine.
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Here is what the manual has to say.

You have to turn the oven knob to "light" and push it IN and hold it until the pilot lights and keep it IN until the thermocouple gets hot enough to keep the pilot light solenoid engaged.

If this continues to "not work" you will need to replace the pilot solenoid valve.
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What do you know... pilot lit and all is well, thanks. Perhaps it was me, rather than it, that was more impaired last night

We have used our oven everyday... So glad I insisted on that option!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #10
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What do you know... pilot lit and all is well, thanks. Perhaps it was me, rather than it, that was more impaired last night

We have used our oven everyday... So glad I insisted on that option!
Thank you for posting back.
It is really nice to know we helped someone!
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