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Old 09-01-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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Does a TT have to be level ??

I have my Windjammer stored at my sons home. The drive has quite a slope
until I get someone in there with a bobcat it will be that way for a while. The TT is OK from side to side, however the TT is not level from front to back
really no way for a quick fix it without some major grading. Does the TT have to be level for the fridge to operate on propane or shore power ?

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Old 09-01-2014, 06:58 PM   #2
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Gsve the same issue exept mine is not level side to side ive had my fridge plugged in for few days now on shore pwr and it was nice n cold they do say it csn leak ammonia but i didnt have that issue.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:21 PM   #3
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You can't add a leveling block, cinder block or 4x4s, under the hitch? Leveling front to back is much easier than side to side.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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No its quite an slope, the power jack is almost fully extended which I am not too comfortable with. I have a 2x6 under the jack, unable to get anything else under it while unhitching from my truck, not much clearance. The rear wheels of my f250 were in the street in front of the curb, so the hitch was low. ( to say the least its a tight fit , however the price is right.) I plan on getting a bobcat in there in the upcoming months, my concern is, will it affect the fridge if the tt is not level ? Is it OK to run the fridge to cool it down if the TT is not level .

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Old 09-01-2014, 07:53 PM   #5
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A non level RV Fridge can form bubbles in places which eventually will prevent the coolant from moving through the system and eventually quit working if it is not level. the coolant depends on natural circulation to move around the circuit and this is impeded if the frig is not pretty level. I think the newer models are somewhat more tolerant than older but the same potential problem exists, as far as I know.

Permanent damage can occur over time, after which an expensive repair (replace the entire cooling element) is needed.

The manuals don't specifically state what "level" is in degrees.

When the rig is moving there is plenty of fluid movement so it is not a problem, only when they are stationary.

Maybe someone here can add some facts or correct this posts if it is wrong.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:16 PM   #6
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Based on what you have described, I would not run the fridge. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
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Frig levelness

What I have always heard and read is 3* front to back and 6* side to side as a maximum out of level for the frig.

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Old 09-01-2014, 08:41 PM   #8
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I too would not operate the fridge at this point. Just wait until you get to where your going to plug it in or start propane on the road. Might have to wait a day for the grocery shopping at your destination but it is a lot better then blowing a fridge.
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We recently purchased a 2004 forest river salem le 28 ft travel trailer as it is out first trailer i was goin over it today and the previous owner told me the hot water heater doesnt wirk on electric as the element burnt out so i was wondering how do i operate it on gas and ive read that before i start it to make sure there is water in the tank, would that b just by filling up fresh water tank? Please help goin on first trip in 2 wks
You need water in the HW tank not just the FW tank. Close your low point drains. Check that your water heater by-pass valves are in the summer use positions. Hook up to your city water input and then run water through your faucets hot and cold. Also open your exterior water heater cover and open the relief valve until water comes out then close the relief valve and cover.


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What are low point drains and where is the shutoff? Also, what is a summer position?
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