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Old 07-18-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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How level should I be side to side at home?

I currently have our new TT parked out front in our parking area by the curb. I want to move it out back on our concrete pad where I stored my popup. My dilemma is if I ran up on 2x12s I'd need (7) seven high to make it level. I have quite a slope. I'm in the process of finding a permanent solution, but we leave for a week starting 7/25/16 and I want to get it off the road and I have home security out back where I can monitor the TT if it's there.

My question is if I went (3) three high (4 1/2") instead of (7) seven high (10 1/2"). Would it matter if it leaned? It will most likely stay there till 8/10. The day before our maiden voyage.

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Old 07-18-2016, 11:45 AM   #2
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I don't think it would matter as long as you are not trying to use the fridge or slides.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:57 AM   #3
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I don't think it would matter as long as you are not trying to use the fridge or slides.
I agree, plus as long as the roof drains properly, but I don't see where that would be a problem either.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:05 PM   #4
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I agree, plus as long as the roof drains properly, but I don't see where that would be a problem either.
No slides on my 26BH and not planning on using the fridge. I'll move it back out front a day or two before to plug the fridge up.

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Slides and absorption refrigerators are very "level dependent".

Out of level operation can permanently damage your fridge by slowing or not allowing refrigerant return to the boiler causing overheating and thermal cracking of the boiler.

Out of level operation of the slides can bog (overheat the motor) or damage the gear clutches on your slide out mechanism.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:52 PM   #6
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Slides and absorption refrigerators are very "level dependent".

Out of level operation can permanently damage your fridge by slowing or not allowing refrigerant return to the boiler causing overheating and thermal cracking of the boiler.

Out of level operation of the slides can bog (overheat the motor) or damage the gear clutches on your slide out mechanism.
Since I don't have a slide and am not running the fridge I'd be ok correct?

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Since I don't have a slide and am not running the fridge I'd be ok correct?

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I would think so. The single possible exception would be in a camper with tandem wheels and front to back out of level (not so much side to side).

On an extreme front to back slope, getting it level (in this case) will shift a lot of camper weight onto the rear axle that would normally be carried on both equally. In this case with long term storage, the rear axle torsion or spring suspension will see more continuous loading even in a rig that is not "overloaded" when parked.
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All I can tell you is that Herk knows his stuff. I'd go by that advice.
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While you won't damage your fridge if it's turned off while off level, you'll want to level it at least 24 hours before turning it on again to give the ammonia a chance to settle back in where it needs to be.
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While you won't damage your fridge if it's turned off while off level, you'll want to level it at least 24 hours before turning it on again to give the ammonia a chance to settle back in where it needs to be.
Excellent tip Tim.
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