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Old 05-17-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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Refrigerator leveling

I have just begun parking my camper in a new place, and I wonder if it is important to keep the refrigerator level even when the camper is in storage and the refrigerator is not being used. Or is leveling only a concern when the fridge is running? Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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It only needs to be level when the refridge is running. If it is not on when stored, then it does not need to be level.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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Ever notice the angle an air conditioner sits on a fifth wheel roof?
Some times I wonder about being too fussy in regards to running these things on the level
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Ever notice the angle an air conditioner sits on a fifth wheel roof?
Some times I wonder about being too fussy in regards to running these things on the level
Dometic A/C units can be out of level no more then an 8 degree slant to either side or front to back, this is acceptable for series numbers, 620412, 620415, 620425, and 620426.
It is preferred that the A/C units are installed in a relatively flat and level roof section measured with the RV parked on a level surface.
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One thing about fridge, it does not have to be completely level. My fridge in the house is titled back just a little so that if the door is left open it will close on it's own there is a tolerance for operation, now if the fridge is way out of it's window of operation you could have a problem with the condensation in the pan below and end up with water on the floor and the other thing is that you could shorten the life of the compressor, with an extreme title the oil in the compressor will not lubricate all of the moving parts and if this happens the compressor will start to make noise and then lock up or burn out due to over heating.
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Thank you for the quick responses.
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No compressor on majority of rv refers. Mine runs fine on sloped driveway but I surely would not run it on 45degree incline. When travelling we run it on propane and some roads certainly have a grade to them.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:50 AM   #8
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You are right, the refrigerators in RVs do not have a compressor they are absorption systems, and use ammonia or what is known as R-717 but Park Models will usually come with a standard fridge.
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