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Old 04-15-2014, 12:27 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Leveling

I understand it is important to have your 5th wheel pretty level for the refrigerator to operate correctly. Does anyone know if it matters if the frig is level while the rig is in storage and the frig is not operating? I'd rather not have to level front to back while rig is in storage and frig is turned off.

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Old 04-15-2014, 01:20 AM   #2
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In storage it's no issue at all. The act of towing it home to get ready will level any ammonia out before you get very far.
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I understand it is important to have your 5th wheel pretty level for the refrigerator to operate correctly. Does anyone know if it matters if the frig is level while the rig is in storage and the frig is not operating? I'd rather not have to level front to back while rig is in storage and frig is turned off.

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Although important, it's not critical to be "perfectly level". One rule says that if you comfortable enough living in it slightly off level, then you're OK. It's also OK to tow while the fridge is on. Even stopping momentarily on an incline or off "kilter" is ok.

While in storage and fridge not running there will be no ill effects on the fridge.
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Thanks for the much appreciated feedback
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:40 AM   #5
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My fridge has had no issues being stored unlevel, or operating mildly off level (disconnected from the truck and left it at that height rather then auto leveling.) Same applied to my old Manaco as I would park it in its spot but not dump airbags or level but plug in to keep the fridge running.
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I've never had problems with my fridge when not perfectly level. Front to back I always have level. Side to side I can be almost a full bubble off level with no problems. I rarely check side to side unless it is really obvious when in the camper.
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I've never had problems with my fridge when not perfectly level. Front to back I always have level. Side to side I can be almost a full bubble off level with no problems. I rarely check side to side unless it is really obvious when in the camper.
Herk had a great diagram showing how the coils in the refrigerators are oriented. It indicated that if the fridge is located on a side wall of the camper, only the front-to-back leveling is critical. If it's on the back wall, the side-to-side leveling would be the critical factor.
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Herk had a great diagram showing how the coils in the refrigerators are oriented. It indicated that if the fridge is located on a side wall of the camper, only the front-to-back leveling is critical. If it's on the back wall, the side-to-side leveling would be the critical factor.
That's a good way to put it.
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