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Old 03-19-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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How steep is too steep?

Being new to the RV scene, what is the safe degree of slope for parking a TT? I'll need to park my Roo 233S in my driveway when preparing for trips (I have permanent storage about 5 mins away). Using string and a level, I measured a 10" drop along the 27' total length of my TT, with the hitch being at the low end toward the street. I'm not sure yet what the total height of jack pads is I would need in order to level the unit. How much is too much? I would of course have the wheels chocked, but I want to make sure the jack stand doesn't end up rolling off the pads since we would be climbing in and out of the trailer getting it ready. Last thing I need is for my trailer to become my neighbors new lawn ornament.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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That is not very steep. I would chock it really well, and use the jack in the front along with a block to get it up to level.
You don't want to run the fridge and especially run slides in and out while not level.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:35 PM   #3
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Thread HI Jack..... Yes I know you don't want to run the fridge while not level, but do you run the fridge going down the road? We do, on propane, and have not had any problems in a 4 hour trip. Have gone from 1000 feet in elevation to over 3000 feet. Definitely not level.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:05 AM   #4
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From what I was told by the Norcold people a few years ago, running your fridge when not level does not harm anything, it just won't be as efficient in staying cool.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:48 AM   #5
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Chris.....When I have my trailer at the house getting packed out we park in our driveway...sloped towards the house. I chock the wheels good and have to lower the front end all the way down to get real close to level.
Not real sure how much drop there is but I'm thinking 10" would be about right.
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We run ours going down the road too. I don't think you would want to run it for days or weeks not level.
And let me say again...don't run the slide(s) in or out while not level! I will not say how I know this...too embarassing!
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #7
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Going down the road, the fridge is not at the same off-level all of the time.....the fluid/gas has time to move around. That is not quite the same as being too far off level sitting still for hours.
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