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Old 07-13-2020, 02:29 PM   #21
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Make certain that when you are leveling, you are leveling for the refrigerator not the entire trailer. Still, it sounds like that is probably not the problem. Good luck.
There was some information posted somewhere on this forum that came from Dometic. If I recall correctly it said that side to side level could be off by 2-3 degrees and front to rear by 1 or 2 degrees before "issues" occured.

I used to be real OCD about getting my refrigerator level but one day i realized that nothing bad happened when I parked for a few hours at an attraction we visited as well as all the times I didn't get the refer perfectly level.

Threw away my refrigerator level and now just level the TT's floor/frame.

Haven't had a refrigerator fail to cool in well over 25 years. Close to level---yes. Perfectly level-----not hardly.

UPDATE: The info I was referring to actually came from Norcold---

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As mentioned, gravity is critical to the RV refrigeration process. Without it the ammonia liquid will not properly flow to the evaporator coils to cool the refrigerator. ... Today, Norcold recommends that their refrigerators operate within 3 degrees off level side-to-side and 6 degrees off level front-to-back
If I remember my High School math correctly a 3 degree slope across the full width of a trailer would result in one side being about 4" higher or lower than the other. 3 Degrees is 5/8" per foot of slope and 6 degrees is 1-1/4" per foot of slope.
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Old 07-13-2020, 03:23 PM   #22
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There was some information posted somewhere on this forum that came from Dometic. If I recall correctly it said that side to side level could be off by 2-3 degrees and front to rear by 1 or 2 degrees before "issues" occured.

I used to be real OCD about getting my refrigerator level but one day i realized that nothing bad happened when I parked for a few hours at an attraction we visited as well as all the times I didn't get the refer perfectly level.

Threw away my refrigerator level and now just level the TT's floor/frame.

Haven't had a refrigerator fail to cool in well over 25 years. Close to level---yes. Perfectly level-----not hardly.

UPDATE: The info I was referring to actually came from Norcold---



If I remember my High School math correctly a 3 degree slope across the full width of a trailer would result in one side being about 4" higher or lower than the other. 3 Degrees is 5/8" per foot of slope and 6 degrees is 1-1/4" per foot of slope.
My issue has nothing to do with leveling. I've had it perfectly level (maybe not perfectly level but difefiently not more than 3 degrees) still ~45F.
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Old 07-13-2020, 08:36 PM   #23
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Has he taken in to the dealer for them to check it out?
He's only owned the trailer for about a week. Been plugged in since getting it home and parked in his shed so not in the sun. I briefly looked inside and didnt see any fins as he stated it's a 12 volt fridge. It's also in a slide and when we went outside I didnt see any vents on the outside...so it must be a 12 residential. He has reached out to Forest River, but no joy. Now he is camping out of town for 3 weeks...says he'll just have to go back to coolers and ice.

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Old 07-13-2020, 08:52 PM   #24
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He's only owned the trailer for about a week. Been plugged in since getting it home and parked in his shed so not in the sun. I briefly looked inside and didnt see any fins as he stated it's a 12 volt fridge. It's also in a slide and when we went outside I didnt see any vents on the outside...so it must be a 12 residential. He has reached out to Forest River, but no joy. Now he is camping out of town for 3 weeks...says he'll just have to go back to coolers and ice.

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Doesn't he know that the fridge has its own separate warranty? He should contact the fridge manufacturer(which isn't FR)and find a local repair shop.
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