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Old 07-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Regrigerator leveling question

I've been using a 2' level since we got the new Eagle and often am half a bubble out of level marks one direction or another in RV parks, and now I'm wondering if that is level enough for long term parking and use of the Norcold in the barn this winter, which is pretty level, or do I need to center that bubble.

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Old 07-27-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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From what I learned when we first purchased our tt, was that fridge issues with side to side level isn't a big deal. The concern is for the front/back leveling as those pipes (not sure what they are called) that run the fluid through them at the back of the fridge zig zag back and forth and if not level (front to back of tt) then the fluid won't move as needed and get stuck. The bubble should be pretty much in center for the front/back if running fridge. Not sure if this helps.

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Old 07-27-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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so with that question about running the fridge while totally level how about while driving does that effect it or is only when it is off level in one direction for long periods of time. Another question is this only if you use the fridge during long term and does not apply to storage of the unit while fridge is not in use?
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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Running the frig while towing shouldn't be an issue as long as the TT was setup reasonably level with your WDH, and brief tows up/down grades won't be an issue either. Also, the TT should be set-up level whether for short or long term periods when the frig is in use.

Storing the TT "off-level" will not effect the frig as long as it's not in use. I store my TT tongue high to allow water/snow to run off the rear flat wall rather than over the radius front cap over my front window.


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Old 07-27-2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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When you are in motion you get a sloshing effect so all is well. If we stop for lunch or to do some shopping I usually turn the frige off while we are gone if we are not level. It will hold cold for a long time. When we return I turn it back on and off we go.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:33 AM   #6
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New fridges are more tolerant of being off level than the old ones... HOWEVER it is always best to be as level as you can...
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:18 PM   #7
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I have a pretty steep driveway so when I get ready to set up I have to level the trailer so I can run the fridge. I bought a digital level from Sears and it tells me exactly how far off I am. The Norcold book says stay <3° off level. My digital level let's me get precise without cranking the tongue jack to the limit (I usually go to about 1.5°).

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