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Old 05-31-2014, 07:09 AM   #1
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Where do you check for level.

My 2013 23b does not have a level spot in it. If the counter is level the fridge is not,the floor is again different. I have tried the window trim and that is also off. Being that the most important is the refrigerator, I usually empty the freezer and measure there. However it is a major pain to empty the freezer just for leveling.
Where do you folks level at?
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:24 AM   #2
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I initially leveled my trailer in the driveway by setting my 4 foot level parallel to the couch in the middle of the floor and then perpendicular to the couch straight in from the door. Even though there isn't a place on the entire floor where the level sits flat it's not a deal breaker. You aren't trying to set a CNC machining center...it's a trailer. Close enough counts for a whole bunch here.

Anyway with that said, after leveling the trailer in both axes, I proceeded to install the stick on levels on the front drivers side corner of the trailer. With the stick ons in place, I can leave the 4' level at home. As a general rule, if the trailer feels kittywhompus when you are inside walking around, it's not level enough to run the fridge on propane nor will it be comfortable sleeping in.
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I use the stair for front/back and tongue for left/right, using a 4' level.

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Old 05-31-2014, 08:27 AM   #4
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I have 3 levels that I can see from the controls. Very rarely all agree. I'll take any 2 and declare it level.
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I carry a 4' level with me. I have found that I can use the rear bumper to level side to side, and set in on the floor to level front to rear. Works great, and way more accurate than little stick on or short torpedo levels. I may be a little more anal than most when it comes to things like this. Must come from my carpentry back ground.
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.... it's not level enough to run the fridge on propane .....
Just a fine point of fact. There is no difference between propane and electric as far as the level requirement for the refrigerator is concerned. Level is always a requirement for the refrigerator.
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I carry a 4' level with me. I have found that I can use the rear bumper to level side to side, and set in on the floor to level front to rear. Works great, and way more accurate than little stick on or short torpedo levels. I may be a little more anal than most when it comes to things like this. Must come from my carpentry back ground.
That's exactly what I do...but then again, I am a 4th generation carpenter!
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Just a fine point of fact. There is no difference between propane and electric as far as the level requirement for the refrigerator is concerned. Level is always a requirement for the refrigerator.
Yes, level is always a requirement for a refrigeration system to function properly. However, I will respectfully disagree with one certain point and here is my reasoning. When running on electricity, there is a heating element that boils the refrigerant just like an electric water heater element and it is more tolerant of an out of level condition. When running on propane, there is a small pilot flame that contacts the bottom of a vessel containing the refrigerant causing it to boil. If the vehicle is too far out of level (I believe my Dometic fridge manual says +/- 3-5 degrees) the flame will not contact the vessel in the right place causing at least 2 things. 1. uneven/inefficient heating of the refrigerant; 2. a hot spot on the "chimney" of the refrigerator.

My buddy's motorhome burned to the ground and nearly caught his house on fire because he attempted to run the propane fridge while the unit was parked on his driveway that had about a 10 degree slope. The investigator stated that due to the extreme out of level condition, the chimney in the refrigerator caused the adjacent wood framing to ignite.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:43 PM   #9
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I always thought you could not run the fridge unless level but on my recent new trailer and walk through, they explained the same thing about running it on propane and the same reason you explained why they can't but he told me electricity, no problem. the reason i asked was my driveway is sloped but i want to be able to run it before a trip to get it cold
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360 degree level, sitting on the floor just inside the door.
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