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Old 07-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
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Parking on a slope

How much slope is too much for a Class C? I measured my driveway and it slopes down 10 degrees (yes there's even an app for that!) So I wonder:

1-Can the auto-leveling jacks compensate that much?

2-Will the clearance under the RV be so high that it becomes an attractive nuisance to kids wanting to explore?

3-If I don't level it but do run power from my house, can I damage the fridge by running it for a day or two (i.e. while prepping and packing before a journey) while parked at that angle?

I'm new to this and do not have a unit yet, just trying to anticipate everything lol! FWIW, I'm looking at the 14 Greyhawk 31DS.

Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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A ten degree slope is definitely too much for running the fridge. I think the recommended maximum slope is three degrees for the fridge. Going beyond that could result in damage to the cooling system.
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Right from NORCOLD.

How level must the refrigerator be?

If you have a gas absorption refrigerator, normal leveling of the vehicle is sufficient. The refrigerator is made to operate within 3 degrees off level side-to-side and 6 degrees off level front-to-back (looking at the front of the refrigerator).*

Also you are better off using some blocks under the tires than trying to level that much using just the jacks.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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Re: Parking on a slope

I figured as much. Thanks for the info guys!
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