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Old 03-23-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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How level do I need to be to run Fridge?

How level does my 22fb need to be to safely run my fridge?
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:08 PM   #2
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Seems I saw this post somewhere before?
Try answers here
http://forums.trailerlife.com/Index....d/27604942.cfm
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:24 PM   #3
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I'd say 1/2 a bubble one way or another should be close enough. Basically get it as close as you can, typically that's not that difficult if you use lift boards on a wheel on the low side and adjust front to rear with the nose jack, then drop the stabilizers. If you're really way off side to side, find another site.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:43 AM   #4
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The paper in ours said "comfortably level".

I know.....that didn't tell me much either!! lol
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:28 AM   #5
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Your refrigerator's owner's manual should have this information and you can't get a more definitive answer than that.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:17 AM   #6
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From what I have read, the more level the TT is the better and more efficient the fridge will run.

Before we go out I hook up the TT to the TV and pull around to the front of the house for at least 24 hours. Our roads are somewhat level and I try to make the front/back somewhat level as well (while still hooked up to the TV) but I can bet I am at least a bubble off of level either way. Our fridge / freezer cools down perfectly..

The following excerpt is from. http://bryantrv.com/reefer.html

While most modern RV refrigerators will adequately somewhat off level (the popular recommendation is that if it is comfortable to walk in your rig, it is good enough for the refrigerator), they will still work better and last longer the more level you make them.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:53 PM   #7
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I always figured if when walking in the trailer I felt I was going uphill or downhill I needed to to a little better jog leveling.
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:44 PM   #8
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When you walk around in the trailer and feel like your going to tip over, it's not level enough for the fridge to run on gas.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:28 AM   #9
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Comfortably level means if you find it uncomfortable to sit or walk or sleep in the Rv it is not level enough.. and saying Naa it doesnt bother me is not good enough..
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:12 AM   #10
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When you walk around in the trailer and feel like your going to tip over, it's not level enough for the fridge to run on gas.
Why does it matter if it's running on gas or electric? Isn't it doing the same thing regardless of the heat source?
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When running on gas, a small pilot flame must be centered beneath the pot that boils the ammonia solution. If the fridge is not level, the flame will not be in the right location for efficient heating.

When running on electricity, there is a heating element that causes the solution to boil and it is not dependent on position.

A buddy of mine had a motorhome ONCE, and he decided to park it in his very steep driveway so they could start the fridge (on gas) and load it up for a morning departure. He was aroused in the wee hours of the morning to the fire department at his house attempting to extinguish his incinerated RV. The MH was burned down to the chassis and it melted all the siding on his garage wall.

The angle was so steep that the pilot flame in the fridge was glancing off the boiler and onto the chimney which caused the framing of the rig to overheat and catch on fire.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #12
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Very interesting! I have to imagine that was one non-level driveway!

So, the fridge needs to be level-ish for a least two reasons-
First, Running on gas, the flame needs to within spec to heat the solution properly and not veer off and burn up the RV.
Second, running on gas or electricity, level is important so that gravity can work appropriately to allow the liquid solution inside the cooling unit to flow down through the various tubes...

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I remember reading in my manual for the fridge which is a Norcold, something about 3 degrees front to back and 2 degrees side to side is what I believe it says.
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