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Old 04-24-2011, 06:59 AM   #11
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Thanks! Just curious, what would happen to the fridge? Would it burn out or something?

Also, do you guys use those stick on bubble levels or is there something else that's recommended?
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:46 AM   #12
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StarGazer,

I was advised years ago that the frig would have difficulty maintaining a cool temp, would run on the warm side, and eventually damage the unit.

I have tried those cheap "stick-on" levels, but found them a pain. There are some nice large ones that some say work fine....., but I use an old carpenters level that I set on the floor just inside the TT entry door when I'm leveling.

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Old 04-24-2011, 09:09 AM   #13
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It will not hurt a thing, just ensure the tires are chocked. When we store the TT for the winter I make the rear much higher than the front to help with rain run off.
it must be an upstate thing,when we park for the winter here on the island we make the front much higher for rain run off
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Our first summer of TT ownership we left our fridge on electric for the week , since we were going out again that weekend. The TT was uneven and after a couple days the status light started to blink and the freezer started to defrost. What i lerned was the fridge uses gas to cool and if uneven then the gas does not move around properly.
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Thanks! Just curious, what would happen to the fridge? Would it burn out or something?

Also, do you guys use those stick on bubble levels or is there something else that's recommended?
The fridge is "cools" by using a principal called absorbson. It actually removes the heat from the unit. You have an ammonia solution that is heated to a gas and then returns to a liquid as it travels through all the cooling pipes using gravity. If you are not level the liquid will pool and not return to the bottom to start the process all over again. In many cases, this can cause damage. You dont have to be perfectly level, but "pretty level". My basic rule of thumb is if I dont feel level when in the tt, then I dont need to be running it.

As far as a level - I have a small carpenters level as well. I find it is just so much more accurate and easier than the bubble levels.
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