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Old 05-14-2015, 10:42 PM   #15
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For a residential fridge I don't think it matters. Absorbsion relies in gravity where as a residential fridge has a compressor to pump the coolant. You need to be level for the slides. Especially rack and pinion type.
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Nxkharra, I wouldn't get too anal about the rig being exactly level especially in light of your having a residential refrigerator. You can spend hours going around with a level checking various places in the rig and you will NOT obtain perfect level at every conceivable place.

I remember just for the heck of it, trying to get the coach so that the shower door would stay put. But, in order to do that, I had to fiddle with the levelers so that other places would not be level. So, for example, I get the shower door so it will not swing one way or the other but then the microwave door wants to close by itself (and I want the microwave door to stay put so I don't have to hold it when putting something in or taking something out, etc.). I finally got it pretty close but then the refrigerator (non-residential) is not quite exactly level. So like I say, you can literally spend hours fiddling with it and still not obtaining perfect level in every part of the coach. So now, for me, as long as the refrigerator is relatively level, I'm okay. It's not like I'm going to stay in one spot for several years.

If in your shoes, I'd just let the computer level it and be done with it. Unless it's so "unlevel" that you feel like you're walking uphill, etc. You then may want to manually override and adjust it some but I wouldn't spend more than a few minutes worrying about the coach being exactly level ...especially not being mandatory since you have that nice residential refrigerator.
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Scott, thanks. We have a residential fridge.....does that matter?


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Well Sir, as has been stated, a residential fridge is not too particular on being really level. And, with that being said, you can be off "some". Now, the term "some" can be totally subjective. I'm not lazy. If it takes just a minute or two, (literally) to get it to where the doors don't close automatically, the fridge is level, and the slides are able to travel out and back in, without any binding, I'm happy.

It's just no big deal to me to take a tad bit more time to make my coach, like my home. I mean, my home is level, why not the coach.
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For those of you who said being level is important.....you are correct. Our big slide (the whole side of MH) made a pupping noise when I tried to retract. Struggled to bring it in and now I am afraid to extend it while on the road until we get to a RV place. It is either out of track or motor issue.
I will never extend to slides unless we are absolutely leveled.
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As to being level; both Norcold and Dometic say (looking at frig door) 6 deg front-to-back, and 3 deg side-to-side is adequate to avoid damaging an absorption cooling unit. The old rule-of-thumb is, if you are comfortable walking around in the RV it is likely level-enough. Calculate that out for your RV and you see why the rule of thumb is used.
Sorry to hear about the slide noise. Hopefully it will be alright next use. Longer slides are more prone to damage than shorter slides if the frame is flexed.
You might look on the Winnebago website for an authorized repair facility near you.
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Btw, the ice maker does not make ice anymore....i wonder if related.
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Btw, the ice maker does not make ice anymore....i wonder if related.
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Very doubtful. The icemaker is not critical, just so the water doesn't run out of the tray before freezing it will function.
Since yours is not operating, its time to begin a new thread for that subject.
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All, update...
Technician looked at the issue with the slide....it is not good. One of the tracks is badly damaged. After calling Winnebago it was decided that the Track and motor need to be replaced. They also said they recommend to change right and left track and motor.
The track comes with motor and can not be ordered separately.
The cost of this should exceed $1k.
I will update you.
Lessons learned. Do not extend the slides if the site is not level....even when the monitor says you are level.


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Leveling MH

I don't have the Lippert system on my Winnebago (thank goodness), I don't need to be perfectly level and don't need jacks extend slides. Been using them for years this way without a single problem. The longest slide is about 20' long - not 'full wall'.

When I saw the newer Winnebagos with a full wall slide on the Lippert system I thought to myself "that's gonna be a problem"...

Also, never had a problem with the Norcold fridge.

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Agree that slide of almost 30 foot is just too long with all the weight of washer/dryer, all kichen items, wardrobe, tv, sink, and a sofa on it. At least it does not extend as much as other slides. That didnt help in my case.


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I sympathize, that is a big ole slide and 2 degrees is hefty over the length.

In my old bus there were times we would manually adjust and you go outside and a wheel is off the ground. The suggested blocking routine is absolutely worth the effort, the jacks can just only go so far, sorry about your slide man, those systems are pretty finicky. After replacing slide motors, brakes, so forth, I'm loving not having any this go round. Once they are lined up though, should be fine. Does your slide have two tracks one each side... Surely is does. Top and bottom.
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Two tracks and two motors on each side. Top and bottom.


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