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Old 05-13-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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leveling MH for frig.

How level does the MH have to be in order not to harm
the frig?
Having hard time to level MH perfectly.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:22 PM   #2
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I wouldn't stress too much about leveling for the frig. If you level for comfort your probably OK on the frig. But to answer your question, the manufacturers recommend 6 degress front to rear and 3 degrees side to side. The 6 degrees front to rear equates to approximately an 18 inch difference between the front and rear bumper on a 40 ft coach.
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I think RJay has it almost correct. The front to back and side to side have to do with the refrigerator not the coach. If the refrigerator is mounted side ways (along the side of the coach) the side to side 3 degrees would be for the front to rear tilt of the coach.

The bottom line is the front to rear level of the coach is more important than the coach side to side level.

RJay is correct in that if your comfortable living on the coach it is, most likely within tolerance.
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I use one of those round "bulls eye" levels (I just leave it in the freezer). If the bubble is at least partially 'cut' by the inner line, I figure close enough. The actual number was given above and that's 3 degrees max, any direction for proper operation for a heat absorption reefer.
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I usually try to get mine to within a 1/2 bubble. More or less for my comfort. I have never had an issue with my fridge.
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I usually try to get mine to within a 1/2 bubble. More or less for my comfort. I have never had an issue with my fridge.
I also have a "bulls eye" level and level to 1/2 bubble favoring the side of the water compartment so the tanks dump better. It also diverts any condensation on the roof way from the activity side of the coach. The tilt is not noticeable in the coach.
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I wouldn't stress too much about leveling for the frig. If you level for comfort your probably OK on the frig. But to answer your question, the manufacturers recommend 6 degress front to rear and 3 degrees side to side. The 6 degrees front to rear equates to approximately an 18 inch difference between the front and rear bumper on a 40 ft coach.
i always thought that also, but after going back aND rereading, i found it said that reading is while looking at the front of the fridge, which i assume means 3degrees front to back of coach and 6 side to side of coach.
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The older RV frigs were more sensitive to level than the new ones. Basically, if you are reasonably comfortable in the RV it will probably be OK.

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If you get a blinking signal and a "NO CO" read out you are a little off. Turn off the refer and re position, don't try to reset without turning it off. If you should go into a permanent "NO CO" it requires a special reset.

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i always thought that also, but after going back aND rereading, i found it said that reading is while looking at the front of the fridge, which i assume means 3degrees front to back of coach and 6 side to side of coach.
You and GaryKD are both right. So revising my post means a 3 degree variance from front to back of the coach means 9 inches between the height of the front bumper to back for a 40 foot coach.

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I have a bubble gauge I put on the dash deck, which in my MH is level to the frig. As long as most of the bubble (3/4 or more) is in the gauge I seem to be ok. Once, when I was parked where I was not uncomfortable but "almost level" the frig shut down and started beeping. I really try for center level, or I shut down the frig when it is not attended.
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Yet another reason that absorption systems are just plain wrong for rv use.
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Yet another reason that absorption systems are just plain wrong for rv use.
There's nothing wrong with the the theory of operation of the absorption system. There's nothing wrong with the design of the system. The problem lies in the manufacture of the cooling unit. If you put an Amish cooling unit in the refrigerator it works fine, and leveling is part of the normal setup of the RV so I guess I missed your point.
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If your coach was made in the 70,s or early 80,s and you are lucky enough to have the original coil it must be level. The newer coils can not be hurt by off level. Of course they will not cool as good if not level. The school (I have been to both) says half a bubble is OK. Also the old school rule of never park off level in a parking lot, has changed. The newer coils would have to be off level for several days to hurt the coil.
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