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Old 10-02-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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How Level is good enough?

I was reading the manuals on my new lance 850 and could find nothing regarding how level the refrigerator had to be while camping to prevent damage. On my older fifth wheel I have to be fairly level, on the new lance the Norcold N145/N150 book makes no mention of being level. Does it not make any difference on the new refrigerators?
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hi!

Here's a link to a Norcold Tech Line- supposedly a question gets answered every 10 seconds or so!

Might be worth a try...Appliance repair questions? Ask a technician and get answers ASAP

Good Luck!

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Old 10-02-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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The newer fridges don't have to be very level. The rule of thumb is if you are level enough for comfort, your fridge will be fine. States this in my manual.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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I was reading the manuals on my new lance 850 and could find nothing regarding how level the refrigerator had to be while camping to prevent damage. On my older fifth wheel I have to be fairly level, on the new lance the Norcold N145/N150 book makes no mention of being level. Does it not make any difference on the new refrigerators?
Sound more like an omission from the manual to me, than a change in design. On propane , proper heat distribution from the chimney , depends on the fridge being as close to level as possible.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:48 AM   #5
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Ours says you can be "off" anywhere from 3 to 5 degrees either way. Hope that helps.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:06 PM   #6
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how level

thanks for the responses--I am taking the camper duck hunting tomorrow-took me awhile to reduce the amount of stuff I used to consider necessary while traveling in al large fifth wheel.
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I just use a simple round bubble level, and guesstamate, works fine.
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Rule of thumb if you feel level so odes the frig. Most service techs suggest that 3 to 5 degrees is fine.
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My manual says +/- 3 degrees back to front & +/- 6 degrees side to side. But others I have seen do say that if it feels level to your feet, that is close enough.
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I was looking at the Norcold site at a 6 CF frig that was a 3 way and it said the slant angle could be as great as 30 degrees, that is right, 3 0 not 3 degrees. If you search their site with your model number you will probably find what you are looking for
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if you use the round bubble, I would not go further off than half a bubble.
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Unless we're going to be in a site several days I just get it as level as my stabilizers will allow.
I do not worry about my refrigerator at all.
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I don't want to high-jack this thread, but in reading it I have a question of my own relating to it.

My 83 Pace Arrow did not come with levelers, and the PO had them installed, [Air-lift 1000] so I must first assume that everything designed not to have to worry about leveling.

So what benefit if an do I get from engage the levelers?

As I have worked in and spend a lot of time in her, I felt no ill effect not having the levelers down, so your feed back is most welcomed.

I would think they are more important when there are slides out,whereas my Pace Arrow does not have any.
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One advantage to putting the levelers / jacks down --- you don't "rock and roll" in high winds or when one person enters / leaves the motorhome and the other is sleeping.
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