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Old 01-17-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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33ft 5th wheel recently purchased and set up in a rv park. noticed interior doors swinging open, checked side-side leveling and it is 2-3 bubbles off. the doors opening is not something we cant live with, but should i be concerned being setup like this long term (6 months) may cause some other issues, like maybe refrigerator problems. i would just correct it, but it would require imposing on a friend to use his truck.

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Hi Gary and welcome to Irv2. You have a great question there. we don't pay to much attention to the outside levels, they just get us close. The one we worry about is the bubble level in the fridge itself if thats OK I don't worry about the others to much. I was always told a few degrees off can effect the fridge over a length of time. SO check inside the refrigerator first before making to many changes.

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Old 01-17-2009, 03:13 PM   #3
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Jim is right. Dometic says the maximum their refrigerators may be out of level is: 6 degrees front to back (looking at the frig door), and 3 degrees side to side for proper operation.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:49 PM   #4
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If a friend of mine were in your situation, I'd be kind of bummed if they hesitated to ask to borrow my truck...

Maybe you would feel more comfortable if you invited your friend (and his truck) over to dinner?
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:00 AM   #5
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Why not a 6 tpon bottle jack under the spring plate. Bring that tire up enough to slide a 2 x 8 under the tire and then do the same to the other tire. If you need to go up more, repeat the process. I don't think I would take it all at once.

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I think Bill has easiest solution--jack one tire off ground, place 2x8 or 2x10 under tire, set down and check level. If not enough, put board under other tire and recheck. Might need some 1x if 2x is too much. And a 2x on one tire may be same as 1x under both tires. Lots of combinations to play with.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:40 PM   #7
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He's got a 5th wheel. If you use the jack method, don't forget the landing legs too. You have to pick up the weight of the pin, and re-level the legs. I've used the jack method, and doing that and without re-levelling the legs twists the frame.


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