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Old 10-21-2018, 06:11 PM   #1
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Refrigerator/level question

So I know that on propane, I should not have the refrigerator on if the rig is not level. I have to leave it in our driveway for a day to load up and it will be at a pretty good slope. Is it ok to use leave the refrigerator on if I am plugged in to power and run it on electric?

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NO, it needs to be level wheather using propane or electric. Its says that in your operators manual.
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NO, it needs to be level wheather using propane or electric. Its says that in your operators manual.

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Old 10-22-2018, 12:08 AM   #4
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High much of a slope is driveway?
Too much that trailer front has to be raised very high to level....


Then park it in street.....level it side to side AND Front to rear then run extension cord to trailer. Could juts plug fridge into extension cord if you don't have heavy gauge cord.
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The LP or electric is only how it heats the boiler on the frig and as others said level both ways.
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High much of a slope is driveway?
Too much that trailer front has to be raised very high to level....


Then park it in street.....level it side to side AND Front to rear then run extension cord to trailer. Could juts plug fridge into extension cord if you don't have heavy gauge cord.
Can't put it the street. Will just turn off and throw some frozen water bottles in to keep it cool overnight. No big deal was just wondering. Owner's manual wasn't perfectly clear but knew someone here would be.
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Either moving, or level, when the fridge is on. The damage is permanent, cannot be reversed. Pre-cool the fridge on level ground before parking on a slope, then shut it off. If you have to fill it, fill it with pre-cooled products, and maybe a block or bag of ice until you can turn it back on again.
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The fun of having an absorption frig. The wife won't understand.
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So I know that on propane, I should not have the refrigerator on if the rig is not level. I have to leave it in our driveway for a day to load up and it will be at a pretty good slope. Is it ok to use leave the refrigerator on if I am plugged in to power and run it on electric?

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I worked for Norcold for several years in the research and development dept. 3 degrees off level front of coach to back and 6 degrees side to side. Much more than that it will cook the fluids inside, that are pumped up by the heat and gravity fed back to the pot at the bottom. That's how it works in a nut shell. Just a note if you smell ammonia inside your refrigerator and it not getting cold the cooling system is leaking. The solution inside the cooling system is ammonia based. Probably way more than people wanted to know but it was fun designing refrigerators.
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One of these will shut the fridge off is the slope is too much.

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Go to wally world and get 8 pounds of dry ice. Keep it wrapped in news paper and put it some in the freezer some on the top shelf in the food box. Let that cool it down. Put some water bottles in there to freeze over night. Load the next morning and your on your way. You can run it on propane while your driving (firing line open:-) to keep it cool.
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One of these will shut the fridge off is the slope is too much.

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Yes after it starts heating to the set point which is a little bit adjustable.
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Cool norcold on the level

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Go to wally world and get 8 pounds of dry ice. Keep it wrapped in news paper and put it some in the freezer some on the top shelf in the food box. Let that cool it down. Put some water bottles in there to freeze over night. Load the next morning and your on your way. You can run it on propane while your driving (firing line open:-) to keep it cool.
I had to go back a read the manual again on this and it is as you stated, it is possible to run the fridge while traveling on Propane. Any guess how this is possible if it is so sensitive to Level when stopped. I am used to seagoing systems that can't be level sensitive so this has me baffled first why would someone build it this way and then how the heck can you drive through the smokey Mtns. Please be careful in your response I am quite flammable and just got my first TT.
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