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Old 08-04-2016, 06:31 PM   #1
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Frig question

Currently my Frig in my RV is not working. I am planning to replace, but before I do, I need some clarification. I have heard the Frig will not work if not on a level surface, that I understand. My question is when not in use, does it matter if the RV is parked on a slight incline, like in my driveway?
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:26 PM   #3
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I've always been told to let it sit 'level' for 24hrs after it's been tipped before plugging in. But that is usually only if it's practically laid on its side. I wouldn't think the slope of a hill would hurt it.
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Off level when not in use is not a problem.
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thanks everyone for the excellent feedback.
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Refrigerator project

Refrigerator project, all three parts

You may find this helpful, below are links to my coolant unit replacement on the refrigerator in my Motor Home. There are three parts to it as the posts are long


Part 1 of 3 on the refrigerator removal and install


Part 2 of 3 on the refrigerator removal and install


Part 3 of 3 on the refrigerator removal and install
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Refrigerator project

A way to avoid the hassle of dealing with heating units in 2 or 3 way fridges being level or not, replace it with a household unit.
96 HR Dometic went out, cost to replace cooling system $1400, replace 3 way unit, $1800. Replace with apartment size household which by the way has larger cu ft. than 3 way and the same outside dementions, $320 at HD..
When not traveling, on shore power, while traveling it's off until noon when I start the genset for an hour for lunch. Check temp, 8am 36 degrees, noon when I start genset, 41 degrees. Freezer never gets over 5 above.
At that cost difference I can replace the fridge 5-6 times if needed before I surpass the 3 way cost of one.
A lot of people are doing this with great success, a lot of people don't like it. But there is an alternative.
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mine wasnt working when i got it but i just fixed it... they are not really complicated. are you sure its just done?
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A way to avoid the hassle of dealing with heating units in 2 or 3 way fridges being level or not, replace it with a household unit.
Ummm, and get it into the home HOW?!
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Obviously size is an issue. In my case after shopping around and going on line I located a fridge at Home Depot that was exactly the size of the Dometic I was replacing.
Disconnected and removed the old unit. Plugged the gas line, screw capped the 12 volt and put in a 120 volt grounded outlet in back with a line to a switch in the cabinet to the top left of the fridge so I could turn it on or off when needed. Probably should have used a GFI but did not.
After getting unit in place insulated around the sides towards the front of the fridge to seal off air passage from in to outside, winter or summer, you know.
I screwed it to the floor and put 1 1/4" molding around face. Installed expandable bars (available on line) to hold contents from sliding, put three eyehooks to bungie the door closed while traveling.
I did not replace or seal up the refrigerator vents on the side or roof of the coach. I did put screen over all holes in the intake vent back side using window screen and Gorilla Glue.
Its been like that for 18 months now and working fine, never overheats.

When removing the old. The heating unit from the back may have to be removed to get out the door. Disassemble the heating unit on the lower back, take all the screws holding the heating/cooling coils to the back of the fridge, then go inside, I believe in the freezer or just below, there are six to eight more screws there. The unit should pull out from the back foam insulation and all, allowing fridge to fit through the coach door. Several videos on You Tube regarding heating unit removal.

Hope this helps.
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