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Old 08-04-2014, 09:25 PM   #1
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Turn on fridge process

I searched and couldn't find instructions in how to turn on the fridge in an old motorhome.
How level does it need to be to run it? My RV is parked 6-8" out of level over 33'. The jacks make up some of this but not all.
Mine is the original in an 86 Holiday Rambler Imperial.
I read they auto select elec over propane. Can I plug into shore power and turn on and leave it?
If I run it on propane do I need to light something?
I tested the ice maker and it got cold quickly but didn't run any water to see if it makes ice yet.
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reefer model would help but the older reefers needed to be pretty level on gas not as picky on electric.
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Functionally they work the same on gas or elec. The only difference is the energy source. Point being, needs to be fairly level either way.

Dave, Dometic is still in business, one of the more popular brands. A full set of operating directions likely available if you Google the refer model number.

Regarding leveling, you want perfect, but half a bubble off is OK. Use the level placed on the shelf in the freezer. If it doesn't have one, use the floor of the freezer. Once you know where it's at using that for reference, you can check the floor or counter tops to see if they match what you have in the freezer. If so, you can use those to level in the future (easier/quicker). -Al
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Functionally they work the same on gas or elec. The only difference is the energy source. Point being, needs to be fairly level either way.

Dave, Dometic is still in business, one of the more popular brands. A full set of operating directions likely available if you Google the refer model number.

Regarding leveling, you want perfect, but half a bubble off is OK. Use the level placed on the shelf in the freezer. If it doesn't have one, use the floor of the freezer. Once you know where it's at using that for reference, you can check the floor or counter tops to see if they match what you have in the freezer. If so, you can use those to level in the future (easier/quicker). -Al

Thanks, it gives me a reference to start.
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