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Old 11-05-2013, 05:50 AM   #29
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Stan&Jacquie, I disagree that it is front to back (as looking at front of refrigerator) Front to back can be 6 degrees, and side to side can be as much as 3 degrees. These proportions are as you are standing looking at the front of the refrigerator. So the door side to the wall side is front to back, and the left and right sides of the refrigerator are side to side. Consider that when the unit is not level side to side the tubing is laid out in that directions so pooling would be at the ends of the tubing and this is where the problem should occur. If the refrigerator is door to wall, then the pooling would be the length of the tubing. JMHO.
yes...I believe you are correct. By front to back, I meant from yhe front of the coach to the back of the coach.

Thanks for they clarification.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:15 PM   #30
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The answers on this thread are so confusing that I am ALMOST ready to give up the idea of living in my 26' dinosaur and going instead for a cardboard box under the interstate. This is WAY too complicated and physically impossible to accomplish by a disabled female senior citizen.

I say ALMOST because the fridge does work AND I managed to park well enough that the front was off about 1/2 a bubble, the back was spot on and the fridge was less than one off. Worked fine, froze ice...just got lucky.

There's no way I can do all this jack up an 11,000 lb motorhome bs. Lucky for me I have a tiny camping fridge and a big cooler that do not require jacking, stacking, ramping etc. it's bad enough that it appears the house battery is missing for a reason--previous owner neglected to tell me about a little fire...gonna be a wiring issue I also can't handle.

I'm ready for the cardboard box now. Much simpler.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #31
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The answers on this thread are so confusing that I am ALMOST ready to give up the idea of living in my 26' dinosaur and going instead for a cardboard box under the interstate. This is WAY too complicated and physically impossible to accomplish by a disabled female senior citizen. I say ALMOST because the fridge does work AND I managed to park well enough that the front was off about 1/2 a bubble, the back was spot on and the fridge was less than one off. Worked fine, froze ice...just got lucky. There's no way I can do all this jack up an 11,000 lb motorhome bs. Lucky for me I have a tiny camping fridge and a big cooler that do not require jacking, stacking, ramping etc. it's bad enough that it appears the house battery is missing for a reason--previous owner neglected to tell me about a little fire...gonna be a wiring issue I also can't handle. I'm ready for the cardboard box now. Much simpler.
please dont be discouraged. The refrigerator will tolerate small amounts of "off level". You just need to know that it is not good for the frig to run when the rig is way out of level (no part of bubble between the level lines). For you , your easiest leveling method would be to run the low spot of the rig up on to boards or the Lego type blocks ( much lighter for you to handle). Also, campers are usually helpful folks who will help you get level when you pull into your site. Just ask!
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The answers on this thread are so confusing that I am ALMOST ready to give up the idea of living in my 26' dinosaur and going instead for a cardboard box under the interstate. This is WAY too complicated and physically impossible to accomplish by a disabled female senior citizen.

I say ALMOST because the fridge does work AND I managed to park well enough that the front was off about 1/2 a bubble, the back was spot on and the fridge was less than one off. Worked fine, froze ice...just got lucky.

There's no way I can do all this jack up an 11,000 lb motorhome bs. Lucky for me I have a tiny camping fridge and a big cooler that do not require jacking, stacking, ramping etc. it's bad enough that it appears the house battery is missing for a reason--previous owner neglected to tell me about a little fire...gonna be a wiring issue I also can't handle.

I'm ready for the cardboard box now. Much simpler.

I hear you!!
All this measuring in fridges and doorways is a bit daunting to be sure. When I had my TT I had a little level stuck to the outside at the side edge of the body by the front and rear levelers (manual) I lowered the legs onto 2x4s or whatever they are called, watched the bubble in the level until it was centered and did the same at the rear and never had a problem being level;

This time, when I get the 5er , I will stick 4 levels front and rear on each side near the levelers and so be able to do each leg independently with greater ease... my thought is, if it is level outside, it must be level inside ... no?

(I did have one time boondocking behind a church late and dark, where I just parked to sleep until morning and just pulled in and thought I was pretty level and went into the trailer to find myself listing a bit, however it soon became level when I took off one shoe....! )

If my method proves too daunting, I shall find a big roomy box and join you under the bridge..
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My level indicator is my hall bathroom door. I open it half way. If it stays open i'm level.
We do the same. We level to the leveling system lights first to get close then the bathroom door to fine tune.
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The refrigerator level limits of 3* side to side, and 6* front to back is easy to calculate for your RV using 1 degree = .2" per ft.
For a 24' RV with the frig sitting sideways inside RV that equates to 4.8" difference from front bumper to rear bumper, and 1.6 " difference from drivers side to passengers side. (hope that is clear and logical)

A ballpark rule of thumb is: if you are comfortable walking around, sleeping, eating,etc inside the RV the frig is probably going to operate normally without damage.
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Simpler solution-use the fridge for storage like the stove is (because I haven't had money to check the propane tank and with all the other lies this guy told me I don't trust it)

I'm gonna send the guy who sold me this thing a Christmas Card he won't forget like maybe an invite to small claims court...and he had his middle school age kid out there backing up his lies...teaching him to steal and lie young...
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