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Old 08-12-2022, 10:48 PM   #1
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2016 Phaeton Residential ref on incline

Had my 2016 PHAETON 1 1/2 years now and was wondering how long you can park on say a 20-25 degree angle drive way with a large electric residential ref running or even off and not damage the frig. See nothing in the manuals . I know my past 4 rigs had electric /propane and it was suggested not be in an incline for a long time..
Any thoughts? I would like to park it on an incline to wash it. Which tales 1-2 hours. And if I can do that should I have the frig on of off?
Thanks for your time and thoughts..
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Old 08-13-2022, 05:22 AM   #2
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I'm no expert but IMO the old adage that if you refrigerator is tilted or on it's side then it needs to be upright for 24 hrs. before starting it up. Some say it's an hour to hour thing like if it's tilted for only 4 hrs. then it needs to be upright for equal amount meaning 4 hrs. What happens when you lay it down or even tilt it the oil in the compressor will flow from the compressor tube into the coolant lines. By leaving it upright after this happens it reverses it. Starting up without waiting could caused irreparable damage.
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Old 08-13-2022, 07:23 AM   #3
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If only for a couple of hours, I'd just turn it off. It will maintain temperature inside for that amount of time so long as you do not open the doors while it's off. Just remember to turn it back on once you're done and re-leveled..
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