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Old 01-14-2017, 08:17 AM   #1
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Newbie refrigerator leveling advice

Looks like we have a deal on a 2006 class A 35' gasser (one owner, garaged since new, 40k miles, V-10, all records and manuals, 2 year old Goodyears) from a very meticulous private owner). He finally accepted my offer contingent on a test drive and everything working. We spent 2 hours on the first visit, but due to weather and time, postponed the test drive and full inspection for if we made an offer.

We owned 4 travel trailers in the 80's and I know getting the coach level is important to keep from ruining the refer. My question is: will it hurt the Dometic gas/electric refer to be off level while it is turned off? I expect to have to park it for a few days off level while working on fencing and access to our backyard. Looks like it would be about a 6-8" slope difference between front and back of RV in the driveway. I could use the jacks if you guys think there could be a problem.

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Hi and welcome to the MH world. Not a problem parking off level when fridge is off. Just when running it needs to be close to level. I forgot how much, but it should say in your manual.
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My question is: will it hurt the Dometic gas/electric refer to be off level while it is turned off?
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Abortion refrigerators only need to be level if/when/while they are operating.
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Should not be an issue. The damage comes from the unit being on and not level, which causes over heating.
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Abortion refrigerators only need to be level if/when/while they are operating.
"Absorption" Don't you just love Spell-check?
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"Absorption" Don't you just love Spell-check?
Sorry about that.
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Woodchopper...thanks for the laugh on "Abortion refrigerator".
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Just what I was looking for, thanks!
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I've read that you should only run the frig if you are within a half bubble of level. I used a 6 in level placed on a shelf to check to see if the frig and the counter next to it were at the same degree of level. Since they are I now just place the level on the counter to confirm what feels level. I check both front to back and side by side.
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Woodchopper...thanks for the laugh on "Abortion refrigerator".

I was laughing also. The best part is "UNPLANNED" found out first! Pun intended.
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