Originally Posted by Winterbagoal
Some will say yes, some no, so I'll just say I have used an older Dometic on gas, off level, more than a few times without starting any fires.
Off level is not going to start a fire
Off level interrupts the nature coolant gravity flow which will cause the coolant to become overheated---REGARDLESS of heat source
Overheating causes formation of crystals (sodium chromate) that plate out on inside of tubing which leads to obstruction of flow/more overheating/more crystals/more plating ---repeat
Accumulative and permanent damage
Dometic states "comfortably level...no obvious tilting"
Norcold states "3 degrees/side to side & 6 degrees/front to back"
*In other words...comfortably level---no obvious tilting
When parked......go look in outside fridge compartment
See the absorber tube bundle (large tubing)
Is it 'slanted' downward?
NO....need to relevel RV