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coolmom42

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Posted: 10/25/20 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I searched and didn't find an answer...

My Class C is parked in my yard, waiting for the concrete guy to pour a pad. It's level front to back, but about 3 degree slope side to side of the RV. This means that the refrigerator is level left to right, as you stand looking at it, and off from front to back. I know the coil basically zig zags left to right, but it won't be vertically plumb.

Is it OK to run the fridge in this situation? I just need to cool it down before a trip.


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Up to three degrees side to side and up to six degrees front to back is fine with newer Norcold RV fridges.


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If sure of degree out of level, probably okay. but it can't be too hard to just put a couple boards down on the low side, to remove any concern. It should be easy to move a C ahead/back a little, if in running condition to take a trip soon.

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I'd do a bit of leveling.


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Posted: 10/25/20 12:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

I'd do a bit of leveling.

X2. As mentioned above, a couple of boards should get you less than 2 degrees which is recommended.


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I use a bubble level on the countertop if its inside the bubble? I use it ,never had a frig problem and its 12years old.

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Open fridge outside compartment

Look at the absorber tube bundle....large slanted tubes

Are they running downhill....OK
Are they level....no downward slope ----NOPE
Are they running uphill .....NOPE


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Not sure i've ever been Exactly level, never had a problem ,if I get it somewhere in The bubble, close enough.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Open fridge outside compartment

Look at the absorber tube bundle....large slanted tubes

Are they running downhill....OK
Are they level....no downward slope ----NOPE
Are they running uphill .....NOPE


Can you clarify on the uphill/downhill? Which side should be lower, as a person faces the outside compartment?

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Posted: 10/25/20 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Typically, you're supposed to operate a fridge not more than 3 degrees off-level, left to right (looking at the front of the fridge), and not more than 6 degrees off-level, back to front. However, operating a fridge at or slightly below its max off-level spec is no guarantee it still won't suffer some slow, cumulative damage. Been there, done that. The only way to be absolutely sure your fridge is operating safely is by monitoring the flue temps. We take the stress out of off-level situations by monitoring our flue temps with an ARP Fridge Defend.

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