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Old 10-10-2016, 09:41 PM   #43
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:47 PM   #44
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Lay a Torpedo level on the outside of the screen of an open window then close the window if desired. Leave it forever. Be sure an use a window closest to the wheels.
That way you are not being influenced by frame twist from leveling. Also use a large RV level bolted to the front rock guard so that you can see it when pulling on a parking spot. This procedure will be the fastest way to level up. Using the floor over the wheels would be good, but your weight will influence the level accuracy. Counter tops are notorious for not being installed perfectly level in relation to the frame during the original build.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:45 PM   #45
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:14 PM   #46
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Looked up the LevelMate Pro on Amazon, which then also mentioned the ReVo leveler.

Has anybody tried the ReVo leveler? If so, wondering whether you liked it. Seems similar to the LevelMate Pro, minus the bluetooth. Surprisingly, it's a little more expensive but I like the ability to charge it from a 12V outlet vs. buying more batteries.

http://www.revoleveler.com or https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V8RRIKE
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:27 PM   #47
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I also use the kitchen counter, but have read here and agree that the really critical spot to level is the stove top.
Do all of your eggs end up on one side of the pan?

See its critical , roll out of bed meh, piled up eggs unacceptable.

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Have to agree on that one. I usually forget about it though when I am setting level and when it comes time for my eggs I realize I've done it again. Rats!


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Our Airstream dealer says that if you operate your fridge while stationary and off-level, you're risking that fridge going "kerflooey." He further says that if your fridge goes on the fritz because of this, the fix is quite expensive.

So, if I have to choose between leveling the eggs or the fridge, I'm choosing the fridge.
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Our Airstream dealer says that if you operate your fridge while stationary and off-level, you're risking that fridge going "kerflooey." He further says that if your fridge goes on the fritz because of this, the fix is quite expensive.

So, if I have to choose between leveling the eggs or the fridge, I'm choosing the fridge.
Haven't had an issue with my fridges in 19 years but I've messed up some eggs😆
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:05 PM   #50
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Our Airstream dealer says that if you operate your fridge while stationary and off-level, you're risking that fridge going "kerflooey." He further says that if your fridge goes on the fritz because of this, the fix is quite expensive.

So, if I have to choose between leveling the eggs or the fridge, I'm choosing the fridge.


Yep, pretty much why I measure from the floor of the freezer with a round bubble level and then use that to set up the level mounted on the trailer. Setting from any other point without correlation makes the assumption that the fridge was installed level at the factory. But as we all have seen, assuming everything is done correctly on a hand built trailer has been proven to be fleeting.

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I use the bubble level on my iPhone. I place the phone on a stove burner. With that level, everything else is very, very close, some things are right on. I cook a lot. Works for me.


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If the fridge can operate on the road going uphill, downhill, around curves and deal with roads that have a strong crown for getting water off the road, why does it have a problem in the campground where it's sitting still and a half bubble off plumb? Traveling on the Interstate you'll see the road is not flat and level but slopes to the left or right to eliminate rain water. Why isn't this a problem for the Dometic if you're traveling with it on?

When backing our AS into our site I've asked my wife if she would hop out and fry a couple of eggs on the stove to ensure we were level. She says our little bubble level is just fine. (She really said something else but I'm going with the above statement instead.)
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:34 PM   #53
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I just received my LevelMate from Amazon yesterday and hope to try to install it this coming weekend. Looks easy enough - I am going to install behind drawer in center night stand on our FB. It is wood and should be no issue attaching to the wood backing of the cabinet with the drawer out.

I am going to follow the advice here and use the fridge as my level guide although I normally use the kitchen counter with an 8" level when camping.
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:46 PM   #54
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Yes, the newer Dometics are designed to accommodate all those out-of-level conditions temporarily, but not a seriously tilted permanent home. To repeat the advice in Post #33, if the trailer feels level to you as you walk around inside, it is level enough for modern Dometic fridges.

Our owners manuals say this also BTW, not that anyone takes the time to check usually . . .



You can get some wife-credits by telling her she is right -- that the bubble level is accurate enough (assuming it has been calibrated correctly). I just put a small torpedo level inside the entry door when unhitching.

People tend to way over-think this IMO.

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If the fridge can operate on the road going uphill, downhill, around curves and deal with roads that have a strong crown for getting water off the road, why does it have a problem in the campground where it's sitting still and a half bubble off plumb? Traveling on the Interstate you'll see the road is not flat and level but slopes to the left or right to eliminate rain water. Why isn't this a problem for the Dometic if you're traveling with it on?

When backing our AS into our site I've asked my wife if she would hop out and fry a couple of eggs on the stove to ensure we were level. She says our little bubble level is just fine. (She really said something else but I'm going with the above statement instead.)
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I agree, Peter, this leveling thing is way over analyzed; analysis paralysis. There have been some good ideas here but I'm sticking with my little bubble level on the counter and lack of fridge door movement. Everything in your trailer is designed with the consideration that some people aren't going to pull out a carpenter's level every time they park.

Except for some scientific instruments, most appliance will work if not perfectly level. My brother had a house where he could put his bowling ball by the back door and let it go. It would eventually roll out the front door. The fridge, washing machine and dryer all worked fine for the 8 years they lived there. He does lean to the right and his wife to the left, not sure if the house had anything to do with that or not.
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If the fridge can operate on the road going uphill, downhill, around curves and deal with roads that have a strong crown for getting water off the road, why does it have a problem in the campground where it's sitting still and a half bubble off plumb? Traveling on the Interstate you'll see the road is not flat and level but slopes to the left or right to eliminate rain water. Why isn't this a problem for the Dometic if you're traveling with it on?

When backing our AS into our site I've asked my wife if she would hop out and fry a couple of eggs on the stove to ensure we were level. She says our little bubble level is just fine. (She really said something else but I'm going with the above statement instead.)
I was told that the problem with the fridge not being level is that the coolant in the fridge can pool and act as a clog. Not sure about where you drive but, most roads I drive on have bumps and/or turns which actually help keep the circulation going in the fridge.
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