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Old 06-01-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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Question Fridge on a slant?

Hey, I know this is a newbie question, but here goes...

We were told by the dealer tech -not- to run the fridge on a slant; we have a driveway that is slanted front to back about 15 degrees and would like to run the fridge overnight prior to leaving on a trip. Some fellow campers tell me that it's o.k. to run it on a slant for a short time.

What do you think?

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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Fridge level is important

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Hey, I know this is a newbie question, ... What do you think?
Lance,

I think its a good question worth revisiting. Check this thread for more insight.

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:42 PM   #3
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Allright, It's O.K. IF you are willing to replace it with a new one.

Running it on a slant (short version) causes the boiler section to overheat. This causes a blockage in the cooling unit which cannot be repaired. Thus a new Unit.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:44 PM   #4
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hi- I've always heard that it is NOT good to use the ammonia-evap type fridges on anything but a fairly level setting. If yours is that kind, maybe you could use the tongue jack to get it as level as possible?
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Thanks; looks like I'll not be running it overnight in the driveway.

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Can't you jack up the tounge untill it is level?
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:28 PM   #7
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Older fridges had to be 'dead-on level' in order for them to operate correctly. What most folks don't know is that there are a number of smaller tubes with-in the outer tubes that you see from the back of the units, and the ammonia/hydrogen mix depends on gravity to operate properly. The orientation of these inner tubes must be precise (as determined by a level fridge) to work as designed.

Newer units can operate in an RV that is 'comfortable to walk in' as stated by the manufacturers. Unfortunately, 15* does not qualify for this either .

Do your fridge a favor and don't light it up unless it's 'level'.
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