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I recently moved to a new house. The driveway is fairly steep, enough to prompt this question. I know the fridge needs to be level on propane to avoid the collection of fluids and over time ruin it.

Does this hold true for 120v? Does the camper need to be level to use the fridge on 120v to avoid damage? I use the 120v and plug in the night before we leave to cool it down. I am wondering if I need to parked in the street or if I can back it into the driveway. Any help is greatly appreciated. I tried a search, but came up empty. Sorry for the newb question.


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Posted: 08/20/12 11:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fridge needs to be level whenever it is ON and stationary...regardless if on gas or electric. Same heat/cool cycle is occurring to cool fridge, just a different heat source.

When in transit the rig bouncing/rocking going down the road doesn't allow fluid in cooling unit to stagnate....which can ccur when stationary and not level.

Bottom line.....level it.


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Great article this month in Camping World Highways..
http://www.campingworld.com/goodsamclub/highways/
jump to page 29 real informative.


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Yes, yes.


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It is the angle of the pipework in the back of the fridge that is critical and that is not dependant upon the power source.

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Posted: 08/21/12 04:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with Steve's piece on the fridge pipe work.

We have found that if our 3-way fridge is off-level by about 1 ~ 2 inches per camper floor meter in any direction, it will work quite well. More than that, and all bets are off.

We have a spectacularly steep driveway, and at the landing on top, we had only room to park a 17 foot vehicle level (our truck is 21 feet long), so I had a large driveway extension (33 feet x 14) made specifically to accommodate the rig perfectly level.


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Posted: 08/21/12 09:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After I turn on the fridge I always park on the street. Level.





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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Fridge needs to be level whenever it is ON and stationary...regardless if on gas or electric. Same heat/cool cycle is occurring to cool fridge, just a different heat source.


Answers it. Thanks for all the replies. I just didn't know if on 120 it was compression, wishful thinking I guess

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