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JimK-NY

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I have a couple of cheap bubbles levels attached to the driver side rear corner of the camper. They are stuck on with double sided tape that has held for over 10 years. I suppose levels on pretty much any outside corner would work. I picked the left rear location because it is closed to where my wired jack motor controller plugs in.

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To many people don't realize the importance of getting your refrigerator as close to level as possible therefore ,there refrigerator is dying a slow death and they don't even realize it..

While I level my refer first,then put on the exterior bubbles,I also check for any solid places in the RV to double check that is the same as the refer..It is surprising how different areas of the RV have different stages of level. My currant TC has just one place on the counter that is exactly the same as the refer,both ways..

Buying a used RV always worries me, if the prior owners took the time to level the refer,instead of leveling it for convenience..Even just replacing the cooling unit is expensive and time consuming when it could have been avoided..


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to pricey for me, but it looks like a cool idea.

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Posted: 09/29/20 10:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

towpro wrote:

to pricey for me, but it looks like a cool idea.

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We had one of these on our previous fifth wheel (it didn't have auto-level). It was fantastic! I liked it so much, I moved it to our new fifth wheel (has auto-level) so I can find the most level spot on a site before unhitching and leveling. It's worth every penny.

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Put where you can see both of them at the same time when running the jacks (if you have a remote).
Mine are only a rough guide as they're "adjustable" lol. The foam tape actually allows them to move around a bit. Sometimes I adjust them to "level" after leveling, haha.

Typical of many "methods" on this forum, lets not pretend that the camper needs to be "perfectly" level. I suppose if a guy can't eyeball something relatively level then it's an issue. For me it's more of a guide when unloading to know how out of level I need to put the camper when re-loading (IE 4deg low in front, 3 deg low on the left), so the truck bed matches the camper when backing under it.

Your camper and fridge won't care it its off a couple percent, even long term and if you're not getting rolled out of bed and the limes stay on the counter, it's probably close enough.


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Geo*Boy wrote:

Burb, I just carry a torpedo level in an outer compartment, pull into the site, open the compartment, check front to back level then check the level side to side on the back bumper, experience tells me how many leveler blocks where and I’m done.


Ditto. I found the stick on ones got soft in the sun and moved/fell off.
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in well over 20+ years of very heavy use ---12+different tcs ive never used any and never had any refer problems


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jaycocreek wrote:

To many people don't realize the importance of getting your refrigerator as close to level as possible therefore ,there refrigerator is dying a slow death and they don't even realize it..
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I cannot think of any reason this should be so. Nor have I heard that slightly out of level will cause a slow death. In fact according to the specs I have seen there is considerable tolerance for being out of level.

Can you provide any citations or research results for this opinion?

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JimK-NY wrote:

jaycocreek wrote:

To many people don't realize the importance of getting your refrigerator as close to level as possible therefore ,there refrigerator is dying a slow death and they don't even realize it..
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I cannot think of any reason this should be so. Nor have I heard that slightly out of level will cause a slow death. In fact according to the specs I have seen there is considerable tolerance for being out of level.

Can you provide any citations or research results for this opinion?



several older model refigerator mfgs had poor tolorance for being used while in out of level condition . I think Dinosaur replacement card overcomes this problem by more accurete temperature control

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Just a couple..

First and foremost the RV must be fairly level for the refrigerator to operate properly. Older RV refrigerators required more precise leveling, but even newer models need to be close to level for optimum performance. Over time a cooling unit operated out of level can be permanently damaged

There’s also something to be said for the fact that even if your RV fridge seems to be running sufficiently, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t sustaining some amount of damage that will reduce its operational life over time. Therefore you should try to keep your RV fridge as level as possible at all times.

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