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Old 11-30-2014, 06:25 PM   #11
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What I mean is that it's generally more important to me to avoid wasting propane than to avoid wasting household power.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:39 PM   #12
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What I mean is that it's generally more important to me to avoid wasting propane than to avoid wasting household power.
Yeah, that's true. Shore power would be less costly than refilling a propane canister. But, the unit won't run properly if it's not level, and depending on the amount of tilt and the amount of time you run it, you could also damage the cooling system. Glenn's point is well taken.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:46 PM   #13
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What I read in Glenn's words from Dometic was that the fridge would be less efficient (and yes, maybe not capable of getting as cold as it needs to be in some circumstances), but nothing there suggested that harm could be done.
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Supposed to be watching the Grey Cup, not starting yet another fridge thread.
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What I read in Glenn's words from Dometic was that the fridge would be less efficient (and yes, maybe not capable of getting as cold as it needs to be in some circumstances), but nothing there suggested that harm could be done.
Checked it out and you're right. The older models with the square boiler box tubes could be permanently damaged from out of level operation, but the newer models with the round boiler box tubes have a redesigned siphon tube making permanent damage from out of level operation far less likely. I still would not run the unit out of level, however.
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Some things are universal. Sailors travel thousands of miles, have tons of adventures and when they get to port and socialize with other sailors what's the number one topic of conversation? Fridges

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And Poutine.
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Hi: hotfishtacos... Some of us love "Hot topics" rather than "Chilling tales"!!! Alf
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:00 AM   #20
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With a tandem axle trailer, though, how much north-south tilt would too much, and putting excessive weight on one of the axles?
I think this is a legitimate concern for long-term storage. Even a couple of inches height difference between the axles will overload the one which is more compressed.

I would consider putting the tires of the axle toward the higher end up on blocks if tilting the trailer significantly - they wouldn't need to be very thick.
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