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Old 09-11-2015, 08:23 AM   #51
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Two ideas here, one is the cover is universal and can be installed 2 ways. Both of mine I installed with the latch screws facing the tow vehicle, screwed tight and have not lost any flaps. The cover itself can be lifted easliy so a bungee cord across the bottom secures it.
These covers are shipped inside the trailers and installed by either the owner or Dave, the delivery person. They can be reversed.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:31 AM   #52
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Two ideas here, one is the cover is universal and can be installed 2 ways. Both of mine I installed with the latch screws facing the tow vehicle, screwed tight and have not lost any flaps. The cover itself can be lifted easliy so a bungee cord across the bottom secures it.
These covers are shipped inside the trailers and installed by either the owner or Dave, the delivery person. They can be reversed.
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:52 PM   #53
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Ok, one further question regarding driving while running the fridge on propane. Does it not matter that the fridge is not level while driving up and down hills? Do modern RV fridges not need to be perfectly level all the time? It seems that driving would cause the fridge to be constantly going in and out of level if you are on anything other than a Kansas highway, and I wonder if this is a bad thing? Especially for us in the mountainous PNW!

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Old 09-13-2015, 09:00 PM   #54
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The trailer movement creates the needed impetus for the absorption system workings. Sitting still is hard on the system unless it is level and level means within a degree or so, as long as you are comfortable inside it should be okay.
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The up/down/rocking motion of the fridge while traveling keeps the tubes from becoming blocked as happens with a fridge not level for hours. Think that's explained in the Dometic owners manual.
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