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Old 08-25-2014, 09:42 PM   #1
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Refrigerator

If I have a full refrig. and I park on a steep hill,can I turn off my refrig. for a couple of hours and than when we get ready to leave turn it back on, will this damage the refrig.?
I think I know the answer but wanted to check with the experts!
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:20 AM   #2
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I know it is important that the refrigerator be level for proper and safe operation. Not a problem when moving because motion keeps things moving. When turned off, but hot, those gases still floating around. If me, I would play it safe and call Dometic or Norcold and talk to a technician or find a different spot to park.
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Really don't know why it would. I've never parked on an slope worse than the sideways one at a curb, so I've never worried about turning the thing off. Just don't want to keep worrying about how the brakes are holding on a front to rear slope.
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The older model refrigerators were very sensitive to not being level and it would hurt them. The newer ones are not as sensitive, but depending on your angle I would also recommend talking to the manufacturer.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:12 AM   #5
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The newer frig's have a 3 degree side to side and a 6 degree front to back requirement. If you are beyond these angles, if you turn it off, and let it sit (level) for probably a hour or 2 for the rear outside coils to cool off, it would probably be OK.

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