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Old 04-05-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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Once I turn the refrigerator on to run on electric how long should it take to cool down? I notice one problem I had was that the trailer was not exactly level. Can the trailer be a little unlevel and the refrigerator still work? I ran the refrigerator overnight on electricity and it still didn't cool down the way that I thought it should. Would I be better off to try to run it on gas?


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Old 04-05-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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On the older fridges they use to be more susceptible to being level in 2 directions. Even the new ones some time need to be at a degree of normal level. If it is not level the liquid in the cooling coil blocks off the cooling action and the fridge will not work.

While gas operation is a little stronger and quicker, electric works just fine too. A working fridge should be cooled down in about 8 hours. Yes it does take that long. In about 5 to 6 hrs you should be seeing a drop about half way down in cooling.

Trying putting a small level on the fridge shelves and see how level you are or not.

How long did you wait?

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I never think the fridge feels that cold without anything in it. We put ice packs in there to help it cool down faster. Put a tray of ice in the freezer and see if it stays frozen.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for the ideas on the refrigerator. I'll try them and let you know.

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On the older fridges they use to be more susceptible to being level in 2 directions. Even the new ones some time need to be at a degree of normal level. If it is not level the liquid in the cooling coil blocks off the cooling action and the fridge will not work.

While gas operation is a little stronger and quicker, electric works just fine too. A working fridge should be cooled down in about 8 hours. Yes it does take that long. In about 5 to 6 hrs you should be seeing a drop about half way down in cooling.

Trying putting a small level on the fridge shelves and see how level you are or not.

How long did you wait?

Hope this helps

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Hello, I am looking at purchasing a 1987 Sunline Satelite camper. But I am not sure if my 1997 jeep cherokee is ok to tow it. Any feedback would be most helpful.

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Hello, I am looking at purchasing a 1987 Sunline Satelite camper. But I am not sure if my 1997 jeep cherokee is ok to tow it. Any feedback would be most helpful.

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In order to answer your question, we'll need a little more information on the trailer you're looking at. The Satellite series can encompass a trailer 18 feet to just shy of 25 feet, and the weights change quite a bit between those. If you don't know the exact model, an overall tip-to-tip measurement or pictures could help us out. Do you know of a link online for it?
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