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    Question Battery Life

    We usually are connected to shore power when we camp and when the unit is stored. Last week I took the unit to the body shop for some work, had no problem getting the front landing legs down and the unit of off the truck. Four days later, the body shop went to move the unit and the level-up system would not work with the low battery level indication. There was nothing running in the unit (as far as I know), so there should have been little to no drain on the battery. The ower of the shop suggested that the water level in the battery was low or that I had a bad cell. Checked the battery level when I picked the unit up Friday and all was good. Had the battery tested at two different places and the battery tests as good.

    My question is when not hooked to shore power, how long should the battery last? Do I have an electrical problem that is draining the battery prematurly?

    Thanks in advance.
    David & Linda - Plainview, VA
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    I think there are some alarms and detectors that draw battery power. CO alarm, propane alarm , smoke alarm. In my Reflection i have a battery disconnect in my storage bay. Don
    2014 Reflection 303//2013 Ram 2500 turbo diesel Spring, TEXAS

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    Redram - when u utilize the battery disconnect, is everything shut off or are there functions that still draw? If you connect to shore power will the battery charge if the disconnect is utilized? Similar question...if I have the main breaker off will the converter charge the battery?

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    Good question , I dont know might want to ask in the Technical section.Don
    2014 Reflection 303//2013 Ram 2500 turbo diesel Spring, TEXAS

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