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Old 10-08-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
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House battery life

I just bought a 2011 Georgetown 280 and I think there is a serious passive drain on the house batteries. Without any use except for the gas refrigerator turned on, the batteries are dead within 4 days. If we were "boondocked", parked without hookups, I think the batteries would last only 1-2 days. Is this normal for a Class A like the Georgetown. We're previous Class C owners and could boondock for 4-5 days. Dealership says this condition is "normal." I don't think so. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-08-2010, 05:38 PM   #2
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4 to 5 days on the lousy group 24 batteries that come in a Georgetown would be doing great. The recessed halogen lighting uses up power like crazy and if you are in cold temperatures and need to run the furnace I wouldn't expect them to last 2 days.

Here is a thread on the Trimetric 2025 battery monitor system I installed on our rig and the power draw for many items that I measured with it.
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