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tapentexture

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The battery in the new travel trailer we purchased (but have not picked up from dealer) was sitting at 33% according to the house meter when we went to check on things we asked to have done. Do I ask for a new battery from the dealership? I don't know how often it has been run down or how to tell. From what I've read there are only so many lives in each battery and I know one has been used.
 
Ask for a replacement - the worst they can do is say No.  As you say, a battery has only so many full charge cycles and rigs on the dealer lot sometimes get a real workout. You might even offer to pay the difference for an upgrade in size and quality - the factory equipped battery is typically the cheapest that could be had.
 
Being discharged to 33% is harsh on your basic marine/starting battery. Having it discharged to 33% and left there can ruin it.  I would insist on a new battery and would probably upgrade.
 

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