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Living in an RV : Day 10

I've lived in my RV for 10 days now. I have only gone back to the condo to get clothes, and to sleep one night (basically I picked a loud parking spot that was 10 feet from the condo and it was 5am so I just went inside instead of driving to a quiet spot). A lot of things have panned out as expected, but there have also been some big surprises.

I could go on and on, but you probably get the idea. I totally love living in this RV. It's a great feeling to drive over to my mom's house and have her say "Oh, you didn't happen to bring those tickets, did you?" and to just be able to walk into my house and get them.

My parents are really into the RV thing, which is funny. They're always a bit skeptical about my schemes. My dad helped me take out the CRT TV and the Microwave which I replaced with a flat panel and a flash bake oven. My mom made me nice curtains. I'm trying hard to resist the urge to totally trick out the RV. The carpet smells a bit musty so I might put in granite tile or bamboo floors. I think that would be neat.

Does an Interlock Device Drain your Battery?

On Life With an Interlock Device

YES!.....Even though they will tell you NO.

The little beeping box is constantly powered and is a drain on your battery. My some what older Battery fell victim to the beeping blow box and was drained, leaving me stranded in a parking lot for hours waiting for AAA during the great polar vortex of 2014.

I called the Interlock service center, and they said there is no way it drained my battery, as it is not engaged when the car is turn off.

HOWEVER, during my monthly checkup/monitoring after the battery incident, the friendly technican asked if I had a battery replaced. I said yes and asked how did he know. He says that the Interlock Device registered a power loss. Dumbfounded, I asked how did it register a power loss if it supposedly was not powered when the car was off.

Caught in a lie, the technician admitted the little beeping box is constantly powered, to register tampering or altering the device when the car is off.

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