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Our door lock started to act up, it would beep and try to unlock, but it didn't, the fix was replace the batteries, they didn't have enough power to throw the lock lever. When in doubt, it's usually the batteries on most batteries operated items. 

trainman

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Very true! Also be very aware that there are many fake/ counterfeit/ expired ones for sale, if the price is too good, they are suspect. I try to be ones fresh off the rack at a box store, or from a non-Amazon vendor.

John Davies
Spokane WA

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Yeah, the Oliver is a battery black hole. 

Television remote, radio/DVD remote, MaxAir fan remote, power awning remote, awning wind sensor, electric door lock, door lock remote fobs, smoke/CO alarm, tire pressure sensors, plus my flashlights and battery camp lanterns.

I carry quite a few spares of batteries in various sizes to keep up.   

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3 hours ago, Trainman said:

Our door lock started to act up, it would beep and try to unlock, but it didn't, the fix was replace the batteries, they didn't have enough power to throw the lock lever.

Same with our locks at home, though they give a beep sequence, and a light, when battery is starting to get low. We get 3 or 4 more uses before it can't get enough power to throw.

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3 hours ago, FrankC said:

Yeah, the Oliver is a battery black hole. 

Television remote, radio/DVD remote, MaxAir fan remote, power awning remote, awning wind sensor, electric door lock, door lock remote fobs, smoke/CO alarm, tire pressure sensors, plus my flashlights and battery camp lanterns.

I carry quite a few spares of batteries in various sizes to keep up.   

I've slowly converted everything in our house to rechargeable.  And now I am doing the same with the Ollie, wherever possible.  I keep a charger and a bunch of spare rechargeables on board.

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MaryBeth
Boulder, CO

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14 hours ago, VBistro said:

I've slowly converted everything in our house to rechargeable. 

I also went the rechargeable route - for a time.  I really didn't like adding all of those regular batteries to the landfill plus having to carry such a large number of spares.

Unfortunately, one of the "issues" with rechargeable is that they simply didn't give me much warning when they were nearing the end of their life.  They seemed to re-charge normally but would not last very long nor hold a charge in the un-used state very long.

So, at least for now, I'm back to feeding the landfill ☹️.

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15 hours ago, bhncb said:

The RVLock is supposed to give a warning tone when the batteries need to be replaced. Problem is, the lock gets flakey before this warning happens. 

I believe ours did, it played the little jingle then it beeped again after the jingle, wife said it was normal, but I didn't think it was like that, so with new batteries, it worked as it should, no beep after the jingle and lock bar worked correctly. Wow, that was a lot of beeping and jingling.   

trainman

Elite II, Twin Bed, Hull #489, 2019 RAM 1500, 5.7 Hemi, 4X4, Crew Cab, 5'7" bed, Towing Package, 3.92 Gears.

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