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17 days parked in garage and vampire drain

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It went from 81% to 55% in 17 days after I got back from out of country vacation. Outdoor temperature average was mainly in 50F ~ 75F range with Gear Guard was on, but it didn’t trigger any motion sensed video recording. I just learned I can geofenced Gear Guard to default off at home. What else can I do to improve and lessen the drainage situation?

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I think the point of the OP is that there really is excessive energy consumption. Other EVs don't leak as much as this. I love my R1T but this is a big black eye IMO.
That's not true. Even new (2022) Tesla will "leak" 7% plus per day with Sentry Mode on (regardless of whether it detects and records motion. With Sentry mode off and "app discipline" my 2022 MYP lost a total of 1% in 24 days parked outside at the airport in Boston in January though.....OP's drain was 26% in 17 days.....so less than 2% per day and OP didn't state whether and how often they woke the vehicle by checking the app
So the OP‘s question was super valid for anyone owning a Rivian. He showed extremely heavy ‘Vampire drain’ over 17 days when the R1S was not plugged in, in a sealed garage between 50dF-75dF iirc.

What would you expected that Vampire drain to be when parked at the airport for 17 days in 32dF weather? How many L2 chargers do you have at your local airport? A pathetic few, I’m sure.

Rivian has a severe problem with Vampire drain that they need to address.
+/- 2% per day drain is not excessive depending on OP's "app discipline" and whether gear guard was on (regardless of whether motion was detected.....just leaving it on keeps the vehicle "awake" which burns energy. Even a Tesla (which is probably the gold standard of efficiency and battery management will burn about 7% per day with Sentry Mode on (also regardless of whether it senses or records anything).
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