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battery discharging-battery strap

I have a recurring problem - @ once a year my 88'5000TQ starts unexpectedly
losing all battery charge at random times. Last year had two new batteries
put in by dealer (one under warranty)  before they discovered a voltage drop
at the battery vs. at the alternator. That led to claim by the dealer that
there is a problem they repaired with connections in cable (called a "strap"
by dealer) running under the floor from engine compartment to the battery.
They claim to have solved the problem by retightening and cleaning up
connections under passenger seat area. The problem wetn away until the last
few weeks. I am now having the same problem again with unexpected battery
dishcarges in the same pattern. Anyone heard of this problem? Dealer told me
last year that the new strap and installation was >$500 job.  Any help would
be appreciated. Thanks. Steven Meyrich