I will be the first to admit that I am no electrical
genius. I know enough to be dangerous. I don't even have my Casita
yet but already getting through the winter by thinking through my application and future needs.
1. I want to be able to disconnect my battery
and probably either carry it inside the garage or in the house and put a battery
tender on it for the winter months. I'd try leaving it in place but that didn't work out so well on my previous travel trailer. I didn't get that one hooked up to house shore power often enough and ended up killing the battery
prematurely. Even although I tried to hook that other trailer up to shore power every two or three weeks, the battery still ended up going completely dead a few times. If I left the battery tender on the Casita
where I have to park it all the time, it would just get stolen. On this new Casita
, I am wondering if a little house custom Anderson Connector kit with the circuit board, matching red anderson connections, rivets and brass nuts could be placed between the wiring harness and the battery to help facilitate this operation and help keep the battery from going dead because of residual current load caused by that co sensor and who knows what else might draw current.
2. Secondly, I would like to also install another "grey plug" anderson connector directly to the battery that would just sit in the battery compartment that I could attach to my Renogy 100 Watt solar
suitcase when I was boondocking
, something I like to do about two or three times a year. The grey anderson plug matches the plug on my Renogy suitcase. From what I've seen there just isn't room for hands to attach the alligator clips that came with my solar
suitcase to the battery terminals. I would think having that spare anderson plug hooked up to the battery would enable me to charge with the solar
suitcase when I was out boondocking
Am I thinking this through right?