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#1 Kbcarp

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 02:40 PM

Just bought used Casita and in sic weeks the battery is dead. Is there an isolation switch?

#2 Jim&Clare

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 02:46 PM

If there is - it will be in the battery cave.

If not - you can add one.

LHC sells a kit  https://littlehousec...store.html#elec


Welcome to the cult - but brace yourself for a barrage of messages about ruined batteries, solar maintainers, removing fuse # 6 to isolate the propane detector while not in use etc.


Do you have access to shore power when the trailer is not being used?




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Saw the country in a 2002 Bigfoot 17 - now sold.

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#3 Euphoria

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 05:55 AM

Sorry Jim, but Little House's kit is, and has been, out of stock for a while now.

But you can get a battery isolation switch off the shelf at any auto parts store. Many styles to choose from. Also check them on Amazon, they have hundreds for sale.


Since it is a used trailer, (but you didn't mention what year,) I would also remove the battery and take it up to the auto parts house and have it tested. It may no longer be any good. Generally, (and some may last a little longer, some not as long,) but if you get 5 years out of it, then it did it's job and you should consider replacing it to avoid any headaches with it down the road. Testing it will tell if you need a new one or not.

Edited by Euphoria, 22 October 2018 - 06:05 AM.

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#4 flcoxjr

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 09:58 AM

In addition to the out of stock battery disconnect switch, LHC offers an “Anderson Disconnect Flexi Cable Set with Terminal Block”. They list the following caveat for the Anderson disconnect: “This product could prove problematic for those folks plagued with arthritis, in which case our Battery Cut Off Switch Kit would be best”.

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