The Toyota Tacoma truck can be equipped with a truck bed camper, and it can tow a trailer camper. Both styles of camper benefit from having a deep cycle battery dedicated to the “house” circuits to power lights, 12-volt outlets, equipment and accessories. This is called a “coach battery,” while the Tacoma’s engine battery is properly referred to as the “chassis battery.” It is imperative that coach power is not drawn from the chassis battery. An electronic device — the battery isolator — separates the two batteries and systems, whilst allowing the alternator to charge them both from the running engine.
Tools Used: Tools, Wrench, Automotive electrical toolkit
Wire the Camper Battery
Disconnect the negative cables from the chassis and from the coach batteries.