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Old 01-17-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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LED light feeds

Anyone ever drilled a hole to run wires down the wall of a class a A RV? I want to install led lights under my awning but don't want an exposed wire feeding them.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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It's hard running in an outside wall due to insulation.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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Post #2 is correct, exterior walls are not hollow and would be practically impossible to get a "fish" through to pull wires. Possibly you can drill straight through to the inside, where you could come into a cabinet (hidden) and then pick up a 12v feed from there.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:32 PM   #4
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Ive feed wires down exterior walls in a home and with a fish line it might work if there isn't any headers along the way. Just not sure what's in the wall besides insulation.
Figure it had to be possible, the RV shops run them in the wall don't they?
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Rob......Luckily on my last two motorhomes, my refer was on the awning side. I drilled through the wall into the refer cabinet and dropped the wires down the backside of the refer to 12 volt power.
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Rob......Luckily on my last two motorhomes, my refer was on the awning side. I drilled through the wall into the refer cabinet and dropped the wires down the backside of the refer to 12 volt power.
Good idea, thanks Don.
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Ive feed wires down exterior walls in a home and with a fish line it might work if there isn't any headers along the way. Just not sure what's in the wall besides insulation.
Figure it had to be possible, the RV shops run them in the wall don't they?
The insulation is usually either Styrofoam or really tightly packed fiberglass type. I would not want to fish a wire through it.
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Looooong drill bit from the basement door up. Been there.
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Drilled a pilot hole under the right edge of the LED strip. I needed to angle the hole down and aft in order to end up in the cabinet. Yes, some solid foam but not difficult. Would have been better if I had a longer bit. Sealed the hole with 3M 5200 (black) and it acts as a water/wind deflector around the leading edge of the strip (shouldn't work loose at 70MPH). I also added some on the trailing end.

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