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Old 03-31-2017, 12:43 PM   #1
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Drill hole in exterior wall?

I want to install a 12 volt plug and a satellite hook up thru the exterior wall in the shoe locker near the door. Has anyone drilled a hole thru the exterior wall of their Palazzo? Any suggestions?
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No experience with the Palazzo but after checking for what may be lurking inside the wall I would drill from the outside to the inside because when the bit comes through it will have a tendency to chip/splinter the exit hole.
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I never want to go thru fiberglass or an exterior wall, instead i use a 'cable hatch' thru the floor of the wetbay, where my cables are fed in, and where I have the other internal cables feed in from the coach above(an existing plumbing/wiring hole), and use a couple to connect them together.

you could still use your shoe box, but feed them thru this same cable hatch thru the floor instead.
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I agree with Mr T, I installed my Sat connections in the wet bay right next to the cable connection. 12v can be connected to the existing light. Works great. I wouldn't like my cables that close to the door and all the traffic. Just saying
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On our Thor built RV the factory placed the portable SAT connection and power panel inside a bin as part of the optional "SAT Prep."
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Keeps the electronics dry and clean inside the bin during travel

I would avoid cutting into the exterior unless absolutely required 'cuz any and all openings need caulking and periodic recaulking to protect from water leaks.

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On my previous motorhome, I had a portable satellite antenna and used some flat coax cables, run between the bay door and its opening, below the entertainment center that had the receiver. Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Enterp.../dp/B001WAPIRW
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Well, thanks for the advice. But, I did it anyway!
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Thanks for the follow-up. Looks great
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I want to install a 12 volt plug and a satellite hook up thru the exterior wall in the shoe locker near the door. Has anyone drilled a hole thru the exterior wall of their Palazzo? Any suggestions?
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