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Old 08-12-2016, 05:04 PM   #1
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Drilling Hole from inside TT to outside?

Still working on my mods (some really repairs or what should have been done) and have one I am nervous to do. I need/want a 12V power connection on the outside rear of the TT. Installing an outside wireless camera on the upper left corner that views down and across the side giving a picture of the two doors and under awning area to a small wireless monitor in the TT. My wife wants it for when I am out and about and she is in the TT alone and for at night. I can see where I could easily drill a small hole from inside the ceiling cabinets to outside exactly where I need it. I can seal it well on the outside, put a quick connect electrical connector on the short end outside and then wire it to the lighting wiring that is already in that cabinet. Easy to do but drilling a hole through the wall of my trailer makes me very nervous. No plumbing or wiring in that area that I know of or could imagine a reason for being there. Any advice? Very small hole, just big enough for two small wires, sealed well on the outside.
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I could easily drill a small hole from inside the ceiling cabinets to outside exactly where I need it. I can seal it well on the outside, put a quick connect electrical connector on the short end outside and then wire it to the lighting wiring that is already in that cabinet. Easy to do but drilling a hole through the wall of my trailer makes me very nervous. No plumbing or wiring in that area that I know of or could imagine a reason for being there. Any advice? Very small hole, just big enough for two small wires, sealed well on the outside.
I'm concerned about stuff running through the walls too and have the same questions you do. Where can we get the drawings for the wiring, plumbing and HVAC runs for our particular Jayco model.

FWIW, I would use the appropriate sized clamshell cover and some non-permanent 3M 4200 sealant for the exterior dressing.

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Just apply the logic law and drill your pilot hole first. Or if you don't trust it you have to call Jayco for a drawing for wiring, plumbing etc.
It is a question of good judgement.
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Jayco is pretty cooperative with emailing schematics of plumbing and wiring. You just need to have your VIN # handy.
I drilled a small hole in my previous TT in order to run a cable tv line to the outside. I was very nervous too but did it anyway. In the end it was no big deal.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:18 PM   #5
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I've poked a few holes (four in total) through the side of my trailer in order to secure the mounts for my porta-bote. As ALJO has said, just apply logic. Are there outlets nearby? Is there a light fixture nearby on the outside? Then find another spot to drill. Or to be really sure, get a schematic.

I was able to watch a video on youtube of Jayco making the same model I have and could see where they were running the wires.
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:40 PM   #6
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No one is going to run water lines at the top of an exterior wall, so no worries about water. If you nick a wire you'll know pretty quick, and then just patch it.


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Old 08-14-2016, 07:54 PM   #7
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Just make sure the power is off (both 110 and 12v) before drilling.
That's probably obvious - but sometimes I get into a project and forget, when I get to that point, to cut the power. I have a pair of wire cutters with a nice nick melted onto blade. I still use those wire cutters (just cut away from the nick) because they remind me, every time I start to cut a wire, to check the power.

But I'm X2 on the "just do it". My Dad taught me years ago to have confidence that you can fix anything you can accidentally tear up . . . . and if you can't fix it, you can find the phone number of someone who can :-)
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Thanks. I'm going for it. I can't imagine there is anything in the area I will go through other than some insulation and siding.
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Thanks. I'm going for it. I can't imagine there is anything in the area I will go through other than some insulation and siding.
I was scared sheetless to drill through the back of my camper, but after I drilled the pilot hole, I felt better and mine was a big hole. Of course, I had the back wall blueprints from Jayco. Click image for larger version

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