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Old 07-28-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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Would you drill hole on the exterior wall of your coach?

I was planning to add some solar motion sensor light to the side of the coach above the entry door so it would lite up at night when return to the coach with the welcome light allow you to use your key to open the door or see the steps, etc. also, it would detect any motion approach the coach as well for security. The light would be attached to the coach by 2 screws, no wiring is needed because it is solar light. I am hesitated to drill holes to the exterior coach's wall.

Was wondering if anyone has done any similar thing such as attaching anything to the side of the coach. Did you glue the stuff on or drill to attach provide that you will seal for any possible water leak with caulking or similar.

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I attached a grab handle beside the door with four large wood screws. The manufacturer cautioned to be certain the screws went into a stud. They recommended drilling the screw holes and filling those with sealer before running in the screws. They suggested NOT putting sealer around the fixture, only on the screws.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:07 PM   #3
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Drilled a hole from inside a cabinet to the outside for awning LED strip.

Used white silicone caulk to seal it.
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I attached a grab handle beside the door with four large wood screws. The manufacturer cautioned to be certain the screws went into a stud. They recommended drilling the screw holes and filling those with sealer before running in the screws. They suggested NOT putting sealer around the fixture, only on the screws.
Thank CedarCreekWoody, I think it makes sense because if putting sealer around the fixture it could trap the moisture and mold which may cause damage to the fiberglass exterior
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Drilled a hole from inside a cabinet to the outside for awning LED strip.

Used white silicone caulk to seal it.
Cool. like that LED strip.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:38 PM   #6
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Tam,
Have you noticed the light that lights up the steps when you open the door?
When I got my coach, it was burned out and I didn't know it was there for the 1st year I had the RV. I replaced the bulb and now it lights up the step as soon as you open the door. You can only see the fixture if the steps are extended and you look under the coach if you have one.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:45 PM   #7
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Have you noticed the light that lights up the steps when you open the door?
When I got my coach, it was burned out and I didn't know it was there for the 1st year I had the RV. I replaced the bulb and now it lights up the step as soon as you open the door. You can only see the fixture if the steps are extended and you look under the coach if you have one.
Yes, there is a light in the battery compartment that light up the stair toward the bottom of the coach.

What I would like to do is to have a so call welcome light that lite up automatically as I approach the coach at night so I could see the key hole to open the door.

Also, for the security, I may add those solar motion sensor light around the coach so that if any one approach the coach, it will lite up as well.
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If your driving at night would the solar motion lights illuminate while moving down the highway? That would be my only concern.
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If your driving at night would the solar motion lights illuminate while moving down the highway? That would be my only concern.

You are right. Did not think of that.
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