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Old 08-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #11
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To avoid cracking the exterior, use a small pilot hole and step up slowly to the size bit you need. Seal wire filled hole completely with "Silaprene" sealant.
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:23 AM   #12
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One more important thing (learned from boat fiberglass): After drilling the hole, use a countersink bit to angle the edges. If you don't, you'll start a crack in the fiberglass from the hole outward.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:12 AM   #13
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My first camera install on our other trailer that burned was easier than out new one.
I mounted the camera above the middle marker and used the stick on cable hide system from Lowes. Held on great and matched the exterior white. Couldn't hardly see it if you weren't looking.
On our new 2703 I had the ladder mounted in the middle and attached the camera to the top of the ladder just beneath the marker light. Ran the wires behind the ladder rail and ran the wires between the coroplast and the floor. Would have used the cable hide system but couldn't find any black to match the rear end corner molding.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #14
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Thanks Guys!!

I was planning on using my uni-bit and it will chamfer the edge. I need a 1/2" hole for the wire to go through.

Let me go take some pics............
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #15
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I would go to a boat store and get some 3M 5200 to seal the hole. We use it in marine applications all the time, even below the water line.....
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More pics

Here are some pics of the mounting location.

A thought occurred to me that I may be able to go through the bottom of the marker light and into the trailer that way. I will have a look in a bit.
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5200 can never be removed. I would suggest something less permanent.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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I've actually done more than just drill through the outside. Piece of cake. Drill it like its wood. Factory told me to simply use jigsaw with normal blade. That's how they do it.
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OK!

So I removed the center marker light and found this will be a great way to run the wire.

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