hole in roof

adventura

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hi all i am going to fit a wifi antenna to the roof of my fifth wheel to do this i need to drill a 25mm hole for fitting and cables to go through is there anything i need to know about drilling holes through a rubber roof any sensable advice would be very useful cheers
 

WESTIES ON TOUR

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Hi,
You can drill a hole through the roof no problem, the only thing I would do is check, check and check again your measurements.

Also check theres no wires in the roof the area you will be drilling
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Also make sure there no steel beams in the roof.

Personally I would not do it at all.

Before the jag i used to make caravans for 10 years avondale and believe me theres wires all over the place in the ceiling.
 

Gareth62

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The steel beams should be easy to find all you would need is a strong magnet to find them, or tap the roof with a hammer and listen for the change of sound.
The thing I would be worried about more than wires is any air con ducting, if you start with a small hole and then gradually increase you can get a finger in and move wires to one side.

"Skylights" If you fit in front or behind of one of these ( Without a fan ) I doubt you would find any wires or ducting, any runs of cable or air con ducting would avoid obstacles like these.... and would run along side them.
 
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