Where do we run the cable?
Anyone who does not buy a motor home off the peg but wants to extend it himself comes to the point of cable laying. This quickly leads to the question “Where do we run the cables?”. Now with our Duro, the shape of the tub has given rise to an idea.
Where do we run the wires?
The idea of how to run the cables in the case came – literally – over night. While half asleep I introduced to all possibilities of wire routing. And suddenly there was this frame. The frame which provides the basic framework for the tub. This frame consists of 5.5 cm aluminum profiles of the heavy type. Square hollow profiles, welded.
Insulation of the frame
And so we decided to use this frame as the basis for the cable channel. The construct for this is very simple. First we insulated the frame with the proven “X-Trem Isolator” mats. We have cut these mats to a width of about 4.5 cm. We glued an aluminum U-profile to the edge of the frame as a limiter for the insulation mats and as a wall for the wire duct.
Construction of the cable duct
Here we put birch plywood boards of 6.5 mm thickness into the wall of the cable duct. So now we have two cable ducts on the left and right side of the tub which are quite practical over a length of about 3 meters and a height of about 32 centimeters.
For the construction of the cable ducts we have used the following materials.
- Felt tip pen for marking
- Metal saw
- Hand pressure pistol
- Insulation mats X-trem Isolator®
- Sika 221 i special adhesive
- Birch plywood, thickness 6.5 mm
- Aluminum U-profile
- Insulation mats, Sika 221 i Special adhesive at www.reimo.com
- Plywood panels and aluminium U-profiles from hardware stores