so as the title
indicates my issue is about installing a camera, the key concern being the cracking fiberglass not making a very good anchor material. the camera is 500g (1.1 lbs) on a bracket that holds it out from the motorhome about 3"s, so I haven't done the math but that weight
on a 3" lever bouncing along at 55mph would probably generate pretty decent load.
what started this concern was when I removed the center running light
and noticed that even the running light
screws had chipped out the fg. the sealant around the edge and putty in the housing is what kept the light
inside is the rear bedroom is an upper cupboard right across the rear. I popped the upper and lower panel board trim, and center vertical piece, no problem (no big problems anyways). but the panel board (2 pce across whole width, center joined) looks like it will not lift intact. replacing the panel board inside of the cupboard would require disassembly of the cupboard. that seem excessive for a back up camera installation. I think 3m panel bonding epoxy would glue the camera mount securely to the mh, so securely I think it would eventually peal back the top fg layers and fall
I am thinking the most secure mounting would be to mount the camera onto a small piece of plywood (4 bolts and adhesive) cut out to shape a slightly larger than running light footprint. drill 2 bolt holes through the plywood mount that match running light holes already in fg, and have another piece of plywood on inside of wall. with the 2 bolts making a sandwich of the 2 plywood pieces on the fg and displacing the load. it would replace the center running light, and require no new holes in the fg. problem is, that requires cutting 2 holes (either side of central wall stud) in the panel board inside.
this mh will see rough roads as well, we're going to the yukon in september and last time we we're there(2012) the alaska hwy was as bad as ever. we are also more inclined to boondocking
than hook up camping, so that it can mean gravel roads with washboard. that's the ultimate mounting test, and mh torture I would think.
So after all that I do have questions. am I missing the obvious here? is there a less destructive and still secure way?
thanks for your time