Presentation on theme: "Thule Smart RV™ Pod Kit Installation For Smooth-Sided Fiberglass RVs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Thule Smart RV™ Pod Kit Installation For Smooth-Sided Fiberglass RVs
2 After reviewing all potential interior Step 1After reviewing all potential interiorand exterior wall obstructions, locatethe Pod mounting line by using a studfinder.Turn off all utilities.
3 Using a straight edge or chalk line, mark a Pod mounting line. Step 2Using a straight edge or chalk line,mark a Pod mounting line.Note: Pod spacing is determined bythe accessory being mounted.Some accessories will require 16”spacing, some accessories will require12” spacing, some accessories willrequire no spacing (single pod).
5 Using the provided template, mark the Step 3Using the provided template, mark thefirst Pod location with a bulls eye.Hold the template to the mountingspot, and punch the four starter holeswith a center punch.
7 Be careful to only drill into the outer Step 4Be careful to only drill into the outersection of the smooth fiberglass wall!Drill the small vertical pilot holes for thebacking plate using a 1/16” drill bit.Drill the large horizontal holes for thepod using the 3/8” drill bit.Tip: We recommend applying masking tape to the drill bits to mark the desired depth and to prevent drilling too deep.
13 Insert backing plate into the holes. If Step 7Insert backing plate into the holes. Ifnecessary, lightly tap the backing platewith a rubber mallet to ensure that theplate is flush against the RV wall.Wipe off any excess adhesive with apaper towel.
15 Reinforce plate with the two small #6 x Step 8Reinforce plate with the two small #6 x½” screws. These are set screwsand prevent the backing plate frommoving while the adhesive cures andsets prior to the installation of the pod.
17 Attach the Pod assembly onto the backing plate using the larger ¼”- 20 Step 9Attach the Pod assembly onto thebacking plate using the larger ¼”- 20screws after the Pod adhesive hascured completely (24-48 hours).