As with most RV installs, things can become interesting quite quickly.
Here is what was on the docket:
Remove Crappy Jensen Headunit
Retain Rear, Front and Turn Signal Cameras
Install Satellite Radio
All seems fine and dandy....but it's all quite complicated.
I needed to add a module that can allow 4 different camera outputs and push them through to 1 input on the Pioneer AVH-2300NEX headunit I installed. Metra provides a nice interface modules that allows this....only problem was that the Jensen headunit had proprietary plugs for the cameras....so custom adapters for needed....which I fab'd up and everything went in good.
Then the sat radio was another problem.
As you can imagine, I needed to install an antenna on top of the coach and get the cable inside.....luckily there was a nice covered cap on top that i could add another hole to and silicone up so you couldn't tell anything was added.....then had to snake the sat wire down and in through the coach to the headunit.....fun hiding wire down a wall and trying to make it so you can't see it when there isn't anything to hide it behind/between/betwixed!
The bloody hand?.....oh yeah.
I was fabbing up the custom dash adapter and used a little bit too much force and thrusted a very small steel edge straight through the webbing between my thumb and index finger. Enough force that one might say to ones self "hey, that might be unsafe...or OSHA might not approve"....but since I'm me, I kept forging ahead with blatant disregard for my own safety.....it was at that moment that I realized science can be a cruel bitch. Un-cerated steel, one that would never cut anything, even a piece of paper, propelled at such velocity, can actually cut anything.....depending on the amount of said velocity.
After talking back to myself through the 1" opening of skin for a while and posting some snapchats, i figured superglue might not be able to seal that bad-boy back up....so i went to the doc and got 4 stitches....first injury i've had in over a decade (minus the 2 ACL surgeries)
Then, after the hand was somewhat healed, I went back into finish the RV and the damn dash cut my other hand pretty good.....I just let that one bleed and run down my arm.....to remind myself to not be an idiot.....I R Smart!