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Getting access to underfloor voids
This is a real long shot. I am replacing the Schaudt external temperature sensor in my Frankia i840BD. The sensor is screwed to the underside of the van beneath the omnistor step. The cable then runs vertically through the "void" and up the back of a wardrobe into the side of the Schaudt DT220 which sits above the side entrance. I have tried to access the void by removing a panel in the battery box which sits at the top of the entry step - no joy. I have removed most of the interior of the wardrobe and can see the wires disappearing into the void. Trouble is, I can't remove the floor of the wardrove as it has two triangular fillets glued to the floor and the wall which prevent me from lifting the wardrobe floor - impasse! Do I have to take the wardrobe off the wall - if so I think I will have to admit defeat.
Has anyone ever attempted this kind of thing and has views on how to get access to the hole cut into the van accomodation floor so I can thread the new wire through. I plan to splice it to the old wire rather than attempting to feed it into the Schaudt DT220. I attach a picture of the wardrobe floor and the step. The fillets are at the interface between the wardrobe wall and floor. The same fillets are used at the top of the wardrobe, and here they seem to have pinned the fillet in place
If I can't manage this, I can always cut the old cable outside the van and splice the new sensor in place, but in this position it will be open to the elements so will need plenty of protection.