Originally Posted by scubadog
We want to add a small shelf to the interior near the couch but I don't know how to attach it to the aluminum. I have been told the best way is to use a rivet tool but I haven't done that before.
To complicate the problem a little, we want the shelf within a 12" of the light switch panel. I hope Airstream runs their switch wires up and down in the wall for the most part.
All wires run along the ceiling panel, 115V on one side, 12V
on the other. From that area they run vertical in the walls. The exception, of course, is if you have an outlet or switches under a window--the wire has to run horizontal under the window frame. Wire in the dome area is a bit more haphazard because of the big windows, but they are still mostly vertical.
You can use sheet metal screws to attach to the inside skin. I'd recommend #8. Make sure the hole is undersized so you get a tight fit. You might also use some thread lock--screws sometimes will back out due to vibration.