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Old 07-17-2021, 11:01 PM   #1
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We have been thinking of adding a cell booster (Sure Call or WeBoost) to our 2004 PW XL TS. Installation might be challenging because the roof is fibreglass and we cant afford to add much height to the camper or storage will be impossible.

The camper has a Wineguard tv antenna which can be raised up and down. I thought it might be possible to use that for mounting a booster. Or maybe a whip antenna mounted to a rear door? Wed like to be able to use the booster while travelling as well as parked.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 07-18-2021, 01:04 AM   #2
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I have bought a few Wilson amplifier cell-boosters for work (WeBoost manufacturer) and they are great. You should give them a call and get them to spec out what you need. It does seem that you will want an Omni directional antenna since you will be moving. We just did our 3 floor office building with 2 repeaters per floor all tied in together. The gold plated windows block a lot of signal...
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Old 07-19-2021, 03:58 PM   #3
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My Weboost unit with the short 3” magnetic mount roof antenna works well both traveling and stationary. I would buy it again. We have had many times where we went from no usable internet to good access after we turn it on. It runs a little warm and probably has a moderate electrical draw.
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You could also mount a pair of high gain direction yagi antennas on the tv mast for when you are parked. Two are needed at 90 degree angle for a MIMo setup.
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I have bought a few Wilson amplifier cell-boosters for work (WeBoost manufacturer) . . .
On the other hand, when our rather expensive Wilson cell repeater/amplifier failed, they refused to service it . . . "buy a new one," we were told.

We're done with companies that don't support what they manufacture.
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We have a WeBoost. They are pretty much a standard on ARVs. I don’t know how you can tell if they are working or not.
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I have mounting brackets connected to hood of van. You can then affix a compatible high gain trucker style antenna to your amplifier! I have fiberglass body on my van as well. Alternatively if can try attaching to bumper or spare tire carrier... Or even the hitch
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We have a WeBoost. They are pretty much a standard on ARVs. I don’t know how you can tell if they are working or not.
If you can locate the powered unit you can unplug the power adapter and check the cell phone signal. Our WeBoost Drive X RV Signal Booster provides a 1-2 bar boost.
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Check out https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/ before you buy anything. They have reviews of all the latest cellular equipment and plans. They also talk about which equipment might serve your needs. They only sell consulting services no products, but what they have for free is very good.
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Thanks Everyone!
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Hi Folks
Just a heads up.
So i got a WeBoost Reach Rv and had the external antenna mounted on the Wineguard tv antenna that can be raised and lowered from in camper. (. 2004 PW XL TS). However, unit comes ONLY with AC power source. In order to use unit, it requires and AC outlet, which in my camper, only operates when on shore power or generator.
I contacted Weboost about the misleading information (that it can be used while driving or parked) and they finally agreed to send either a hard wire kit or a cig lighter adapter plug but they are out of stock for weeks.
Very disappointing after spending so much money!
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I'm surprised they wouldn't include a DC connector. Your fastest remedy would be to use an inverter.
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