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Old 10-06-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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What exactly does the cell phone antenna look like? Is it worth getting? Would it be easy to install later-after market?
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:24 PM   #2
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Don't know which antenna ETI uses; I had 12V drops put in my upper cabinets so I could power a Sleek cradle that connected to the antenna. Had the antenna mounted at one end of an upper cabinet, so it would be easy to replace if broken by a tree branch somewhere.

Which also means it would be easy to install after delivery should you prefer, but having the 12V drops available means you don't have to run the wiring............
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Old 10-06-2016, 02:49 PM   #3
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There is sure a lot involved to stay connected
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ETI doesn't "use" any of them. It's a customer supplied option. If you want them to install an antenna, on the roof for example, you can send it to them. They'll drill the hole, mount it, seal it and drop the cable where you specify. When I supplied a Wilson Sleek cradle as well as an antenna to Escape back in early 2015, they installed the antenna but not the cradle. That part was up to me. I'd planned ahead though by having Escape put a 12V drop in the cabinet near where I wanted the cradle, so it was easy to do the rest on my own.

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Old 10-06-2016, 03:29 PM   #5
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:40 PM   #6
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What antenna did you choose, and what location on the trailer did you choose to have ETI install the antenna? Thanks.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:16 PM   #7
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Funny!
There seems to be no shortage of probes and pokes to get a signal from the outside to the inside...as long as there is a signal to be captured. These are notoriously lacking in Canada as soon as one wanders from a city or big town. In Ottawa, occasionally in town.
I have yet to find something that I would be comfortable with and I have plenty of time to decide. If I cannot connect I will read a book.
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What antenna did you choose, and what location on the trailer did you choose to have ETI install the antenna? Thanks.
https://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/wil...a-male-311119/

installed above the drivers side cabinet just behind the fridge on a 21. Had a 12V drop installed there
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:33 PM   #9
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I have not picked out the antenna yet. I was thinking I could get help with that here also. I will look at the information here so far.
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https://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/wil...a-male-311119/

installed above the drivers side cabinet just behind the fridge on a 21. Had a 12V drop installed there
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I have not picked out the antenna yet. I was thinking I could get help with that here also. I will look at the information here so far.
Thank you.
We have the same one that Charlie links above. Ours is right above the driver side overhead cabinet at the dinette (which is toward the front on the 19).
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