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Old 04-08-2016, 08:15 PM   #71
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He did say that on retrospect he might have just run the cables in to the access hatch, but then you'd have to leave the hatch cover open when using the cables.
As mentioned above, this is what I am considering. You could put all the connectors inside of it, and it would look neater than multiple others. Cable TV, WiFi, solar, DC outlet, and so on. You can get a hatch that is on a solid plastic box, and cut holes for connectors as required.


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Speaking of wifi boosters, anybody tried this one? Designed for a vehicle so I'm thinking it should be shock resistant its 12v powered. Booster
Is that not for 4G data, a totally different thing from WiFi?
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I am also contemplating using a hatch like that for the low pressure quick connect(s)
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:23 PM   #73
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Jim , yep my brain was thinking cellular and my fingers typed wifi - fixed it - thanks. I'm thinking I need a cell booster much more often than a wifi one.

Where'd you find that hatch JIm?
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Leon just had Reace put in one of the standard power cord holes and cover (Inlet) and runs his wires thru that. He did say that on retrospect he might have just run the cables in to the access hatch, but then you'd have to leave the hatch cover open when using the cables.
I can run the trailer's power cord and two coax feeds through the electric cable hatch and still close the hatch. The little sliding window in the hatch has just enough room for this. The coax is the standard diameter you see used for TV.
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Sorry Mike - I meant the large exterior storage hatch, rather than cut in another hole.
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As mentioned above, this is what I am considering. You could put all the connectors inside of it, and it would look neater than multiple others. Cable TV, WiFi, solar, DC outlet, and so on. You can get a hatch that is on a solid plastic box, and cut holes for connectors as required.
You are keeping a list of the make and model #s of all your trailer mods right buds?
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You are keeping a list of the make and model #s of all your trailer mods right buds?
I certainly am. Right now the list is long and convoluted, and as I narrow down some aspects, others grow with ideas. I blame the OP of this thread.

Though to be fair I already had many of the ideas here bookmarked already.
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Leon just had Reace put in one of the standard power cord holes and cover (Inlet) and runs his wires thru that. He did say that on retrospect he might have just run the cables in to the access hatch, but then you'd have to leave the hatch cover open when using the cables.
Just to be clear, if I had to do it over I would ask Reace to put the RV Power Inlet in the hatch cover itself. that way, if I ever wanted to change it, all I would have to do is to replace the hatch door.

Daubsy and Jim Bennet, if I had to do this over again, I would look at this article on JefaTech's website. They can construct a cable that goes from your repeater to a bulkhead connector. rather than using an electrical blank, I would look perhaps look at modifying a standard cable TV port (like This one) to hold the bulk head connector. Or maybe you could just use an end cap to cover the connector when not in use.

This thread has caused me to look more closely at JefaTech's website and I discovered a couple of articles that I had not noticed before. My guess is that if you contact JefaTEch and tell them what you are trying to do they can offer suggestions as to how best to get the signal from the outside to the inside.
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Leon, using something like that bulkhead connector is what I was thinking, and to have it install in the same waterproof hatch as a bunch of other connectors. I think one single box would look better than a bunch of separate connectors.

Regardless, I will definitely take up your suggestion of consulting with JavaTech before I do anything. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

Could you not replace the inlet Reace installed with something like you mentioned?
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I just remembered another hatch I had considered, this one from Bullfinch. It is from the UK, and I would need to confirm it would work for my intended use. It has 12V out, cable, and satellite connections. Would this satellite connection work for the cable from the repeater?

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Bullfinch also has a few other interesting "Utility Points". Another consideration bouncing around in my head is using their low pressure connectors. As they are not likely CSA approved, I would have to do this work after taking possesion of the trailer, something I plan to do whether I go this way, or using the same type connector escape uses, but installed in a hatch.

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