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Old 08-02-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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Hi all - I've learned a ton from reading threads on cell phone boosters and have purchased the WeBoost 4gx RV to be installed on our 19ft Escape. Production has not begun yet and except for this last item, our build sheet is complete. The nerdstick threads were very helpful.

So, the WeBoost comes with two antennas, one which is external and the other that is internal to the trailer. I'm thinking that the best place for the main electronic unit is to reside in an overhead bin at the rear of the trailer and that a hole could be drilled through the sidewall to run the coaxial cable externally. This would allow the maximum amount of cable to used for extending the antenna on a 'nerdstick'.

I'm having a 120v outlet placed in the over head bin to power the device. ETI said that they would be able to mount the antenna to a bracket on the side of the trailer. Down the road I may change that position, ie, build a nerdstick, if it is not working in remote areas. As a side note, it sounds like ETI will not be installing booster antennas going forward.

Is one side of the trailer better than another in terms of placement of the components?

So I'm just wondering where folks have placed their WeBoost components and whether they would have done something differently. All comments and thoughts on this are welcome, I'm just trying to sort out the details as best as possible.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:35 AM   #2
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We are also going to have our WeBoost cable run from the antenna to the dinette area overhead cabinet next to the fridge on the drivers side. We are having a 12 volt outlet installed in the cabinet, not 120v.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:43 AM   #3
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I mounted the antenna above an upper cabinet where it could be easily replaced if needed, with the cradle power inside the same cabinet using a 12V lighter socket. If you feel like a drive out to Hillsboro, Or you can check it out.
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We are having a 12 volt outlet installed in the cabinet, not 120v.
I have no comment on the mounting and wire routing as I do not have one of these devices, but I do agree that this should be powered by a 12V outlet since it is an option. This gives much greater flexibility and will keep the unit operational even during travel and when camping off-grid (which in my mind is where you would be more likely to need such a device to begin with).
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Be careful about getting the exterior antenna too close to the booster unit interior antenna. Oscillation can become a real problem. I think a minimum of 8ft distance between them is recommended.
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Be careful about getting the exterior antenna too close to the booster unit interior antenna. Oscillation can become a real problem. I think a minimum of 8ft distance between them is recommended.
True, but I mounted the booster underneath the ground plane of the antenna. No issues.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:08 AM   #7
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Thanks for all of the input everyone!
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