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Old 10-27-2016, 10:28 AM   #1
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Cell and WiFi access

My wife and I are picking our 19ft escape this April, while my wife is retired I will continue to work Ĺ time. Iím in telecommunication so having cell and WiFi access is very important. I donít mind making the investment for this.
I have several questions:
Iíve been told Ranger WiFi Booster and a Wilson Cell Phone Antenna are popular. There was no mention of the models. Does anyone know what models I should be getting?
What location are folks using inside the trailer for the hardware?
Thanks for your help
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:50 PM   #2
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Welcome Bill and Alicia,
Although I can not help your question specifically, I just wanted to welcome you to the forum.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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Welcome folks
Depending how important staying connected is to you I'd suggest you read Technomadia's pages on rv communications.

Here's a start How We Keep Online: Illustrated Tour of our RV Mobile Internet Setup | Technomadia

They also have a out ont he subject.
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:06 PM   #4
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:27 PM   #5
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WiFi Cellular Antennae's

Another question i have i's rather not mount my antennae on the roof where it will make my overhead clearance higher.

has anyone seen or designed a mast that i can lower when traveling and raise when i am stationary?
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:59 PM   #6
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Had something like this on my FM antenna on my old trailer, worked well as long as you have a way to reach it.

Seadog Die Cast Zinc Adjustable Anten SDG-3293001
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:17 PM   #7
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Another question i have i's rather not mount my antennae on the roof where it will make my overhead clearance higher.

has anyone seen or designed a mast that i can lower when traveling and raise when i am stationary?
Here you go....RVSueandcaninecrew has this write up about an antenna mast and cell phone booster.....

Internet Antenna | rvsue and her canine crew
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:51 PM   #8
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I use this one, attached to my trailer's rear bumper. Depending upon the antenna you use with it, the antenna may stick up a bit higher than the roof when the mast is collapsed. I feed the antenna lines through the opening for the trailer's power cable, so they have to be removed when traveling.

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Old 10-31-2016, 05:10 PM   #9
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Here are photos of my antenna mast extended and retracted. It is five feet, five inches long retracted, fourteen feet eight inches extended.
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Here are photos of my antenna mast extended and retracted. It is five feet, five inches long retracted, fourteen feet eight inches extended.
Mike, do you leave it mounted all the time, or do you remove it for travel or when not needed at camp? As well, do you find the length to be good?
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