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Old 02-12-2017, 08:30 PM   #31
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Thanks. I'll keep this in mind when fiddling with my wiring. At this point I only want to route power to a rear view camera through my cabinet. It doesn't draw much power.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:36 PM   #32
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Properly sized wires shouldn't be a problem in themselves.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:45 PM   #33
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This is not an area of personal expertise for me, but FWIW I have found RVMobileInternet.com to be an excellent source of information and advice on this topic. Some basic stuff on their public access site, but to get into details it costs about USD 60 per year. Worth it to me; YMMV.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:34 PM   #34
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Am checking to see if a Home/office amp such as the WeBoost Home 4G 470101 is 3W still which I've heard and whether an omni antenna can be used.

This is my plan as well. I just ordered the WeBoost RV4G, which is a 3W amp. They can only sell this as a kit that is designed for use when stationary, not in motion, per FCC rules, so to accomplish this the kit includes a directional external antenna that won't work in motion and must be re-aimed every time the RV is moved.

I also ordered a WirEng Uniant Lite, which is an omnidirectional antenna that is designed to create a 30 degree dead spot directly underneath it. What a perfect place to put a high output internal antenna and avoid crosstalk! The external Uniant will go on top of our forthcoming 19's wardrobe, and the internal WeBoost antenna will go in the wardrobe itself. Bada bam bada bing!
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:09 PM   #35
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Sounds good; may have to give that combo a test drive. Thanks for info

Edit: From reading a review on Amazon, it seems that you need to ask Wilson to send a 12V charger that does not reduce the input voltage down to 6V as the standard plug does which, according to the reviewer reduced internet speeds significantly over using the 120V AC power source with inverter or shore power.
https://www.amazon.com/weBoost-Phone...=weboost+4g+rv
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This is not an area of personal expertise for me, but FWIW I have found RVMobileInternet.com to be an excellent source of information and advice on this topic. Some basic stuff on their public access site, but to get into details it costs about USD 60 per year. Worth it to me; YMMV.


I second that emotion. I also joined the four the premium content. Excellent content and we'll worth the annual subscription price.

I only need year to figure out what to get on my new trailer. After that, I won't need it any longer.
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This is not an area of personal expertise for me, but FWIW I have found RVMobileInternet.com to be an excellent source of information and advice on this topic. Some basic stuff on their public access site, but to get into details it costs about USD 60 per year. Worth it to me; YMMV.
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I second that emotion. I also joined the four the premium content. Excellent content and we'll worth the annual subscription price.

I only need year to figure out what to get on my new trailer. After that, I won't need it any longer.
If you two can come up with the ideal setup via that site, and publish your findings here, you could possibly save a lot of folks $60, earn their undying gratitude, and possibly earn yourself a cocktail or two.
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If you two can come up with the ideal setup via that site, and publish your findings here, you could possibly save a lot of folks $60, earn their undying gratitude, and possibly earn yourself a cocktail or two.

Jim,

I could use a few free cocktails...

I think this is the first time I have reason to disagree with you. To me , it's kind of like saying if Reace & Tammy would just put their heads together, they could come up with the ideal trailer & options. We wouldn't have to worry about build sheets or trying to decide which trailer to get. Alas, we all have different needs, budgets, situations, and even "taste". I believe each of us have different cell phone and/or wifi booster needs.

I'm an retired, occasional traveler who is on the road several times a year for a few weeks at a time. I prefer not to camp in RV parks. If I'm not connected for a while, it's not a big deal. After looking over their data, I think a cradle is all I need. I haven't decided on the antenna yet.

A full time working couple would have much greater connectivity needs and could justify a much higher budget. A cradle wouldn't cut it for them.

As I gather, Chris & and Cherie are full timers with a remote web development business. They needed good bandwidth to survive. After spending a lot of time looking for solutions. Chris, being technically minded, became an expert. What started as publishing occasional reviews of their data struggles morphed into a side business. Knowledge is money, or it can be, if you can match up your knowledge with those who need it.

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Hey Jim and others,
I just got through looking over the site: RVMobileInternet.com and there is quite a bit of information there. I'm still wrestling with the issue of remote cell access and all the equipment that it involves .... or not. Peace and quiet while out camping is pretty important to me but I am an internet junkie at home.

If my decision is to 'go with all the gear', then membership would be well worth the price. At least initially ... I'm glad I checked out their site.

Thanks Stan for bring this to our attention.

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Old 02-18-2017, 02:35 PM   #40
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Like Rich, I also have a subscription to rvmobileinternet. Their website, the free version, has lots of information available but when you become a subscriber you have access to the results of their on-hands testing of numerous devices that are available to fit the individual needs of those who desire some level of connectivity.

Also, they are constantly monitoring the various cell carrier data plans, and know what to look for in the fine print as well as letting you know exactly what to say to get the best deals. This alone is worth the subscription price for me.

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