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Old 06-01-2017, 07:01 AM   #1
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Cell and Wifi boosters

The build sheet completion date for my 17B is June 7 and I need to provide answers to the following:
So the most common cell booster we receive from our customers is by Wilson and the most common WiFi booster we receive is by Ranger. I will need to know where you would like the wires to terminate in your trailer.

Can someone who has already been through this provide me with model numbers and location? Sure would help.


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Old 06-01-2017, 07:05 AM   #2
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I don't think there are canned one-size-fits-all answers to these questions. There are a number of threads that discuss the pros/cons and ins/outs of different solutions though. Search and read

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Old 06-01-2017, 08:10 AM   #3
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Just a few short weeks ago, we submitted our build sheet for our 5.0TA. During our due diligence, we got mixed signals (pun intended) on placement of the inside component in relation to the external antenna. We settled on both a wi-fi signal booster and cell signal booster buying separate kits for each. For what it's worth, we made provisions for 12V drops to power these devices--one at the rear corner near the dinette and one in the cabinet just to the right of the exterior door. The external antennas were placed based on the required distance from the manufacturer. I called each manufacture to get a clearer understanding in order to sort out what I was reading from several sources.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:13 AM   #4
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The diagram we provided ETI was intended as a guideline for the folks in production to have an understanding of our desired placement. Ultimately, ETI said they would select the cable route during the build-out to achieve the end results.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:19 AM   #5
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For the OP, a couple of clarifications: the "Ranger" Escape is referring to is probably the WiFiRanger. Wilson is now called WeBoost. Do a little research on their websites and it should be relatively easy to choose a suitable product. For the cell phone booster, most choose an external antenna which is connected to an internal cradle that holds either a cell phone or a Wi-Fi hotspot device. For the Wi-Fi booster, WiFiRanger makes several models.

Note that Escape won't wire in these devices - but they will run wiring to where you want them hooked up.

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