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Old 07-08-2018, 09:47 PM   #11
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Some pics from my installation: https://imgur.com/a/GMnISft

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Old 07-09-2018, 04:00 PM   #12
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Thanks DIYpilot for the great info, to be clear you ran the external antenna cable through the existing opening where the backup camera cable went through the roof or drilled a new hole or enlarged the existing?
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:55 PM   #13
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No new holes in the roof. But I did drill a new one in the bottom of the plastic camera housing.
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Old 07-14-2018, 01:11 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone, finally got a technician at a Roadtrek dealer to run the cable from the topside external antenna to the booster via the backup camera cable opening. Had to remove backup camera access wire chase, uninstalled top of rear cabinets to access backup camera wiring, drilled holes between cabinets and thru roof and top of cabinet, applied white self leveling lap sealant inside and around new hole. I'll put up some photos as soon as I can get up on top the van. Will be testing this weekend to determine effectiveness of this booster install.
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:17 PM   #15
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SS Agile, Thinking about running the cell booster antenna wire through the same roof opening as the TV antenna. This may be a good solution. If works I intend on fabricating a bracket to mount the external antenna to the TV antenna base. Looks pretty simple. I hope the stuff in the area like the air conditioner does not interfere much with the reception.
Has anyone performed a similar install?
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:46 PM   #16
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Just installed my Weboost 4G-X RV. I'm not convinced that it's improving cell reception, but I did want to acknowledge appreciation for DIYpilot's input and step-by-step images. Saved me from drilling any holes in my Roadtrek. Many thanks!
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:01 PM   #17
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Just installed my Weboost 4G-X RV. I'm not convinced that it's improving cell reception
Don't hold your breath.
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Don't hold your breath.
Agreed. I read your posts on this topic very carefully and reviewed your own installation. I truly went back and forth on a decision many times. As with DIYpilot, I remain grateful for your input and the knowledge you shared with the group. I may end up with the MIMO solution eventually, but wanted to try this first.
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