For those not familiar with the weBoost line of products by Wilson Electronics, very simply weBoost RV products are designed to boost your cell phone signal in the RV. The products receive a signal from a cell phone tower nearby, then boost the signal giving users stronger, more reliable calls, texting, and data wherever you use the product. I am a huge fan of weBoost products. I have one in my truck, and I have another one installed in our 5th wheel at the beach. When weBoost reached out to me asking if I would like to test and review their newest and most powerful product yet, the weBoost Destination RV, it didn’t take long for me to reply yes, absolutely!
How the weBoost Destination RV works
The powerful exterior antenna reaches out to cell phone towers to receive a signal. The Destination RV booster receives the outside signal and amplifies it using a series of sophisticated low noise amplifiers and filters. This amplified signal is broadcast through the inside antenna and back to the tower, providing stronger, more reliable calls, texting and data in the RV.
We use our motorhome in our business, and we use it as a backdrop to film lots of our RV videos, so quite often we set the motorhome up to use at our home. We have driveway space for the RV, and we have an electrical outlet to plug the RV into electricity.
The problem is, we live in a rural area with a very poor cell signal inside the house and outside in the RV. The picture above is a screenshot of my phone showing one bar while standing next to the RV in the driveway. So, I thought this was the perfect place to test the new weBoost Destination RV to see if it boosts my cell signal.
This weBoost product is called ‘Destination RV’ which means it works great for stationary RVs like park models. The instructions say after the initial installation, each subsequent take down and set-up only takes about 10 minutes, so I like that we can take it wherever the RV goes, and it is easy to set-up if we arrive at a destination and have a poor cell signal.
Out of the box
The Destination RV features everything needed for an easy, do-it-yourself installation, including:
- Cell signal booster
- Inside antenna
- Outside directional antenna
- 25 ft. telescoping pole
- Outside antenna mounting hardware
- Power supply and all cables
Time to install the weBoost Destination RV
The first step is to assemble the antenna mounting bracket and install the outside antenna on the telescoping pole.
Prior to raising the telescoping antenna, make sure you connect the coax cable to the outside antenna.
Determine where you want the telescoping pole and antenna mounted on the RV. Mounts for the pole and foot are provided. I mounted the pole next to the ladder on the rear of the motorhome.
The next step is to mount the booster and route the cables. A good choice is a cabinet close to a power source, but make sure you can route the outdoor and indoor coax cables to the booster’s location. This picture shows the booster bracket installed in the cabinet.
Make sure you connect the outside and inside antenna cables to the correct connectors on the booster.
This picture shows the booster mounted with the outside and inside antenna cables connected to the booster.
Use the 3M command strips to mount the inside antenna after you make sure you can route the antenna cable to the indoor antenna location. The outside and inside antennas must have 6 meters (about 20 feet) vertical distance between antennas, and they must point away from each other. Note: the inside antenna also come with a wall mounting bracket.
With the RV Destination installation complete, plug the booster into a 120-volt power source.
If the system is operating properly you will see a green light illuminated on the booster.
After I plugged the booster in and checked my phone it went to 2 bars, then 3 bars, and then 4 bars. I have never, and I mean never had a full strength cell signal in the driveway at our house.
If you have an RV set-up permanently on a site, or you travel all over the country in your RV weBoost has a cell signal booster to fit your RV needs. All I can say is the proof of how well this product works is in the picture.
Happy RV Learning,
Mark J Polk
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