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Old 08-02-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Running cell phone cable into my RV

I have a 2011 Jayco 'Jay-Featther' 29-RLS. I have purchased a cell phone antenna, amplifier, and a re-broadcast antenna for inside the RV.

My question is how do I get the cable through the shell of the RV? I will need to enter at about the center of the trailer as the re-broadast antenna needs to be mounted in the rear. The cable is about 3/8" in diameter but the hole will need to be about 3/4" to accomodate the connector on one end. I have seen no factory provided 'ports' for such.

Is there anything on the market like a re-sealable plug that could be installed through the shell?

Do any of the readers here have experience doing this? Any help appreciated.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #2
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Many times people will come in through an existing vent. My coach has an added coax connector teh previous owner installed for a satellite dish. He drilled a hole, installed the connector, then globbed DiCor on it to seal it. Has never leaked that I can tell. Probably this stuff.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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Like Ramblin says, most folks seem to try to used an existing vent or similar opening.

But, to your original question, there are fittings you can buy from marine supply stores to seal a wire entry. I believe the larger ones are called "glands". Try Defender Marine or West Marine online to see them. Most require removing the connector and feeding the cable through. The larger grey plastic ones may use a split grommet.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

When I ran the cable for my roof top trucker's antenna for my wifi, I used a low profile, exterior junction box. Drilled a hole in the roof and then mounted the junction box to the roof by sitting it in a bed of sealant and securing it with four self tapping screws. The I sealed the wire pass through in to the junction box with sealant too.

Always scary drilling in to your roof.

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I ran my cell amplifier cable through the raised part of the refrigerator vent, and then through the paneling over the refer on the inside. I used rubber grommets in the plastic up top and the paneling below.
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This one gets high marks from all the yacht people: Blue Sea Systems Cable Clam
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This one gets high marks from all the yacht people: Blue Sea Systems Cable Clam
Hah! Clam that's it. Sorta sounds like gland.
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