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Old 06-15-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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How to install antenna?

I want to install a wifi booster antenna.

Can I just drill through the roof, as long as I seal it well afterwards? I was planning to run the cable into the passenger side upper cabinet.


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Old 06-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Paul.Gitter View Post
I want to install a wifi booster antenna.

Can I just drill through the roof, as long as I seal it well afterwards? I was planning to run the cable into the passenger side upper cabinet.


Long as you seal it properly, I don't see why not. Many people run the wire into an existing opening; vents, fans, etc. The fridge vent seems to be a favorite. No matter what, think about driven rain and where it will go.

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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Hi Paul.Gitter,
You'll need a long drill bit. I've drilled quite a few holes in Newmar roofs. So far all have been successfull. I've taken the factory tour quite a few times and have learned where the assemblers run wires, duct work, etc. For my voice and date boosters, I placed them at the rear of the coach roof. Both of these boosters are wireless inside the coach. I was able to come into the coach in the rear closet. Place the boosters on the rear closet wall so they are out of sight and mind.
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You may not need to mount it outside. Remember wifi(RF) is blocked by metal. If you RV is made of plastic/fiberglass/wood/foam it is invisible to wifi.
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Ran mine up thru the Refer vent. Drove 100 miles and found it laying on the back ladder. Damn trees.
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Mounted my wifi antenna on the TV antenna and drilled right next to the factory antenna lead. Sealed it with Dicor, no problems.

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