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Old 08-01-2021, 06:40 AM   #1
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What is the best setup for a truck pulling a travel trailer? Is it best to have it mounted on the truck or the trailer to get the best bang for the buck?
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We use WeBoost Drive. It has the little shark fin external antenna. I would install it in the trailer if using it with a phone. If using it with a hotspot device it really does not matter, so long as the devices can be powered while traveling. If you donít really use data while driving (we do not) it does not matter.
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What is the best setup for a truck pulling a travel trailer? Is it best to have it mounted on the truck or the trailer to get the best bang for the buck?
Are you talking about while traveling or when parked?
You need 120v for it to work right? If so where are you getting that from while traveling?
Our WEBOOST setup requires 120V AC to work so our is setup in the 5th wheel.
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I think the decision for whether to put it on the truck or trailer is whether you want to boost a signal while driving or stationary. Then you can choose which WeBoost or other brand to get.
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Just set up a residential Weboost. Set-up directions prefer mounting main antenna above repeater antenna. Separation distance to be 20 feet vertically or 50 feet horizontally to prevent system oscillations. Can't imagine the mobile setup to be very high-powered, considering the limited separation possible.
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Just set up a residential Weboost. Set-up directions prefer mounting main antenna above repeater antenna. Separation distance to be 20 feet vertically or 50 feet horizontally to prevent system oscillations. Can't imagine the mobile setup to be very high-powered, considering the limited separation possible.
I've read this comment a couple times. Are you saying you need 20 feet or 50 feet with the residential model? Seems like that would be hard to do with a rv? Also wonder why more people don't go with the residential model, what is the negative other than my prior question.
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I've read this comment a couple times. Are you saying you need 20 feet or 50 feet with the residential model? Seems like that would be hard to do with a rv? Also wonder why more people don't go with the residential model, what is the negative other than my prior question.
As stated previously. Manufacturer preference is for main antenna to be higher than repeater antenna by 20 feet. If not feasible then 50 feet horizontal distance is required. However, this is with a yagi main antenna and in no case should the yagi point back to the repeater.
Now then, a tower monitoring app proves out that the available signal at my home-site bounces around or originates from three towers and no one of them will provide best signal 24/7. So I am using an omnidirectional main antenna, very successfully. I have more than the required antenna separation in both planes.
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I will add that even as an owner of a Weboost 65 RV system, they leave a lot to be desired. I have had better luck just installing a surface-mount antenna by drilling a small hole in the roof inside a cabinet and then installing a round (cellular/WiFi) antenna from Parsec or Pepwave. I then route the antenna cables inside the coach and connect them to a Pepwave cellular router. We get better performance with this setup and have reliable WiFi inside and outside of the coach.
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We have a Weboost 4G-M with a trucker antenna mounted on the TV antenna mast. Crank it up and its the highest point on the rig. Boosts very well for Verizon and AT&T, but tne phone needs to be very close to the interior repeater antenna. I wired up a 12v plug to power the unit, to pull less current and not have to run the inverter for a hotspot. We boondock alot. I just ran the cable to the roof out the corner of a slide, to avoid drilling holes.
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I have the Weboost Drive Reach. I use the magnetic antenna on the truck cab roof and a the trucker antenna mounted on the roof of the trailer. I move just move the inside unit between the trailer and the truck. I bought a small adapter to mate the trucker antenna to the amplifier unit.

Here's an old thread the contains the information regarding my install. The adapter part is referenced in this thread.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f53/webo...ml#post4841193
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What is the best setup for a truck pulling a travel trailer? Is it best to have it mounted on the truck or the trailer to get the best bang for the buck?
The best setup is to get the WeBoost Drive Reach RV, mount the exterior antenna to the RV, then buy another shorty exterior antenna and vehicle inside one. Move the booster itself between truck and TT when occupying one or another. An extra antenna setup doesnít cost a lot.
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Are you talking about while traveling or when parked?
You need 120v for it to work right? If so where are you getting that from while traveling?
Our WEBOOST setup requires 120V AC to work so our is setup in the 5th wheel.
You can buy the 12V power cord from WeBoost, or Amazon, for $25. I got one for the sole purpose of running it off 12V while boondocking.
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