** UPDATE **
The WeBoost RV 4G detailed below has been discontinued. However, a newly improved model is now available as of 10/29/2018. I've included a link below.
CONNECT RV 65 (FCC Approved 65Db Gain)
The weBoost Connect RV 65 cellular signal booster is a simple, effective solution to significantly improve the strength of cellular signal within any RV. This signal booster system provides benefit for all users on all cellular enabled devices on all carriers while in your parked RV. Included in the kit is a telescoping pole (can go up to 25' tall) which allows the outside directional cellular antenna to maximize the signal from the nearest cell tower. Initial installation takes approximately 30 minutes, with only 10 minutes needed to set up and take down pole and outside antenna when parked. The Connect RV 65 uses a powerful 5-band cellular signal booster to provide maximum signal inside your RV, making it most effective even when used in weak cell phone signal areas. weBoost cellular signal boosters improve data speeds as well - including 4G LTE - no matter which cellular carrier you use in the United States. The Connect RV 65 comfortably handles multiple simultaneous connections across multiple carriers, providing effortless cellular voice and data communications for all users. www.weboost.com/products/connect-rv-65
Poor cell service in your RV? A signal booster can fix that. Get cell and data signals up to 32x stronger, and enjoy more bars in your rig. Dropped calls and slow data are generally caused by three things: (1) Distance from a cell tower; (2) Building materials in your RV; (3) Obstruction from tall objects such as trees, topography, and buildings. Cell booster kits capture an exterior signal, even one that is far away, and they amplify it and broadcast it in your RV. Most of these devices are carrier agnostic. They boost the entire spectrum of frequencies, meaning they will work for any carrier, to give you a stronger signal.
I hesitate to use the word "frustrating" because, after all, we ARE camping and always have a beautiful backyard while we enjoy the great outdoors, but occasionally our cell phone or internet service can be quite frustrating. Dropped or missed calls. No internet access for my Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Video services. Unable to read e-mails. These can all contribute to a frustrating trip for us. For several months I've been asking fellow campers what their solutions have been to avoid these issues and interestingly enough, I've gotten a varied and wide response. In fact, no two campers have used the same solution. So, that being said, I'm going to share with you what I recently chose to help with this issue.
As I conducted my research, one brand name continued to pop up. Wilson Electronics.They clearly seem to be leading the industry when it comes to cell boosters. They are behind the WeBoost brand of boosters and antennas. Here's what I ended up selecting. The WeBoost RV 4G (470201). This system boasts that it provides 4G fastest network speeds, rural and urban gain strength, and multi-user access. On this particular unit, max gain is 60db. This is at the very top of the allowable gain spectrum and is a powerhouse!
For all of the details and specs, please visit WeBoost at https://store.weboost.com/products/rv-4g
At the time of this post, this kit sells for $399.99 and is available from a variety of sources including Camping World. I did my research and of course searched the internet for a better price on Amazon, Google Shopping, etc. The price is fixed and every vendor was the same. I chose to purchase mine from Camping World, though if you're not happy with the product, because it's electronic it can't be returned. Do yourself a favor and purchase directly from WeBoost because they offer a 30-day money back guarantee and a 2-year warranty.
I've only been using this unit a week now, at Lake Whitney Thousand Trails, but have noticed about a 20db gain. I should note that this particular park is notorious for poor cell reception as there are no towers close by, and those that are within range are very poor and provide low signal at best. So, is the WeBoost working for me? Yes. Do I wish I had a stronger signal? Yes! Always! But the truth of the matter is, I'm able to use the internet, and watch Netflix.So, I'm a happy camper!
As always, I welcome your comments and questions.