See video demonstration of how to install weBoost Connect RV 65 (model part number 471203) cell phone signal booster. Unboxing Included.
Installing weBoost RV Connect 65 Cell Phone Signal Booster.
In above video, we talk about how to install the weBoost Connect RV 65 cellular signal booster in your RV. At first, the task may seem daunting but we make the process very simple to follow and the installation can be accomplished by almost anyone.
What does the Connect RV 65 booster do?
The weBoost Connect RV 65 booster works to boost cell signal in vehicles but it is best in towable Rvs as it cannot be used while in motion. That makes it perfect for towables, including 5th wheel toy haulers and even ice houses and horse trailers with living quarters when parked.
The same installation process will apply no matter what type of RV you own. Unboxing: The RV Connect 65 comes in a big package. It contains the signal amp., inside antenna, outside antenna, coaxial cables and the AC power supply. It also contains a 25 ft. telescoping mast. That is everything you need to install the entire system yourself.
How do cell phone signal boosters work?
weBoost cell phone signal boosters work by capturing the signal outside of your RV, using the high gain antenna. Then they work by routing that signal to the cellular signal booster mounted inside your RV.
The booster then amplifies the cellular signal and sends it to the inside antenna, which broadcasts that stronger signal inside your RV. It strengthens cell signals for all carrier networks and all cell device users simultaneously.
The process is then reversed when you place a call from inside your RV. The booster then sends the stronger signal back to the tower, helping you stay connected.
Step 1: Mount outside antenna to the telescoping mast.
The Connect RV 65 comes with a high gain directional outside antenna. This means that it has to be pointed to the appropriate cell tower for optimal performance. Aiming the directional antenna at the appropriate cell tower means you will see a big improvement in your signal strength, both for voice and for data.
First, run the coax cable through the L-bracket. Then using the U-bolt lock washers and wing nuts, secure the antenna to the top of the telescoping pole. After mounting the antenna to the telescoping pole, connect the coaxial cable to outside antenna.
Step 2: Mount the telescoping pole to the side of your RV.
Before you start Step 2, make sure your stabilizer jacks are in place and the RV is immobilized. Decide where you want to mount the telescoping pole on your RV. We recommend mounting the pole near a slider or toy hauler ramp door on the side of your RV. Clean the surface of the RV where the wall mounts will be used.
Mount both adhesive mounts to the side of your RV. Be sure there's at least four feet of separation between the mounts for best performance. Fully extend the pole and use the wall mount plates and ground mount plates to secure the pole.
If you're using an RV that has corrugated sides, we recommend using the side of the slider. Just make sure that there's enough clearance for the wall mount to be retracted with the slider, and that there's four feet of separation.
Step 3:Choose a location for your booster.
Decide on a place to put the booster inside the RV. We suggest placing the booster in a cabinet with proper ventilation near your power supply source. Just make sure the 30 ft. cable can reach it. We recommend routing the cable through the slider gasket using the special flat coax cable jumper included in the box.
Another option is to route the coax cable into the RV by making a loop with the coax, lifting the outside slide out gasket, and pushing the loop through. Connect the cable from outside antenna to the port on the booster labeled, "Outside Antenna".
Step 4: Mount the inside antenna.
Mount inside antenna using the 3M command strips and connect the coax cable. Be sure to have enough distance between the inside and outside antennas. If the antennas are too close, they may communicate with each other, causing feedback or oscillation, limiting the output of your booster. Connect the coax cable to the inside antenna to the port labeled Inside Antenna.
Step 5: Connect your booster to the power supply.
Connect the power supply to the booster and plug it into a 120-volt outlet in your RV. If your Connect RV 65 is working, the lights will be green. For blinking lights, read the test system section of your manual on how to troubleshoot.
Here's a helpful tip: You can use the open signal app to point the outside antenna towards the nearest appropriate cell phone tower. Twist the telescoping pulse at the direction of the tower.
Now your Connect our RV 65 is up and running, providing you with boosted cell signal inside your RV. The coverage area inside of your RV will depend directly on the strength of the available cell signal outside your RV.
A cell phone booster can't make usable cell signal out of no signal, however even with a very weak signal outside of the RV, we can make it usable, although you may need to be closer to the inside antenna to stay connected.
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