Review: 4G-OTR RV & Trucker Antenna by weBoost (Cellular Antennas)

weboost-4g-otr-trucker-rv-cellular-antenna-reviewweBoosts new Truck & RV 4G cellular antenna is a classic omnidirectional shaft-mounted design that does not require a ground plane. It comes in two variants:

  • Model 304415 - Has a 19" total height and a spring-mount base to allow for some give if it strikes against something.
  • Model 304414 - A rigid 24" tall shaft, primarily intended to mount on the side mirror of a big truck.

Other than the shaft height, both antennas are identical - with a 14' antenna cable (with SMA ends) and 2.5dBi to 3.5dBi rated overall gain across all the key cellular frequency bands. They also include a three-way mounting bracket that can be bolted to a wall, or clamped onto a horizontal or vertical pipe.

These new antennas should be a great drop-in replacement for any places that the old Wilson trucker antenna is installed, and they should also pair nicely with any of weBoost's 4G cellular boosters.

TIP: Do be aware that at 19" tall - this antenna will be a challenge to mount on many RV roofs, but it should be a good match for rear ladders or clamping to a flagpole

Specifications

  • Model: 304415 / 304414
  • Type: Omni-Directional
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Cable Type & Length: RG-58 / 14'
  • Connector: SMA Male
  • Internal Ground Plane: Yes
  • Dimensions: 19" Tall / 24" Tall
  • Mounting: 3-way Bracket
  • Frequency / Gain:
    700-800 Mhz: 2.5 - 3.5 dBi
    824 - 894 Mhz: 2.5 - 3.5 dBi
    880 - 960 Mhz: 2.5 - 3.5 dBi
    1710 - 1880 Mhz: 2.5 - 3.5 dBi
    1850 - 1990 Mhz: 2.5 - 3.5 dBi
    2110 - 2170 Mhz: 2.5 - 3.5 dBi
    2.3 - 2.5 GHz: ??
  • Retail Price:  $99.99 Retail (Frequently found for ~$70)

Testing Status: weBoost has sent us the taller Trucker style equivalent of this antenna to test.

This Antenna is actively in our testing: weBoost sent us their new 4G-X OTR kit, which includes the re-packaged 4G-X and 4G Trucker/RV Antenna. We have included it in several testing rounds since, and it continues to outperform all other weBoost omnidirectional antenna options we've tried:

Installation Challenge:

RV Geeks 4G-OTR Installation

In our testing, this antenna shows increased gains over other options - particularly over the 4" magnetic mount antenna and even the new weBoost 4G-X RV kit.

However, this antenna does present some installation challenges on RVs due to it's size. It was really meant for installing on a semi-trucks rear view mirror - not the roof of an RV.

If you have a rear ladder or retractable batwing antenna on your rig, those do present options that can keep the antenna at a lower profile while in motion. As does using this antenna in a temporary installation on a flagpole/mast or using a suction cup mount.

Some other ideas shared by others include:

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Purchasing Options

Amazon - 19" Spring Mount | Amazon - 24" Rigid

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