weBoost RV 4G Now Shipping from Camping World

rv 4g weboost

buy camping worldIn a regular scan over the weekend, we noticed that while the previously announced weBoost RV 4G cellular booster was still listed as 'Out of Stock' on the weBoost website - a 'Buy from Camping World' button was now posted, along with a link to the PDF manual.

According to a customer service reply, the new booster kit will be available in a couple weeks direct from weBoost and other retailers.

Priced at $399.99, this booster kit is actually a re-packaged weBoost Home 4G signal booster, just with a more RV-friendly 12V power supply and a shorter included coax cable.

What's included in the box - same main components as the Home 4G.

What's included in the box - same main components as the Home 4G. (Graphic from the weBoost instruction manual.)

Like the Home 4G, the booster supports all of the major frequency bands utilized by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and most from Sprint. It can boost multiple devices at a time.

The 60dB gain of the RV 4G and Home 4G is above the legal 50dB limit for mobile boosters, but the directional panel antenna included in the kit is not conducive to operation while in motion, requiring setup and rough aiming at every new location. This setup requirement allows weBoost to get around the rules regarding marketing "home" boosters for RV use.

How Practical is this for RV Use?

While a directional antenna and stronger booster will indeed create a stronger boost, it does come at the cost of increased setup time at each stop as compared to a mobile cellular booster.

At each stop, the customer will need to find the direction of the cellular tower being utilized and mount the exterior panel antenna in the suction cup cradle on the exterior of the RV, and then route the coax cable to the interior components.

For occasional RVing or longer term stays, this may not be much of an inconvenience and worth the while to maximize the signal received. For those that move more frequently, this could be come a frustrating hassle.

Antenna placement will be critical at each stop.

Antenna placement will be critical at each stop. (Graphic from the weBoost.com instruction manual.)

This booster setup will require between 20-50' of exterior and interior antenna separation. For smaller RVs, this may not be achievable.

Because of the increased power, it is critical that the interior antenna and exterior antenna be facing away from each other - which depending on where you need to mount the exterior antenna at any given stop, may decrease the practical usability of the this sort of booster setup.

It's also important to note that with antenna setups - height helps. So mounting the exterior antenna on the roof or up a pole can be quite advantageous to better 'see' the cellular tower. For instance if you're in an RV Park, there could be another RV right next door that is blocking the signal to an antenna mounted on your bedroom window.

For these reasons, we recommend RVers who change locations frequently to consider one of the boosters designed for mobile use.

Cellular Booster Testing has Started

We have now received a Wilson Electronics Mobile 4G (aka weBoost 4G-M), TopSignal SolidRF, weBoost 4G-X and the very first MaximumSignal Max Amp Mobile RV prototype should finally be arriving to us later today.

We will also attempt to procure the new RV 4G.

Our temporary setup for head-to-head booster testing... we'll soon have all the boosters & antennas setup on our RV.

Our temporary setup for head-to-head booster testing... we'll soon have all the boosters & antennas setup on our RV.

We have started an extensive and long term head-to-head evaluation, taking measurements from multiple carriers & devices, in a variety of locations & signal situations.

Our Mobile Internet Aficionado members have access to our field testing results as we take them to follow the study.

Once we have collected enough data to see patterns emerge, we'll be able to make recommendations on specific booster models for different situations. As well as write a more in-depth review of each model.

We hope to have enough data to make that sort of evaluation later this fall.

Additional Resources:



Members, Please Log In to Comment on this Article.

RVMobileInternet.com is a Member Supported Resource

Appreciate content like this article? It is brought to you by the generosity of our premium members - who fund the creation of our content. There is no way we could not put this much time & attention on this topic without their support, and we are so grateful.

You can help keep the articles & resources coming!

Support This Resource Center - Become a Member!

or... Leave a Contribution!

As full time RVers ourselves, we are passionate about mobile technology and our goal is to help YOU have the most current and up to date information to keep connected... so you can concentrate on what drives you!

We appreciate your support by joining, contributing or just sharing our content if you find it helpful. Thanks!