weBoost has at long last made their RV version of the 4G OTR Antenna available a la carte, and has branded it as the Drive X RV Outside Antenna.
The 4G OTR antenna was designed for Over the Road semi-trucks, and has a minimum height of 17". While a top performing antenna in our testing, this made installation on RVs a challenge.
The newer RV version is same exact antenna (the antenna is the black 'beer can' part) and with a shorter stalk has a minimum height of 9.5". Giving a lot more flexibility for installation without risking clearance issues with low bridges or trees.
However, the new antenna form factor was originally only available kitted with the Drive X - leaving out the option for existing weBoost customers to upgrade. But is now available for sale a la carte as the X RV Outside Antenna.
To date, weBoost still only offers a vehicle kit with a 4" stubby antenna, or a fleet antenna with the Reach - despite having eluded to an RV antenna option sometime in 2020.
weBoost certifies all of their antennas to be used with any of their boosters as per FCC regulations, and the 4G OTR / X RV antenna continues to be a top choice in our testing with the Drive M, X, Sleek or Reach.
However to use the Reach or Sleek with this antenna, a SMA to SMB adapter (weBoost part: 970030) is required. And for those wanting to use the X RV or 4G OTR Antenna with the weBoost Reach, will have to continue to purchase the antenna separately - adding to the cost.
weBoost News Stories:
- weBoost X RV Outside Antenna Available Separately - 4G OTR Antenna for RVs Posted on: April 28, 2020
- Industry Analysis: New Cellular Boosters Launched In 2019 Posted on: December 17, 2019
- weBoost Rebrands Drive 4G-X Cellular Booster to Drive X - and Lowers the Price Posted on: November 12, 2019
- KING Extend - KING Licenses the weBoost 4G-X RV Cellular Booster Kit Posted on: September 13, 2019
- weBoost Announces Drive X RV Kit with OTR Antenna - Replacing Drive 4G-X RV Posted on: July 25, 2019