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Old 09-17-2017, 01:45 PM   #1
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External cell antenna

I plan to mount a removable 10’ telescopic pole on my RV’s rear bumper for an external cell antenna. I have been looking at options for bringing the cable into the trailer and was wondering about drilling a small hole in the outside shower cubby for a waterproof connector. After looking under the vanity it appears that the outside shower is just a plastic box that is easily accessible. We never use it so it would be just a matter of raising my antenna, opening the shower box and connecting the coax to the adapter when needed. The other end of the cable would be run inside under the tub and up the inside of the wall to a coax wall jack.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:57 AM   #4
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Perhaps more to the original point, what kind of antenna are you mounting?
I'm guessing this is a cellphone "booster" of some kind?

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Perhaps more to the original point, what kind of antenna are you mounting?
I'm guessing this is a cellphone "booster" of some kind?

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Yes a cell phone directional yagi/ beam style of antenna. Occasionally we are in locations that the signal is a little weak, effecting our internet hub and cell phone. It doesnít happen all the time so I donít want to mount something permanent, it would just be there if needed. Iím not sure if this is a good plan or not
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Cool... how do you go about locating your carrier's nearest tower ?
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Cool... how do you go about locating your carrier's nearest tower ?
There is an online map of tower locations for each province.
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I'm not sure if it's a good or a bad thing, but in our favourite spot, there are mountains in the way.. :-)

I'd be interested to hear how that works out for you.
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I'm not sure if it's a good or a bad thing, but in our favourite spot, there are mountains in the way.. :-)

I'd be interested to hear how that works out for you.
Yes the mountains would be a challenge for sure. I will have to give this some further thought, Iím a little nervous about drilling the hole and making sure the connector is sealed properly so water cannot penetrate.
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John,
As long as you mount on a vertical surface, I would use caulking material around the penetration. If you purchase something that has gaskets on both side, I would still seal it with caulk (clear). Don't overthink it, caulking (window) is flexible and made for temperature fluctuations as long as you stay within the manufactures temperature specs.
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