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Old 05-17-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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Install Weboost mast antenna without attaching to body

I want to use the Weboost and telescoping antenna pole but I don’t want to attach it to the body of the Airstream. Has anyone installed the antenna mast/pole to just the tongue? We have a 25’ Flying Cloud FB so all the electrical stuff is right up front.

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Old 05-17-2018, 11:51 PM   #2
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Looking to do the same. We have a 30' FC Bunk and was thinking to have the wires tucked in towards the front/hitch and set up some sort of support where we could connect the pole when we're parked. The connection point would need to be sturdy with another support further up to extend the full 25'. Following..
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Install Weboost mast antenna without attaching to body

Consider a steel or aluminum plate big enough to park one or two trailer tires on, with a sturdy, well-braced pipe you can put the bottom of the mast over.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:03 AM   #4
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Found this which may be a solution and not have to put a permanent mount: https://www.technorv.com/suction-cup-antenna-mount/.
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New to this and tried to post a link. There is a suction cup antenna mount from TechnoRV that may do the job.
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We have a bicycle rack on the back of our 23FB. Mounted a pcb pipe about 2 foot long, cap the end with a plug with small holes so the rain will drain out. Antenna is attached to a paint extension pole. Works great.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:14 AM   #7
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I use a 20' telescoping flag pole to get my weboost antenna as high as possible. Oftentimes it's height you need to get a usable signal. I bolted a pair of 2" steel "L" brackets at the very top of the pole. The magnetic base of the short weboost antenna snaps to the brackets, the pole goes up and I bungee it at the top and the bottom of the awning bracket of the trailer. 2 mins to deploy, 2 mins to remove. Way better than the under tire type IMO. The bungee approach prevents the pole from banging into the trailer in wind. The unusual antenna draws questions at every campground... an ice breaker to meeting new people.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:22 AM   #8
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How much do you watch the wind forecast? High winds are the issue with antenna masts. What works "most of the time" may not work in crazy weather.

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Old 05-18-2018, 09:29 AM   #9
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We just did this this week! We have a 2008 25FB We bought a aluminum flagpole at Harbor Freight. Then we added a PVC pipe to the front hitch and dropped the flagpole (with flag) and ran the cable for the booster through the pole. At the top we have a truckers antenna (looks like a black cylinder) The cable then enters into the bedroom through the storage compartment right behind the propane tanks. Then it goes down the wall DC plug under the television and then the cable continues to run tight along the top of the wall past the shower and past the refrigerator. The "candy bar" receiver is Velcro-ed high above the television in the gaucho area.
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New to this and tried to post a link. There is a suction cup antenna mount from TechnoRV that may do the job.

I could not find the specific thread or reference (possibly with an image) but here is the product.


https://www.technorv.com/suction-cup-antenna-mount-1/
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Antenna Connection to I Internal Modem and Equipment Placement

Great advice in previous posts for antenna location. What/where is the best way to bring the cable into the AS with minimal drilling or screen cutting. Also internal location of equipment. Thanks.
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I could not find the specific thread or reference (possibly with an image) but here is the product.


https://www.technorv.com/suction-cup-antenna-mount-1/
That's the one I was looking at using myself.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:53 AM   #13
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Great advice in previous posts for antenna location. What/where is the best way to bring the cable into the AS with minimal drilling or screen cutting. Also internal location of equipment. Thanks.
Can you share some of the threads as to where the best placement is?

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Old 05-18-2018, 12:01 PM   #14
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Uncle Bob has it just right. As windsurfers, we travel to high wind areas and I can assure your that telescoping masts will not fare well in winds over 20mph! And bungee cords—yikes!!! Consider the damage of the mast slamming into your beautiful silver bullet!

Please make sure you pay attention to forecasts of wind velocity and direction. If possible, have two available mounts—one at front and one at rear-to make sure the wind is blowing the mast away from your coach!

When flying small flags in winds up to 25 (we fuel tfem after that) , we have learned to create a free standing mount away from the trailer.

If you know you’re in low wind areas, no prob—I especially like the plate with welded pipe over which you can place the mast base. As long as the wind isn’t coming directly over the nose, this should be able to safely handle winds up to maybe 15 mph gusts (not the same as the average wind!!!!)
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