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Old 12-22-2015, 11:33 AM   #1
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Where to run cell booster cable into coach

I have searched without success for some ideas on this. We have a cellular booster antenna to install on the roof of our 2015 25ft FB flying cloud.

My main question is where is the best spot to run the cable into the coach? Is there a roof vent that you can snake a cable through or do we have to run a cable down the outside through a window etc?

I'd appreciate any help on this.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:02 PM   #2
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I have a Wilson Sleek. I put some sticky backed magnets on the roof for the antenna and then I open the escape window(red latches) and then run the cable through that window. It closes and latches just fine. Not a permanent mount but it works great.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:11 PM   #3
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I mounted a steel plate on top of the air conditioner shroud, then ran the cable through the shroud, down the air conditioner roof opening and out the corner of the ADB (air distribution box) and into the nearby pantry where I mounted the Wilson box.


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Old 12-22-2015, 12:32 PM   #4
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In our 27fb, ran the cable through the fridge vent and into the compartment above the fridge, which is where I locate all my communications equipment. I plug directly into a hotspot rather than using the internal antenna.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:15 PM   #5
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Run it through the fridge vent.
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:14 AM   #6
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I mounted the antenna on the flagpole and ran the cable through the battery box door on a 2005 Classic 30. But I'm thinking of mounting it on the TV antenna and running the cable through the roof next to the radio antenna which is in front of the bulkhead and then I would snake the wire down to the front locker where the radio is, pick up 12V there and have the equipment in that locker with the radio. A lot of people don't like making holes in the shell but if done properly it's not any worse than any of the other holes in it.
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I mounted the antenna on the flagpole and ran the cable through the battery box door on a 2005 Classic 30. But I'm thinking of mounting it on the TV antenna and running the cable through the roof next to the radio antenna which is in front of the bulkhead and then I would snake the wire down to the front locker where the radio is, pick up 12V there and have the equipment in that locker with the radio. A lot of people don't like making holes in the shell but if done properly it's not any worse than any of the other holes in it.
I tried this but it didn't work out for me. But that's a great idea. You can also buy water proof cable grommets that clamp around the cable.
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:47 PM   #8
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I've had great success running antenna wires through the gray tank vent. This vent pipe is in the corner of the closet and I just drilled a hole through it and snaked the wire through. I've also got wires coming through the fridge vent (solar, Winegard sat. TV). I have yet to drill ANY holes in my roof.
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Most installations I know of run the wire down the fridge vent. In our case, the booster itself is in the small cabinet above the fridge so the fridge vent was perfect.
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Shouldn't the cable be run to a place very close to where you expect to use your cell phone? My impression of boosters is they offer boosted signals only within a foot or so of the booster.
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Shouldn't the cable be run to a place very close to where you expect to use your cell phone? My impression of boosters is they offer boosted signals only within a foot or so of the booster.
Depends on the booster you are using. Some are cradle only. But most of the ones that you mount have an external and internal antenna with some distance between both.

I use my own antenna's and cables, so mine comes down the vent, is mounted behind the TV and the antenna is over the dinette.
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I haven't seen the OP respond back on this, but I do not think the 25 Flying Cloud has a fridge vent on the roof. They use a side panel with a fan, which is in many cases very noisy. At least mine was. The gray tank vent is a good idea. Following thread as I too am looking to do same and will probably use the fridge vent on my 28FC. Appreciate the discussion by all.

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I haven't seen the OP respond back on this, but I do not think the 25 Flying Cloud has a fridge vent on the roof. They use a side panel with a fan, which is in many cases very noisy. At least mine was. The gray tank vent is a good idea. Following thread as I too am looking to do same and will probably use the fridge vent on my 28FC. Appreciate the discussion by all.

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This is true for the 25RB not sure about the 25FB. I had a pro cut a hole above the dinette and feed cables in for me...
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Does anyone have experience routing a cable into a Flying Cloud 23D and booster placement?
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