In 2017 weBoost released a new cell phone booster kit for RV owners, the Drive 4G-X RV. It featured their popular Drive 4G-X booster. Having used a weBoost Drive 4G-X booster in the RV for the last two years, I was very interested to try out the new Drive 4G-X RV package and see how they have tailored it for RV use.
Here is what comes with the Drive 4G-X RV booster:
- Drive 4G-X Mobile Booster with Five Bands and Multi-user access
- High Gain Omni-directional External Antenna
- External Antenna Mounting Kit (pole and wall mounts)
- Desktop Internal Antenna
- Internal and External Antenna Coax Cable
- AC and DC power adapters
- Cable ties and cable mounts
Two years ago I purchased the original 4G-X mobile booster for use in our RV because it offered the strongest boost available for a vehicle. Designed for use in automobiles, the 4G-X has worked very well in our RV. The only modification I had to make was to add a small piece of metal (grounding plate) to the roof where the magnetic mounted antenna would attach. Two years later, our Drive 4G-X is still going strong and has become a critical piece of RV electronics for us as we travel and camp in remote areas. We are usually able to pick up and boost distant 4G signals that we could not reach otherwise.
Better Than It's Predecessors
The 4G-X RV package seems to be great fit for mobile RV owners in comparison to the RV package weBoost released in 2016 called the RV-4G. Equipped with a directional antenna, the RV-4G was better suited for stationary RVs and required some setup each time the RV was moved. The RV-4G did include a tabletop internal antenna with double the range of the original candy bar style antenna. That was a welcome upgrade.
Last year, weBoost introduced the Drive 4G-X OTR trucker package which is very similar to the the Drive 4G-X RV. It included a tall trucker mirror mounted external antenna and the smaller (candy bar) style internal antenna. I have not tested that package personally, but have heard feedback from friends who did purchase the Drive 4G-X OTR for their RV. The OTR antenna is designed to be mounted on the side mirror of a semi-truck. So the only negative feedback I’ve heard from RV owners was related to the size, appearance and limited mounting options of the large trucker antenna on their RV.
Comparison - RV Booster Packages from weBoost
The Drive 4G-X RV booster package not only includes the popular Drive 4G-X mobile booster, it also includes the internal tabletop antenna, and a high gain omni-directional external antenna that is less than a foot tall. After installing the components, the booster needs no further setup and can be used while your RV is in motion or stationary.
What I Like About the Drive 4G-X RV
The primary selling point of this package, in my opinion, is the new omni-directional external antenna and mounting hardware that’s included for a DIY install. For a simple RV ladder or pole mount configuration, the installation is not very complicated. The most difficult part will be running the coax cable to your booster unit. The package also includes cable ties, cable anchors and a plastic cover for a cable entry hole. These are all nice touches that make this a very complete package for RV owners. For longer cable runs you may need to purchase an additional 20 feet of extension cable from weBoost.
If you have been considering adding a mobile signal booster to your RV, I would recommend checking out the new Drive 4G-X RV package.
Dont' Need That Much Boost? Try A Cradle Booster
If you just need to boost one cell phone or mobile hotspot, you might consider a cradle booster like the weBoost Drive Sleek. It mounts on your dashboard or windshield and has no internal antenna to mess with. The boost isn't as high as the other models as it is designed for use with a single phone. If you're on a tight budget, then this unit will give you a decent boost at a much smaller price tag.
I think a cradle booster is perfect if you just need to use a mobile hotspot for internet, or if you want something you can move between your RV and another vehicle.
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