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Posted: 05/12/12 10:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone have a picture of a cell phone trucker antenna mounted to the RV's TV antenna?


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Posted: 05/12/12 05:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't see that happening without one of those tiny ground plane arms hitting into the roof when the antenna is down.

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That is the problem I faced so ended up mounting it to an aluminum channel fastened to the roof rack. That with an amplifier attached to the cable inside sure makes a difference for us when out west. I use a Wilson Sleek amp.


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Daybreak, that is an excellent site for ideas. Never thought about using an exterior door handle to raise the radials enough to clear the roof. Will have to try something like that the next time.

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Go here: Jack Mayer Communication and look at the Antenna Mounting Methods. There are pictures of what you are looking for.

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I dont need to use mine all the time. So i bought 10 ft piece of 2" pipe. Cut in half use a union. Cap off top and drill and install antenna through the pipe and raise it up!! disassemble and stor when not in use.


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I have an old Wilson Trucker that I used until I could no longer adapt it to my newest smart phone. None of them seem to have a connector for the coax. Can the Sleek be hardwired to the Trucker coax? Will this improve my 4G coverage?


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Daybreak wrote:

Go here: Jack Mayer Communication and look at the Antenna Mounting Methods. There are pictures of what you are looking for.

That is excellent. I did mount it on the TV antenna & don't have any interference issues. It may not be the best for the road but it will be for the forest. Wizard as usual has a good idea in mounting it upside down inside, that may be usefull when travelling if the horizontal mount doesn't work well.

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Posted: 05/13/12 06:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I took the easy way out

I mounted a thin steel plate to the inside top of the forward overhead cabinet
then stuck the antenna from the wilson sleek on it

its upside down, but it makes no difference to the antenna, its still vertically oriented

works good and everything is inside

If I want to change antennas to something longer, maybe I will have to mount it outside


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