Best Cell Signal Booster for your RV - weBoost Drive 4G-X RV (2017)

WeBoost just released a new mobile booster kit for RV owners that features their popular Drive 4G-X booster. They are calling it the Drive 4G-X RV. Having used a weBoost Drive 4G-X booster in the RV for the last two years, I was very interested in trying 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

This new kit from weBoost 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

  • Drive 4G-X RV

  • $499
  • Up to 50 dB Boost (32x)
  • Multi User Access
  • Use while in-motion or parked
  • Low Profile Fixed Mount Omni-Directional Antenna
  • Tabletop Internal Antenna
  • Pole Mount Antenna Hardware Included
  • Drive 4G-X OTR

  • $499
  • Up to 50 dB boost (32x)
  • Multi-user Access
  • Use while in-motion or parked
  • Tall side mirror mounted omni-directional antenna
  • Flat (candy bar style) internal antenna
  • Mirror mount antenna hardware included
  • RV-4G

  • $399
  • Up to 60 dB Boost
  • Multi-user access
  • Use while parked only
  • Window mount directional antenna
  • Tabletop internal antenna
  • Video Review

Issues Resolved

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. If you don’t need all of those features, you might also consider one of the other booster packages from weBoost. See the comparison tables in this article for options.

Other Options to Consider

  • Drive 4G-X

  • $479
  • Up to 50 dB Boost (32x)
  • Multi-user access
  • Use while in-motion or parked
  • Small magnetic mount omni-directional antenna
  • Flat (candy bar style) internal antenna
  • Drive 4G-S

  • $179
  • Up to 23 dB Boost
  • Single-user access only (good when used with mobile hotspot)
  • Use while in-motion or parked
  • Small magnetic mount antenna
  • Internal antenna built into cradle
JUST RELEASED
(September 2017)
Drive Sleek 4G Cradle Booster ($199)

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