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Old 09-29-2018, 09:41 PM   #1
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AC mounted WiFi Ranger

Why don't I see anyone mounting antenna's on AC covers? Yes, it would make the vehicle higher but (in my case) still less than 12 foot. This model the mast is flexible, would rivet it and provide extra support if needed. The advantage is getting above the AC and roof vents etc and that much less real estate. Keeping room for pending solar panels and TV satellite.

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Old 09-30-2018, 09:05 AM   #2
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Most put them on their ladders with an extension pole. That way itís not getting hit on the road and with a pole it can essentially go as high as you need it to. I donít have one personally but thatís what Iíve noticed. We have two we-boosts on our 43 ft 5th wheel.
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:31 AM   #3
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Most put them on their ladders with an extension pole. That way itís not getting hit on the road and with a pole it can essentially go as high as you need it to. I donít have one personally but thatís what Iíve noticed. We have two we-boosts on our 43 ft 5th wheel.
Appreciate that. Got the we-boost mounted on the drivers side rear side peeking up above the roof line. I don't have a ladder (rear slide) and also don't want to have the extra chore to do.
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:17 PM   #4
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I mounted mine to the rear ladder. I did a rough measurement and it looks to be about 2 or 3 inches above the AC cover.

I thought about mounting it on the AC cover but then I thought it would hit every tree limb in the CG or on my way the some of my Mtn Bike trails.

Plus as long as its not right next to something tall the waves will reach the ant just fine. Mine has to be 10 - 12 feet from the AC.

The short white ant in the pic is my WE Boost. Both of these products work great together. A must have for me to work on the road.
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:24 PM   #5
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To answer your question: have you seen AC covers sitting on the side of the road? Broken apart? They're just a shell and get brittle over time. Adding extra stress by drilling holes and supporting an antenna in 65 mph wind would only shorten their life.

How about you mount it to the TV antenna arm? You put you TV antenna up and the antenna clears everything with LOS.
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:32 PM   #6
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I mounted mine to the front AC cowling with simple zip ties - no issues in 4 years.
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