Hitting the road on an RV (or your modified van home) is fun. It’s so fun, in fact, we know folks who do it for months at a time. As anyone who does a lot of traveling can attest, though, being on the road means dealing with unreliable cell signals. That means, that good connection you’re using to FaceTime with friends at home can go away as soon as you drive the next town over. The WeBoost Drive X RV offers a way to mitigate that problem.
Billed as a “cell signal booster for all classes of RV,” the device is, basically, an antenna that can reach far-flung carrier signals and boost it, allowing you to maintain a consistent phone signal the whole time you’re on the road. Whether you need to make calls, check messages, or keep up with your Instagram feed full of nothing but bikini models, this thing lets you stay in touch with the world at large no matter what far-flung roads you end up exploring.
The WeBoost Drive X RV consists of three main components: an exterior antenna, a signal booster, and an interior antenna. The exterior antenna can be mounted outside the RV (it comes with a ladder mount and a screw-on surface mount), with a design that allows it to extend up to 23 inches, so you can raise it higher as the need comes up, while a spring base ensures that it can hold up to the rigors of the road. According to the outfit, this antenna can take signals from all US carrier networks, so you can improve your mobile reception, regardless of whether you’re with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, or US Cellular, while an omnidirectional profile allows it to take signals from every direction.
The booster, on the other hand, will receive the signal from the external antenna, which it will then amplify to give you a stronger connection. From there, it sends the signal to an internal antenna, which distributes it to everyone inside the RV, allowing your entire family to explore the country while still staring at a tiny screen that they keep in their pockets. From what we can tell, there’s no limit to the number of users, too, although we imagine performance will suffer if you install this on a school bus during a field trip and all the children end up watching YouTube Kids at the same time.
The WeBoost Drive X RV doesn’t list the exact distance of cell towers that it can reach, so we’re not sure how deep you can go into ghost towns and dirt roads before finally losing your connection to the world. If you’re going to do most of your RV driving on erstwhile inhabited areas, though, we imagine you shouldn’t have any problems, as this thing can take those middling single bar signals and keep it steady enough to let you enjoy uninterrupted phone conversations and satisfying internet speeds. According to the outfit, it’s 5G ready, too, so it will remain functional for the next few years, bare minimum.
The WeBoost Drive X RV is available now, priced at $499.99.