Traveling via RV is preferred by many families and groups when going on land trips. This is mostly because an RV is like a moving and traveling mini-house. And as always, when traveling, communication and cell reception remain as important. You’ll want to call your family or friends to give them an update on where you are, the beautiful sights you’re saying, your discoveries, and of course, in case of emergencies.
Cell reception is also important because, in our modern world, we want to be connected online and update our social media to show our connections where we are and share our adventures. More importantly, you could be relying on your phone’s GPS to guide you on your trip.
However, the problem with traveling via RV and communication is that sometimes, you may be losing your cell signal unexpectedly. And perhaps you’ll find yourself not being able to send a text or getting your call to your mom dropped. Worst, you won’t be able to properly use your GPS and get lost.
Common Reasons for Weak Cell Signal When Travelling via RV
One of the main reasons for this is your location. As you drive, you may be moving away to someplace that’s too far from a cell tower. You may also be surrounded by greenery, which tends to disrupt the signal before it can be received by your phone. It could also be the weather of your location. Keep in mind that rain, snow, fog, and more can weaken phone reception. Lastly, it could be the RV itself and its materials, which may be weakening your cell signal.
What Materials in RVs Block Phone Signal?
RV walls are made of layers of different materials. Three of the most basic materials that make up an RV are wood, aluminum, and steel. Plus, depending on the RV, its interior layers can also be made of much thicker layers and additional materials. The windows of RVs are also often coated with metal oxide. All of these materials can weaken and even prevent cell signals from coming through. Even materials like plastic, drywall, and insulation can even weaken cell signals.
Improving Your Cell Signal Inside Your RV
Thankfully, you can continue enjoying RV trips without worrying about weak cell signals through a vehicle cell phone booster. This device is made up of three main components: an external antenna, amplifier, and an internal antenna. The external antenna is placed outside your RV and captures the signal. The amplifier then takes the signal absorbed by the antenna and boosts it through the internal antenna, giving the inside of the RV better reception.
A vehicle cell phone booster also comes in different sizes and features; it all depends on your needs. Some boosters can accommodate multiple users, while some can only cater to one. Some boosters can only be used when your RV is parked.
Indeed, there’s always a modern solution to unique problems. To choose the best booster for your RV, it’s ideal to contact a professional who can properly assess your RV and your needs. They will also help you properly install the booster on your vehicle to make sure it works properly.