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Old 04-13-2019, 02:38 PM   #1
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My WiFi Camp Pro 2 Install

I purchased a WiFi Camp Pro 2 system to help with WiFi service while camping in our Windjammer 3006WK. The Camp Pro 2 appeared to be a well-rated system, at a good price. My only issue was how to mount the antenna. The antenna is directly connected to their "Tube" which is a WiFi receiver. A standard USB cable runs from the Tube/antenna into the RV and plugs into the WiFi router. I didn't want to permanently attach the Tube/antenna to the top of our Windjammer, and I didn't want to put a hole in the roof to run in the USB cable.

I decided to attach the Tube/antenna to a 5' length of 1" PVC pipe and use a vacuum mount from TechnoRV to stick the pipe with antenna to the side of the trailer. I installed a USB port into the outdoor shower box and connected it to the WiFi router which I installed in the water pump cabinet below our pantry. I used a 10' USB extension cable instead of the 25' one that came with the Camp Pro 2 kit. To set up, I stick the PCV pipe with antenna onto the side above my outdoor shower, and plug the USB cable into the port inside the shower housing. I put a small grove in the bottom of the shower housing door for the cable. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
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Old 04-13-2019, 02:45 PM   #2
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Sorry all the pics are rotated, don't know how to fix it.

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Old 04-13-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
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Nice job. My CampPro antennae slides directly over a PVC pipe and the cable runs inside. Not sure if it has changed...mine is almost three years old.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:30 PM   #4
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What is the use case for using this unit? It extends the campís WiFi? To increase the signal strength?
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:50 PM   #5
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I mounted my antenna to a 12í painters pole.

Attached to my ladder up 8í. So the antenna is up about 18-20í

I tried one of those double vacuum things. It slipped on my side. I use a bungee cord to attach the painters pole to the ladder.

Works well. Often able to stream movies. Always music/Spotify works.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:57 PM   #6
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What is the use case for using this unit? It extends the campís WiFi? To increase the signal strength?
Yes. It will see and use many more networks than your phone/tablet. But, you have to have the password for a network to connect.

It can be used to connect to a Mobley if you have one. The Mobley has a five device limit but it doesnít know the CampPro may have 10-15 devices connected.

I rarely use mine since I now have unlimited AT&T and Verizon hotspot boxes.
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:10 PM   #7
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Nice job! I got lucky with mine and was able to attach the Tube antenna to the top of my ladder and run the cable down the refrigerator vent on the roof which was a foot away from the ladder. I put the router on the wall near the floor by the fridge which is above my converter and ran a 12v line from my fuse box so I wouldn't have to use the AC adapter. Makes a nice permanent mount with no cables visible anywhere inside or out.


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Old 04-14-2019, 12:19 PM   #8
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I used the same strategy, but I'm a "big dog", so I mounted 1/2 of a PVC Tee to the ladder with epoxy and extended the antenna out about a foot and then up, but no higher than my "air draft".
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:16 PM   #9
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I use a bungee cord to attach the painters pole to the ladder.

this isn't to hijack this thread, but to offer another method of holding any antenna pole to the ladder, ... I use a 24' painters pole from Lowes for my aftermarket tv antenna and mount it in spring clips attached to the ladder, ... snaps in, snaps out, ... solid, quick, easy, ... I have actually added these clips on both sides of the ladder, the other side is used for a 12' pole for a cell phone signal antenna(which doesn't work very well, but the pole could not mount any easier than snapping it into these clips)
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What clamps are you using to mount the spring clips?
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