Summer’s here and the time is right… for an RV trip

This summer, we find ourselves in better shape than anytime since 2019. But, I’m not the only one to say it — just because we’re done with the pandemic doesn’t mean it’s done with us. Sadly there’s a lot of disease out there and it seems like that’s not going to change. But for millions of folks, that doesn’t mean summer’s canceled (again.) This time around, we can all have fun in the sun, if we’re smart and safe.

One way that you can feel confident getting around is in your own RV. RV travel lets you stay in your own bed and cook your own food whenever you want. If things feel risky, you can head back indoors into your own space and ride out the wave. It sure beats staying at home.

But, what if you want to stay connected?

There was a time, a long ago time, when people just got on the road and disappeared for a month or two. They didn’t worry about the world and the world didn’t worry about them. Those days have passed, and you know you wouldn’t have it any other way. Today, you want to stay connected with friends and family when you’re on the road. You want to watch your favorite shows and maybe even get a little work done. Is your RV up for the task?

Surprisingly, most RVs aren’t. The construction of an RV is a “perfect storm” for blocking all sorts of signals, from TV antennas to cell signals and Wi-Fi. From the construction of the metal frame to the varnish on the cabinets, there are all sorts of ways that your RV keeps you from realizing your dream of staying connected.

Want to watch TV?

Watching TV in an RV should be pretty easy. Yet, it can be a challenge. The first thing you’d think of is simply putting up a TV antenna. Unfortunately, you can’t get TV signals if you’re going faster than about 15 miles per hour. It’s a side effect of the digital television standard that came in back in ’09. Satellite TV is available, but unless you already have the hardware, be prepared to spend a little bit to get outfitted. “In-motion” systems let you get satellite TV on the move, but they are the most expensive of all the satellite solutions.

Want to stream, surf, or shop?

You may get decent service in the front of the RV due to the large windows you’re facing, but your passengers likely won’t be so lucky. Toward the back of the RV they’ll get slow speeds or no service. While that may seem great because the kids will want to be closer to you, trust me. Eventually the thrill of that will wear thin. There’s going to come a time when you’ll be glad that they’re back there, quiet, staring at screens. When you were a kid, there might have been a VHS or DVD player back there, but today’s kids want to stream. So that’s a bit of a problem.

The perfect solution

This is weBoost’s Drive Reach RV cell phone signal booster. It’s designed for easy installation, so easy you can do it yourself if you want to. Like all cell phone signal boosters, it takes signals from outside and massively amplifies them. It then blasts them inside so everyone in the RV can enjoy great cell service.

Cell boosters are a one-time expense that will pay off for years and years to come. You’ll pay less than the cost of one phone to have a device that will outlast the next three phones you buy. And all weBoost cell boosters are Nationwide 5G ready, so don’t worry about futureproofing.

The ideal pairing

Once you have great cell service in the back of the RV, you have real options. Add a hotspot and use that strong Wi-Fi signal to drive a streaming box or a laptop. Choose a DIRECTV Stream subscription for unlimited DVR and tens of thousands of on demand programs PLUS over 125 channels of live TV. All of a sudden you have all the comforts of home, no matter where you are.

There’s only one place you can get it all

Around now you’re thinking that this all sounds like a lot of work. It’s not. One call gets you started. There’s only one place you can get live TV, cell boosters, streaming, hotspots and above all great customer service. It’s Signal Connect, the full-service arm of Solid Signal. Our Signal Connect reps can help you with anything you need to trick out your RV, from finding you the right installer in your area to recommending and selling the equipment and service you want most. We’re here to help you for free, and best of all we offer “white glove” service that means you get treated like you should.

Call 888-233-7563 during East Coast business hours. You’ll get a real technician in our Novi, Michigan offices, not an overseas call center. That’s why we only answer the phone during the day — our techs are real, highly trained people and that’s when they work. We don’t see the point of having a 24-hour call center if you can’t get the service you need.

When you call us, you’ll learn the meaning of “great customer service.” We’ve helped more RV owners than anyone in the world realize their dream of staying connected. Let us help you, too. It’s 888-233-7563, the number that will make your dreams come true.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.