Connectivity on the road is becoming more and more important for a lot of RVers. But for Stef and me, it's an imperative. We both still work day jobs! The good news is that we can do that from anywhere, but it requires us to be connected. So it's easy to understand why every RV we've had has needed a cell signal booster installed in it. They're must-have RV accessories for us.

And in none of these RVs has the install of a cell booster been as easy as it was in Parky, our loaner Travato. Parky has a new feature that Winnebago is building into some of their coaches: a roof access port. You can see how it works in this video.

Basically, the roof access port makes it easy to get wiring from inside the coach up onto the roof. The roof port consists of a plastic box on the roof -- which is already sealed against the elements -- and a finished port inside near a cabinet with all the connections you might need.

So instead of drilling into a horizontal metal roof on the van (eek!), all I had to do was drill into the vertical wall of the plastic box. The opening was easy to seal with regular silicone, we've had no leaks, and we don't expect any.

Even if you're not a hard-core RV modder, you should be able to install a roof-mounted accessory using the roof access port. On a difficulty scale of 1-5, with a 5 being the most difficult, I'd only give this one about a 2. There are a number of tips in the video for bringing this project home successfully, so if you watch it and follow those tips, we're confident you'll be modding in no-time.

We'll be seeing you (and texting you, and emailing you, and streaming Netflix) on the road!


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User commented on August 28, 2022 8:45 AM
I am trying to install the WeBoost antenna cable from the roof port box to the inside of my 2022 Winnebago Travato. Got cable into roof access port but can't find it from inside cabinet port. I removed a small wooden block that was hiding the port hole but cannot find any of the cable even though I pushed several feet of the cable into the roof port. Is it behind the foam that has been glued to the wooden bar beside the inside port hole? I hate to rip it all out if I don't have to. I wanted to use my weBoost on our vacation but was not able to find the cable that I pushed through the roof port box from the inside. I can't find anyone discussing this problem on the web anywhere. After making several attempts to find it, I finally gave up and left on our vacation anyway. Any ideas?
User commented on August 29, 2022 1:50 PM
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User commented on September 24, 2023 10:45 AM
Same issue as the 8/28/22 post: Having an access panel is a great concept. This is a good video, however..... I have followed every step. When it came time to fish the antennae cable I found it blocked by interior insulation. I see two options which I ask for easier remedy: The first is remove the interior cabinet to cut insulation and access the port. This is difficult as inside the DC 48v to 5V converter is mounted and wired on the left and an AC120V DC 5v USB panel is mounted/wired on the right. The second is to remove the exterior access port on the roof. One would need to remove the copious amount of self levelling lap sealant. Next remove the 4 or more sheet metal screws holding the access box down. When done, reinstall access box and apply sealant. Option 2 might be easier. Big W: please get your build team quality control add to the list. Yes, I will contact support. Thank you.
User commented on September 27, 2023 7:02 PM
Thank you for your comment. This article is from 2019, so recent models may make this simpler. Winnebago Support will be able to offer more information.