A mobile home presents a number of unique challenges to receiving adequate cell phone service. The types of building materials used in construction and the location of the home can significantly impact the quality of service that you receive. Fortunately, a cell phone signal booster is designed to solve both of these problems and provide you with better service in your mobile home.
Causes of Poor Signal in Mobile Homes
There are typically two causes of poor service in mobile homes: distance from the closest cell tower and the materials that the mobile home is made of. We’ll explore each in more depth.
1. Distance from the Closest Cell Tower
Mobile home parks are typically situated in more rural areas, which often means that the closest cell tower is a good distance away from the home. This can result in a weak signal outside of the mobile home and very weak to nonexistent inside. Additionally, rugged geography, such as hills and mountains, in between the tower and your mobile home can also significantly affect the signal strength you receive.
2. Construction Materials
The materials used in the construction of a mobile home vary significantly. Older mobile homes routinely used forms of sheet metal to line the outsides while new mobile homes incorporate energy-saving materials, such as window tinting and new forms of insulation, all of which can cause significant problems for cell phone signal to penetrate.
A cell phone signal booster is designed to solve both of the problems previously outlined. In order to counter a weak outside signal, a signal booster uses an amplifier to take a weak signal and make it much stronger. A signal booster is also able to bypass construction materials that make up the outside of the mobile home by using an outside antenna to send & receive cell signals and using a low-loss cable to pass those back and forth to the inside of the mobile home.
Selecting the Right Mobile Home Signal Booster for Your Situation
The outside signal strength and the size of the area that needs to be covered inside of the mobile home will determine which booster kit is going to be best. Here are the best options for each situation:
1. Single Wide Mobile Home with Medium to Strong Outside Signal
The Dual Band Mobile Signal Booster is the ideal solution for a situation where you have a good signal outside of the home, but do not have adequate signal inside. The booster itself is very easy to set up and it will automatically adjust to cover the largest area possible inside, so you get the best possible coverage.
2. Single Wide Mobile Home with Weak Outside Signal
The Triband Mobile Signal Booster is the best solution for your single wide mobile home when you have a weak existing outside signal. The Flare 3.0 kit can take that weak outside signal, boost it up, and cover most, if not all, of the inside of the mobile home with boosted signal.
3. Double Wide Mobile Home with Medium to Strong Outside Signal
The Oxywave Mobile Signal Booster is also the best solution for a double-wide mobile home that has a medium to strong existing outside signal. The Connect 4G can take the good outside signal, route it past the construction materials of the outside of the mobile home, and then boost it up to cover the inside with a good cell signal.
4. Double Wide Mobile Home with Weak Outside Signal
The Lintratek Mobile Signal Booster with a yagi directional outside antenna and a panel inside antenna is the best solution for a double-wide mobile home with a weak outside signal. It features the strongest boosting and best cabling that any of our kits offer, so it can take that weak existing outside signal and boost it enough to cover the inside of the mobile home with a good cell phone signal.