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How To Turn a Canadian RV Trip Into a Glamping Adventure (Hint: RV Cell Signal Booster) 

Updated: Oct 4, 2021

RV Cell Signal Booster

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Despite the many travel restrictions imposed this year, glamping in North America is more popular in 2020 than in any previous year. Small businesses in Canada and the U.S. continue to materialize in scenic locations all over the place. If you've ever been glamping, you know what a unique vacation experience it is. Maintaining hotel-style amenities in the wilderness - what's not to like about that. And glamping accommodations come in many varieties. Covered wagons, camping cabins, safari tents, teepees, deluxe cabins, yurts, and treehouses. Yes, treehouses!

Unfortunately, glamping advertisements and articles often leave out one thing: RVs. Fifth wheels and RVs are absolutely perfect for glamping. And in one obvious way, they're better than all those other accommodations. Mobility. But in order for an RV to transform into a glamp-mobile, it needs one important ingredient.

An RV cell signal booster.

How A Cell Phone Signal Booster Gives You Internet In Your RV

When you install a cell phone signal booster in your RV, you reach glamping status. Internet and daily housekeeping are about the only things a traditional hotel room has that an RV doesn't. An RV has electricity, plumbing, temperature control, comfortable beds, a kitchen; all in common with a hotel. The primary thing a hotel room has that an RV doesn't is WiFi. But a signal booster adds internet to the equation, significantly upgrading the convenience level and entertainment factor.

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Fusion2Go RV Canada

But you're thinking, "Wait. I thought a cell signal booster strengthens cell reception, not internet." You're right. However, smartphones nowadays have a very helpful feature called mobile hotspot. This feature allows you to turn your phone into a WiFi hotspot anywhere you have an adequate cell signal. The thing about this function is that the WiFi it provides is not very reliable. In fact, mobile hotspots produced by smartphones are notoriously mediocre-to-weak. Connecting a laptop to your phone's hotspot, for example, is sometimes so slow that it isn't worth the hassle.

But installing a cell phone signal booster in your RV changes all that. With an enhanced cell signal, the mobile hotspot generated by your phone is significantly stronger. It turns into a reliable WiFi connection worthy of your laptop, Kindle, and perhaps even a smart TV. Now you're glamping!

Signal Booster for RVs

There are two great options for cell signal boosters in your RV depending on your situation.

  1. SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 RV

The Fusion2Go 3.0 RV is designed to cover a small area of the RV and boost the cell signal for multiple users simultaneously while the RV is moving or stationary. The kit comes with 2 sets of interior antennas, 2 sets of exterior antennas, and 2 power sources so you can easily move the booster from your RV to your car or truck depending on your needs.

fushion2go rv booster kit

2. SureCall Flare 3.0

The Flare 3.0 is designed to cover the entire RV and boost the cell signal for multiple users simultaneously while the RV is stationary. It comes with a directional antenna that will need to be pointed at the nearest tower once you have arrived at your destination. It comes kitted with high-performance RG11 cable for superior performance on the edge of signal networks.

the flare booster kit

Glamping Mobilized

We mentioned briefly above that the mobility of RVs takes the glamping experience up a notch, as well. It could be argued that traveling in a signal-boosted RV is the most exciting way to glamp! You're not bound to a single tent, hut, cabin, etc. You can go anywhere you want! Glamp at multiple locations on the same trip instead of just one. Also, throw into the mix the full hookups available at a KOA campground or similar site and there's no way anyone could say you weren't glamping.

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Mobility Is Great, But Boosted Data Speed Is The Key Ingredient To Glamping

In the Canadian leisure and hospitality industries, WiFi has become essential in the eyes of most customers. A recent UK study asked hundreds of vacationers what factor was the most important when selecting accommodations. 67% said WiFi. More than bar quality, location, or anything else.

This isn't a surprise. The type of person who chooses glamping over camping does so because they don't want to do without certain amenities, particularly the internet. And it's a similar type of person who prefers traveling by RV rather than pitching a tent. Certain comforts and conveniences are important to them. And installing a cell signal booster only enhances the luxury and convenience, taking the vacation from great to exceptional.

It's also worth noting that WiFi access fees are common at glamping sites. You won't ever have to worry about that with a signal booster in your RV.

11 Things To Remember When Glamping With an RV In Canada

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Perhaps this section could be expanded into its own article. But we want to include it here so you have the most important RV glamping information all in one place.

In all honesty, the suggestions we give here are pretty much the same tips we'd give for glamping in general - RV or not. Still, when you glamp you want do everything you can to make it a fantastic experience. Particularly if you're doing it on your own accord in an RV (which we highly recommend!) as opposed to booking a reservation at an official glamping property. Make sure you read these 11 tips before going RV glamping, especially if you've never been before.

As you go through our tips, you'll see that preparation is a running theme. That's because we don't want you to be stressed on your trip. More preparation means less stress. That's the headspace you want to be in on an RV trip. Failing to prepare always results in unforeseen problems along the way. Consider the following suggestions and have the best RV glamping trip ever!

1. Get an RV Cell Signal Booster

Believe us when we say that a cell signal booster is the key to glamping in an RV. Fast data speed (a.k.a reliable internet) is likely the only glamping ingredient your RV doesn't have. Once you get one in there, it changes everything. A conventional RV trip turns into a glamping excursion.