Rving and Connectivity

Installing a Winegard ConnecT 2.0

Michelle Fontaine: Laurie and I are here at Major’s RV in Bourne, Massachusetts to have our Winegard ConnecT 2.0 installed on our Lance trailer.

Major’s RV was started by David’s father 45 years ago. The unique thing about Major’s RV is they don’t sell RVs. They specialize in service, and they do it quickly and correctly. And they were also highly recommended by Winegard.

What happens when you put a couple of gals in an RV parts store? Hmm, they go shopping.

Now it’s time to get our product installed. We’re not great do-it-yourselfers yet. We’re getting there, we’re trying, but this particular installation involves a roof and holes.

David Majors: And holes on the roof, yep. So, we’re going to be doing the installation today for Michelle. And what we’re going to do is install a Winegard 2.0 so we can have improved Wi-Fi and cellular reception.

We’re going to be mounting up on the roof, so we’re going to have holes through. We’re going to show you how to get that sealed properly. It is all low voltage, 12 volt, so it’s nice and safe.

This is the unit that’s going to go up on the roof. So, I’m going to go up on the roof right now and place it in a nice, flat position that we’ve already scoped out so there’s no wires underneath. And we’ve located where we’re going to come through our roof to the inside for our 12 volt switch and pick up our 12 volt power.

Next, I’ll show Michelle how to operate the Winegard 2.0 and see if we can get us hooked up into our local Wi-Fi that we have here in the building? So, first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to download the Winegard Connect app, either for your iPhone or for your Samsung device. So, now we’re just going to turn on our Winegard 2.0, with the brand new switch Al installed for us.

Now we’ve turned on the Winegard, and it’s going to take it just about a minute for it to initialize itself and start broadcasting its signal. And this device will show up now on the Winegard Connect app. This down below now is setting which is showing the different networks. Okay, so rear building, we have 98%.

When you get to Bay View pick that scan for Wi-Fi. Then you’re going to pick up the Bay View campground wi-fi.  It’s going to pop up and you’re going to choose it, and it’s going to ask you for their password. Then if anyone else wants to hook into your device, they don’t download the Winegard app. All they do is open up their device and search for Wi-Fis. They’re going to see your network and they’re going to log into that if they have the password.