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One of the things we really love about Winnebago is that they include a convenient roof port box on most of their smaller RVs.  It’s a great and stress-free way to run cabling to the roof, without actually having to drill into the roof yourself.

But what if you change your mind about what you have installed on the roof?  Or what if you want to install additional stuff after you’ve already used the box? Or what if you really made a mess of the box the last time you used it with a stupid Starlink cable gland?  Or what if all three of these apply???

Well, that’s exactly what happened to set me up for this video.  You can see how I solved it, and also created a flexible solution should I change my mind again.


The Problem

It all started when I wanted to change our RV’s router.  I purchased a Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G as our new one.  (I still have a day job, and work from the road, so we need highly reliable gear.)  To work best, that router requires an external antenna, so I purchased a Peplink 42G cellular antenna to go with it.  That’s all fine and good, but it requires 5 separate cables to be run from the inside to the outside.

If you’ve been around here a while, you may remember that I installed Starlink… TWICE.  The second time, I ran the Starlink cable through the roof port box, and sealed it up with the obnoxious and large Starlink cable gland.  This really made a mess of the roof port box.

Plus… I mean… 6 holes in the roof port box?  I wasn’t too keen on turning my box into Swiss cheese.  I set out to find something that might make the install a bit easier… AND a bit more modular and configurable should I change my mind again in the future.

The Solution

I decided to install an icotek Cable Entry Frame that I got from MobileMustHave.  I’m not affiliated with them, but this is a really cool and modular solution to the problem, so I’m sharing it here.  The way it works is that you install this frame onto, in this case, our roof port box, and then you install little square grommets into the frame.  The grommets are made to accommodate a variety of cable solutions.  There’s one for a four-cable cellular antenna.  There’s one for a GPS cable.  There’s one for a Starlink cable.  And they make blank ones, so I have room to expand in the future.

The Next Problem

Which would have been a great solution if the Stupid Starlink Cable Gland Monstrosity (SSCGM) hadn’t made such a mess of my roof port box!  Ultimately, I decided my box didn’t have enough integrity for me to be confident it would remain watertight.  Lucky for me, in a moment of Boy-Scout preparedness… I had ordered an extra roof port box!  So I got the opportunity to remove and reinstall Winnebago’s roof port box.


Anyway, the cool thing (for you) is that you get to see exactly what’s under the Winnebago roof port box without actually having to remove yours.

After I reinstalled the roof port box, I have a solution that should be very easy to modify in the future should I ever change my mind about what’s installed up there again.

So, what do you think?  Is a modular solution like this something that interests you?  What have you installed using your roof port box?  Sound off in the comments below!