Tips For Using Winnebago’s New Roof Port

Winnebago has started building a roof port feature onto some of their rigs, particularly their campervan line. It’s a simple but brilliant feature, because it means you can add any sort of roof accessory, like an antenna, without having to cut a hole yourself in your RV’s roof!

We made this video for the WinnebagoLife blog, so see the full post with more details over there, otherwise watch the video here:


In the video, I demonstrate how to access the roof port as I run cable to set up a new cell booster antenna on top of Parky, the Limited Edition National Park Foundation Travato we’ve been traveling in.  I share a few tips along the way that will help ensure your success if you work with the roof port in the future.

Feel free to leave comments or questions below.  Happy Modding!


James is a former rocket scientist, a USA Cycling coach, and lifelong fitness buff. When he's not driving the RV, or modifying the RV (or - that one time - doing both at once), you can find him racing bicycles, or building furniture, or making music. In his spare time, he works for a large IT company.

    8 thoughts on “Tips For Using Winnebago’s New Roof Port

      1. James - Post author

        It’s pulled inside and coiled up in the cabinet.
        (Remember, Parky is just on loan to us. I’ll have to remove the install one day soon, so I didn’t go to a bunch of trouble to hide the extra cable.)

    1. Shauna

      Hello I just love all the information that you 2 give. I do have a few questions.
      I am a first timer in Rving. I have been looking for 2 years and am interested in a Class B and possibly 4×4, All weather would be great, not quite sure if always needed. I do know that i do need a shower and enough water. I will be traveling with my 144 pound dog also. I am 54 now and am ready to start traveling on weekends and vacation from work. I truly trust your opinions Would you have any suggestions on which makers to look at? also what Engine would be safe to travel. is it good to buy used or just get new? Thank you in advance!!

        1. Sammy Hamish

          Have you found that the internal antennae can be left in cabinet to function adequately. How much does having the cabinet door closed impact the signal enhancement

        2. James - Post author

          If you watch our other video on the install, you’ll see that the cabinet we put it in does not have a door on it. So no issues there!

    2. Dhiraj Dewan

      Hi, another YouTube group – you might have heard of them: rv lifestyle , Mike Wendland – he had this same booster. He mentioned it didn’t work well and took it down. He also mentioned when going 60/70 miles it makes a constant loud sound. And when it’s windy, same issue. They switched to a Winegard antenna.

      1. James - Post author

        We’ve not heard any unusual noises from our install, and the booster works just as you see in our other video.
        I can’t really comment on what problems Mike may have had, as I haven’t talked to him about it.


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