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Best place to mount a cb antenna on leer camper?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dem1, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2010 at 2:03 AM
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    Dem1

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    [​IMG]Im trying to find a nice clean spot to mount a cb antenna on top of my leer camper. Or if anyone has another good mounting spot for this truck. Any ideas or picture advice? thanks
     
  2. May 14, 2010 at 4:15 AM
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    depends what kind of Antenna, get a 15' whip mount on rear bumper and arch it to front.:eek: .....JK
     
  3. May 14, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    I have a SnugTop camper and like almost all campers its fiberglass. Therefore, it will not provide a ground plane for an antenna. So, I used a magnetic mount antenna on the top of the cab.

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  4. May 14, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    If you mount it to the topper, I see 2 definate issues. First is you will have a grounding issue and second is possible/inevitable damage to the topper if you hit something with the antenna. Magnetic mounts are good, if you're worried about the paint you could always put a piece of pantyhose between the magnet & the roof. Otherwise, I'd get a bracket & mount to the bumper or between the topper/bed.
     
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