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Camper with CB

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by lsocoee, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Jun 1, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    How do you people with camper shells mount your CB antenna? What kind of antenna did you get?
     
  2. Jun 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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  3. Jun 1, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    I mounted it to the bumper.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    do you have any pictures?
     
  5. Jun 1, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    I can go get some real quick.
     
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    Mine is a 1st generation but the idea I think will still work...
     
  7. Jun 1, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    OK. I'm just worried about the antenna banging on my paint.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    As per your request... The only place mine rubs is on the tail light. I'm fine with that.

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  9. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    Actually Rob, they have "trunk lid mount" type antennas which you can attach the same way on the hood on the drivers side. I had a setup like this and it worked VERY well:) my SWR match averaged 1.2-1.6 across the band. The only thing you have to alter is because of the angle of the mount on the hood, you have to bend the whip to vertical after installation,which doesn't affect performance at all. This requires a steel base load whip (you cannot bend a firestik)
     
  10. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    Thanks guys. I've got some time to think about it. I might just get a magnetic mount and use it for road trips.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    Here's a tacky example of what I meant
     
  12. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    I might try fabricating a mount that would fit between the bed and the shell.
     
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    If you go for a magnetic mount, go with Wilson Little Wil. It's perfect or trail rigs and if you are only going to use it while you are on the trials it's the way to go. It will be flexible enough to give if you run into any obstacles while you are out there. I have gone through 3 firestiks because when I go off road I always run into low obstacles and they end up breaking. That's the only downfall to the Firestiks...
     
  14. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    that bumper mount looked haggard haha just make a mount that sticks out from the bed rail and your fine. all you need is a small piece of steel and a drill...
     
  15. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    I don't offroad. I'm getting one so that I can get a bit more information when it comes time to evacuate for hurricanes. Sitting in traffic for 12 hours to go 300 miles can get a little tiresome.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Well then go with what ever you like. Just do your research and if you need to make your own mount like rab89 said.
     
  17. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    I don't think the bumper mount looks bad. I would probably do that before I did the one on the hood.
     

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