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Old 01-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Thor A.C.E. - Adding a CB antenna

I have a 2012 Thor A.C.E. 29.2 model, and I want to put a CB in it with a roof mounted antenna. Any ideas on how I can get the antenna coax from the dash area up to the roof? Any hidden or open access for me to use. I do not want the cable visable, this may be a tall task.

I had actually thought about running the coax down and under the coach all the way to the back of the RV, and coming up through the large storage area, and up through the rear bedroom closet and up to the roof.

The RV is currently in storage, so I can't climb around it to check it out. Any ideas appreciated!!!

thanks in advance.
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I am not sure about your ace but I had a 40 class a (2006 model) I ran the coax from the front to the back under the coach up the real ladder. I used a firestix no ground plane antenna and it worked good. I would think since your roof line might be lower than what mine was you could go with a longer antenna than I could. The more of the antenna above the roof the better.
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I have a 2012 Thor A.C.E. 29.2 model, and I want to put a CB in it with a roof mounted antenna. Any ideas on how I can get the antenna coax from the dash area up to the roof? Any hidden or open access for me to use. I do not want the cable visable, this may be a tall task.

I had actually thought about running the coax down and under the coach all the way to the back of the RV, and coming up through the large storage area, and up through the rear bedroom closet and up to the roof.

The RV is currently in storage, so I can't climb around it to check it out. Any ideas appreciated!!!

thanks in advance.
I ran a Sirius antenna cable from the dash up to the cap on my 29.1 and mounted it beside the stock radio antenna. It was very easy: Remove the cover above the instrument panel. Extend the fold away bed. The side panel of the storage bin on the front left side above the bed has an access panel to get to the bed motor. Remove this panel and you now have access to both ends of the corner post between the windshield and the drivers side window. There is plenty of space to run a fish wire behind the post and pull the wire through.
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I ran a Sirius antenna cable from the dash up to the cap on my 29.1 and mounted it beside the stock radio antenna. It was very easy: Remove the cover above the instrument panel. Extend the fold away bed. The side panel of the storage bin on the front left side above the bed has an access panel to get to the bed motor. Remove this panel and you now have access to both ends of the corner post between the windshield and the drivers side window. There is plenty of space to run a fish wire behind the post and pull the wire through.
Thanks for this info! I want to get this going, hope to pull out the RV in a few weeks and make this happen. When you pulled of the access panel up top, it gave you access to the pillar, but what about access to the roof cap? I assume once I get it off it should be obvious. Thanks again for this, just another project to get done.
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I just finished installing a CB radio in my 29.2. I had a 4 foot side mount antenna that I placed just past the drivers side bedroom window and it came in through the bedroom closet. Cable ran under the coach and then up through the storage. A bit of cable is visible in the bedroom since there was a cross beam in the bedroom wall that I couldn't pass the cable through.
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Thanks for this info! I want to get this going, hope to pull out the RV in a few weeks and make this happen. When you pulled of the access panel up top, it gave you access to the pillar, but what about access to the roof cap? I assume once I get it off it should be obvious. Thanks again for this, just another project to get done.
With the access panel off, you can see the corner of the cap. As long as you mount the new antenna close to the existing radio antenna there should be space to work.
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