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Old 03-24-2016, 09:39 PM   #1
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I have a 2015 Thor Windstar and would like any tips on installing a CB antenna.
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I don't know how yours is laid out, but on mine I installed the antenna on the outside wall above the driver's door. The connection is behind the back panel of an interior cabinet, so nothing shows inside. If you don't already know it, you will need an No Ground Plane (NGP) antenna because of the lack of metal. I installed a 3' Firestik antenna that extends almost 2' above the roof and it works well. The CB I moved over from my old motor home is a Cobra self contained style that is easy to install and use. All of the controls, mike and speaker are in the "hand held" part. There is a very small part that goes under the dash and all you have to hook up is 12v power.
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Was thinking of doing the same thing as you did but just looking at my MH seems that the height might be a little too high with that set up. I want to take measurements but the MH is parked on boards in snow right now.
Don't have same MH as you but I'm sure the set up is close.
Did you measure your total height ????
I have the original small antenna on roof but the reception is not good at all
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I don't know how yours is laid out, but on mine I installed the antenna on the outside wall above the driver's door. The connection is behind the back panel of an interior cabinet, so nothing shows inside. If you don't already know it, you will need an No Ground Plane (NGP) antenna because of the lack of metal. I installed a 3' Firestik antenna that extends almost 2' above the roof and it works well..
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I have the same Cobra set up and really like it. There is nothing in the way of the driver area. My only complaint is I don't use it enough to have memorized where all the controls are and sometimes at night I find myself fiddling with it trying to make adjustments. Good luck with whatever road you go down with the CB.
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Was thinking of doing the same thing as you did but just looking at my MH seems that the height might be a little too high with that set up. I want to take measurements but the MH is parked on boards in snow right now.
Don't have same MH as you but I'm sure the set up is close.
Did you measure your total height ????
I measured and from the tip of the antenna to the ground is 13'4". I guess that's pretty accurate because I've been under a couple of 13'6" underpasses and didn't clip anything. If you are concerned about height, you can get a 2' antenna which probably would not stick more than a foot above the roof. The fiberglass whip antennas are much better than the shortie roof mount.
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Just finished putting in a Galaxy 979 and a 5' firestik mounted on the ladder with mirror mount. Great SWR and seems to get out well. 13' 4" here as well. Mounting on the ladder gives easy height adjustment for peace of mind if you don't want to be too tall. Not much chance to test it as we live too far from civilization and there is no local chatter. I will find out on the next trip.
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Thanks for the tips. I'll measure so it's not to high.
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After a little more looking with cab over bunk down, I see a covering of a panel with a speaker and the motor mechanism for operating the bunk running the length of side window. I would some how have to get in there for the install. I can't find any info on how to get in there.
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