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Old 10-11-2018, 06:29 AM   #1
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CB Radio Install?

2017 Coachmen Leprechaun 317SA - Class C

Want to install a CB and looking for simple install I can do myself. Have the CB radio and mont figured out but big question is where/how to mount antenna.

Looking for something as simple to install as possible, even if it doesn't look as slick/factory. Would rather not drill holes in the sides of the MH if I can help it.

BUT, at the same time want something that gives good reception and is tight/secure.

Any advice on mount and type/model of antenna appreciated.
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If you don't drill a hole, routing the cord into the cab limits your options. If you've got steel, you could use a magnetic mount. You might also look at side mirror mounted antennas, but the best performing antenna should be mounted high and on a large ground plane.
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RV Jeeper, crawl up on top and see if you have a Satellite connector at the front edge of your forward roof vent. We did and since we weren't going to ever put a sat dish there pulled our cell booster coax through that hole and sealed a plate over it.
The magnetic antenna base is on a 2' x 2' piece of galvanized sheet painted white and fastened with 3M VHB tape. This would work for your CB too.
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RV Jeeper, crawl up on top and see if you have a Satellite connector ......This would work for your CB too.
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I use a through the glass CB antenna. I'd estimate the range at 1 mile max. (Std 4 watt transmitter)
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Several years ago when I had a CB, I mounted the antenna "Unicorn" style on the hood.

I ran the wire under the hood, around to the drivers door and inside to the CB.

It worked very well.

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Ford e450 has a plastic hood, no ground plane
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Does anyone still use a CB? Just asking?
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Does anyone still use a CB? Just asking?
I have one in my RV, but seldom turn it on. The crudity of the truckers turns my ears blue. Since my CB also has a weather channel, I've used it for that.
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Does anyone still use a CB? Just asking?
Truck drivers still use them, but not for all the conversation and chat like in the 80ís. Still very useful for traffic and road conditions info. We use the MH to travel to Jeep Jamborees where every Jeep is required to have a CB for communication on the trail. Consequently most Jeepers have them and use them.
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