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Old 01-29-2020, 02:09 PM   #1
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CB Radio wiring.

Do new 2020 bus models come with CB Radio wiring and antenna?

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Old 01-29-2020, 02:14 PM   #2
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Do new 2020 bus models come with CB Radio wiring and antenna?
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Yes, all Tiffins Phaeton and above come with a CB antenna and coax wiring. They are not pre wired for the 12v but an easy one to use is the power and ground wires in the trailer controller bundle.
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Where does the coax wire terminate? And the wires for the brake controller terminate?
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There should be a bundle of wires zip tied together to the left of the steering wheel under the dash. That's where ours always have been. Coax to cb antenna and and pos / neg wires
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I've plugged two different working CB radios into the antennae connection and can't get squat for reception on any of the 23 channels. I get the NOAA broadcasts just fine so I know the radio is connected properly. Maybe I need to find a SWR meter.
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I've plugged two different working CB radios into the antennae connection and can't get squat for reception on any of the 23 channels. I get the NOAA broadcasts just fine so I know the radio is connected properly. Maybe I need to find a SWR meter.
The only way to test is to get someone with a CB and transmit to you. There's not a lot of traffic on the CBs, even on the interstate these days. I just moved a CB to my new Jeep and didn't think it was working for the longest until I finally found somebody chatting on Channel 11. The SWR doesn't have anything to do with reception, only transmission.
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Yes, all Tiffins Phaeton and above come with a CB antenna and coax wiring. They are not pre wired for the 12v but an easy one to use is the power and ground wires in the trailer controller bundle.
I am looking at a 2011 36’ Phaeton. (As in seriously looking with a deposit down pending test drive and inspection.) It has the radio connector below the dash. Do you know what type of antenna mount they out up top? The reason I am asking is I am a ham operator and would prefer a dual band antenna (2 meter/70 cm). If it is an NMO mount, that is an easy swap out. I appreciate any input.
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I am looking at a 2011 36’ Phaeton. (As in seriously looking with a deposit down pending test drive and inspection.) It has the radio connector below the dash. Do you know what type of antenna mount they out up top? The reason I am asking is I am a ham operator and would prefer a dual band antenna (2 meter/70 cm). If it is an NMO mount, that is an easy swap out. I appreciate any input.
They have a proprietary short whip antenna that is base loaded. It's on a standard spring mount just like any other CB antennas. I will say I put a 2' Firestick on mine at first but it put me up around 14' tall. I wound up having to pull over on the side of the New York I90 turnpike and tie the antenna down. It was hittin every bridge we went under and it sounds like it's tearing the roof off when it slaps back down on it. I went back to the factory antenna and found it works well enough.
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