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Old 12-11-2007, 06:18 AM   #1
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We have a 2007 38P. Has anyone installed a CB antenna on their similar model, I assume the cabs on the Pace Arrows are constructed pretty much the same.
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We have a 2007 38P. Has anyone installed a CB antenna on their similar model, I assume the cabs on the Pace Arrows are constructed pretty much the same.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:15 AM   #3
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I'm fairly sure you should already have a CB antenna that Fleetwood installed. If it's like the last two Fleetwood products I have had, the antenna will be on the front roof, just right of the mid-line of the vehicle. It is probably black with a loop (spring looking thing) in it. The coax connection for it should be under the dash, about in the middle.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:38 AM   #4
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I was told never to contradict the 'teach', but on higher end models, like for example the Discovery, in 2007, under Driver Convenience, they list 'CB Ready', which means that the antenna is installed. For the Pace Arrow they do not list 'Cb Ready', so they obviously do not prewire. To have a similar cb antenna mounted in the best location, you drill a hole through the fibreglass cap or roof, and mount a good quality cb antenna, and run the coax down the windshield pillar on the side to a cb radio. A proper trimming will ensure a half decent signal. Others have installed antennas on the front side, but a proper or most effective location is on the roof and with a proper ground plane under the antenna. For our previous '04 Discovery we drilled a hole through the cap, near the top centre and passed the cable through a hole in the cap and a hole in a plate of metal shelving that we glued to the inside of the fibreglass, and grounded to the frame. We then ran the cable to the cb by going down the inside of the right pillar. A quarter wave Wilson trimmable antenna worked quite well. This is not a quick or simple installation because removal of the centre tv and the pillar cover is required but since cb reception is marginal, at best, doing it right gives the best result, eh.
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When we owned our 2003 Southwind it was CB ready. Under the dashboard there was a coax cable from the COMBINATION antenna (AF/FM/CB) on the roof. I'm told these combo antennas are not as good as a dedicated CB antenna, but it worked just fine for us for short range CB communication.
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Jack is correct. My Pace Arrow does not have the CB ready setup. Most of the Southwinds and Bounders. Not sure on the diesel models.

I did install my own antenna. Mounted it on a bracket just below the rain gutter above the window in front of the drivers door. I drilled a hole thru the wall just below the rain gutter making sure the hole went thru the aluminum. I angled the hole up slightly so if any moisture would get in it wouldn't run uphill. On the inside the hole came out behind the cloth covered box section that has the map light mounted to it,(Not sure if your later year model is built the same or not). I also drilled a small 3/8" hole in the front lower edge of this box section to feed the cable to where I'd route it down along the inside of the window frame. It hides in the grove real nice with a couple of black plastic clamps. I removed the map light and I was able to use an old speedometer cable to fish in through the 3/8" hole. Stuffed the antenna cable in from the outside and used a hook to fish both the antenna cable and the speedo cable out through the light mount opening. Taped them together and pulled the antenna cable out the 3/8" hole. Sounds harder then it really was, but it ended up being a pretty clean install.
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:53 AM   #7
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OK men, this weekend I will be spending quite a bit of time under my dashboard.
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