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Old 05-04-2021, 11:24 AM   #1
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CB Antenna Bracket....What Screws???

2000 Fleetwood Discovery Model 37G Looking to mount CB antenna bracket on drivers side above drivers window.

Does anyone know how thick that outer wall is before I would hit the framing behind it? I think I've located the square tubing framing behind the wall...just trying to figure out what length self tapper screws I would need.

I would think that any Discovery/Expedition etc. in that year range may be the same.


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2000 Fleetwood Discovery Model 37G Looking to mount CB antenna bracket on drivers side above drivers window.



Does anyone know how thick that outer wall is before I would hit the framing behind it? I think I've located the square tubing framing behind the wall...just trying to figure out what length self tapper screws I would need.



I would think that any Discovery/Expedition etc. in that year range may be the same.





Thanks in Advance.


Most have one already mounted on roof. Looks like it is a option. My guess fiberglass and Luan is 3/16 inch thick.
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From ‘Roosters’ post, I would go with 5/8 or 3/4”.
IMHO more importantly use STAINLESS STEEL hardware. SS is the only type I use on the RV, a little extra cost, but very minimal for the number needed and the fact No corrosion.

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Det57, excuse me if I am stepping on your knowledge toes, but do you know about no ground plane cb antenna systems? RVs don't have a metal ground plane/frame for the body and a standard cb antenna needs a metallic ground. They make special antennas/cables for RVs. Google can tell you all about them.
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Det57, excuse me if I am stepping on your knowledge toes, but do you know about no ground plane cb antenna systems? RVs don't have a metal ground plane/frame for the body and a standard cb antenna needs a metallic ground. They make special antennas/cables for RVs. Google can tell you all about them.


OP said he knows where the metal frame tubing was which should be grounded to chassis I would think.
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Thanks for your responses.

I did use 1" Stainless Steel self tappers and I was able to locate the square framing using a stud finder and the old "Knock Method". Bracket is mounted.

I covered the entire back of the 1/4" thick bracket with Butyl tape, and after mounting I used silicone around the perimeter . I also looped the cable downward before feeding it through the hole to the interior kind of like a J-trap so water would not try to follow the cable directly inside.

Thanks again for your help
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