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I believe they eliminated that in 16. It used to be by your left foot behind the kick panel on the drivers side. From what I have heard they did not work well because you couldn't get a good ground plane?? There is a few threads about this issue. Try a search and you may find what you need. On my 16 there is no CB aerial on the roof like there was for my 13 Aspire. With the phone technology do you really need it? Personal preference but in my opinion not worth the trouble.
My manual says the motorhome is set up with a CB antenna, and I see it on top. Where is the lead in to hook it up???
I was part of this so I will add. Prior to 2016 ALL the CB antenna's were not installed with a proper ground plane and didn't work correctly, (like Chuck stated) as was our 2014. After I and a fellow amateur radio operator at Jayco advised what was needed the president decided to eliminate the antenna and even told me they can use a hand held if they want CB. He eliminated it on the 2016's and I guess the book hasn't been changed. (The CB antenna was on the left front so what you see on the right front is the Am/Fm antenna.
That is a variant of my idea suggested in one of the previous threads... which was to use the Girard awning shells on both side of the coach (wired together) as a rough ground plane. I like the simple idea of installing the antennas on an "L" bracket on the Girards themselves.
Have you had much opportunity to evaluate performance. The "sunspots" and "solar flux" are terrible right now, but under these terrible conditions, what kinds of distance have you been able to achieve?
Gary and Dee, Zowie and Bowie (traveling cat sibs)
2019 Cornerstone 45B, X15-605hp, Imperial, Spartan K3,
2013 Honda CR-V toad, Demco Excali-Bar II,
Demco Baseplate, Demco Toad Light system, 73 de W5FI
Gary, I have not been on the road yet with this. Heading out today for Spartan in Michigan.
The awnings are electrical grounded to the chassis, I checked that before starting the antenna project.
The CB antenna is 2' with the two turning rings at the base with 3/8 x 24 threads that I picked up at the Pilot Truck Stop. It's almost the same as the one Entegra was using except for the center coil. The mount is part of a truck mirror mount.
The 2 meter antenna is on a MNO mount with a short rod.
Does your coach have the false awning on the left side? If so perhaps you could extend the current coax over to the new mount.
As you know our 16 did not have an antenna so I had to go thru the back side of cap above where it meets the roof line.