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Old 04-20-2021, 08:48 AM   #1
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I’m installing a CB in my Class C, where should I mount the antenna?
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First question is what kind of antenna?

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Another consideration - how well do you want it to work? The place that works 'best' may not be the most convenient or most aesthetic. But optimum performance may not be paramount, often with CB all you need is to hear a mile or so on the interstate, and a simple/easy antenna install may get you that.


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I am obviously a noob. I haven’t owned a CB radio since my first car. I have a cobra 29 LX BT and have been looking for easy install for an effective antenna. IDK which one to get. I’ve been looking at Wilson 2000? I have a class c so I don’t think magnetic will work.
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If mounting into the Fiberglass, something like this will work well.

https://www.rightchannelradios.com/c...cb-antenna-kit

You will also need to consider that CB antennas use the metal in vehicles as part of their function, if mounting on fiberglass you will need a “non ground plane” antenna. This link is for a kit with both the antenna and the above side mounting kit:

https://www.rightchannelradios.com/p...annel-radios-1

I’ve used the above on my old RV (still need to mount on the new one, on the list for this year) and it worked well,
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Very helpful! Thank you!
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Anytime. You might find cheaper in other spots, I just knew where to find on their website. I did order my antenna through them and the customer service and support was excellent. The “order status” emails were pretty funny as well, someone there has a good sense of humor when writing the canned responses.
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First question is what kind of antenna?

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I’m not really sure. I’m looking at Wilson or Firestik? Also possibly a “Fender/Hood” mount or the rear Ladder?
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Back in CB's heyday (mid- to late-70's) I was a Radio Shack store manager. We literally couldn't keep radios and certain antennas in stock! The rule of thumb back then for best reception/transmission - and I doubt anything has really changed - was as "Blastvalve" stated, to mount the antenna on a metal surface, as close to the center of the vehicle as possible. Good description here: https://www.wearecb.com/cb-antenna-ground-plane.html
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Also possibly a “Fender/Hood” mount
Here's a fender/hiood mount that works on most Class C chasses based on the Ford Econoline van.

https://www.walcottradio.com/hoodfen...an-p-1181.html

Fits on the driver's side fender bolt. I use a 2 ft FireStick clone antenna that fits under the Class C's cab-over. The cut-to-tune type of FireStick, the ones with the tunable tip don't fit under the cab-over.
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If mounting into the Fiberglass, something like this will work well.



https://www.rightchannelradios.com/c...cb-antenna-kit



You will also need to consider that CB antennas use the metal in vehicles as part of their function, if mounting on fiberglass you will need a “non ground plane” antenna. This link is for a kit with both the antenna and the above side mounting kit:



https://www.rightchannelradios.com/p...annel-radios-1



I’ve used the above on my old RV (still need to mount on the new one, on the list for this year) and it worked well,


Thank you very much! I went with your recommendation after all was said and done. I picked up the side mount kit and went with the heavier duty “FS” antenna.
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