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Old 06-29-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I am looking for ideas on how to eliminate the mirror mount antennas from banging on the bunk as I drive down the road.
I have 5 ft antennas so that I can clear the roof for better coverage but like I say they whip in the wind and bounce off the bunk. What have you guys done or what antenna are you using?

Maybe I have to go back to the shorter antenna and not have much distance.

Thanks for your ideas

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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Ed i had the same situation, shorter ant did the trick, this weekend i will be at the Rig, i will measure the HT and model, Gene
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Thanks Gene,

If you have any idea as to what kind of range you have I would be interested in that also.

I assume you have dual antennas.
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Thanks Gene,

If you have any idea as to what kind of range you have I would be interested in that also.

I assume you have dual antennas.

Yes definetaly duels, G
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:58 PM   #5
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My truck has a single antenna. I know it's probably not as good as duals. Mine doesn't have a spring mount, it's about 3' I'm guessing? My son drives truck over the road. I've talked to him from about 1-2 miles away, truck to truck.
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I don't even turn my on except for when driving in heavy traffic.

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Most of the time I like to listen to whats going on between truckers. Cheap thrills I guess but I find myself driving without the radio on alot and cb on. I was able to get my 5 ft dual antenna's sw in today but need to get closer to truck traffic to see what kind of range I get. Then if the range is good, figure out how to stop the antenna's from banging against the bunk
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Hi Ed,

I have a Cascadia that had similar problems because the body mount antennas were too close to the overhang. Mine was solved with two trangular foam wedges slipped over the antenna at the contact points. The triangular shape helped with the aero effect and the foam eliminated the slap if it did hit.

I have a friend with a Colombia and we solved his slapping with two plastic brackets. One side slipped over the antenna with a loose fit and the other side secured to the bottom side of the overhang on each side. We made his out of .187 clear Plexiglas, so they are nearly invisible.

Hope this gives you some ideas for an easy fix.

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I like that idea of the plexi guides.
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Except my antenna is mounted on the mirror so I guess that wouldn't work for me.
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