Where to put the Antenna 2

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baloothebear
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Tue May 10, 2011 10:32 am

Has anyone tried mounting an Antenna on a rear mounted ladder on a Motorhome?
I can't use a door mount as there is too much of an "overhang" from the MH body over the doors
The body is made of fibre glass so a mag mount is out
I had thought of getting a sheet o of galvanised steel sheet and fixinf it with Sikaflex on the roof.
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Tue May 10, 2011 11:21 am

if there is a ladder is there rails on top if so a mirror mount will do fine wit a short antenna if not then a 360 degree mirror mount on the ladder at the top will work ok


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Sun May 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Hi Baloothebear,

Had exactly the same problem, tried various set-ups, ended up settling on this....

http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/forum/view ... =24&t=1021
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Sun May 22, 2011 7:34 pm

I rather thought that is what I might have to do. I had to Sikaflex a piece of sheet galvanised onto the roof my old Talbot
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Sun May 22, 2011 7:52 pm

It works well.

I've replaced the antenna with a 'Trucker' stainless steel twig, and used a splitter so that it acts as an antenna for the radio when parked up (far better than the windscreen aeriel that came with the van)

It also serves a third purpose as a 'twanger' (technical term!) If I hear the antenna catch on low branches, I can slow right up before it gets near the sat dish...

Only wish there was more campers using CB's. Other than when travelling with friends, I've rarely seen it used....
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Sun May 22, 2011 8:27 pm

We have always used it when we are in France and have right larf with the truckers :D
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