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CB Antenna
« on: June 06, 2016, 08:30:22 AM »
We have a 2005 Itaska Suncruiser which is missing the CB antenna. The part number is 123256-01-000. I am not able to find a replacement.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

John From Detroit

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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 05:45:16 PM »
I would NOT replace it.. Just seal it off if needed.. The factory CB antenna on most RV's is...... Not good

Assuming a non-metal skin on the RV. a FIRESTICK NGP (no ground plane) model (Most any decent truck stop) is the antenna of choice.. it's not what I use but what I use is roughly identical.

I used a common MIRROR mount, this mount is designed to clamp over the horzontial arm of a "West Coast" type mirror.. I used only the half the antenna mounts on, 4 lag screws into the "A" pillar (Where the windshield meets the body) and positioned so my NGP antenna is also a "Height Stick" for the RV.  Or you can put it up to 13'6" high if you like (my RV is 12'6" unloaded)

Now where I am stuck, I hear a lot of "Traffic" from the truck stop about 3 miles down the road and truckers on the freeway so it's well beyond "If you can see them" which is really about all I ask of CB antennas.

(You don't want to knwo how far the other radios reach).
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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 07:04:22 AM »
I would NOT replace it.. Just seal it off if needed.. The factory CB antenna on most RV's is...... Not good

Assuming a non-metal skin on the RV. a FIRESTICK NGP (no ground plane) model (Most any decent truck stop) is the antenna of choice.. it's not what I use but what I use is roughly identical.

I used a common MIRROR mount, this mount is designed to clamp over the horzontial arm of a "West Coast" type mirror.. I used only the half the antenna mounts on, 4 lag screws into the "A" pillar (Where the windshield meets the body) and positioned so my NGP antenna is also a "Height Stick" for the RV.  Or you can put it up to 13'6" high if you like (my RV is 12'6" unloaded)

Now where I am stuck, I hear a lot of "Traffic" from the truck stop about 3 miles down the road and truckers on the freeway so it's well beyond "If you can see them" which is really about all I ask of CB antennas.

(You don't want to knwo how far the other radios reach).

How about a picture?
Merrill
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2002 Wrangler
2005 Liberty
Chicago 'burbs, IL

gone soaring

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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 08:35:36 AM »
Thank you John.  I used to be from Detroit as well, St. Louis now.

Pix would be helpful.

Rick

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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 08:57:29 AM »
If there is a connector of some sort that joins the cable to the old antenna, you should be able to use most any brand or style of replacement, perhaps using an adapter to match up the connection. Plenty ofthem available.  If the antenna wire was just broken or cut off, than it's a bit more difficult (have to attach a new connector). Still perhaps easier than running a new antenna wire to your CB.

The alternative is to mount a new antenna, e.g. John's suggestion, elsewhere and run the wire to your existing CB. That may be hard or easy, depending on where the CB is located and where you put the antenna.

https://www.rightchannelradios.com/collections/cb-antennas
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John From Detroit

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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 07:16:57 PM »
Thought I posted pics a while ago.. But .. here they are (I hope)
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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 12:45:36 PM »
Is CB radio still the preferred form of communication in RVing?  :-\ :D
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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 01:09:20 PM »
Is CB radio still the preferred form of communication in RVing?  :-\ :D

Was it ever?
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Dara

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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2017, 01:16:10 PM »
Was it ever?

no clue! LOL that's why I'm asking.  Is it not popular then?
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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2017, 02:29:48 PM »
I have a 36" Firestick. Works very well. Range is about 3~4 miles.. all I need. SWR's are about 2. something.

With the advent of Cell Phones and all their features.. CB's are not as popular as they used to be (?).

I've had one in every Tow Vehicle we've owned, and still do. I find it very handy for local road conditions and hazards, Mine has a Weather Alert feature which has come in very handy, many times.

A CB is also nice when traveling with another RV'r who has one.

The Down Side is.. the language can get "spicy".. I just turn the volume down, or change channels for a few. (sadly, spicy language is purdy common theze Dayz  :()

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Re: CB Antenna
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 04:01:32 PM »
http://www.wearecb.com/cb-antenna/
If that link works it is to cb world. Bought my firestick from them they have lots of info that may be quite helpfull
Bob&Sandy
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