Originally Posted by JKJJS
Yup, we're considering it too but just wanted to see what others have or done...
How about a portable antena?
just not sure yet....can go either way.
A portable antenna won't work either on a fiberglass motorhome.
No-Ground Equipment (NGP):
Fiberglass RVs and motor homes MUST use a no-ground plane antenna! Standard CB equipment requires a metallic chassis in order to properly send and receive a signal, and won't function
properly with a fiberglass chassis. The one exception to this is dual antenna installations. Regular CB antennas that are used in a dual, co-phased installation create their own ground plane and do NOT require a metallic chassis to perform properly, making them suitable for fiberglass applications. They also offer additional range over single antenna installations.
Compatibility & Coax Extensions:
Standard CB components and Nonn-Ground Plane components are not inter compatible, which is why NGP components are usually sold in kits.
If you do need to extend the length of your NGP coax, you can use standard CB coax as long as the portion closest to the antenna is the original NGP section.
Here is a link to the Firestik no ground plane anteena and coax specially designed for fiberglass body rigs.