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Old 10-11-2016, 09:11 PM   #11
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As you can see in Iggy post the stud are short on the mount, so in my case I had to extend them with castle nut to manage my wall thickness on 2.250 inches but it did not affect the signal strength FYI
Here is a picture what someone did by cutting out the interior wall inside his cabinet.


Also it comes with 17 ft of coax that you can not shorten.
Any excess needs to be coiled in a figure 8 pattern and not in a regular loop.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:33 PM   #12
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Anyone have any experience with the"thru the glass" antennas. I just can't see drilling holes in my 378 coach.....
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:15 AM   #13
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Anyone have any experience with the"thru the glass" antennas. I just can't see drilling holes in my 378 coach.....
Many years ago I did. Like 1990's
It can work but diminished receive and transmit distance greatly.
Do they still have them?


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Old 10-13-2016, 04:18 PM   #14
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Had CBS for years, pulled it all out and enjoy the peace and quite and no horrible language. Got to where I don't really care what's up there if the explanation is vulgar. Had the CB since the 80's and only needed one for some type of event one time, and oddly enough found it would not transmit so we worked around it and didn't need it after all. Have fun with your toy and noise.



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Old 10-13-2016, 06:22 PM   #15
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Had CBS for years, pulled it all out and enjoy the peace and quite and no horrible language. Got to where I don't really care what's up there if the explanation is vulgar. Had the CB since the 80's and only needed one for some type of event one time, and oddly enough found it would not transmit so we worked around it and didn't need it after all. Have fun with your toy and noise.

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I have to agree with Jim.
CB is old school and unless you plan on travelling regularly with friends who have CB radios I think its a waste of time installing and money on a toy.

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Old 10-15-2016, 12:02 PM   #16
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Had CBS for years, pulled it all out and enjoy the peace and quite and no horrible language. Got to where I don't really care what's up there if the explanation is vulgar. Had the CB since the 80's and only needed one for some type of event one time, and oddly enough found it would not transmit so we worked around it and didn't need it after all. Have fun with your toy and noise.



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I have a friend that is a long haul truck driver and he says there is very little talk now on CBs. He rarely hears traffic updates like he would like to hear.
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Thanks to everyone who replied and for all the extra info included. Also took note of what JimF,Iggy and Cedar Creek Woody had to say about me possibly being dissappointed . Many years ago I drove truck and guys would pass along what conditions they'd driven through .Time was you could make a fair living and enjoyed comraderie. I guess that's not the case anymore
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My OTR truck driver friend is really frustrated that he no longer gets traffic updates. Iggy is right, they can be nice if traveling in a caravan with other travelers but other than that they have fallen in disfavor.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:52 PM   #19
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So now that it has quieted down and many idiots are off the air, we should start using it again for good, truckers and travelers of all positive sorts.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:58 PM   #20
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I'm with you. . Years ago RV'ers use to use channel 13. . Don't know if that still holds true.
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