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Old 10-10-2016, 05:28 PM   #1
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CB radio install in 378TS

I'm considering installing a CB in our 378 to monitor what's going on ahead of us. Has anyone out there installed one - which model , mounting antenna , locating unit inside ?
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:00 PM   #2
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I installed a Uniden 40 channel CB in our 2007 Georgetown 359. Put it on the left side of the dash. I don't know about yours but our rig had the cb antennae, and wiring already built into the coach. Had the CB hooked up and working in less than an hour. Transmits and receives good. Take a look under the left side of the dash for the power and ground wiring.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:07 PM   #3
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Installed an old basic Radio Shack 40 channel model on the underside of the dash left of the steering column close to the outside wall. Easy access to power under there too.

I had a fibreglass CB antennae installed by a place that works in trucker rigs. It picks up a ground plane under the dash where I get power. I had him install the antennae 6" higher than my A/C units in case I'm going under trees or a roof at a gas station. I use it as a feeler for clearance.

Works well enough for getting traffic info at times.
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I just installed a cb in my class C. . I chose a Uniden Bearcat 880 with a 4ft Firestik II antenna. Works great. I took power directly from the battery to void an chance of interference.
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:59 PM   #5
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Installing a CB radio is the easy part.
The antenna will be the issue as the Georgetown is fiberglass with not much in metal for reflection.
The only anytenna I know of to use on a fiberglass body is...
Firestik NGP CB Antenna (NGP means No Ground Plane)
It has a special coax with built in resistors to form a ground plane reflection.

Here is a nice kit with mount from Walmart
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Firestik-...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Iggy is correct in that a ground plane will be difficult on the Georgetown. . The Firestik NGP and NGP coax is an excellent choice for the task.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:28 AM   #7
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This system served me well for what you are wanting one for. Everything is in the mike and the R/T can be remotely mounted.
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I installed the Bearcat 980SSB with the Firestik NGP antenna on my 3500DS and it works great, no problems
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This is a link to the full antenna kit and has a great video telling about how it gets installed.
https://www.rightchannelradios.com/c...annel-radios-1
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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
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