I had a Yaesu FT1900 mounted on a piece of oak and hung in the engine cover console open compartment along with a Comet SS-460SB mounted atop the rear ladder in my old Winnebago. The antenna was only 19" so it wasn't hitting stuff. No plans yet to install it in my new Forester. Too big a hassle routing the wiring to the ladder and never talked to anyone out there anyway. Same with the CB I originally had. I think the west is the dead zone!
I still have the Yaesu FT60 handie talkie and have it programed to scan the local LE and stuff where we camp.
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2015 Camping 3 trips 6 nights
2016 Camping 9 trips 28 nights