I'm putting a CB in my Forester and decided that I'm going to mount it to the ceiling in the cab just behind the dome light. I took the plastic trim off on the front of the cab cutout to see what structure was there to attach the radio bracket to.
Imagine my surprise when I took the plastic trim off and saw this.....
It looks like a pack of drunken monkeys with a hack saw and a hammer were here. And really Forest River...secure the cab roof sheetmetal to the aluminum cross bar with drywall screws???????? I didn't take any photos as it was too scary, but the area hidden by the plastic trim on the sides of the cab cutout are even worse.
I made a metal plate to fit between the sheet metal and the headliner to attach the CB bracket to, then I'm going to use some pan head sheet metal screws and replace the drywall screws. If you've got 5 minutes to spare when you've got a phillips screwdriver in hand, unscrew the velcro dots - they are all that hold the plastic trim in place - and see what your's looks like. Or maybe you don't want to know......
2015 Forester 2301 - Chevy
Skip & Deb - Denmark, ME & Delray Beach, FL