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Mobile Antenna mount

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by RT431, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    I'm looking for a front bedrail mount for my SS steel whip to install on my '13 Silverado. I've looked at Bleedlove but those are expensive! Anyone have a link to something that will work and is cheaper?

    Thanx!


     

  2. Blackcat630

    Blackcat630 Sr. Member

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    Go Breedlove or go home.. you get what you pay for
     
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  3. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    I'll scour the web some more see what I come up with. I might end up with Bleedlove anyway.;)
     
  4. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    The ball mount by HUSTLER and others available today isn’t of the quality of the GE cast iron piece of the 1960s.

    BREEDLOVE MACHINE SHOP isn’t expensive. Neither is GEOTOOL.

    Expensive is buying the same or similar again & again because low quality fails soonest. And may never perform well.

    Tell ya what: I’ve got several deep drawers full of that cheap stuff. You can have it at my original cost, but without tax or shipping fees. Most of it barely used.

    Think of the BARGAIN!!

    I don’t keep the gear, tools and supplies that are best quality in the same place.

    The “junk” is handy for a mock-up or two. Or in an emergency (why mostly bought).

    As to your truck. You’ll expend plenty of labor doing it right. To that end, see The Mobile Guide at:

    www.K0BG.com

    Make a plan. Break it into steps to accomplish. At the end, you’ll have something truly worthwhile. Amaze your friends & co-workers. Find true love. Win the lottery.

    Good luck

    .
     
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  5. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    Umm..., this isn't my first rodeo. Ive had this antenna on several different mounts and vehicles in the past and it worked well with little or no extra grounding. I used a fender mount on a previous truck and it worked well, but this 13 Silverado the rail is a bit different than the 98 Sierra I had it on. I know there are bedrail mounts for these newer vehicles just a matter of finding one that suits my needs and won't break the bank. But anywho, thanx for your input.
     
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  6. Highway Man

    Highway Man Active Member

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    have you looked at the Firestick Stainless steel mounts?
    Wilson also makes a Stainless mount.
    I've run many many miles with a 102" and big spring on a generic aluminum 90° mount on passenger rear corner of bed without fail.
     
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  7. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    Yep, no one compares.
     
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  8. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    I think Breedlove has the newer vehicles covered.
     
  9. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    I wish I still had a picture of the install on my 98 Sierra. I used a fender mount and bolted it to the center of the front bedrail and added the HD potbelly spring and it worked very well. Put a tennis ball on the antenna for recoil so it didn't make such a horrible noise when it hit the back of the cab. I didn't need any extra grounding and had 1.2swr across all 40 channels. It also worked as well above and below 40.
     
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  10. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    Motorola used to make some nice ball mounts. I used to scrounge them at junkyards from old popo cars and fire trucks when practically everything was low band
     
  11. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Sr. Member

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    Any amount of money you spend to mount your antenna to the bed rail of your truck is only going to yield Maybe 20% of the performance you could get with a $3 roof mount and Wilson 5000 on your roof. Spending more doesn't always get you more performance and sometimes the best solution costs the least amount of money.
     
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  12. loosecannon

    loosecannon Sr. Member

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    is this what you are looking for?
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    found this one at rightchannelradios, but they are available elsewhere.
    it's called a stake hole mount and there are a couple of different styles.
    LC
     
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  13. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    Had this one on my Sierra with a topper. Worked well, I bit directional tho.
    I found a solution. Can't post pic, file size to large.:\
     

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