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Old 03-18-2012, 07:25 AM
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So if I mount a magnetic mount like on the tool box like this is it going to be directionial? I just think I will be pulling it off the roof all the time where I go.
You shouldn't notice it if it does get a little directional. I've talked ~13 miles off the weak side of my Jeep while moving. It may possibly be strong off the rear of your truck since it doesn't have the top of the cab blocking signal, but I'm just guessing about that.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:49 PM
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Will a K30 do OK?
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So I've been running a K40 mag mount for a couple of years and I'm ready for something permanent. The mag mount on the top of the roof actually performs pretty well, but it gets knocked off by tree branches. I'm already airing down to get in the garage, so I can't afford losing the overhead clearance either. The wire is getting damaged by running through the door. I would run it out of the topper seal, but then there is no way to remove it without pulling the topper.

So I'm thinking to go 102" whip, mounted to the DS corner of the rear bumper. Compared to a body moutn, a bumper mount should make for less "kunk-kow" noises inside as the whip hits stuff and the fiberglass top sort of exposes more of the antenna. I will drill a hole in the steel plate bumper for the mount and if I change my mind later, just fill it with a bolt or something.

Any better ideas? What kind of mount is sturdy enough for the whip + spring?
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