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Best place to mount cb antenna with tonneau cover

I have a 07 stepside f150 with a flareside. I wanna keep my tonneu cover so I can keep my fire gear with me. So what's the options to mount an antenna besides magnet antenna?
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I'd imagine you wouldnt want to drill into such a new truck.

If you have a hitch try this out.

http://www.cbradios4you.com/servlet/...antenna/Detail

you might want to run some sort of ground strap off of it though. Not sure how good it would ground through the pin.

you can grab something like this and mount to you bumper or something like that.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-Tr...638#vi-content
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This is a mount for a superduty i think, multiple members on here have this mount on there rangers.

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I saw a sd the other day with a amatuer radio tag and I **** you not, the guy had four antennas on each side of the hood, two in bed, and one on top.

Why. All I need is one. What one earth could he be doing in his truck while driving?

Wheres the cable run off that one? I assume off the mount under the hood.
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Wouldn't the hitch one be a little low to get good reception?
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I don't mind drilling into the truck as long as it's in certain spots like the front part of the bed by the cab. I have a rear mount from that guy that made them for rangers and I like that idea bit it's not deep enough lol. What's the bumper mount? I've seen those at a glimpse but not long enough to tell how it mounted
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Alon mount.


Or you could get one of the mounts that go into the stake hole of the bed.
http://www.walcottcb.com/firestik-ss...ath=28_353_488
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On my last truck I put it dead center of cab just over the dome light.
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Now that is something I may be interested in!
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I like the stake mount but sadly stepsides don't have them. And alon Mount thats it. I was gonna use that for my truck but the part that mounts to bed is too short.
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X2 on the Superduty fender mount
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I use a old "cellular style" through the glass type CB antenna...I did change the load/mast to a longer one for better reception...I also had to SWR the new antenna to the radio.This won't work with the larger antennas like the Ugly Stick or K40's as the mount base is too small for them.
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Oh ok. I'm really wanting something like a fire stick
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You could see if any of the mirror mounts work for your truck, that would look pretty sick.
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I don't see it working on a plastic mirror lol
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Lol good observation.
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try to make you one that you can place under the cover. it should have a rubber seal and still close, one like the one on thhe tail gate pic would work and hold the antenna you want. mine is magnet on the roof and i get good range.
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