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Default Tailgate/sparetire antenna mounts

Just a PSA.... this is the worst place to mount a CB as far as effectiveness/efficiency is concerned. There is not enough metal to act as a sufficient ground plane (2nd half of antenna). Using a braided strap from the tailgate to the body may help some, but you would be better off mounting the antenna directly to the body.

If drilling holes in the body isn't your thing, the next best option would be a fenderlip mount such as this ( http://www.rightchannelradios.com/co...der-mount-2007 )

A steel whip antenna on a fenderlip mount would work well as the antenna has enough inherent spring to it that it won't get beat up by trees. Something like this (
Amazon.com: BROWNING 26.5-30 MHz NMO CB Antenna: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: BROWNING 26.5-30 MHz NMO CB Antenna: Sports & Outdoors
) with the correct NMO Coax, the above linked bracket would be made to work.

On a side note... 18' of coax is not required for a single CB antenna.
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