Originally Posted by WildChiver
I know not many people still use CB radios but is there anyone here that does? Im trying to decide on where to mount the radio, any suggestions?
My dad was a wrecker driver/ truck driver and we always had CB's in cars. I've tried a few methods since 1985- put one in the ashtray slot in my 93 Ranger.
Best mount method w/o cutting up the dash or console- I have had a CB placed vertically (face up) between the passenger seat & center console, used 3M command strips to 'glue' it to the console so it didn't shift and rub/scratch the console. Run the antenna under the passenger seat carpet and use a 90deg. elbow.
IME- the thru the glass antennas didn't work, so I tried both a combo flexible FM/CB antenna, and an edge-clamp (trunk) fiberglass mast antenna. Fiberglass was best, but the flex worked decently as well.
I Always wound up w/ scratched paint from the magnet mounts.
Can't count how many times it has saved the wife and I from being stuck in a jam on I81 between PA & NC/VA!!