It offers a feel for the regional flavor and is good source of information. I might still do that in the new motorhome. The antenna I chose is the Hirschmann Hit Auta 16V. My last motorhome had an aluminum roof. On my last motorhome, I had the same setup but had it mounted high. Eight gauge stranded is again used to a second separate outlet. There is enough metal in the steel framing of the motorhome to provide the ground.
Or go to a large truck stop that has a radio shop on site. Thought there must be wide experience out there but couldn't find many references to it so began to think we were just unlucky. At one time, before the Internet, I had over 300 regular users. Or the original Motorola type jack. When someone on the newsgroups crabs that something doesn't work, ask him if he ever had one and used it. The mount was put on the hood and I used that through the winter. Don't expect to pull into a campground and be on the air in three or four minutes.
The is a kit with a 3 way mount. It will actually reduce it's efficiency. Campground trees, low wires, overhangs all do a number and loosen the metal where the whip goes into the resonator. Yet, it's easy to find. This is not going to leak nor is it going to peel. Looking forward to testing it out on the road and seeing how it performs longer term. See in the pictures that I have installed a coax connection on the rail of my truck.
Additional Information: Every kit includes an to tune your antenna for optimal performance. Nice to have but the required work gets old quickly! It would usually only require a positive feed as it is grounded by the chassis on a car - but in this situation you will need to run an earth feed also. I have about 100 feet free so that I can locate and pull that antenna high into a tree or other structure. They are designed to fit over the broken end of your antenna and are secured with a set screw. Don't mix that with a family camping trip. The only downside is that it doesn't leave quite as clean of a finished install look as the side mount kit see below. I needed the wagon for the Irish Wolfhound.
There are several items that will let you. My first set of Hustler for portable used a mount permanently screwed around the top of my ladder. In all cases, if my setup beat Mike's, it was only by a couple of S-units. After cutting and drilling it for a Hustler stainless steel mobile mount, I primed and painted it with marine-grade paint. Camping World, Radio Shack, Wal-Mart all have come up empty handed.
The car I traded was a Caravan. You'll find news, sports, talk, weather, traffic reports, and plenty of music. The cables were run to the back of the radio and the positive feed taken from the ignition feed red from the back of the radio. One of the things we have always struggled with is cab radio reception. A wing nut holds the radios to this retainer. Again, I know there's no ground.
Be sure to use the appropriate nuts, washers and sealant. Sucking power out of any old 12 volt line could give you converter hum or a higher voltage than you would like your radio to see. On the outside is a two by six treated piece of wood about eight inches long. It was a lot more fun watching the kids while we were camping than it was sitting at home. I was quite surprised to find that my tri-bander on the Saturn worked nearly as well! I update the electronic log on the laptop with the home computer log. Replacement tips for these antennas won't work any better than the original it replaced -- on non-metal ground planes.
But it has been worth the effort and we now have excellent reception. Steve, make sure it is a non-ground antenna you get. Because the cable is now 5m long, I chose an amplified antenna to overcome the loss in signal in the cable. Just run it in a figure 8 and stow it away. At the moment, it's scanning 20, 40 and 80 meters. In talking to fellow campers I noticed that they all had some sort of radio antenna either sticking up from the roof or out the side of the unit. Or, of course, you could contact your manufacture if they are still in business.
A note on the plugs I used. Be the first to review this product! All I had to do was change the coax and crank the lift up. Using your antenna on your tow vehicle as described in this article gives me the option of setting up my station on the campground picnic table for an afternoon of fun - with only a minimal amount of set up and lugging equipment time. Very nice but just too much work for the camping trip. Consider the following list from simplest to most complex and think about the time required to get the job done: A.
They are designed for 220 volt 15 amp service. Apart from the sleek mount look, the wires all connect inside the vehicle to keep the outside clutter and coax free. Different situations call for different innovations. Reception was perfect when stationary but useless with the ignition on. Camping World, Radio Shack, Wal-Mart all have come up empty handed.