Truck Internal Stake Hole Mount
- Installs securely inside the stake holes that run along the bed rails of pickup trucks
There’s a lot of reasons you love your truck. You can tackle rough terrain. You can tow stuff. You can sleep in your bed under the stars. And let’s not forget - women dig them. It’s this love affair that inspired the stake hole mount. The mount has a plate connected by four bolts, allowing the stainless steel mount to easily and securely attach to the inside of the stake hole for a no-drill installation. Perfect for single or dual antenna setups, this mount creates a sturdy mounting platform that can support antennas up to 5' and is 100% pickup driver approved. This mount is also available with a FireRing coax cable in the Truck Stake Hole CB antenna kit.
|Model / SKU:||Firestik SS294A|
|Pickup trucks. This mount attaches to the inside of stake holes along the bed rails of pickup trucks. If installing on the stake holes directly behind the cab, we recommend using at least a 4' antenna. Shorter antennas may experience SWR and performance issues due to being so close to the cab without ample room above the roof line. Can support antennas up to 5' tall.|
|Compatible with:||All CB radios, and all fiberglass and center-load antennas that use a standard 3/8" x 24 threaded base.|
|Installation Notes:||To install this mount, you'll need to loosen the plate connected to the stake-hole mount. The plate will go on the inside of the stake hole. Once you've slid the plate inside the hole, tighten the four bolts and the plate around the bottom lip of the stake hole. Be sure that either the mount or mounting plate have direct metal-to-metal contact with the frame in order to achieve a solid ground.|
|Mount Location:||Truck Stake Hole, Flat Surface (Roof, Bumper)|
|Stud Type:||PL-259 (Barrel)|
|Product Includes:||Firestik Stake Hole Mount and Hardware|
Firestik CB Antenna Mount: The square holes in the bed rails of full-sized pickup trucks are the prefect location for a no-drill antenna mount. Includes stud mount, stainless steel brackets and hardware, and a gasket to protect the vehicle finish.
IMPORTANT: When mounted in either of the stake-hole pockets directly behind the vehicle cab, antennas under 4' will experience substantial reflection from the metallic corners of the cab (between the side and rear glass). As a result, shorter antennas will likely be difficult -- if not impossible -- to tune to a satisfactory SWR. Subsequently, we recommend antennas longer than antennas with this mount.
Picked one up to test and loved so much I ordered a second and now my truck has two antennas 🥸
Installed on my 2015 Ram 1500. Since the Bed Rails are not level, the antenna was not vertical and leaned outward. So I used some sheet metal strips and JB weld and glued them to the bottom of the mount to create about a 1/8 in wedge. Once installed the wedge is barely visible and the antenna is now vertical. Rock solid after install.
Fits well and performs very well! No modifications needed to the truck.
I put them on my 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 long bed, which is not flat on top rail.
Used flooring shim to level, and they are snug fitting and way cleaner looking than others I looked at.
Bought the quick detach antenna mounts, perfect for what I need.