Truck Stake Hole CB Antenna Kit
- 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 kit. 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. Kit includes 18' of quality Firestik coax cable with a low-profile, weather-resistant ring end. 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.
|Model / SKU:||Firestik MK-294R|
|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:||Important Note: The PL-259 connector (radio screw-on end) is supplied in this kit but is NOT installed on the coax cable. This allows the cable to be routed into the vehicle through a smaller (0.375") hole. After the connector is placed on the coax, the center must be soldered to the PL connector. |
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:||Flat Surface (Roof, Bumper), Other|
|Stud Type:||Lug (Ring and Terminal)|
|Product Includes:||Firestik Stake Hole Mount and Hardware|
18' of Firestik FireRing CB coax cable
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. The flat upper bracket is 6" (152mm) long and extends out over the bed rail, so you can mount your antenna without losing the ability to mount a camper shell. 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 4' with this mount.
Kit arrived complete and on time. Haven't had a chance to install it yet, but it looks like what I need to do the job.
I used this mount with a 4’ firestik and I love it. This mount is very sturdy and I would have total confidence in using a 5 foot antenna. The instructions are well written but make sure after you finish installing it you check for continuity like the instructions say! When I installed mine I was good until I would fully tightened down the bracket. Finally I figured out that when I would tighten the backing plate that goes inside the stake hole it would contact the metal washer on the bolt causing a short in the cable so I removed the washer and just used the nylon washer and that seems to work well. I also used a couple of shims so the mount is more level because the stake holes on my truck are slightly angled outward so the antenna wasn’t perfectly vertical.
Easy install in my 2015 Ram.... after I cut the plastic to get to the hole. I agree with those saying not to over do it on the tightening. Does look the the threads could be easily stripped. I put some blue Loctite on the thread and tightened them up where it doesn't move, even with a 5' Firestick...
This is perfect for my truck. It took a bit to get it in. Now that it is there it hasn't moved at all.
Didn't fit my 2016 silverado without some modification. But nothing is universal. Otherwise a solid kit