Originally Posted by Lothlorian
I pulled the old ball mount off my trailer today and the base crumbled. I am going to put in a AM. FM. radio and I would like to use a new ball mount for the antenna base.? I don't want to drill more holes or patch old holes.
Is there a ball mount that has the AM and FM plug in with the AM and FM antenna? I want all the bolt holes to line up.
If your antenna is similar to the one on my '64 Overlander International, it was designed to work with the AM/FM radio that was offered as an option from Airstream. You may have to replace the existing cable end with a new cable end that will match your new radio/stereo.
When I researched available replacements, I wasn't able to locate one with a base the same size the one utilized by Airstream in '64. I found many that were smaller and one that was much larger (police radio supply shop). I ended up painting the base of my antenna, adding a new stainless steel 102" whip and installing a new connector end on the cable that exits in the front overhead locker in the street-side corner.
Good luck with your investigation!