Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-26-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
New Member
2005 31' Classic
Brentwood , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4
Installing a CB unit in an Airstream Classic

I would like to install a Cobra handheld CB speaker/mike (which I used to have in an SUV) in my 2005 Airstream Classic 30' trailer. It has an under-the-dash bracket with the usual co-ax antenna cable connector and wiring for an electrical connection. I don't want to have wiring and cable all over the place, however, in order to achieve the goal. I thought I was in good shape because the trailer had a curbside exterior CB antenna mount but after looking at it carefully, I am not so sure.

It is a plastic body mount of the usual type with a socket for an antenna, but unlike a car body arrangement, has a phillips head screw fastening below the plastic to something behind the panel. The interior connection is on the wall at the right side of the sofa at about the level of a person's head when sitting and consists of two threaded studs in parallel. The lower is probably the connection for the phillips head screw but the upper stud has washers and nuts like you would use to connect wiring to a stereo speaker. I can't figure out how this worked or whether it could be used for my equipment.

I had planned to get a Firestik ground plane antenna kit (Cobra tells me I need this) but I guess I need to know how the previous mounting arrangement worked before I take the plunge. Maybe I need to start fresh. Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice.

Ramblin Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
DPeakMD's Avatar
1975 23' Safari
1978 31' Excella 500
Franklin , Indiana
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 472
Images: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to DPeakMD
Not sure, but you may be referring to the Cobra 75WX-ST??? I've had one for a few years; not a bad radio for it's form factor. Did you know you can buy an accessory "junction box" so it's easy to move the speaker/mic/radio unit from your tow vehicle to your trailer?

Not sure about your antenna mount. How about posting a pic or two?
Dallas Peak, MD 'That 70's Guy!'
VAC 1VP President
AIR #9
.-- ----. -.-. -.. -.-.
DPeakMD is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pensacola Unit vs. Big Bend Tallahasse Unit gypsymoth WBCCI Forum 23 04-07-2013 11:19 AM
Jet Blue's Mobile Airstream Classic 350 at Colonial Airstream Colonial Airstream Classic Motorhomes 21 10-02-2011 03:05 PM
Classic Airstream Club help dpandorf WBCCI Forum 18 08-13-2007 07:03 AM
shopping for a unit to join at unit rallies GoNomad WBCCI Rallies & Events 35 11-30-2006 03:01 PM
New Airstream Classic! ALANSD Airstream Motorhome Forums 30 12-08-2003 03:47 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.