Has *anyone* come up with a better mount for the 2017+ Cascadia?

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  1. volvo244t

    volvo244t Road Train Member

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    Current company finally broke out the dynamite and prybar and forced me out of the Volvo I was in. I'm back in a shaker, a 2021.

    And the current "new cascadia" offerings just don't cut it. There's the new Wilson mount, which is aluminum, and not strong enough for my "franken-tenna" or really even my 7' Firestik. (I literally had the old Wilson mount for the legacy Cascadia break with a the 7' Firestik on it.)

    There's the ProComm mount, which may hold the Firestik, but probably won't handle the franken-tenna. Plus, it keeps the antenna too close to the door.

    Then, the notorious single post bird perch, which can strip out the threads in the driver's door with a large/heavy antenna on, or on the passenger side, unscrew itself.

    Yeah, no. I need basically an updated version of the one I had on the legacy Cascadias I drove back in the day. Which is to say, basically a stainless steel version of the Wilson mount. Has anybody found such a thing?
     
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  3. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    This is what I had on my Ozark truck. I had the new body style but can’t remember which year. 19 or 20.

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  4. JoeyJunk

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    That antenna is pretty rigid and heavy that is attached to it.
     
  5. volvo244t

    volvo244t Road Train Member

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    That's the ProComm. Half decent mount but not quite up to my standards.

    I suppose I'm going to have to get something custom made.
     
  6. jdchet

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    I don't know what your frankenstein antenna looks like, but the Procom mount is pretty stout. Mine has survived a couple of severe antenna icing incidents with a 6foot Skipshooter! The movement of the antenna was incredible! I was amazed the mount/antenna didn't snap!

    JD
     
  7. volvo244t

    volvo244t Road Train Member

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    It's an oil coil on 54" of SS 3/8" shaft.

    It's 7.5 feet overall including whip, and heavy as you know what.
     
  8. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Mine is a ss version of the newest style of plascadia mount....
    I run a 102" (threaded end cut off)slid into a 10" riser with a breedlove stud..

    I would still go custom designed one that will use all 3 mirror mount bolts vs 2....
     
  9. jdchet

    jdchet Medium Load Member

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    I have been tempted to look into some sort of back of the sleeper antenna mount on my truck. Mid roof hauling a flatbed. Gonna hold off for now as a batch of new Volvos are coming in and I may get one this time(maybe?). I actually like this Cascadia, but the miles are getting up in the range where the dreaded yellow dash lights start lighting up with annoying regularity!

    JD
     
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    If the issue with the passenger side bird perch is unscrewing itself, would Loctite fix it?
     
  11. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    F that,wouldnt use a bird perch..
     
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