Sirius XM antenna help

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  1. Wookie Dude

    Wookie Dude Light Load Member

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    New job has me in a plastic mid roof freightliner. No sirius xm on the radio itself, so I have to mount an antenna - problem is that this thing has no metal near the windows for the antenna to stick to. Friend of mine gave me one of the bigger mirror mount antennas, but it doesn't fit on the mirrors.

    Any suggestions? I have both types of antennas, just have no way to put them on the truck.
     
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  3. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    Get a stud mount for a Volvo and screw it in on top of the passenger side door, if there's 2 screws there , I hear it works.
    Me, I just Velcro my little mouse looking antanae on top of the passenger mirror. I'm lazy...
     
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  4. Unchained

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    You can get a CB mount for a new Freightliner it's called a bird perch take off your down looking passenger side mirror and both your XM antenna there and just run the wire down the river and onto the dash to hook up to your XM
     
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  5. Wookie Dude

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    I don't know how much time I'll be in this truck, so I'm just going to go with the velcro route.
    Can you snap a pic of this? I'd be worried about it falling off while driving.
     
  6. Unchained

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    Go to any CB shop preferably Petro in Oak Grove Missouri right at the kansas-missouri border he's the only one that makes it n Steel aluminum works fine though tell the CB shop to mount the bird perch where the downward looking mirror is you're looking at less than a hundred bucks
     
  7. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    Get some quality 2-sided body molding tape at a car parts store, (it will be grey .. 3M??) and it will stick to the top of the mirror and survive wind and washes, then run the wire down in behind the mirror inside the shell, then into the truck, securing as you see fit to the mirror arm.
     
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  8. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    If I had 2 sided tape I would use that.
     
  9. Unchained

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    You ever get a load where it's a 110 degrees say goodbye to your two sided tape and Sirius antenna
     
  10. breadtrk

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    3m vhb tape won't even notice that heat.
     
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  11. Justin Sane

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    in one instance I wrapped a black rubber bungy cord around the sun visor. Then I wrapped the antenna (hockey puck type) around the the bungy cord a few times and then ran the antenna wire into the truck. Didn't look great but didn't care at the time.
     
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