Having a CB for your truck is a great addition, as it allows you to communicate when there’s no phone signal and chatter away to your friends in other vehicles! This is why Rago Fabrication CB antenna bracket products are so popular with truck owners across the US.
In this article, we’re going to assume that you took the wise decision to buy one of these brackets and you need to get it installed. You could take it to the garage to get it done, but if you’re handy and have an aptitude for getting things done yourself, it’s not hard to achieve.
The Right Tools For the Job
Ok, so we start by looking at the tools you’ll need to install your Rago Fabrication CB antenna bracket. These bits fairly simple – like most of the process – as you’ll only need:
- The bracket
- A 10mm Socket Ratchet
- A standard tape measure
It’s quite an easy job this one, so you won’t need anything else. This bracket will fit most vehicles, however not all of them, so it’s important that you measure your own vehicle before making your purchase. You’ll know if your truck is suitable for this product, as you’ll have a ⅛” gap available to mount the bracket.
Locating the Right Spot For the Bracket
A good place to look on most trucks for a suitable place to mount your Rago Fabrication CB antenna bracket is the upper left rear tailgate area, as it’s one of the most popular places to install a product like this on a truck. You should find three 10mm hexagon bolts to the left of the tailgate that you unscrew with your ratchet and match the bolts up to the holes.
Then it’s a simple matter of re-attaching the bolts and screwing them securely back into place. If you’ve done it right, you’ll still be able to close the tailgate without catching and you’re done!
Tuning the Antenna
Assuming that you’ve already got your CB radio in place, the final part of the job involves tuning the antenna. This part of the process completes the installation and as it’s a technical job, you should properly read the installation guidelines.
It is important not to wing it, as if you do it wrong, you can damage your radio, so don’t go off-book and enlist some expert help if you need to!
A Fairly Simple Task – You Can Do It!
If you want to see how this is done visually, there’s a video created by the manufacturer on YouTube that shows you exactly how to fit your Rago Fabrication CB antenna bracket. It’s only a 3-4 minute clip, but it demonstrates clearly what we’ve discussed here.
Actually, if you ever buy any of this manufacturer’s products, you’ll typically find a video about it on their YouTube channel to help you along. They’re helpful like that!
Of course, there are some, more complicated jobs that you should trust to a professional, however, with minor tasks like this one, Rago provides more than enough tutorial support to let you do it yourself.
If you can do it yourself, you’ll save yourself some cash and you can put the money you save towards another enhancement for your truck. So, why not give it a go? You might just surprise yourself!
That’s it for this time. We hope our blog makes the whole process of installation just that little bit easier.