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Americamper

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Posted: 03/26/21 09:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone have trouble with camper clearance to the roof xm antenna on the newer Chevys?


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Posted: 03/27/21 04:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The clearance was minimal for my 2018 Ram. I had to add another set of 3/4" slats under the camper to get enough clearance.

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I have clearance for the XM antenna, but I had to put a sheet of 3/4" plywood in the box of my 2014 Chev 3500 for the Bigfoot to clear the bed rails.
I also relocated the XM antenna to the front of the truck so it wasn't shadowed by the camper.
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Does that leave a hole to be patched after the relocation?

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No, I left the shark fin on the roof, and added another XM antenna. I had no luck with the magnetic XM antennae, so I went with one that I had to fab a bracket for.
This is what I used.
https://www.amazon.ca/BROWNING-WSPBRTRUCKER-Satellite-Trucker-Mirror-Mount/dp/B00B94N044/ref=sr_1_11?crid=3LCGNH3LT08AE&dchild=1&keywords=xm+antenna&qid=1616899295&sprefix=xm+%2Caps%2C193&sr=8-11
This is from Amazon Canada, but I am sure the US site will have something similar.

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