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Truck Whip Mount

Post by Sandaholic » Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:02 pm

How does everyone mount their whips/flags to their trucks? I have seen some just sandwiched between the tailgate the bed.

How about a 2x3 In one of the stake pockets, would it be too much stress?

Any innovative mounts? I want something thats quick and easy to install and remove, also not take up alot of space when storing in the trailer.

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Post by LoBuck » Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:18 pm

Put it in one of the Ball Hitch holes in the rear bumper. Just need some big flat washers. Works for me.
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Post by Greg Hall » Wed Sep 10, 2003 7:12 pm

Just remember if you mount the whip to the rear bumper it is normally the last thing that reaches the crest of the dune. This won't allow much advance notice to someone coming the other direction.

I prefer to see a whip mounted to the front of the truck, it will be seen much sooner. If you can't work out a mount on the front at least mount it to the front of the bed, in the center if at all possible (it will also be higher that way)
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Post by The Oldtimer » Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:43 pm

I cut two 2" wide pieces of angle aluminum 1/4"x 1-1/2"x 2" (that's what I had!)and attached them to the bed of my Ranger on the side of the front stake pocket with self tapping screws...dual whips! My bed has a Rhino liner so I didn't worry about rust. I'm gonna install two quick connects to make it even easier.
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Post by LoBuck » Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:38 pm

Good advice Greg.
#-o I forgot to mention the whip I was using was an 8 ft fiberglass CB whip antenna. With the bumper height the tip was at about 10 ft.
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Re: Truck Whip Mount

Post by StickyWhips » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:52 am

Hey everyone! So I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to chime in and see if I could help solve a problem for anyone in the future. As an avid off-roader, and a Pismo Dunes local, for years I dealt with stuffing a flag between the bed and tailgate, zip ties, duct tape, and everything else under the sun to mount a flag to my truck. Then I decided to take matters into my own hands and create something to put an end to this once and for all. I came up with a suction cup whip mount that works with both 1/4 and 5/16 whips, on ANY vehicle with a smooth surface. Tested at speeds of 75+ mph, for hours at a time, these things really stay where you put them! After handing a dozen or so out to my closest friends in the area and receiving consistent positive feedback I decided to begin marketing and selling them on a larger scale. Check out my website and youtube videos of them in action! http://www.stickywhips.com If anyone on here is interested in purchasing one I would be happy to offer a 15% discount to forum members. In the meantime, have fun and stay safe!
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Re: Truck Whip Mount

Post by BHenry » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:01 am

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