ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

Post by Timberlin » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I'm installing a ball mount on my Jeep today.  As you know it has three
mounting bolts in a triangular shape.  Should I install the mount with the
two holes on top and one hole on the bottom or with the one hole on top and
two holes on the bottom.  Is it just personal preference or will it be
stronger one way over the other.  Imagine a long whip applying leverage
against the mount.  Which way would be stronger?

Thank you very much


 
 
 

ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

Post by Sean » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00



>I'm installing a ball mount on my Jeep today.  As you know it
has three
>mounting bolts in a triangular shape.  Should I install the
mount with the
>two holes on top and one hole on the bottom or with the one hole
on top and
>two holes on the bottom.  Is it just personal preference or will
it be
>stronger one way over the other.  Imagine a long whip applying
leverage
>against the mount.  Which way would be stronger?

>Thank you very much



 
 
 

ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

Post by Professo » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Shouldn't matter... I hope it is not a Radio Shack ball! They have a very
poor grip from ball to mount and will have a tendancy to rotate.

>I'm installing a ball mount on my Jeep today.  As you know it has three
>mounting bolts in a triangular shape.  Should I install the mount with the
>two holes on top and one hole on the bottom or with the one hole on top and
>two holes on the bottom.  Is it just personal preference or will it be
>stronger one way over the other.  Imagine a long whip applying leverage
>against the mount.  Which way would be stronger?

>Thank you very much



 
 
 

ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

Post by Timberlin » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00

No, Professor, it is a Hustler Stainless Ball Mount.  The part of the ball
that touches the black plastic mount has tooth like devices that dig into
the plastic.

Should I experience very much loss between the coax and the antenna with
this type of mount?


>Shouldn't matter... I hope it is not a Radio Shack ball! They have a very
>poor grip from ball to mount and will have a tendancy to rotate.


>>I'm installing a ball mount on my Jeep today.  As you know it has three
>>mounting bolts in a triangular shape.  Should I install the mount with the
>>two holes on top and one hole on the bottom or with the one hole on top
and
>>two holes on the bottom.  Is it just personal preference or will it be
>>stronger one way over the other.  Imagine a long whip applying leverage
>>against the mount.  Which way would be stronger?

>>Thank you very much



 
 
 

ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

Post by CitySlicke » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00

I would think that a true triangle would distribute the load evenly no
matter which way it is rotated. The quality of the ball and the actual
mounting plate will be more critical.  Those bolts aren't going
anywhere provided they aren't over torque or under tightened.

:On Sat, 26 Sep 1998 09:38:27 -0700, "Timberline"
:
:>I'm installing a ball mount on my Jeep today.  As you know it has
three
:>mounting bolts in a triangular shape.  Should I install the mount
with the
:>two holes on top and one hole on the bottom or with the one hole on
top and
:>two holes on the bottom.  Is it just personal preference or will it
be
:>stronger one way over the other.  Imagine a long whip applying
leverage
:>against the mount.  Which way would be stronger?
:>
:>Thank you very much
:>

:>
:>
:I've always installed them with 2 wholes up. It seems that most of
the
:stress would be at the top deserving more support, but it probably
:doesn't really make any difference.
:Coaxkid
:
:
:==========================
:CoaxKid's Left Coast Radio
: http://www.coaxkid.com
:==========================

 
 
 

ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

Post by Professo » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Good that is the best mount! The Radio shack has no teeth on it and thus the
problem I mentioned. You should not have much loss. With your 102", you will
have an excellent setup...


>No, Professor, it is a Hustler Stainless Ball Mount.  The part of the ball
>that touches the black plastic mount has tooth like devices that dig into
>the plastic.

>Should I experience very much loss between the coax and the antenna with
>this type of mount?


>>Shouldn't matter... I hope it is not a Radio Shack ball! They have a very
>>poor grip from ball to mount and will have a tendancy to rotate.


>>>I'm installing a ball mount on my Jeep today.  As you know it has three
>>>mounting bolts in a triangular shape.  Should I install the mount with
the
>>>two holes on top and one hole on the bottom or with the one hole on top
>and
>>>two holes on the bottom.  Is it just personal preference or will it be
>>>stronger one way over the other.  Imagine a long whip applying leverage
>>>against the mount.  Which way would be stronger?

>>>Thank you very much



 
 
 

ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

Post by Sean » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Have to agree with Coax Kid.  Sean




>On Sat, 26 Sep 1998 09:38:27 -0700, "Timberline"

>>I'm installing a ball mount on my Jeep today.  As you know it
has three
>>mounting bolts in a triangular shape.  Should I install the
mount with the
>>two holes on top and one hole on the bottom or with the one
hole on top and
>>two holes on the bottom.  Is it just personal preference or
will it be
>>stronger one way over the other.  Imagine a long whip applying
leverage
>>against the mount.  Which way would be stronger?

>>Thank you very much


>I've always installed them with 2 wholes up. It seems that most
of the
>stress would be at the top deserving more support, but it
probably
>doesn't really make any difference.
>Coaxkid

>==========================
>CoaxKid's Left Coast Radio
> http://www.coaxkid.com
>==========================

 
 
 

ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

Post by Timberlin » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Thanks folks for the input.  I thought that two holes on top was the way to
go but I needed a little boost before I started drilling holes.  I'm still a
little nervous about it.

Roy


>I'm installing a ball mount on my Jeep today.  As you know it has three
>mounting bolts in a triangular shape.  Should I install the mount with the
>two holes on top and one hole on the bottom or with the one hole on top and
>two holes on the bottom.  Is it just personal preference or will it be
>stronger one way over the other.  Imagine a long whip applying leverage
>against the mount.  Which way would be stronger?

>Thank you very much



 
 
 

ball mount installation options 2 holes on top or 1 on top?

Post by CoaxK » Mon, 28 Sep 1998 04:00:00

On Sat, 26 Sep 1998 09:38:27 -0700, "Timberline"


>I'm installing a ball mount on my Jeep today.  As you know it has three
>mounting bolts in a triangular shape.  Should I install the mount with the
>two holes on top and one hole on the bottom or with the one hole on top and
>two holes on the bottom.  Is it just personal preference or will it be
>stronger one way over the other.  Imagine a long whip applying leverage
>against the mount.  Which way would be stronger?

>Thank you very much



I've always installed them with 2 wholes up. It seems that most of the
stress would be at the top deserving more support, but it probably
doesn't really make any difference.
Coaxkid

==========================
CoaxKid's Left Coast Radio
 http://www.coaxkid.com
==========================