So I would highly recommend the Rago mount to anyone who wants to put an antenna on their 4runner. It is well made, well designed, and pretty easy to install. The only challenge I had is that the hole where the antenna mounts was too small, and I needed to spend half an hour in the hot sun filing it wider so I could fit the connector it. Not a big deal - still a 5 star product!
The mount is super easy to install and use, the only downside is that it doesn’t come with a way to ground it to the frame but otherwise it’s fabulous. Holding up well so far with my 5’ firestick cb antenna mounted to it.
not sure why manufactures thinks an antenna need to go way on the side of the vehicle. Need to squeeze it in just inside the side lines of the vehicle that way trees and such from the trails don't take it out
I searched everywhere for a great looking, yet functional CB antenna mount. I ordered the "no-drill" antenna mount which clamps to the hood, etc., but there was no good fit anywhere on my 2020 Toyota 4runner. I finally resolved to purchase a good mount and not cut corners. The two models i had in mind were the RAGO model and the license plate mount by Gorilla. It also looks good, but i did not really like the look of the mount coming off the license plate AND, although it was priced similarly, the shipping was more and i was able to find a discount code which saved me a few dollars. As i am writing this, I am in the middle of installing the product. It is exactly as described and the video instruction is on target. EASY. One word. Follow the instructional video and you will have ZERO issues. Also, the product comes in great condition and looks sharp.
ONE ISSUE: The hold did not fit a SO239 Male adaptor. It was too small (by 1 mm). This was easily fixed by drilling out the hold and killed two birds with one stone. It removes the coating to the bare metal, which assists with grounding. NOTE TO RAGO: I would consider increasing the size of the hole by 1-2mm to accommodate. I had to purchase a 9/16" drill bit and still needed to wear out the hole a little to get the adaptor to fit. This seems like a reasonable request and consideration as 1-2mm should not have any impact on the quality or integrity of the mount.
OVERALL: I love it. Customer service was quick and responsive. The shipping was delayed by 1 day due to USPS, but the product went out as communicated. I will definitely consider other products from RAGO, especially if they will send me a nice bumper guard or winch mount to demo and vlog :) Seriously folks, this is my first contact with this company and they receive the following ratings:
Product Quality: 10
Product Design: 8 (Would have been a 10, but marked 8 because of the hole diameter issue)
Product Cost: 7 (This is not a cheap mount. This is a "custom" mount and, although expensive, worth its cost given fabrication and business costs. Also... it's American and small business!)
Product "Feel-good" Value: 9 (This part leaves you feeling satisfied once installed, unlike the competitors/ "no-drill" mounts, which scratched my paint and just did not look good. It is just another category that speaks to the function and design of this part.)
Design to Purpose Ratio: 10 (This part is well thought out and efficiently "gets the job done")
Ease of Install: 8 (There is some manual labor, but it is not intensive and fairly easy to complete with minimal tools)
Finished Look: 10 (Looks "sexy" and "finished".... if that is what you are going for... )
Customer Service: 9 (Initial email was a little confusing which caused me to reach out to them. They responded quickly and satisfied my question same day within hours.)
Packing: 10 (Look this is a strong and difficult to hurt part, but the packing was still performed with attention to detail and care for image.)
Market Option: 10 (This product fills a gap in the market. There is nothing within this category or quality out there. There are 3 basic options: 1. Use the existing "half-thought" out products which meet in the middle for design, appearance and functionality, 2. Create/design your own mount or 3. Choose between Gorilla and the license plate mount or RAGO's mount which, in my opinion, looks and carries better for the same price.
Final/Overall Score: 91/100 - If you are looking for a "custom" look and care about the feel combined with functionality, this product will do the trick. Well designed, well-fabricated, well-shipped, install.... well... thats on you. :)
Additional: I am using this with a 4' firestik, spring, and SO239 to 3/8" adaptor.
Installation was straightforward. I’m currently using a 4ft Firestick 2 with heavy duty spring and a braided ground strap terminated to the inner frame for my ground plane. This is the best looking mount I’ve seen out there. Also nice and sturdy. Thanks for the great product!