I keep mine up. It works great on the highway. My SWR is down to 1.2 with the whip. It does get a little annoying when I drop my boys off at school. It scrapes the overhang and everybody looks at me funny. I also feel like I'm in a bumper car at the bank with my antenna scraping the drive thru ceiling. I have to remove it when I go into parking garages. I have it mounted on my spare tire carrier, but I'm thinking about moving it to my bumper so I can tie it down easier.
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I have a 102" whip on my truck. And I keep it up allmost all the time, only time I tie it down is when it gets put on a lift or im driveing under really low trees. I love my whip and I will never run anything but one, although im looking at getting a car and its goina be hard figureing out how to mount it on a car.
I had one once - tied it down to go under a gas station canopy. When I stopped, it came loose, slapped back and forth over three flourescent light fixtures a couple of times then they all broke and my truck was covered with glass and white powder.
FWIW, some four wheel drive clubs ban them on the trail in club outings.
96XJ Sport 4.0 Auto Chrys. 8.25, 1-3/4" BB. 327K miles on the odometer and it's starting to rattle.
And AGAIN, why not just tie it down if that is the case? Or do they come unhooked easy?
They get snagged and pull free, or the mount or tie-down breaks. Enough people have been injured by 102" whip antennas whipping around on the trail that most 4x4 events and clubs have banned any antenna longer than around 48" to 52". My Jeep is tall enough that I have to run a 2' antenna to get into the garage. It works so well on the trail that I can't see the need for a 102" whip on the trail.