include a quick-disconnect to the mount if you ever park in parking garages, hopping out and taking the antenna off is far better than snapping it off and having to replace it a week later. FireStik makes a nice one. I put a little dielectric grease on it to prevent it from rust-seizing.
2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Sahara Edition #603 of 1000 - aka Betsy - DD
1978 Ford F250 Ranger XLT Camper Special - aka Big Pig - off the road but not forgotten