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Old 04-21-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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Help me justify buying a cb radio to my wife

Help me justify buying a cb radio to my wife

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Old 04-21-2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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Okay, you are going down the interstate and listening to the CB..the truckers talk on it all on the time, they will give a warning most of the time to a wreck or slow down ahead. I still use mine from 1974 that I brought out of retirement to use when we got our travel trailer. I have magnetic mount antenna that I use when on the road, other times it is stored behind my truck seat, still connected to the radio. One time many years ago I had it on while traveling and listening to others, I picked up that something was in the road ahead, right lane, I moved over to the left lane and continued on. I later found out that the object in the road was a person who had passed out while crossing it. Just an example...

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Old 04-21-2015, 09:09 PM   #3
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They cost less now than in the 1980s when I had one in my truck. less even than a dinner at a fancy restaurant. You can talk to truckers. Great for travelling in groups. If these arguments fail, watch the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Who could resists the cool factor of Burt Reynolds, a black Trans Am and of course, his CB radio?

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Old 04-21-2015, 09:14 PM   #4
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When you have a break down and no cell phone coverage you can get help. And it's a great way to stay awake on a long trip. Better than Red Bull.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:33 PM   #5
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If these arguments fail, watch the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Who could resists the cool factor of Burt Reynolds, a black Trans Am and of course, his CB radio?
Love those movies. Even if they were well before I was born. I have yet to put a CB in my dually though I've wanted to on numerous occasions. I have a Cobra 29 NW, Wb, all that fancy stuff in my company Pete I DD. Comes in handy some times. Other times it gets old. Still want to get another loaded one for the dually one of these days.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:51 PM   #6
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I guess I'll be the guy that says I can't stand CB radio's! Back in the day they were great, but now it's all a bunch of B.S. on them. Hell, most most of the truckers can't speak English anyways. I am a full time mechanic, but I drive a friends semi part time. I put about 15,000 miles a year on the truck. Unless I am running with someone I know, I just shut the radio off.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:16 AM   #7
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Truckers don't hardly ever turn them on anymore and good luck trying to talk to the ones that do. "We know who is and who isn't."

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Old 04-22-2015, 05:25 AM   #8
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If you get one you'll have to take the bad with the good. They are used as much for babe alerts as they are for road warnings. Truckers have a unique perspective of passengers in the cars that pass them.
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I love our CB! We use it all the time when traveling....and if we are traveling with other campers, we turn to our own channel and can talk between each other as we drive!

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I use mine all the time I have a sticker on the back of the trailer that says I monitor CH19, I have had truckers tell me when they see things out of place with the trailer.


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