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Old 08-24-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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How many of you travel with a CB radio in there TV or in the trailer.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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I have a portable unit i keep in the TT for emergencies if needed. It has a 12v plug-in, a handheld antenna and battery, and a magnetic rooftop antenna. Something my grandfather used to carry around in his trunk. He was a trucker in his younger years, so every vehicle he owned had one. I inherited the car so I put it in the TT.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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I travel with 1 in my TV. That, and a police/fire scanner fills up the transmission hump between the console and dash. Both provide good entertainment, as well as the truckers providing traffic problems ahead. The CB has saved me from sitting in traffic for who knows how long several times.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:48 AM   #4
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I have always had a CB in my TV, more for traffic info than anything else. They are great if you travel with other people.
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I have always had a CB in my TV, more for traffic info than anything else. They are great if you travel with other people.
What he said. Many time I have been able to avoid being stuck in a lane that was close five miles ahead.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:42 AM   #6
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I have a CB in my tow vehicle, which is my daily driver driver. Always on if the truck is running. Occasionally turn it off when the wife is along, or the language gets rough. Helps with traffic, because I can't tow fast enough to get a speeding ticket.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:20 AM   #7
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I have alway found CBs to be useless unless you are within about 1/4 mile of who you want to talk to. Have one in the Jeep just becuase that is usually the norm on the trail but also have amateur (ham) radio in the Jeep and that is all I have in the motorhome. If I really have an emergency or a need to comunitcate I sure don't want to have to depend on a CB
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:05 PM   #8
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What NWJeeper said, I also carry a 2 meter/ 440 ham radio in the TV and a portable hand held 2/440 for on the go when cycling. There is hardly any place that you cannot get into a repeter site and get help quickly and the range is typically 50-100 miles! I have used it at accident sites off the beaten path on several occasions. The drawback, you must be federally licensed to use these but the good news is you no longer need to learn morse code and can obtain your license in as little as 4 weeks with a little studing to learn basic "ham" radio theory. No profane language on the ham radio is also a plus!..Good luck...
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Regular CB radio's range isn't as long as the Marine style ones. I have some friends that use the Marine because it has a better range. I do believe that this is also a different frequency.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:37 AM   #10
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Even though the range is 1/2 mile or so, the CBs saving grace is that just about every trucker has 1 in their rigs. Even with the short range, I have to turn the squelch way back sometimes when the airways are busy so it doesn't sound like a constant babble.
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