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Old 02-27-2016, 03:52 PM   #11
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I had one in my truck about 25 years ago. It was always entertaining. Every no and then, I think about putting it in my truck now. Are they any different now than back in the day?
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:54 PM   #12
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No not really, still truckers dropping f-bombs and such. I just keep the squelch up high so I only get the closer stuff... Not the truck 50 miles away.
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:03 PM   #13
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Just put one in my TV. If you don't want to listen to the truckers, you can squelch them out, or go to a higher channel (my buddy and I use them for talking to each other while we're heading somewhere.) It beats using the phone or texting.
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:35 PM   #14
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We use ours when we travel with the RV. My buddy and I talk to each other via the CB as well. Easier to use that then to try and dial the cell phones and quicker if an emergency arises. We have ours peaked and boosted so we get a lot more range out of them. We have the good ole 29LTD with the Lil Wil Wilson antenna on an 18ft coax. We use channel 13 most of the time unles we need info via trucker then go to 19.
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They can help with some traffic issues, they provide someone to talk to if you drive late at night BUT, the language can be very offensive. If you have children or someone who is easily offended, you will have to keep it off. Do not spend a lot of money on the radio as all the bells and whistles are just that.
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:57 PM   #16
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They can help with some traffic issues, they provide someone to talk to if you drive late at night BUT, the language can be very offensive. If you have children or someone who is easily offended, you will have to keep it off. Do not spend a lot of money on the radio as all the bells and whistles are just that.
Yeah, I keep it down because I get offended by what they say at times... And that says something!

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Old 02-27-2016, 06:05 PM   #17
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Well I think you all have me convinced to install one... I figure I can turn it down if I need to. For about $75 on Amazon it looks like I can get the radio, antenna and cabling.

So question about the antenna, if I get the lil Wilson with magnet and put it on the roof of my truck how bad is the fifth wheel trailer going to hinder my reception? It would primarily be used for listen only if that matters.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:26 PM   #18
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It may block the signal behind you.. But you want it from the front anyways to here what's ahead.. For close stuff it will not go as far but good enough!

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Old 02-27-2016, 08:34 PM   #19
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Magnet antennas aren't worth the effort. I did an under hood mount on my Dodge, ran the cable out the door, up the inside of the fender and out under the hood. No drilling. I found a nice underhood mount from CB World that was made for the Dodge, they might have others. Good luck!
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:39 PM   #20
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You are correct, I just do not want a permanent mount.. Magnet let's me move everything out when not camping.

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