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Old 07-11-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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RV Headsets

Hi,

I've stumbled accross a web site that recommends using Headsets when
backing up any RV. The cost is $80.00 plus shipment.

Any viewpoints on wheather or not these are any good or even recommended?

Heres the Web page; http://www.rvheadsets.com/about.php

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Old 07-12-2009, 09:35 AM   #2
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Dennistx,

Wife and I just started camping again, and I remembered how difficult it was to back the trailer to the spot she picked out for the door. We use a set of the FRS radios to communicate while backing. Ours have voice activated talk feature so we don't have to push a button to talk. Also handy around the campground when one takes a walk and the other needs to find them. They're rechargeable, and less expensive. Just my two cents,and it works for us.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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just ordered em i'll let you know
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:30 AM   #4
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I would think the FRS radios would be a better way to go, more uses for them and I would bet that they are cheaper.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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We too use hand held radios, GMRS instead of FRS. GMRS can use a higher power but also require a license from the FCC.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:07 PM   #6
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we use frs and even with the speech activated setup they still dont allow you to talk over the other one. This si kinda like hands free telephone. Mi wife likes to get in my blind spot while guiding me and i have to stop until she stops talking (that can take a while). This way I can say hey listen up.
We will still use the FRS in and around the campground but there are so many others that do it just as you find a good frequency so does someone else.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:20 PM   #7
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my wife and I use a couple of cheap o walkie talkies from target. I think 20 bucks works great.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:30 PM   #8
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HMMMM, From their own website:

Q: Can anything interfere with the reception of the headsets?

A: Yes. If there is a high source of power, such as a broadcasting wi-fi or power transformer nearby, you may experience a buzz or some static in the headsets. It is usually not enough to keep you from communicating. If there is an AM radio station operating nearby on close to the same frequency, you may hear it. Anything that interferes with an AM radio will interfere with the headsets. In some coaches it is necessary to turn off the ventilation fan to prevent interference while maneuvering. In most cases, and in the typical locations you would be using the headsets (campgrounds, RV parks), these are not issues.

O.K. AM radio stations are EVERYWHERE and most RV parks these days do have WIFI. Since a good number of us (from other discussions) have a CB in their rig why not just get a CB handheld for the wife to use? FRS and GMRS are FM so much better clarity, no disturbance of the signals and work over a much longer range. For us we are glad to have the backup camera with the audio built in, I can hear what the wife is saying to me even though I can't talk to her it just usually isn't a problem.

I don't think I would buy these over FRS or GMRS
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