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Old 07-21-2018, 05:30 PM   #1
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Walkie Talkies

Kinda a tip? What we use that works terrific.

If you need to communicate when backing to hook up, or spot the trailer in a campsite, if cell phones cell service isnt good... we use walkie talkies.

There are too many to choose from so I can tell you the ones we got that work great.

Motorola Talkabout T460.

FRS/GMRS two way radios.

We use em for a lot of uses, even when leveling the trailer with no yelling back and forth.

Wife or I inside the trailer watching a carpenters level on the floor and the other outside working the tongue jack to level.

You can whisper into the radios and it comes through loud and clear.

Works on rechargeable batts or 3 AA's.

We use the 3AA's, and just keep a fresh pack of batts with the radios.

All kinds of talk about the range of hand helds out there... I was skeptical, but these things have crazy good range.

I have taken a bike ride in a wooded campground and have been 1 mile away from the trailer and can easily talk to the bride back in the trailer.

All the range we need...

We have tried all the above with our cell phones, but when in an area with poor cell power, phones are a source of aggravation.

Might help you out if you have thought about a small 2 way radio.

The bands these use may require a license... So,... yeah I am gonna look into that. In the meantime they work great!
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:34 PM   #2
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walkie talkies

Weuse them as well.Backing up and leveling couldnt be easier!! IF my DW would learn to push the button to talk !!!
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:02 PM   #3
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We use them also. BIL & SIL have the same kind. When traveling together the two women communicate with each other. Works great to let the other know need to get gas or take a break.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:14 AM   #4
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Different approach:
My TV is Bluetooth ready so when backing into a site or our driveway DW communicates with me via the iPhone connection. This way the only thing in my hands is the steering wheel and I can fully concentrate on matters at hand....it works for us. Whatever system you use it sure beats hollering.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:29 AM   #5
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Different approach:
My TV is Bluetooth ready so when backing into a site or our driveway DW communicates with me via the iPhone connection. This way the only thing in my hands is the steering wheel and I can fully concentrate on matters at hand....it works for us. Whatever system you use it sure beats hollering.
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My truck has Bluetooth. How would I get my phone to connect to it to talk to me while I am in the truck and wife is at rear of camper?
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:33 AM   #6
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We use Walkie Talkies too for backing in. Sometimes we travel with another couple and they have them too. It really makes the time go by fast traveling down the road while talking with your buddy.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:39 AM   #7
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This is all I imagine when it comes to walkie talkies, lol.

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Old 07-30-2018, 10:37 PM   #8
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We tried two different types of radios. GF's long fingernails have trouble with the push to talk button. We tried cell phones. We tried hand signals.


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Old 07-30-2018, 10:53 PM   #9
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Just to add my experience I use walkie talkies about 60 hours a week at work (I work in film). Those are always rented so I do not own and have access to those at home. We bought a pair of "Family band" walkie talkies and between their poor ergonomics (PTT in the middle of a bunch of buttons, not on the edge) their mediocre sound, low volume followed by a LOUD beep every time you transmit (WHY!?) we returned them after one try.
Our current method is for her to be on the phone and for me to be on speakerphone in the cradle so we have full duplex speech and I don't have to look for a PTT or worry that she's trying to tell me to STOP but I can't hear her because I'm already talking. I'm sure we will run into the occasional place where cell service prevents this method from working so we know the phone isn't the perfect solution, but compared to these walkie talkies, hand signals and plain old yelling were better.
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:33 AM   #10
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We use Marriage Savers--- I mean, Walkie Talkies too... only problem is getting the DW to push the PTT **and THEN** start talking...


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