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Old 06-20-2020, 02:23 PM   #21
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We have a cobra 29XL in the truck. Mostly listen to channel 19 for accidents, occasionally talk to a few truckers.
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:26 PM   #22
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Waste of money unless you are travelling with others who may have CB.
It's old school and not much on channel 19 except rude Rebel truckers who talk with a draw.
Save your money and buy a good GPS if you don't have one.
Well, normally I would just let this slide, but obviously we have some fellow RV people who think all of us are subhuman or uneducated. You may be interested that a lot of men and women out there are college graduates and are making a good living doing so. My "Drawl" obviously grinds on you, but not being a professional driver and understanding all of us did not grow up with a shirt and tie I assume that means I am not smart enough to be out there.
Just FYI, My last truck, and I owned 50 of them in my fleet, cost just for the cab $187,000 plus my specialized heavy haul trailer rated for 70 tons cost $234,000. Now your driving something weighing about 45 to maybe 50,000 pounds, have never been in a semi I bet, so does my speech really matter.? Oh, buy the way, there are a lot of professional drivers that are retired with RV's. I have over 4 million miles, not one ticket or accident in 55 years.... and you???
We normally try to run quiet during the day. Oh, I forgot, your in an RV lot or Wal Mart at night while we are working so you miss a lot of the comradery, the long nights driving in snow where a friendly driver will run with you for safety and dragging some mom and family from a burning car because we are a hundred miles from any town.
I went to college also, didn't make me any better or worse, but I realized sitting behind a desk with a boss dictating my future wasn't going to fly.
I wish all of you safe travels. We may sometime be there to assist you with a breakdown or medical emergency, and you will be darn glad some trucker with a "Drawl" stopped to lend a hand and call for help on his CB.
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:31 PM   #23
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Funny thing happened today.
I got a PM from someone here who I will not name that said he was insulted by my statement about Rebel truck drivers with a draw....
Well I reckon he was. Some down here in Dixie have "drawls" but not "draws." Well, we have draws, too, but our overalls cover them up.


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Old 06-20-2020, 03:47 PM   #24
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Thanks. It would be a no brainer if I could use a magnetic mount. I have the late model Ford Super Duty with the aluminum body. Trying to figure out the antenna installation.


Try this one.

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Old 06-20-2020, 04:09 PM   #25
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Thanks. It would be a no brainer if I could use a magnetic mount. I have the late model Ford Super Duty with the aluminum body. Trying to figure out the antenna installation.
I have an 09 F250 Super Duty but I use a mount that fits in the bed pocket and then a 3 foot fiberglass antenna.
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Old 06-20-2020, 04:25 PM   #26
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Funny thing happened today.
I got a PM from someone here who I will not name that said he was insulted by my statement about Rebel truck drivers with a draw and wanted me to remove my statement. (Which I can't)
Obviously I didn't reply but if I did I would say the my statement was true being he sent me a message of the same.
Maybe insulted because you spelled drawl wrong!
Regarding CB, I will just stick to cell phones.
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Old 06-20-2020, 07:44 PM   #27
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Got a CB radio from my dad years ago and after a week, threw it out. The racist, ignorant people talking was enough for me. I'm sure there are many truckers out there that use this communication properly, but I did not see any reason to listen to constant "F" and "N" back and forth in their conversations.
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Old 06-20-2020, 10:12 PM   #28
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Old 06-20-2020, 11:09 PM   #29
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Thanks. It would be a no brainer if I could use a magnetic mount. I have the late model Ford Super Duty with the aluminum body. Trying to figure out the antenna installation.

Have you looked at a glass mount? Probably not the best if you are looking for crazy 50 mile range, but they get the job done. I had one in my truck up until about 9 years ago. I found it entertaining and often helpful in traffic backups. But 90% of the traffic we heard was ignorant and offensive. It takes more than a lot to bother me. But The Wife wasn't a fan and when we had kids it was definitely time to get rid of it.

I never thought to ask the offensive morons which side of the Mason Dixon Line they were from, though...
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Have you looked at a glass mount? Probably not the best if you are looking for crazy 50 mile range, but they get the job done. I had one in my truck up until about 9 years ago. I found it entertaining and often helpful in traffic backups. But 90% of the traffic we heard was ignorant and offensive. It takes more than a lot to bother me. But The Wife wasn't a fan and when we had kids it was definitely time to get rid of it.

I never thought to ask the offensive morons which side of the Mason Dixon Line they were from, though...
Do you think offensive morons are only on one side of the Mason Dixon Line? What side are you on?
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Old 06-21-2020, 12:05 AM   #31
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Do you think offensive morons are only on one side of the Mason Dixon Line? What side are you on?

No. That's why I never thought to ask.
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Old 06-21-2020, 12:21 AM   #32
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No. That's why I never thought to ask.
Clever non answer. I guess I wondered what the Mason Dixon line had to do with the offensive morons or CB radios..
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Old 06-21-2020, 12:30 AM   #33
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Clever non answer. I guess I wondered what the Mason Dixon line had to do with the offensive morons or CB radios..
You asked a yes or no question. I answered it in the first word of my response to you. My post that you seem to have taken offense to was in reference to earlier responses (and subsequent responses to THAT) where folks were discussing "draw", "drawl", "Rebel truckers", and so on. Sorry if the reference was lost on you. I guess I don't always do my best work on Saturday night.

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Old 06-21-2020, 12:51 AM   #34
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You asked a yes or no question. I answered it in the first word of my response to you. My post that you seem to have taken offense to was in reference to earlier responses (and subsequent responses to THAT) where folks were discussing "draw", "drawl", "Rebel truckers", and so on. Sorry if the reference was lost on you. I guess I don't always do my best work on Saturday night.

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Got it....
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Old 06-21-2020, 01:19 AM   #35
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Funny thing happened today.
I got a PM from someone here who I will not name that said he was insulted by my statement about Rebel truck drivers with a draw and wanted me to remove my statement. (Which I can't)
Obviously I didn't reply but if I did I would say the my statement was true being he sent me a message of the same.
I wouldn't withdraw it either, this is still USA and freedom of speech. Not everyone cares about the tender feelings of snowflakes and knuckle-dragging inbreds.

About installing a CB, I wouldn't do it. I've had one for years in my Wrangler, an expensive nice paperweight. You can get a cheap 2 meter handheld on Amazon for $40 that far exceeds the distance and frequency choices of a CB and use a magnetic antenna.

I primitive camp in areas where I don't expect to see any other people and CB has been virtually worthless. Around camps and on logging roads I get maybe a mile. I would never depend in it for any emergency, not even in town.

When on the highway I can find a hillbilly-free frequency but a lot of channels have some perpetual offensive chatter from half way across the country.


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Old 06-21-2020, 08:20 AM   #36
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Don't use one for the reasons most stated above. Cell phone if needed. As far as weather, the cell phone alerts have worked for me, key point was near I think Baton Rouge year or so ago, approaching heavy weather, alert on phone went off. Report of Twister in our area, was spot on crossed the interstate about mile in front of us. Since then now have Sirrus weather app on navagation unit and shows current radar with wind speeds, storms, and storm tracks. Really is cool because shows entire state and gives you head up just how far and what you might run into or away from.
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My brother and I use C B when we travel together. Also most biker clubs still use them on group rides. We do also in our club. CB's can still serve a purpose for certain applications.
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:24 AM   #39
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the way CB is affected by the atmosphere, it can be made useless by all the noise created by "skip" or propagation.



There is another radio service called Multi-Use radio Service (MURS) (established in 2000) that works pretty well and could almost replace CB radio for group conversation. It works better than the FRS or GMRS because the frequency is lower (151Mhz area). You can get radios (BaoFeng) that can be programmed to cover this frequency on Amazon for pretty cheep.
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