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pauldub wrote:

It's useful for caravaning, not much else.


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I still have a CB in the ol Bounder. Keep it squelched down. Every once in awhile I'll hear something that may help me get in the best lane early. Or...........sometimes I'll try to annoy a trucker, just to break the boredom. IE I used to have a CDL until they found out my IQ was over 87. It's all in good fun.

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RLS7201 wrote:

sometimes I'll try to annoy a trucker, just to break the boredom. IE I used to have a CDL until they found out my IQ was over 87. It's all in good fun.

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wa8yxm wrote:

I have two CB's (plus a handheld without batteries) in my RV. one on 13. El-cheapo short mag mount stuck on a bar in the basement (If you can not see me forget it) 13 is the "Good Sam" channel

one on 19. "NGP" Antenna mounted on teh "A" pillar set so the tip is about 1/2 INch higher then the next highest part of the RV.. (Bridge stick and antenna combined).

Years ago when the first radio was stuck in a Maxi van I heard of a tired semi that had rolled over on the black ice to take a nap. So I started backing down.. As a result I did not develop leaky radiator or dented fenders like the folks I ended up taking home (Their cars were totaled). Deputy had a nice warm "office" to write up the crash in as well (my van)

More recently two fatal accidents about 3 miles ahead.. I hit the turn signal and exit. Nice relaxing meal and night. continued on in the AM after it had been cleared... Others.. High blood pressure and an hours long traffic jam.

YES. worth it. BIG TIME.


X1. Knowing current road conditions, traffic conditions, accidents, detours is valuable information. Knowing the locations of "bears" within 5 miles around you is important to avoid tickets is valuable. CB's allows you to talk with truckers when they want to get onto the road. Truckers have always have be helpful when I want to get onto the road by moving over a lane to let me safely merge. As a former High School principal for 35 years, I have heard worse language from High School kids than I have from truckers. Using the squech knob will protect you from floul language. Use channel 17 for the west coast, once you get east of Bakersfield use channel 19 all the way to the east coast.

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I wish more RVers had one and listened to it. I see steps down, vents open, and low tires on RV's almost every trip and, if they are going the other way, I have no way to tell them. I have also warned trucks they have loose straps, smoking tires, etc. The wife finds it annoying when she is napping and the speaker sounds off but she is suppose to be keeping me entertained not napping [emoticon]

H#$% I cuss too and I would rather hear a sexually graphic or profane expletive than a bunch of holy rollers blessing me.


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Regarding "Rough language"

When my wife was alive I used a single earpiece on the CB.. That way only I listened to the harsh language .. the descriptions of the "Attractions" in the passing cars and the like. She was not bothered and the SINGLE earpiece (This was a over the ear speaker not an "Ear bud" or plug type) does not violate any state laws.. A headset would in many states


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