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BC4277

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Do any of you use (or just listen to) a CB radio when travelling? If so, what kind do you use? I'm thinking of using a magnetic antennae to mount on the roof of my pickup. Any suggestions on brands and features I should be looking for?

Does your spotter use a handheld when you are backing up? Again, what kind works?

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I don't use either one.

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You hear very little on CB now days. I have one in my truck, scanning 13/19, and unless traffic is held up or something, it is mostly silence. Those traffic jams are worth having one for, though.

FRS/GMRS for spotting... or forego the spotter and walk the spot yourself for better results depending on your companion's "skill"... (YMMV)

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My spotter and I use a simple walkie-talkie or our cell phones when there is reception. Haven't used a CB in over 30 years. Our little walkie talkies pick up channel 19. They have about a mile range. OK for us when traveling.


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I tried a CB but there were too many people cussing on it and I didn't wan't my kids exposed to that ****. We have a set of walkie-talkies we use when backing...not all CGs we have been to have cell coverage so I can't always rely on them.


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Finally removed the CB from my tow vehicle a year ago as it no longer was useful. Momma directs me when backing and I have a back up camera on the trailer. If I cannot see Momma, I stop until she reappears in a mirror.


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Have a CB(bought a new one recently also) always have it on while traveling just for background noise. As others have noted, not a lot going on now with CB radio but also as stated, it's great to have when your stuck in stop and go traffic or at a dead stop on the roadway. I sometimes will catch another RV'er on the air or a trucker who is still using one. It's more a toy then a tool nowadays...

FRS/GMRS radio's...have those too and use them on occasion when backing into a tight spot or just playing around in the campground. I've also found them useful in a casino where you can't get a cell signal...it helps me keep tract of the wife before she loses the Farm!!! LoL :-)


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If you do get one of the magnetic type antenna mounts, I found that they don't stay attached very well at speeds over 75...mind you, this was on my car years ago, and the mounts may have gotten better. Also, I imagine if you are hauling a trailer, you won't be doing over 75 either...

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I have had a Cobra and a Uniden. The cheaper 40 channel ones. Both worked well. I also have a magnetic antennae about 24" tall, it was also good for a couple miles. I use them when going with friends that also have them, work nice for talking back and forth. I put a cig. adapter on the 12 volt and with the magnetic antennae, you can put it in any vehicle you are using.
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I'll hook up my CB when towing the trailer, takes just a few seconds but works well when traveling in a group or if traffic is bad up ahead you'll usually hear chatter over channel 19. Or if a fellow CB'er can see if I have my "ears on" and alert me of anything happening to trailer to warn me before something bad happens.


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