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Old 08-25-2020, 07:07 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a CB in their coach? I was thinking of installing one but I don't know if anyone even uses them anymore.



I used to have an old Cobra base set when I was younger and I have a CB in my toad (Jeep Wrangler) for when we are off-roading but I don't know if anyone still uses them. With cell phones etc, do truckers even use them? I was just thinking if might be a way to help pass the miles when we finally start heading out west.
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Old 08-25-2020, 07:14 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2020, 07:19 PM   #3
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I have one in every vehicle except the MotorHome.
I have one for the 24.1, just not installed.
So, no speculation, I have four of them installed.
We have them for offroading with a group. I also have a ham(only one) so I can master or tailgun or scout for the group.
Cb's cheap and easy communication between vehicles for pee stops, odd noises, animals seen, alternate trails, wash outs... VERY LOCAL and reasoned reasons.
However:
While on the open road there is a faction of truckers who have linear amps and feel their job is to broadcast music or repeating rhythms across many bands blocking any chance to use the cb. Every day or night, every time I turn it on and receive a signal.
The actual use fullness of the cb is limited, in my 200,000 or so recent miles travelling with one, maybe two times the occasional nice cb guy telling you what the traffic backup is about or what's on fire.

but

during a recent vehicle fire on the damnable 17, we were three cars back in a five hour long line where the alternate road was also blocked by a motorcycle.death.

since we carry many maps and sources and a police scanner app in every vehicle, we got on waze and did blow by blow calls on alternates and tow trucks, and such.
not one damn trucker responded on the cb.
But

I will totally suggest you spend the tiny amount of percent of cost of a cb to a rv.
Install the cb but expect it to be usefull for road knowledge maybe twice in ten years.
but
they are perfect for travelling with friends who stay within a mile or so of you if your phones won't connect.
https://www.cobra.com/products/c75wx..._wcB&network=u
Is the one I have and it's ssssoooo much better than even my 29ltd.

I have just the one head and four, soon to be five, hidden connector points.

Get a cb because it's cheap tripled backup, don't get one because it's regularly usefull.

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Old 08-27-2020, 02:31 AM   #5
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I found this while scrounging around in the 'rv mod box' just now(it's like a chore jar but is 260gallons).

This is all you install for the cb I listed(plus any antenna you want.)
Power, ground(cigar receptacle if you want it portable) and two screws if want it hard mounted.
I'll suggest double sided foam tape or velcro.
Handset plugs in, antenna plugs in... Done.

An Antenna on each vehicle and this will travel with you along with your radar detector.
But
They're only 30 bucks each so just put one in each vehicle and carry only the handheld head with you.
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