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Old 04-13-2015, 06:53 AM   #1
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Hello All,
Recently brought a motorhome and the wife and I are planning on doing some serious traveling. I have two questions to ask. For any reason do RV'ers use CB Radios and what channel is commonly used.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:08 AM   #2
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We have one in our RV. It is always on channel 19 and we use it only when in stopped traffic on a highway to see what the problem is and what lane we need to be in to get around the mess.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:11 AM   #3
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Congrats on the new MH, and yes some of us do use th CB.

Channel 19 is the most widely used Channel for road conditions and information while traveling. Ch 19 is pretty much the Truckers channel, and the language can be adult rated, so if you have kids you might want to keep the volume down. Ch 17 is also a truckers channel is certain parts of the country.

Ch 9 is the official Emergency Channel, and is monitored by some law enforcement departments , but not all of them.

Some Rv resorts use a particular channel to arrange bus rides to a casino or into town, and you can call to get a ride. I've only seen one that did that, and that was 7 Feathers Rv resort in Canyonville, Or.
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You will find a sticky at the top of the page about CB channel 13 being used a lot by RVs.
We use ch.13 with our local Harley group so works great with us in our RV also.
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I've used a CB radio for most of my RVing years. It is a tool to use, just like a GPS or TPMS. I listen to ch 19 for road conditions and backups. If my DW does not want to listen I wear an ear-bud, but I want to know BEFORE I get stopped in traffic where to exit and how to avoid the blockage.
I remember one time driving through OKC I heard truckers talking about getting off the road and parking to wait out a hard storm. Just as I took an exit the ocean in the sky fell, couldn't hardly see the exit ramp to reach a truck stop. Had I not been listening, I would have been driving in that downpour with no place to stop or park until I could see the road again.
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The bad language is pretty much going away unless you are around a truck stop where they want to be "Macho". If you hear a trucker on the road with a potty mouth, he might keep it up for awhile but other truckers won't engage him in conversation and he will quit.

Some of the best history lessons about Eastern Texas we got from a trucker as we followed him along 10
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Since we are discussing channels, most of us rock crawlers (offroaders, Jeep enthusiasts, etc.) use channel 4, even on the road. So if you see a monster Jeep on a trailer behind an RV, chances are we are on 4 if you want to talk.
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I've seen in the past that some caravan tours like the participants to have a CB to keep in touch with group. Don't know if that is still true or not but it would make sense.
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I just bought a new motorhome a couple of months ago and bought a new CB radio for it. This is just in case we run into a problem where there's no cell phone service available.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:52 AM   #11
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Thanks to all for info. Just brought the CB radio and getting ready to install.
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Thanks to all for info. Just brought the CB radio and getting ready to install.
Cool... what did you get?
More importantly, what antenna?
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I have two one on 19, one on 13.. IF the 13 unit sounds off I pass out in shock (ok, Joking on this one but I am likely to be confused)

The 19 one has, on occasion,, made my day or saved it at the very least.
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We have a hand held one, it came with the coach. Don't use it much, except in stop and go traffic to find out if I need to be in a certain lane.
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