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Old 09-23-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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Do RV people still use CB radios?
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Do RV people still use CB radios?
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Some do.... (but CBs are not of much value anymore).

I only use mine when trafic backs up...and when traveling/caravaning with other RVs.
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Two weeks ago we were traveling south on I-81 between Bristol and Knoxville. CB is on and turned low and static is squelched so I can hear about a mile or closer. North bound truckers all of a sudden started warning about a man walking south in the middle of the Interstate! Sure enough there he was 1 mile ahead with his back to traffic! I had my 4 way flashers on and had slowed considerably as did the traffic behind us. Yes I run a CB always turned low and set correctly so it is not a nuisance but a safety device.
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I do.

Has come in handy on traffic issue alerts.
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I am thinking of adding one primarily for the reason posted by 336muffin.
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Yup. I use a hand-held Midland in receive mode to monitor for traffic jams on ch. 19. Would not drive any distance on any interstate without it!
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Also have a Midland CB radio, the 1001LWX https://goo.gl/JfDpKY 40 channel with RG gain control and also weather scan to keep track of local weather broadcasts on the road
For less than $50, pretty useful to monitor traffic and weather.
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Two weeks ago we were traveling south on I-81 between Bristol and Knoxville. CB is on and turned low and static is squelched so I can hear about a mile or closer. North bound truckers all of a sudden started warning about a man walking south in the middle of the Interstate! Sure enough there he was 1 mile ahead with his back to traffic! I had my 4 way flashers on and had slowed considerably as did the traffic behind us. Yes I run a CB always turned low and set correctly so it is not a nuisance but a safety device.
I drive a truck about 2200-2500 miles a week,, and yes I keep my cb on 19... Mostly very quiet,,, not like years ago... BUT,,, you can get traffic updates,,,, there are a "few" good truckers left out there..... Nice to know whats going on before you get there.....
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Use CB in the jeep for off-roading inter-group communications.
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Keep it on and low whenever we are on the road. It is always good to know about traffic problems ahead of us.
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I started my truck driving career 40 years ago. CBs were standard equipment, along with paper maps and pay phones. Today the CB has become an endangered species. Only a highly unlikely rebirth of interest will save the CB from extinction.
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Invaluable for finding information on traffic before you hit the logjam. And, it will work in areas where cell service is nonexistent.
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I have my on when driving. Traffic is best reason, depending on where your at you will get local truck stop info as well
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So if you only need reception a mile or two down the road, can you use a hand held CB ?
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