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Old 10-04-2016, 10:51 PM   #449
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I am in. Great idea. Was traveling to Black Hills last month and drove 600 miles in silence. Couldn't even get a radio check. Thought my unit was broken. Go for it.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:44 AM   #450
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just make a decal out of the picture and stick on back of our RVs.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:40 AM   #451
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I'm in. Good idea. Truckers have a channel why not us. Besides I installed a cb , not really sure why, nut now I know. Things just work out sometimes. Good deal
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:05 AM   #452
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I have to buy a new one. Any recommendations on what CB to get? I would prefer one that I could install like a regular car radio, i. e. insert it into an opening into the dash.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:03 PM   #453
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I have to buy a new one. Any recommendations on what CB to get? I would prefer one that I could install like a regular car radio, i. e. insert it into an opening into the dash.
The one in my motorhome was a dash mounted aftermarket Cobra 18 WX ST II and when it finally gave up the ghost (good receive - no transmit) I happened across a working one at a flea market and just need to take the dash apart to properly install this one. I am lead to believe a standard am/fm radio installation kit works on most standard CBs too, if the dimensions are correct.
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The one in my motorhome was a dash mounted aftermarket Cobra 18 WX ST II and when it finally gave up the ghost (good receive - no transmit) I happened across a working one at a flea market and just need to take the dash apart to properly install this one. I am lead to believe a standard am/fm radio installation kit works on most standard CBs too, if the dimensions are correct.
I found this one. That has a front speaker and should be easy to install. Is it any good? Anybody to chime in on it?

https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-18WXSTI...ct_top?ie=UTF8
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I found this one. That has a front speaker and should be easy to install. Is it any good? Anybody to chime in on it?

https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-18WXSTI...ct_top?ie=UTF8
Mine is a rather dark blue/green colour and other than that identical. I was happy with mine and I am sure will be happy with its replacement once I get it in place.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:58 PM   #456
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130,000 Miles and have never heard anyone on CH 13 ! Maybe it's an East Coast thing. Saw lots of MH's on I-40 , Ca, Az and NM, tried 13 and 19 to no avail, (and YES my CB is working)
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Maybe "CB 13" hasn't been advertised enough. Only time I've seen or heard about it was on these forums. I admit I'm an "newb" to RV just buying my first a few months ago. But I was also a Semi and expedited driver on and off for bout 10 years and never seen or heard of "CB 13" til a few days ago.
I have a CB waiting to be fully installed and will monitor 13 as soon as I complete the install.
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Prior to my unit crapping out I did get calls on thirteen from following vehicles. RVers truckers and travelers just like to yak to keep awake. If the people around you don't know that Rvers are starting to hangout on thirteen then they won't try calling on 13 so to speak.
But the next time we go out the old CB unit will be replaced with a working CB and we will see about making a call sign to put below my decal on the top left corner of the back.
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Humm ( call sign ) . That gives me an idea. I need to replace the spare tire cover. Wonder if I could get one with my handles on it. Thanks for the idea. .....Dusty
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I'm in. Good idea. Truckers have a channel why not us. Besides I installed a cb , not really sure why, nut now I know. Things just work out sometimes. Good deal
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We do..... CB Channel 13 has been the "commonly used CB channel used for RV chatter" for over 40 years.....(and you don't need a sticker to use it).
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The one in my motorhome was a dash mounted aftermarket Cobra 18 WX ST II and when it finally gave up the ghost (good receive - no transmit) I happened across a working one at a flea market and just need to take the dash apart to properly install this one. I am lead to believe a standard am/fm radio installation kit works on most standard CBs too, if the dimensions are correct.
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If the SWR of the antenna you use is not properly matched/adjusted to the output of the CB radio you are using the transmitter in the CB radio will "burn itself out" sooner or later.... leaving you with a "receive only" CB radio....(there's a lot more to installing a CB radio, and/or a CB antenna, correctly than "plug and play".
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If the SWR of the antenna you use is not properly matched/adjusted to the output of the CB radio you are using the transmitter in the CB radio will "burn itself out" sooner or later.... leaving you with a "receive only" CB radio....(there's a lot more to installing a CB radio, and/or a CB antenna, correctly than "plug and play".


I also used (and still do) the radio to listen to weather reports every morning when we were getting ready to travel.

I never ever thought to check the SWR.

I will do that when I install the next one.

I do have a NGP firestick antennae and hopefully I can get good numbers when I get a round tuit.
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