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Old 05-04-2019, 06:48 PM   #1
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Do RV,ers use CB radios on their trips?
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:03 PM   #2
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Do RV,ers use CB radios on their trips?
They work pretty good if traveling in a group. We did not put one in our current truck.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:11 PM   #3
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Thanks The last time I had a CB, was in the 80s, the hey day of CB trucking.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:26 PM   #4
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Thanks The last time I had a CB, was in the 80s, the hey day of CB trucking.

Same here. Time has moved on and there are so many ways to communicate. Used to be every semi had the big CB whips sticking up....you just don't see them now like you used to.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:30 PM   #5
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Roger, that
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:30 PM   #6
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Foul mouth truckers killed the CB.
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:04 AM   #8
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There was a country artist in the 70s I think was named "CB McCall" who recorded a great song about coming down Wolf Creek Pass without any brakes. Lots of "CB" language in the song and was funny. I agree that maybe too many foul mouths kind of killed the whole CB thing. Mainly we had them here in the west for when we were in the out-back and might need assistance. Now everyone, even little kids, have cell phones.
DW and I still use small walkie-talkies (are they even called that anymore?) to communicate when hitching up or at dog shows when one is at the trailer and the other at the show rings. Technology moves so fast now.
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Do RV,ers use CB radios on their trips?
We have one from the days when you had to have a license to operate it (unlike ham there was no test; the government just wanted $$). We'll pull it out occasionally and listen; too much useless chatter. If you want traffic info (which is what it was best for) then I suggest you use one of the phone apps (Google maps, iPhone maps, Waze ...). Our TV and stand-alone GPS units provide traffic, but it seems the phone is quicker to note issues.
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... DW and I still use small walkie-talkies (are they even called that anymore?) to communicate when hitching up ...
We tried to use cell phones for communicating, but sometimes the delay made them impractical for maneuvering. Walkie-talkies (yes, they're still marketed as that) work best for us.

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... Technology moves so fast now.
Ain't that the truth.
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