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Old 05-01-2015, 07:58 AM   #31
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Every time I find 8 tracks for sale somewhere, there's always a copy of a Molly Hatchet album.

No Molly on 8 TRACK or album[closest I've got is Skynyrd], but I do have it on cassette an CD, lol.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:37 AM   #32
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I have planned to install one in ours. I have beautiful retro Cobra CB going in. Great back up communication.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:56 AM   #33
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I'm not a big fan of all the "good buddy" chatter but do plan on having a CB on board. Just for traffic and emergencies. As noted earlier, cell phones are usually pulling zero bars just when you need them most...stuck out in the boonies. With a CB at least you have a chance of getting a message relayed to whatever help you might need. A shortwave set could do the same but is more costly and complex.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:01 PM   #34
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I'm not a big fan of all the "good buddy" chatter but do plan on having a CB on board. Just for traffic and emergencies. As noted earlier, cell phones are usually pulling zero bars just when you need them most...stuck out in the boonies. With a CB at least you have a chance of getting a message relayed to whatever help you might need. A shortwave set could do the same but is more costly and complex.
I've got one in the Winnebago that Dad put there back in '76. Haven't tested it in a long time but if it still works OK I'll transfer it to my bus. (It's fitting that both Winnie and Wayne are same model year.)

A couple years ago - the most recent time I visited a truck-stop store - they still stocked new CBs: probably because of the problems related to cell phones. My employer (Student Transp. of America) uses 'em for communicating on board the buses. EZer to use than cell phones especially while in motion.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:23 PM   #35
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My employer (Student Transp. of America) uses 'em for communicating on board the buses. EZer to use than cell phones especially while in motion.
And more legal than using cellphones too.

I'll probably be adding one to Captain Obvious at some point, while adding an antenna mount and wiring while the front cap is open.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:41 PM   #36
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Out in the "boonies" where there is no cell reception, one would be more likely to get help by doing smoke signals than getting someone on a cb.

The imagined security by having an obsolete device in a vehical is the same level of security a child recieves from their wooby. Lol

It would be a more wise endeavor to avoid being stuck out in the boonies by either not going out in the boonies or making sure that you are actually prepared to deal with and survive being stuck out in the boonies, i.e. making sure your vehical is in good working order. Having the proper, non obsolete gear to sustain yourself in the event that something goes wrong.

As far as their usefulness for traffic? A c.b. is much less useful than your eyes and experience. Often, the information you get from some chucklehead on the radio is completely wrong and can make a bad situation where there was none to begin with.

The last several years that I drove otr, I only turned my radio on at the shipper or reciever for them to let me know when and what dock to back into. That is because I figured out long ago that it was useless for any other purpose. The only drivers that had their radios on going down the road, had them on because they thought it would help them with traffic, because they had very little experience and did not know how to use their eyes. So, it would be absurd to rely on people with little experience and an inabilty to use their eyes, to help with traffic.

Stone in the stream. Once you understand that concept, there is no traffic that you can't deal with.

There is one other type that keeps their radios on while driving and those are "chicken truckers". They are the ones who are always speeding or running hot on their logs or both and are constantly trying to get "smokey reports" They are also useless and dangerous.
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:59 PM   #37
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So Rayzer, is that a NO?
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:08 PM   #38
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I have a really nice Realistic emergency cb that takes up a lot less space than a dash mounted radio. Takes a minute to deploy and tucks away almost anywhere.
I used to live near a thrift store and this was found outside in the dumpster new in box about a decade ago.
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