CB, or No CB?

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by Q714, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Dye Guardian

    Dye Guardian Road Train Member

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    Sweet. Have you looked into details and reviews on different dashcams or are you going to pick up whatever? I'm going to need to purchase one as well.
     
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  3. mike5511

    mike5511 Road Train Member

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  4. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Well! Actually you can

    to the OP, when I was still OTR, I rarely used mine, mostly do to the un-intelligence that continually key up doing stupid crap on the radio, as in Tarzan call, woman moaning (because this is the only way they will ever hear a woman moan), or radio tuff guys and other things, but it still a great tool to have, at $80? Buy the radio, best of luck
     
  5. rainmakerr

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    After you have been saved from sitting in a traffic jam for a couple of hours you will be glad you have it.
     
  6. Snow Crab

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    They are handy, but slip-seating on day trips it isn't really worth it for me. Some days I take it others I don't. If I was doing long-haul I would definitely have it.
     
  7. mike5511

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    I've got installing a good working CB set up down to a simple procedure that only takes about 10 minutes. I slip seat, but only a couple days a week, so I don't have to change everyday, just every time I drive. I might not be so energetic to install one if I drove a different truck every single day. That said, they can come in very handy at times and I prefer to have one, and one that works pretty good, in any truck I drive.
     
  8. Q714

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    I'm looking at reviews. Though I'm just starting out & haven't made much yet, I'd much prefer to have at least a good quality reliable unit. So far the ones I've found at the truck stops haven't gotten great reviews so I may have to wait until I can visit my local Frys Electronics, or even a Best Buy.
     
  9. OONewbie

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    as someone mentioned, some old school warehouses only dock you using a CB , they get pissy when you say NO and have to get a call...

    not to mention, avoiding traffic, accidents, getting a heads up about 5-0 on the prowl , and more importantly , the good drivers will hop on the radio to tell you if there is a issue with your truck or trailer that you may not be aware about.

    I can count countless times , I've come up on trucks that's lights weren't working, or a flat and they are just cruising down the road , watching their smartphones, jamming with headphones on with No CB and can't say I didn't try to warn them and then bam they are in a weigh station complaining about them getting put out of service or the ticket they got, only if they had their radio on they could have avoided the headaches..

    Also , on the long stretches , occasionally you can pickup a conversation that breaks up the trip and passes the time.

    It's not a dying tool, it's a forgotten tool by many drivers, any trucker that gives a **** has a CB.. Just my opinion
     
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  10. Southwind

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    Best to have it than not too. I wouldn't dare go on the road without it. JMHO.
     
  11. Mudguppy

    Mudguppy Degenerate Immoralist

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    Just an FYI....If your co. gives you the option to fuel wherever, try sticking with one fuel chain only (ie- Loves, OR Pilot/J) and save up your driver points. I prefer Loves, because the more you fuel, the more points per gallon you get. Last year I got a Uniden Bearcat 980 (the SSB model) and used mostly driver points. It was on sale for $129 or $139, and I only put out about $35 cash. Works for anything in the store except fuel, alcohol, and tobacco. Just my $.02.
     
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