What to do if you break down in a no cell service area with no CB

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by supergreatguy, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Heavy Load Member

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    Just think in a tesla, theres no Engine so you have a frunk and a rear hatch to store bodies....
     
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  3. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Heavy Load Member

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    Whatever you do for the love of God though, have your panties on...
     
  4. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    That's a common misperception among people incapable of being able to listen from distances greater than 5 miles.
    Those of us capable of listening to other drivers at distances greater than 60 miles know otherwise.
     
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    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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  6. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    So should I be using a preamp?
     
  7. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    Don’t take it literally
     
  8. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Using a resonant antenna makes it much easier to hear greater distances.
    SWR meters are completely useless.
     
  9. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    That's a really bad practice on his part. I never, ever, ever get out of the truck without my second key in my pocket and my phone on me. I can't do it. I feel for them every time. I've thought about this a lot. You get out at a rest area and run in for a quick second and come back and your truck is gone. Without a phone what are you gonna do? Same with keys since my main key is in the ignition almost always, second key in pocket. Third key hidden under rig.
     
  10. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    That's my policy too, never get out of the truck without my phone.

    And speaking of the truck being stolen, I don't worry too much about it now but when my dog was riding with me, I slipped a padlock through the u-joint in the steering column every time I got out of the truck.

    The truck was insured, but I'd have used a cordless, long distance hole puncher on someone for driving off with my dog.
     
  11. Dockbumper

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    What is this CB you speak of? Is it available on the App Store? :rolleyes:
     
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