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Doug156

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I am thinking about putting a CB radio in my Class A. Any suggestions? How do the portable ones work?

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I use an older RadioShack One-Hander. It has been Discontinued but you might find a deal on ebay or Craigs list. Early models were 23 channel, later 40. My MH came with an antenna and cable so installing was just a matter of some industrial strength velcro near the driver seat dash. I kept it portable to move to the toad if needed. Recently switched the antenna out for a 2ft tuneable firestick and added a noise filter. Reception is always subjectable but it seems to work a lot better after tuning. I like the speaker in the handset feature but it also has the option of internal speaker or remote speaker attachment.


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Doug156 wrote:

I am thinking about putting a CB radio in my Class A. Any suggestions? How do the portable ones work?

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CB radios add to clutter and on the road make more noise then they are worth (I have one in the pickup, but will not put one in the MH). The one in the pickup has a weather band on it and that is helpful.

Two small hand held units come in handy when one person is outside giving directions to another that is maneuvering the MH into a spot.


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I have a CB in our motorhome. I use it for traffic information....other wise I have it off. It's a useful tool.

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I put one in and after the first trip I took it out. I rather keep both of my hand on the steering wheel then hear all the jabber.


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GlennLever wrote:

Doug156 wrote:

I am thinking about putting a CB radio in my Class A. Any suggestions? How do the portable ones work?

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CB radios add to clutter and on the road make more noise then they are worth

And they can save your life! Just ask any old time truck driver out there. But you have to be listening to it.


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wny_pat wrote:

GlennLever wrote:

Doug156 wrote:

I am thinking about putting a CB radio in my Class A. Any suggestions? How do the portable ones work?

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CB radios add to clutter and on the road make more noise then they are worth

And they can save your life! Just ask any old time truck driver out there. But you have to be listening to it.

Cell phones have a longer range.

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GlennLever....Are you allowed to have CB's on fuel delivery trucks?

Seems to me there would be a slight danger of sparks.


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ArchHoagland wrote:

GlennLever....Are you allowed to have CB's on fuel delivery trucks?

Seems to me there would be a slight danger of sparks.


Yes, in fact most carry much more powerful radios to communicate with dispatch on deliveries

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I gave up on those a long time ago...more trouble than they were worth and never did save my life. Lot's of background noise and marginal usefulness.

Cell phone is much better.


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