Truckers still use them a good bit, but there are always a few who have dirty mouths, and dont give a $hit when you politely remind them to keep the air wave "clean". But I have heard some great stories being told between truckers and just one made it worth it IMO.
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle
i hear all kinds of conversations on CB around me. Besides being essential in the barrens due to lack of cell service, on the highway mines come in handy numerous times when there is a traffic backup. I simply tune into channel 19 and listen in on the truckers telling each other which lane is getting by and at what exit the accident is
I've seen several threads on here about cb's in Jeeps, and I can see where they might be handy off road, maybe, but I don't know anyone that still plays with those!!
We don't play with them, we use them offroad nearly continually so groups of Jeepers can communicate. If you ever took your Jeep offroad in an organized trail ride, you'd quickly find that most groups and organized offroad rides mandate or at least strongly recommend a CB. Those without CBs usually come back the next time with a CB.
__________________ ...Gone wheeling, back Sunday night.
[*]A CB radio. It's a great way to communicate on the trail.[*]Snacks.[*]Warm clothes. It may not be cold upon arrival, but temperatures can drop overnight.[*]Insect repellent and sunscreen.[*]A camera and/or video camera.[*]Flashlight and fresh batteries.[*]A cooler filled with your favorite NON-ALCOHOLIC beverages.[*]A portable chair for lunch on the trail.[*]NOTE: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON ANY TRAIL RIDE. Violators will be removed without refund and banned from all future Jeep Jamborees.
There is a SECOND complete list of 'what to bring on the trail' from Jeep Jamboree...we've been on 4 of them already, the other list (not posted here yet) has your basic fire extinquisher, first aid kit, tow points, straps, etc. listed. All the jeep 'clubs' we have run with use the same list for required items for runs. Fairly standard list and easy to pack for-we keep almost everything in a heavy duty tote bag that goes right behind the front seat so everything is handy to get to.
There is a SECOND complete list of 'what to bring on the trail' from Jeep Jamboree.
Yes! The following is MANDATORY for all vehicles:
Jeep vehicles must have four-wheel drive with a low-range (4-LO) transfer case.
Front and rear tow hooks must be properly mounted to the frame with grade-eight bolts.
Drawbars, receiver hitches, or aftermarket bumpers with manufacturer-installed clevis or D-ring anchor points are acceptable alternates to tow hooks. If you don't have tow hooks, you may be turned away without a refund.
All open-topped vehicles, including older models (CJs, Scramblers, and Willys), must have roll bars.
A full-size spare tire; a space-saver spare (donut) just won't do.
Street legal vehicle with current license plate.
With the first message I was just trying to show that there are still a lot of us that "still play with CB's". But here's that list of required equipment for a Jamboree.