From my personal experience,
The most reliable small chassis cb
, bang for your buck is the
I have owned and used three of these since the mid nineties (I still use 2 of 3 units, I sold the other in another rig) with great success.
These cb's were and probably still are the loggers choice in their personal rigs for a "cheap" reliable cb that could also recieve and send quite well in the steep woods of the Tillamook state forest while still taking a beating on the logging roads.
The first Uniden I bought in Garibaldi, Or many years ago and was told that exact same thing by an old timer shop in town. The Pro520XL is a great unit to own as well. Here's a great place to buy one on the tag line below. Good Luck
CB Radios at Uniden