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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-12-2014, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep Jamboree. CB Required!

Howdy folks!

I was looking around the Jeep Jamboree page:

http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/tripsregister/

And the FAQ. http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/faq/

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May I bring my Jeep Liberty, Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, Grand Cherokee, or Commander?

Of course! Most new Jeep 4×4 vehicles with a 4-LO transfer case are Trail Rated® and are tested on demanding 4×4 trails. See our Trail Ratings page to help determine what Jamboree is best for you. Wrangler is the recommended vehicle for the Rubicon Trail Jamboree. Your Jeep® four-wheel-drive vehicle is required to be street legal with license plate, in good condition, with good tires, brakes, and seat belts. In addition, we require prior approval for larger Jeep 4x4s, such as Grand Wagoneers and J-Series Pickups. Jeep Jamboree USA reserves the right to refuse participation to any applicant whose vehicle exceeds size restrictions.

Does my Jeep 4×4 need special equipment for a Jamboree?

Yes! The following is MANDATORY for all vehicles:

New for 2014: CB radio is MANDATORY! There are many safety issues regarding upcoming obstacles transmitted over the CB radio by your trail guides. It is required that each vehicle have a CB radio. Learn interesting facts about the area – history, local plant and wildlife, as well as exciting stories.
Jeep vehicles must have four-wheel drive with a low-range (4-LO) transfer case.
Front and rear tow points 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 points. If you don’t have tow points, 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.

Do you recommend additional equipment?

Skid plates covering the oil pan, gas tank, and transfer case. Mandatory for the Rubicon Trail.
Rock rails for Jeep Liberty, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Commander vehicles registered for higher-rated trails. Rock rails are iron moldings designed to protect your vehicle’s rocker sills from damage. Strongly advised for Jamborees with rocky terrain. Mandatory for the Rubicon Trail. Please contact the Jeep Jamboree USA office for additional information.
Heavy-duty, 20-foot nylon tow straps (7,000 lb max vehicle weight) with looped ends. TOW STRAPS WITH METAL HOOKS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
Body lifts/suspension lifts up to six inches (combined) are permitted. Running boards and snowplow frames are not permitted. Tires over 37 inches are not permitted.
So, the question now ARE:
1) what CB should I get?
2) where can I mount it?
3) how obnoxious is the antenna going to be?

And then, is anyone else thinking about going to Dummond Island Michigan, North Woods Mole Lake Wisconsin or Badlands Indiana?

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Howdy folks!

I was looking around the Jeep Jamboree page:

http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/tripsregister/

And the FAQ. http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/faq/



So, the question now ARE:
1) what CB should I get?
2) where can I mount it?
3) how obnoxious is the antenna going to be?

And then, is anyone else thinking about going to Dummond Island Michigan, North Woods Mole Lake Wisconsin or Badlands Indiana?

EAK
You can get all kinds, some that don't even require mounting. I've seen a pretty good selection on Amazon. They have several that are either hand held, or have suction cups. You won't get the same range as an old school one with an external antenna, but it would be fine for the Jamboree.
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Compact CB radio

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You can get all kinds, some that don't even require mounting. I've seen a pretty good selection on Amazon. They have several that are either hand held, or have suction cups. You won't get the same range as an old school one with an external antenna, but it would be fine for the Jamboree.
Break 19, this heres the rubber duck. 10-4 good buddy. 10:10 on the side. Whats yer 20?

Man, the song Convoy just flashed through my head.

I just found this new Cobra radio on Quadratec:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/96080_990.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/59096.pdf
Man the technology change since the 70's is amazing.

I also like this antenna mount:
http://www.xterranation.org/showthre...ll=1#post27018
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And heres the Midland 75-822

Amazon Amazon

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That's the one I was thinking of buying. I like that its basically a hand held, but still gives you that old school smokey and the bandit feel when you use it!

It has the connections for a better antenna if you want one later.
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Hand Held CB radios

Rather than mess with wiring and antennas, Im thinking portable is goign to be the way to go:

Midland 75-822 40 Channel Handheld CB w/Mobile Converter Kit $92.12
Amazon Amazon

2T47951 - Cobra HH 38 WX ST Hand Held CB Radio with Weather & SoundTracker $57.04
Amazon Amazon

Cobra HHROADTRIP 40-Channel CB Radio $68.47
Amazon Amazon

Midland 75-785 40-Channel CB Radio $36.48
Amazon Amazon

And this is about as cheap as it gets:
Uniden Pro340XL 40 Channel Handheld CB Radio $24.99
Amazon Amazon

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I have been on several Jeep Jamboree's and the CB is definitely good to have. I tried the handhelds, but the range and clarity were not great. I bought a Cobra C 75 WX ST and it has worked great. I connected a 12v plug to the power wires and use a magnetic antenna. It is completely portable and I only put it in the Jeep when I need it.
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That's the one I was thinking of buying. I like that its basically a hand held, but still gives you that old school smokey and the bandit feel when you use it!

It has the connections for a better antenna if you want one later.
That's the one I have. It's nice to be able to use it with a battery pack. The only problem is that the range isn't very far without an external antenna.
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