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    My first Radar Detector was a BEL, it was okay, it worked fairly well. Then I bought a low end Whistler, and it was 100x better than the Bel in terms of false alarms, range, etc. Then the Whistler got stolen .

    I've been detector-less since July, and I'm about to drive to FL from NJ, so I figured now would be a good time to buy another one.

    Does anyone have any experiences they could pass on? I don't want another Bel, I like Whistler, but I've never tried any of the others. Any advice?

    -jim

  • #2
    Experience....doing 95 through Ohio is not a good idea.
    I wish we had a radar detector for our trip.

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    • #3
      Duly noted, I'll be sure to avoid Ohio at all costs.

      -jim

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      • #4
        Not that's it on the way from FL to NJ, but the whole state of Indiana is one big speed trap. Actually I haven't found OH to be too bad in terms of cops on the interstates...although I live here, which might have something to do with it.

        I need a radar detector too.

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        • #5
          Georgia is another one to be careful of. The stupid thing is I had access to a radar detector and completely forgot to take the thing. Couldn't tell you what kind it is, though.

          Another thing learned from experience...if it takes more then 8 hours, I'll fly!

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          • #6
            Thanks, I'll avoid Indiana, too .

            -jim

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              • #8
                Georgia, unfortunatly, I can't avoid. I'll just be sure to go slow . Actually, there's an awesome BBQ restaraunt right at the exit for Brunswick of off Rt. 95 called "The Georgia Pig" if you ever get the chance, you MUST stop there! I may even go off my diet to eat there .

                -jim

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                • #9
                  Well, I missed my chance this past trip. But then considering all I did eat while in Florida (Disney), I don't think I missed out too much. I think we ate every 3 hours or so. I am sooo thankful I never have to diet!

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                  • #10
                    I drive I-71 from Cincy to Columbus (and vice versa) on an almost monthly basis. It's pretty free of troopers and I can keep the cruise at 85 and say in the flow of traffic (people go FAST on 71 on clear sunny days! ). I've never received a ticket traveling at 73MPH past cops. Maybe that's the sweet spot?

                    If you somehow get lost and wind up in Cincinnati look me up!
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                    • #11
                      Well nobody has answered your question I will though.

                      Get a Cobra Detector they work good.

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                      • #12
                        Matt, I'm on my way to Spring Training, so there's no way in Hell I'd end up in OH, but if I somehow do, I'll be sure to look you up .

                        Parker, thanks for actually answering my question . But I went with another Whistler. I like it so far. On another board I posted this on, someone suggested a Valentine1, but I don't have $400 to plop down on a detector, otherwise I'd be flying to FL, and I wouldn't have to worry about it .

                        -jim

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                        • #13
                          If you are referring to the Cobra for 400 bucks I know where you could get it for 60. Although you said you purchased one already.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JimF
                            Matt, I'm on my way to Spring Training, so there's no way in Hell I'd end up in OH, but if I somehow do, I'll be sure to look you up .

                            Parker, thanks for actually answering my question . But I went with another Whistler. I like it so far. On another board I posted this on, someone suggested a Valentine1, but I don't have $400 to plop down on a detector, otherwise I'd be flying to FL, and I wouldn't have to worry about it .

                            -jim
                            Just if you happen to wander off and end up in OH.
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