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post #13 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-18-2017, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Since the Passport is a discontinued model (But ranked good in its time) AND the biggest factor to me is that its NOT "Stealthy" / immune to SPECTRE. It would have to be a serious back room deal between just the two of us if you wanted to get rid of it brother?. PM me if its just sitting in a closet collecting dust ok?
Love to hear you have EVERYTHING that it came with too (Case, Smart Cord, etc)

It surely got good reviews back in the K-Day! LOL.

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And like scubaalex said above use the Waze app on your phone. It's pretty cool. It will tell you where accidents, police, objects on road are, amongst other things. You can also use it as your gps with directions.

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I think the Redline has been discontinued. I have a Redline and love it. I only use it on the highways as in town speeding is just too dangerous; no need to speed in town as far as I'm concerned. Well Mr. Sandman, what if the Redline was never invented, what would you be running? I'd run a Valentine One for sure. In fact I was heavily researching Valentine One and the Redline kept popping up on the radar. Being in Canada, I figured I needed the Spectre invisibility if I ever went out East. Turns out I will probably never get out East but that's ok, love the Redline detector. In the US, I believe the only state to worry about getting caught is Virginia, all other states detectors are ok. Come on over to https://www.rdforum.org and do some research. If I was to purchase a detector today, I would have to figure on Valentine vs Escort's top of the line detector (Max 3 perhaps?).

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Why would anyone want one?

I think you guys need to learn the difference between average mph and the speed you “think” you’re traveling. (Engine hours versus miles).

The so called time savings isn’t warranted under 300-miles, and the extra wear & tear on components doesn’t pay for itself.

Burning more fuel to do the same job makes no sense at all.

The penalty for one ticket including higher risk insurance kills it all.

None of these trucks stops worth a above 65-mph, and the high speed maneuvers are down below 60. Takes once.

So what’s the total braking distance at 70? Or 75? Get out and find it.

Put some more effort into thinking. Anyone within 100’ of the guy ahead of them is too close. 200’ is a safe minimum. 700’ is ideal. Work for it.

Anyone on a rural Interstate with other vehicles ahead, behind and next to them has severely F’ed up.

The days of the 55 are long gone.

Traffic volume is what determines average mph. Spacing is always the control. (Read that again. Memorize).

I sure don’t know why anyone would use the moniker “Gunny” who wasn’t otherwise of sound mind on common sense issues.

This is a big one, OP. You’re making a magic firearm mistake. They’re never loaded, are they? Point it anywhere.

I’ve been driving 44-Years and 20 of that commercially. Statistics don’t lie. High speed in a farm vehicle (double the risk of rollover) means unacceptable.

You all do what you will.

Or, test it. Same route. Same time of day. Engine time from beginning to end. On a 70-mph road set the cruise at 62. In town (highway or side streets) run 5-mph under. Maintain spacing, even when it means slowing.

The next time drive like your usual 16 year old self. Record every lane change and every brake or accel event. Compare and contrast.

Want to make time? Leave earlier. And you’ll find everything on the truck lasts longer. I get over 100k on brakes or tires. Quarter million on clutch.

Most wont believe my fuel mileage, so I won’t bother.

If discipline is too much for a Gunnery Sergeant, change the screen name to Skeeter.

I know you’re a good guy, G F ,I’ve read too many of your posts. So I’d like you to think this one through: on any given day, when things go wrong, do we want bad habits, or good? Won’t matter who’s fault it was.

A guy who can’t drive like a man is no one I’d trust with firearms, believe me. He has his family’s welfare foremost in mind, or he doesn’t. In all he does.

Test. Repeat as necessary. Numbers won’t lie to you.

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Mr. SlowMover:
You bring up some good points for sure. Whether you speed or not, a good radar detector gives you situational awareness. Getting a radar signal could give you foresight that traffic will be slowing down ahead (as it usually does when the cops are out). I'll admit, I like to do 15-20km/h above the speed limit on highways, and I don't like being caught up in traffic. When I go to Edmonton (300km away) I'll actually take a longer route to avoid traffic and get on the four lane sooner. The extra 1/2 hour travel time is well spent for me to avoid the frustration of slow traffic on the short route (I'm thinking the short route is like the short bus, for those whom are a little slower in society).

Your driving discipline sounds excellent, I need to work on mine.

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Why would anyone want one?

I think you guys need to learn the difference between average mph and the speed you “think” you’re traveling. (Engine hours versus miles).

The so called time savings isn’t warranted under 300-miles, and the extra wear & tear on components doesn’t pay for itself.

Burning more fuel to do the same job makes no sense at all.

The penalty for one ticket including higher risk insurance kills it all.

None of these trucks stops worth a above 65-mph, and the high speed maneuvers are down below 60. Takes once.

So what’s the total braking distance at 70? Or 75? Get out and find it.

Put some more effort into thinking. Anyone within 100’ of the guy ahead of them is too close. 200’ is a safe minimum. 700’ is ideal. Work for it.

Anyone on a rural Interstate with other vehicles ahead, behind and next to them has severely F’ed up.

The days of the 55 are long gone.

Traffic volume is what determines average mph. Spacing is always the control. (Read that again. Memorize).

I sure don’t know why anyone would use the moniker “Gunny” who wasn’t otherwise of sound mind on common sense issues.

This is a big one, OP. You’re making a magic firearm mistake. They’re never loaded, are they? Point it anywhere.

I’ve been driving 44-Years and 20 of that commercially. Statistics don’t lie. High speed in a farm vehicle (double the risk of rollover) means unacceptable.

You all do what you will.

Or, test it. Same route. Same time of day. Engine time from beginning to end. On a 70-mph road set the cruise at 62. In town (highway or side streets) run 5-mph under. Maintain spacing, even when it means slowing.

The next time drive like your usual 16 year old self. Record every lane change and every brake or accel event. Compare and contrast.

Want to make time? Leave earlier. And you’ll find everything on the truck lasts longer. I get over 100k on brakes or tires. Quarter million on clutch.

Most wont believe my fuel mileage, so I won’t bother.

If discipline is too much for a Gunnery Sergeant, change the screen name to Skeeter.

I know you’re a good guy, G F ,I’ve read too many of your posts. So I’d like you to think this one through: on any given day, when things go wrong, do we want bad habits, or good? Won’t matter who’s fault it was.

A guy who can’t drive like a man is no one I’d trust with firearms, believe me. He has his family’s welfare foremost in mind, or he doesn’t. In all he does.

Test. Repeat as necessary. Numbers won’t lie to you.
Must admit I am somewhat puzzled here. I'm truly not sure if you are taunting me with this opinionated response or simply voicing your righteous beliefs. Either way, it's admirable of you to obey your posted speed limits young man. That being said, we just request you refrain from doing so in the left lane.
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Having owned this "portable" Uniden R3 unit for approximately 3 months now, I can positively report that it has paid for itself at least 2 times over. My desire is to obtain the high end Escort 9500ci.

https://www.escortradar.com/passport9500ci/

The only gripe would be that it may perhaps be "overly techie" with tons of settings. Once dialed in, it works great.

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I've had my escort 9500ix for 6 years now and am a huge fan. The gps function of it prevents falsing in areas you frequent and the range for real signals is impressive. I would not hesitate to buy another escort. Every so often I consider picking up the new model with the OLED screen but don't really need it as much in the truck as I did in my old car. My good friend prefers the valentine and I certainly recognize it's performance, I would go with another escort though.
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do like me and work here Kentucky State Police: Home Page of the Kentucky State Police best radar detector ive ever had lol
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Having the ability to know where the signal is coming from, like with a Valentine One, is very valuable, I think.
No point in slowing down if the signal is from the rear and still far away. Instead, I speed up even more, to a point. If the signal is still keeps getting stronger, and I may end up being in sight, down to the speed limit I go.
But usually the cop finds someone else before catching up to me.
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Maybe if we start telling people that the brain is an app, they will start using it?

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but seriously slowmover how do you not get that at 80 mph on a 60 mile vs 60 knocks 15 mins off. that's quit a bit a time. so at 300 miles you are knocking off an hour and 15 mins. that's a crazy amount of time. and 55 is common speed limit everywhere here beside interstates or parkways. 65 mph a lot of them. just saying.
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Why would anyone want one?
Many years back I bought a top of the line radar detector for the DW's very beatable 442.

I must say it did help from getting speeding tickets because it alarmed so often that we became afraid to exceed 55 MPH, ever!
Needless to say, I junked that radar detector and simply went back to speeding when ever the hell I felt like it.
No problem.

Fast forward several years...
Radar detectors have come a long way. They are now 'connected' and work hand-in-hand with a cell phone.
Since the Dear Wife still has has a tendency to roll 90 in a 65 with the rest of the rush-hour nuts I bought a top-of-the-line ($700 w/accessories) Escort last Christmas.

Long story short...
The 99 cent Escort iOS app has been a great help but the 700 dollar radar detector itself has pretty much been retired to useless closet-glitter.

YRMV but here in the congested Northeast it's far more effective to simply say alert when driving like a mad-man than be distracted by a radar detector & cell phone flooding you with data that has very little to do with (not) getting an actual ticket.
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