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my V1 was in my car, I was driving my truck. Now I take it with me no matter which vehicle I am in.
That's part of the reason I went with R3s vs R7s - I could more easily rationalize having more than one at the lower price point. All my vehicles have BlendMounts and MirrorTaps installed, making it easy to always have (a measure of) "protection."

My wife, OTOH, finds detectors annoying and refuses to let me put one in her BMW, despite driving it with a lead foot.
 

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it was a trap. There were 4 LEO’s hiding in a parking lot on a long sweeping curve where you can only see so far in front.

9:40pm

I was the 3rd vehicle pulled over on the side of the road while I was getting my ticket and I saw the 4th LEO’s car light up just as I was about to leave.

my V1 was in my car, I was driving my truck. Now I take it with me no matter which vehicle I am in.
I have gotten in the habit of running Waze, even when I know where I’m going… I just open the app and let it run (not navigating). A speed trap like you described would have been indicated on Waze. It has given me advance warning many, many times. It’s a nice tool to use in addition to a detector.
 

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I'm an Escort guy. My wife didn't want one either, but I just started casually leaving my old Max II in her car and now she doesn't even notice :). I have the Max 360 that I move between the Mustang and the Jeep, but usually don't run the app or Waze. I also usually don't drive stupid...fast, but not stupid, which I think makes a huge difference in being targeted.
 

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Uniden R3 has been amazing to me. Very sensitive so it takes time to dial it in. Using it conjuction with Waze...hard to beat that combo.
 
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Detailed reviews, up-to-date recommendations, and detailed configuration advice are available at Vortex Radar.

FWIW, I remain happy with Uniden R3 detectors, to which I upgraded a few years ago.
@Norton I keep meaning to thank you for leading me to the Uniden R3. It has saved me numerous times. It is amazing the distance that it will pick up. It saved me Christmas day on my way to work. One of the 4 counties I drive through have a couple of young energetic deputies. The detector started going off, I slowed down to the speed limit of 55. Almost a mile from where it first went off, I saw the nose of a Durango backed in to a drive. That's only 1 of the many times it has helped. On the way to the Tail of the Dragon trip in early October and Virginia in late October it was mounted in the Shelby. It let me make those treks in a more timely manner. It is easy to mount and to swap into different vehicles. I don't think it can be beat for the price. @Norton sent me a deal on Amazon and I think I got it for about $225.
 

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@Norton I keep meaning to thank you for leading me to the Uniden R3. It has saved me numerous times. It is amazing the distance that it will pick up. It saved me Christmas day on my way to work. One of the 4 counties I drive through have a couple of young energetic deputies. The detector started going off, I slowed down to the speed limit of 55. Almost a mile from where it first went off, I saw the nose of a Durango backed in to a drive. That's only 1 of the many times it has helped. On the way to the Tail of the Dragon trip in early October and Virginia in late October it was mounted in the Shelby. It let me make those treks in a more timely manner. It is easy to mount and to swap into different vehicles. I don't think it can be beat for the price. @Norton sent me a deal on Amazon and I think I got it for about $225.
You're welcome! I'm happy to have helped and glad you're as pleased with yours as I am with mine. At that price point, I think it remains one of the best "bang-for-the-buck" detectors. 🍻

Like yours, mine has saved me many times and countless dollars. I was convinced of its (almost too good) range early-on, when it gave initial warning of an oncoming sherrif's deputy, who turned out to have been about five miles away. (Conditions were good for propogation and detection, but still...) I may have dismissed the alert as a false alarm had it not steadily increased in intensity until we passed each other.
 

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I use to have an Escort years and years ago…now I don’t even bother. I use Waze if I’m on the interstate on a long trip but otherwise I keep it at 10 over or less. Haven’t been pulled over for speeding since 2010. A RD is a good tool for situational awareness, but so is common sense lol. I see way too many people hauling ass around here and many get pulled by Sheriffs and HWP. I learned a long time ago speeding tends to only save you seconds, not minutes and just isn’t worth the hassle most times.
 

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Reference to mounting location. I was a Deputy Sheriff in Florida for almost ten years and was trained in drug interdiction. I would look harder at a car if they had a visible radar detector. The good news was for drug interdiction I rarely wrote tickets because our goal was to get voluntary consent to search the car. I will say Troopers I know are more willing to write a ticket to someone if they see a radar detector.

I mostly use my detector on back country roads to make sure nobody is about to crest a hill or come around a corner if I am doing 0-60 pulls (not a contest of speed merely getting to the legal speed limit expeditiously and testing my emergency acceleration on the car in case I ever need it merging onto an interstate somewhere).
This is the reason I always mount my radar detector as closest to the to the bottom of the windshield as possible. Also, I feel like I've read somewhere that you want the radar detector closer to the hood as that's where LEO's tend to aim the radar gun. I always thought having it up higher by the rearview is a good way to get profiled.
 
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..despite driving it with a lead foot.
I suspect that if she has to pay for a high dollar speeding ticket, she may change her ways. :)

I've been telling myself to get one for my DD F250, but keep putting it off. For me, I'm more at risk of getting a ticket in the truck than I am the Mustang because...I pay ATTENTION to my surroundings when I'm driving the car, not so much in the truck. And the dang truck, despite its weight, just wants to break the speed limit. I really DO need to get some ESM for it and I'm in the two R3's camp for the moment at least.
 

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Valentine V 1 G 2 $100 donation to Sheriffs Association with rear window Member sticker ( every little bit helps )
I always pulled more dope out of cars that had PBA tags and stickers. Bad guys also think it will protect them. The one tell tell sign was always the pine tree air fresheners. One night I was training a new guy to look for dope and I went to pull over a crown vic grandma car with PBA tag and sticker. He told me I was wasting my time. As we approached the car full of teenagers with a 5 foot glass bong between the front and back seats. Got a bunch of pills and weed out of that car.
Just my 2 cents.
 
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Looking to see what everyone has and what your opinions are on current detectors. I’m looking for an all-in-one radar/laser and maybe even scrambler.
It's been 30 years since I've owned one, but yes, Escort & more recently, the Passport were both rock solid for me. It's a testament if they are still being manufactured.
 
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