I actually read up on GMRS radios a bit before the purchase. Figured I would get a handheld to try out first before purchasing a permanent unit to mount. Probably should have read a bit more on GMRS "use" beforehand. I was thinking it was a bit more like a CB.
In conclusion, it probably will be all I need, since it appears it will only be used for trips with multiple vehicles on road or trail.
In General, use does not seem to be very popular here in Michigan. I was expecting to hear some "chatter" when turning it on. Quiet like crickets, also looked into repeater towers... Not many in Michigan either. We have road trip planned, I will leave on to listen however may also get an older CB as well. Not really into CB's but may be fun to listen to while traveling.
If anyone needs more info on the "install" just ping me