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Old 03-17-2015, 12:31 PM   #1
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Get attention from the BIG BOYS

I would like to change or add to my safety by having a horn that sounds like an 18 wheeler to get the attention of the drivers that can't hear, are concentrating on their phones, listening to tunes with their earbuds , or drive in their own fog. Any suggestions for this improvement????
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:36 PM   #2
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Been thinking the same thing. I suspect you might find what you want here:

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Old 03-17-2015, 12:58 PM   #3
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My coach has a pair of them on top , just to the port side of the spotlight.
They sure do make an impression when blasted. Well in keeping with the somewhat train like look of the long airstream motorhome.

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Old 03-17-2015, 12:59 PM   #4
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You don't need to go to that extreme. A more prosaic dual-tone horn under the hood in place of the anemic OEM single-tone "neep, neep" horn will do just as well. And without scaring the other driver half to death so that he does something even dumber due to startlement. Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Hella-SuperTon...+electric+horn

While as a driver I hate wimpy horns, at the other extreme I also hate extremely loud horns that wake me up at weird-thirty in the morning from three blocks away (which is how far my apartment complex is from I-10) with several walls between me and the horn in question.

A nice Goldilocks middle ground, loud enough to get the other driver's attention if he's close enough to cause you an accident, but not loud enough to wake the whole neighborhood, seems about right.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:31 PM   #5
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I put a set of air horns on my TV. Bought them at an Auto Parts Store. ( Canadian Tire) but available throughout the States. It has it's own compressor and two trumpet horns. It gives a satisfying sound that can be heard over the loud stereo and gets the attention of whomever I am honking at. It didn't work for the darn deer I hit last March but I know it knew what was going to hit it.
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:02 PM   #6
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I would like to change or add to my safety by having a horn that sounds like an 18 wheeler to get the attention of the drivers that can't hear, are concentrating on their phones, listening to tunes with their earbuds , or drive in their own fog. Any suggestions for this improvement????
T1N owners are united in this desire... I laughed out loud when I read this. I don't usually experience road rage, but that changes when I have to sound my own horn. My resulting rage is directed NOT at the offending driver but rather at anonymous German engineers who in their infinite stupidity put THAT horn into MY Interstate. Were they on drugs?! What excuse could they possibly have?! My husband and I have discussed the possibility of installing the train horn, but Protag has a point about not scaring the bejeepers out of people...
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:17 PM   #7
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My resulting rage is directed NOT at the offending driver but rather at anonymous German engineers who in their infinite stupidity put THAT horn into MY Interstate. Were they on drugs?! What excuse could they possibly have?!
The best excuse of all. Germany, home of the Autobahn, is also the home of drivers who pay attention to what's going on around them!
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:18 PM   #8
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:39 PM   #9
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Sounds like the sprinter airstream coach is a little underguned in the horn department.
While the twin air horns on the bigger coaches is a bit in the other end of the spectrum to me.
And I am about as horn adverse as a driver can be.
When I do blast these as a salute, it usually gets a big smile and wave in return.
Or is that single finger wave not a greeting in return?

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Old 03-17-2015, 03:28 PM   #10
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One of the first things I did was replace the stock wimpy horn with some Hella horns; I think it was this or something like it.

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-00742480...rds=hella+horn

Back in the 80's I drove a Honda Civic. I got tired of getting run off the road so I went to a local auto store and said give me the loudest horns you have. Installed them and later I was behind a guy in a van waiting for a train to pass. The car in front of the guy in a van in front of me stalled, so after the train passed, the guy in the van in front of me started backing up to go around the guy in front of him and I realize he couldn't see me in his mirror so I blast him with the horns. He keeps coming..I blast again and again. He finally rams into me hard. I asked him why he kept coming as he had to hear me honk, I mean it was 100 decibels or more.

He said he thought it was the train.

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Try hornblasters.com
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:56 PM   #12
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Hornblasters, thats sick, funny , but sick!
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:03 PM   #13
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You need this when your behind someone texting.

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I got a couple of horns from JC Whitney that were almost direct replacements for the stock ones in my Toyota PU, except for the volume. Semi drivers can now hear me and quickly return to their lane when they wander across the line.
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