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Old 07-24-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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I guess horns are sort of a guy thing and my guy doesn't think our horn is loud enough. It's under the front hood of our 2005 Alpine Avalanche and as with many Avalanche ammenities it's probably the cheapest model they could install and sort of sounds like a VW bug. He claims it embarasses him to honk it in public because he used it one day and the guy laughed at him. His birthday is in August, can anyone suggest an upgraded to our current tooter. It would have to be something installed as the current one is because he's never putting another hole in the roof again (long story) Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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I guess horns are sort of a guy thing and my guy doesn't think our horn is loud enough. It's under the front hood of our 2005 Alpine Avalanche and as with many Avalanche ammenities it's probably the cheapest model they could install and sort of sounds like a VW bug. He claims it embarasses him to honk it in public because he used it one day and the guy laughed at him. His birthday is in August, can anyone suggest an upgraded to our current tooter. It would have to be something installed as the current one is because he's never putting another hole in the roof again (long story) Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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Tiny:

Hadley and Grover make the manly ones. They can be purchased at most Heavy duty truck parts store. Or you can try the local Kenworth or Peterbilt dealer. Freightliner dealers also.
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Thanks, I didn't realize they made horns other than air horns. I'll check it out.

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Better yet, get a set of train horns. No one will laugh when you use those :sorry They are the "Tim Allen" of horns.

Seriously, Hadley and Grover are air horns. Do you have just an electric horn behind the front cap?
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Yes, it's located just above the generator compartment under the front hood. I don't want air horns that have to be connected into the air system, just something that I can remove the old and attach the new ones yet have a sound that is deserving of a 40' coach.

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Old 08-01-2007, 05:12 PM   #7
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You can do a google search on "12V horn dB" and find a lot of examples that include their sound level specs. Stuff in the 115 area or above is loud enough. I sent some 118 dB units to Iraq for a unit doing traffic control work, to replace the girly horn in their hummer, and they said it was just right to command some respect. Those were 24V, but I see loud stuff in the 12V range also.
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Hella makes some loud horns. Two give you a nice tone.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I found a local truck accessory dealer and the guys there were trhilled to help me get LOUD. It's all installed and ready to TOOT on his birthday this week. Hope he likes his loud surprise.

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