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Old 12-29-2012, 12:08 PM   #43
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If mounted on the roof, I have to wonder how well they would work after driving a few hours in a hard rain. Seems they would fill with water. My Hadley horns have covers over the front to prevent this.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #44
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If mounted on the roof, I have to wonder how well they would work after driving a few hours in a hard rain. Seems they would fill with water. My Hadley horns have covers over the front to prevent this.

I would think 2 or 3 short blasts should expel the water out of the horn diaphragm chamber, maybe worth a try..
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:45 PM   #45
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One would think they'd have drain holes in them....
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #46
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after a five second blast on those loco horns , I would be so deaf I would never
hear the crash ..
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #47
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I for one think these would look silly on Your motorhome!!! However if You send them to Me ,I'll mount them on My 1975 FMC and use them up!!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #48
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Anybody up for 'speriment time?

Who's willing to go outside right now and lay on the air horn for 15 seconds while watching the air tank guages?

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Go back to the first post and look at that expression on the face of the guy who got the horns for Christmas. You gotta smile at his smile and the expression on his face as he holds(embraces) those puppies. You just know those bad boys will be hooked up real soon Sure hope he shows a photo and maybe a sound video?
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Really great set of horns.My vote goes to the ROOF for sure.Good LUCK and many safe travels
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Hide them in the genny compartment. The element of surprise is the on your side.
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I get to play onct in a while on an RS3 with Nathan three chimes and they seldom have any problem with the tons of winter rain we get here in the Pacific North Wet. The first split second is a wet sounding thhhhhhh sound and then loud loud noise, as only a Nathan can make.
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This could be a viable solution:

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Boy, this was a LOT of work, but I finally got my train horns installed.

I had to wait for the weather to break and we've not had many good weekends in this part of the country. That said, the install took much longer than I anticipated.

My original Hadley's are mounted with a bolt through the top on the outside, and another nut/washer that is attached to the air nipple on the bottom side of the roof. This as it turns out, is almost impossible to access once the motorhome is built. It is between the fiberglass roof cap and the headliner. In my unit, you cannot remove the headliner without removing all the overhead cabinets in the front and perhaps even not then. It appears that the roof sits on top of the headliner, but it's hard to tell. What I finally had to do was remove one of my front stereo speakers and reach through the hole. Still the hole was not big enough and the angle was not there for me to be able to stick my arm inside to reach the bolt. I DID manage to finally get a pair of vice grips connected to the bolt, then had to go on the roof and unscrew the horns from the top.

Long story short, after losing my vice grips in the ceiling and breaking the air line, I installed the new horns on the roof, sealed up everything and quit for the weekend.

On Friday, I restarted the project. This involved pushing new air line down from the roof into the ceiling area. Then, I managed to grab the end of the new air line with my awning rod and drew it to the speaker hole. Then, I took the existing air line, cut that clean and installed a coupler and clamps. I buttoned everything down and really wanted to test it, but sitting in my neighborhood would NOT have been a good idea. I started the motorhome and gave the horn just a tap. I heard a peep from the roof, so I knew everything was connected. I was worried that the existing air line would not be big enough. The horns require a larger line than the Hadley's (which was a 1/4"). I figured worse case, I'd have to just replace the entire line which would not have been that difficult compared to what I'd already been through. Incidentally, I used my existing air solenoid and not the one provided by the horn manufacturer.

So....later that evening I took her for a drive. I waited until I was on the interstate ramp and nobody was really around for the test. I layed down on the horn and for a moment, silence. Then, the most gawdawful horn sound you've ever heard. Holy crap, pass the Tylenol. These things are LOUD! My little beagle stared at me like "what the heck was that"?

Okay, I'm happy. They ARE loud, and it DOES sound just like a train. And they look pretty cool too.
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Okay, I'm happy. They ARE loud, and it DOES sound just like a train. And they look pretty cool too.
Looks like they will make good Love Bug catchers in Florida also.
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