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Old 04-04-2016, 08:19 AM   #1
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Automotive horns are not loud enough!!

We had an incident where the people stepping out in from of us on I81 did NOT hear the horn, had a big rig next to us and a tailgator! No where to go! Missed the driver by inches. This was in the first week of owning this rig last year, missfiring, backfiring, in general having a tough time with it when this happened. The 1987 Southwind we traded this for while in FL needed to go away, leaked badly! Only owned it for 2 months and had not had time to check it out before heading out for vacation.

When I got home, I made it my cause to make sure this did not happen again.

I do not have on board air and was not interested in installing it on a 15 year old rig. Fiamm makes a direct replacement twin trumpet horn that fits the bill.

Acoustic Devices - Airtone Stainless Steel Horns - FIAMM

Bought it here.

Electric Powered Air Horn Set, 7555014, Fiamm

Then bought another for my wife's Grand Cherokee! Loud clear and no compressor!
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The horn on our CRV sounds like one of those squeeze bulb horns we had on bicycles when I was a kid!
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I have replaced OEM horns with ones from Wolo Bad Boy horns. Some models fit in place of stock horn. All much louder.
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I have replaced OEM horns with ones from Wolo Bad Boy horns. Some models fit in place of stock horn. All much louder.
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Wolo makes loud horns at a cheap price. Excellent upgrade to any vehicle.
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We had an incident where the people stepping out in from of us on I81 did NOT hear the horn, had a big rig next to us and a tailgator! No where to go! Missed the driver by inches. This was in the first week of owning this rig last year, missfiring, backfiring, in general having a tough time with it when this happened. The 1987 Southwind we traded this for while in FL needed to go away, leaked badly! Only owned it for 2 months and had not had time to check it out before heading out for vacation.

When I got home, I made it my cause to make sure this did not happen again.

I do not have on board air and was not interested in installing it on a 15 year old rig. Fiamm makes a direct replacement twin trumpet horn that fits the bill.

Acoustic Devices - Airtone Stainless Steel Horns - FIAMM

Bought it here.

Electric Powered Air Horn Set, 7555014, Fiamm

Then bought another for my wife's Grand Cherokee! Loud clear and no compressor!
Is there any delay with these? Most of the other horn reviews I've read say that it takes a second or two from when you mash the horn button until they have enough pressure to work.
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I think these are all electric, no air envolved in operation.
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I think these are all electric, no air envolved in operation.
Yep, their advertisement is a little misleading, they call them "Electric powered air horns", but there is NO air involved, it is a pure electric horn set!
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I think these are all electric, no air envolved in operation.
Thanks for the clarification
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No delay, no buildup, VERY embarrassing when the cats climb on the horn button at 11 PM in a quiet campground, THREE times. I pulled the wire from the relay...
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Those sound pretty cool (pun intended). Been wanting air horn capability for our gas Bounder. Looks like these would do just fine replacing the wimpy horn on the Ford.

Do you have pics of the install?

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I wondering how long it will be till someone decides to mount a set a steam horns from a cruise ship on their RV.
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Train horns always sounded good to me but, I'd get into trouble.
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OK, that's a HORN! I'd love putting that in my little Toyota Corolla. HAHAHAHA!
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