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Old 08-19-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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I have the regular spartan horn that works, anemic little noise for such a big coach. Where can I get my airhorn fixed? Hubby thought its just a solenoid but no time to fix it. DD and I want to be able to HONK the sucker!!
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:35 AM   #2
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More info regarding what you have? Is this a coach equipped with air brakes, or does the horn depend on an electric compressor?
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:20 AM   #3
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I have airbrakes but I'm pretty sure the motorhome has a separate little compressor. Husband hasn't had time to look at it.
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If you have air brakes you shouldn't have or need another air compressor. Although if the horns were added later by an owner they might not have wanted to tie into the air system.
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Time to get hubby (or somebody?) to look at it. No easy answers on this problem - not until more is known at least....
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Most air horns are simple, tank holds air and a pressure valve and a compressor to fill the tank, an electric solenoid lets air loose to horn, innards of horn vibrate---noise. If you have air brakes then that is the most likely set up.

You say your horn works so then some air is getting to it, if there is a pressure guage and it says you have enough pressure then I suspect the innards of the horn need to be replaced or fixed by cleaning. Horn manufacturers often sell kits to do just that so contact the manufacturer or go on line and see what is said about your horn.
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I replaced the thin clear plastic inside the horn with some of like thickness. It's been working for over 10 years like that.
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When I do a search for a Spartan Horn I get nothing but vintage Spartons or after market electric or with electric compressors. OOOOgha horns stuff like that and some vintage Model A horns. You must have an after market horn? Is this on the roof or under the hood?

IF so they are fairly inexpensive. Fixing, haven't a clue about these horns but you would not lose much just to take it apart and see what is inside.

If it is under the hood you can replace it with Hadley 5 inch electrics dual tones and have a very respectable, loud horn. I use those when i want to be polite and use my air horn when nothing else will say what I want to say.
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I have the regular spartan horn that works, anemic little noise for such a big coach. Where can I get my airhorn fixed? Hubby thought its just a solenoid but no time to fix it. DD and I want to be able to HONK the sucker!!
Let's back up for just a second...

First, what is the make, model and year of your coach.

Look around on the Dash to see if there's a switch labelled "City/Highway". On my Spartan chassis there are two horns controlled by this switch. When switched to "City", and anemic electric horn is activated. It is really whimpy!!! If "Highway" is selected, the Hadley Bully air horn goes off ... and it really makes an impression!

I have also seen coaches that have two separate buttons. The button in the center of the wheel works an electric horn, a button on the dash works the air horns. I've seen this setup on a older Holiday Ramlber Imperial on a Spartan chassis.

Please go check the above and report back. Maybe we can do something from there.
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The OP has a Winnebago Sightseer 27' according to their Public profile. Not sure what year, also not sure at 27' that it would be diesel ( but what do I know)? If it is gas it most likely does not have onboard air.

After looking at that I searched Spartan for horns and came up with sparton, Wolo and all that kind of horn.

So more information would help.
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The OP has a Winnebago Sightseer 27' according to their Public profile. Not sure what year, also not sure at 27' that it would be diesel ( but what do I know)? If it is gas it most likely does not have onboard air.

After looking at that I searched Spartan for horns and came up with sparton, Wolo and all that kind of horn.

So more information would help.
Gotcha... I saw Spartan and immediately went diesel. My guess is - at 27 foot - we're talking about a gas chassis with no native onboard compressor.

To the OP. I'M GUESSING HERE, but to get what you want, you're probably going to need something like this... Hadley Horns on Amazon

Looking at the price, you've got to ask... "Is the juice worth the squeeze?"
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Try the boating industry. They have all kinds of similar horns.
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