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Default Any thoughts/tips on roof mounting an air horn?

Spring is here and I'm straightening up my 99 ram 1500

Thinking about moving my airhorn from the lock box to the top of the cab and moving the compressor and solenoid to behind the drivers seat. Don't like the stuff being in the box and the metal box muffles the horn a bit.

I'm guessing when it comes down to it, drill holes threw the roof for the air hose and bolts, and seal it to prevent water from getting in and rusting. But what to use? Would regular silicon work?




Before anybody mentions it, it's not one of those super loud train horns, it's a nice deep throbbing fire engine horn. Only one currently, going to get a 2nd though
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I'd say it was a great way to get the attention of the local LEO's.
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leo's?

Best I can find, there are no laws against having an airhorn on a non-commercial vehicle. As long as used properly to avoid an accident, you wont get ticketed. Even a stock horn can get you a ticket for disturbing the peace if your honking it to try and annoy others for no reason.
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Best I can find, there are no laws against having an airhorn on a non-commercial vehicle. As long as used properly to avoid an accident, you wont get ticketed. Even a stock horn can get you a ticket for disturbing the peace if your honking it to try and annoy others for no reason.
You're correct about a regular horn getting you a ticket if misused but airhorns are a different matter. The purpose of airhorns on large commercial vehicles is because they take so much longer to come to a stop than normal vehicles at high speeds. However, airhorns almost universally break any local noise statute. So even if they're not specifically prohibited, using them is against the law. In many cases, even commercial vehicles are prohibited from using airhorns in local areas.

So while, in your opinion, you may use your airhorn properly, you are still probably breaking the law using it. If an airhorn was necessary to avoid an accident all vehicles would be fitted with them. Simply, that's not the case. Your probably just as likely to cause an accident with an airhorn as you are to avoid one.

So, my point about attracting local LEO's with them mounted on the roof is this: since using them usually against the law letting the police know you have them isn't necessarily a good idea. Does it mean you'll get a ticket, no but do you really want to advertise?
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I think it would turn into a nice water blowing horns in conditions and good luck on sealing the hoses. You"ll have heat shrink and cold cracking and you'll never be sure where you're at until it's to late or you routinely reseal.
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jdvel, semi's avoid those issues pretty easily
The air hose can be attached right in the middle of the bottom of the rear mounting bracket on many air horns, so it basically goes right threw the cab roof and is never exposed to the outside elements. Sealing the mounting points would keep water out of the cab itself.


Highland, you have good points. Guess I wont mount it on the roof, thanks for the input. I might try again to find some space in the engine compartment for the horn and try to run the air hose into the cab for the compressor.
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Could they be mounted behind the grill?
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Nah, if I recall, it wont fit there.
Maybe behind the front bumper.
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There is nothing, and I repeat, NOTHING illegal about air horns on non-comercial vehicles. Hence why I can install one, direct from manufacturer, on my Harley.
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stick them under the hood, slightly pointed towards the transmission, so they don't gather moisture, the radiator bracket is a good place to mount them
you don't need 100 dbs to get every ones attention
do not use Train Horns, you would be asking for a ticket
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