Train horns are a great addition to any semi-truck, providing a loud, powerful sound that can alert the attention of anyone nearby. But where do you mount the actual horn on your truck? To ensure the best possible results, there are certain guidelines to follow.
Front or Rear?
The first step in mounting your train horn is deciding whether you want to mount it in the front or rear of your truck. The front of your truck is best used for smaller horns that will be used mainly for warning pedestrians and other drivers. Larger air-powered horns should be placed in the rear of the semi-truck, since they require more power and need to be heard from further away.
The exact location of where you mount your train horn will depend on your preference and type of vehicle.
The general rule of thumb is to place it as high up as possible so that it is easily seen and heard from far away. On a semi-truck, it is best to mount it on the roof or at least as close as possible to provide maximum sound clarity. If mounting on the roof isn’t an option, then make sure to find a spot that is out of direct sunlight and away from water sources like rain gutters – this will ensure maximum performance and prevent rusting or corrosion over time.
Once you have found a suitable location for your train horn, you need to consider how it will be wired into your semi-truck’s electrical system. If you are using an air powered horn, then all you need is an air line running from the air tank to the horn itself – no wiring needed! However, if you are using an electric powered horn then you will need some basic wiring skills in order to connect it properly. Make sure that all connections are done safely and securely so that no accidents occur.
Mounting a train horn on a semi-truck can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. By following these guidelines, however, anyone can successfully install their own train horn with relative ease.
Make sure that you choose a location that is out of direct sunlight and away from water sources like rain gutters – this will ensure maximum performance over time while also preventing rusting or corrosion due to moisture build up. Additionally, consider how the horn will be wired into your electrical system – electric powered horns will require some basic wiring skills while air powered horns do not need any wiring whatsoever! With these tips in mind, anyone can successfully install their own train horn with minimal effort.