Are you like me, Too embarrassed to get horny?

Oct 29, 2016
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Ah thought that would drag you in and get your attention:D
Now as you know I dont live in Italy where its second nature to be on the horn all day every day when driving:rolleyes:
I have only used my Fiat horn twice in the last 16 months of van ownership,when being carved up and such like, but now I have felt the need to vent my anger and heard its horrible little emasculated peep, I am now too embarrassed to even think about using it.
I would like to fit a dual horn arrangement that sounds as any self respecting van horn should sound like, especially on a German van:)
I did think that being a premium MH brand that would politely ask Fiat to man up their horn arrangement, but thats not happened.
Any suggestions as to how I can rebuild my (sorry my vans) masculine ego? has anyone else found themselves (or their vans)wanting in this area?
But dont go too mad or ambitious please, Air Horns are a No No, as is Viagra:eek::)
Years ago I would have been on my bike to the nearest car breakers, and got change out of a tenner, but its probably E Bay nowadays.
Thanks aawffully
Les
 
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Jun 30, 2011
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Love the choice of words in this thread, any way can't help you but I've just shown this post to the wife and it did the trick, thank you so much Les.
 
Nov 4, 2011
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Keeps us informed as I’ve got that embarrassing problem too.
 
Apr 12, 2010
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I used to be embarrassed when horning. But after fitting a twin snail horn I feel fully manned up.
Phil
 
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My horn works you can ask the English van that nearly reversed into me at citi europe last week lol

Parked up for the night I had 3 empty bays to the right and 4 on the left and he would of hit my van if I had not sounded my horn then he had the cheek to give me the finger . He got the shock of his life when I when out and confronted him about the use of his finger ...........thats another story for later he won't do it again lol
 
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You may find that your feeble peep is because one of your duotone horns has died and just needs replacing. However, for the same sort of price you can regain your manly horniness with a Stebel Nautilus. I fitted one to my other toy recently....L O U D.

Jim
 
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Search ebay for compact air horn. The compressor is built into the horn, compact and loud.
They dont play a tune, just two tone. Cost about £10, Dont let the cost put you off, mine is now 9 years old and still as loud as ever.
 

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Get a secondary horn fitted (colonel bogie illegal for MOT test)
I have a old sounding claxon .does the job and gets attention :D
 
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I fitted snail horns to my toad , good and loud.
Have wanted to do the same with my Hymer but looking under the bonnet and quickly forgot the idea, looks impossible under there :eek:
 

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My horn works you can ask the English van that nearly reversed into me at citi europe last week lol

Parked up for the night I had 3 empty bays to the right and 4 on the left and he would of hit my van if I had not sounded my horn then he had the cheek to give me the finger . He got the shock of his life when I when out and confronted him about the use of his finger ...........thats another story for later he won't do it again lol
Seeing as the prescribed use of the horn in the Highway Code “is to make other drivers aware of you presence” your usage sounded spot on.

I hope you gave him a suitable “explanation.”
 
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Seeing as the prescribed use of the horn in the Highway Code “is to make other drivers aware of you presence” your usage sounded spot on.

I hope you gave him a suitable “explanation.”
I did but I never sounded the horn to be nasty or rude it was a warning , he would of hit my van if I did not sound the horn .

No idea what was going on in the van Lynne saw his wife grabbing and trying to turn the steering wheel .If he had just raised his hand and said sorry that would of been fine but he give me the finger as if I was in the wrong.
 

Minxy Girl

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The horn in our Fiat is more than loud enough ... it doesn't sound that loud inside but I can assure you that outside it is ... when we're out of the camper and the dog decides to press it everyone knows about it! :D
 
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Can't say that I have ever used my horn in anger - that's not what it's there for and brings into question the attitude of the driver. I have occasionally used it to warn another road user of my presence, as a short toot accompanied by a friendly wave, or on approaching a blind bend or emerging from a narrow driveway or alley with restricted visibility. A loud aggressive horn is the last thing I would want in those circumstances as it is more likely to encourage the wrong type of response.
 
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Minxy Girl

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@Deneb ... have you ever been to Italy? If not then you won't realise that you NEED a good horn there as there are so many idiots on the road.
 
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You may find that your feeble peep is because one of your duotone horns has died and just needs replacing. However, for the same sort of price you can regain your manly horniness with a Stebel Nautilus. I fitted one to my other toy recently....L O U D.

Jim
Another vote the Stebel, I fitted one to our last van - a VW Camper, and I have one in the garage to fit to our 'new' van - as soon as the rain stops!
 
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@Deneb ... have you ever been to Italy? If not then you won't realise that you NEED a good horn there as there are so many idiots on the road.
Yes I have, and I still never felt the need to use it in anger, only as an indication that I was there!

I'm not sure what using a horn to express anger or frustration achieves, other than the risk of escalating a situation to something even more undesirable. Having seen such situations develop to the extent that two otherwise normal members of society ended up in driving altercations involving assaults or in a few cases chasing and ramming each other off of the road and writing off both cars in the process I am left wondering what such aggression actually achieves.

I'll admit that I did sometimes get would up as a young driver, that's what youngsters do. But now I feel it is far more beneficial to my health and lack of stress to just take a deep breath and let the idiots get on with it. No skin off my nose and they'll probably eventually get their comeuppance when they pick on someone even more aggressive than them.
 
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