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Default C Class RV E450--- K5LA---Install

Hi all thought its time to start posting the progress made so far in between being pulled in 3 other directions by the wife n kids

First off had to fit the small 8 gallon tank


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Then i could fit the 12 gallon tank








Next up was to make a H plate to mount the horn













Excuse the bolts used below still got to get some decent ones !!!




Thats it so far and being a bank hol weekend not going to be home much either
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Nice job bro. You gonna face the horns forward?
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Woot! 20 gallons!
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Thats a BIG 10-4 dixie chopper facing forwards
I know some have them pointing at the floor or curb but has anyone tried them facing rearward ?? im thinking it would sound a bit wrong??

OHH YEAH 20Gallons
I remember when i started looking at k5 kits etc they all came with a 5 gallon tank which i though was a bit small
So i asked bryan on here what he got out of his 12 tank which he did and he also filmed it which i am still greatfull for thanks again bryan
So when i found RHT did one with an 8 gallon i still had to get me 12 gallon tank
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Nice work so far. That's one heavy duty bracket you made there! Have you worked out how much they'll be protruding from underneath? Don't make them too visible for outsiders (might be a bit tempting for a 5 finger discount given their scarcity in the UK).
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20 gallons should get you plenty of honking time. Mine face the rear and some face down. Not sure how they sound outside but they're loud as hell inside!! You have a nice install going buddy keep up the good work and give updates!

Just curious, what do trains in Europe use for horns? DBO said Nathans are scarce, just wondering what trains there use? Maybe a dumb question but had to ask
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Nice install!

Trust me, my K3LA points straight down and I'm heard at 1.5 miles. Any direction you point them, people will hear you and move.



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Nice work so far. That's one heavy duty bracket you made there! Have you worked out how much they'll be protruding from underneath? Don't make them too visible for outsiders (might be a bit tempting for a 5 finger discount given their scarcity in the UK).
Cheers DBO yeah it is a bit but dont want a lesser duty one snapping/cracking and losing those bad boys!!! hopefully they wont be visable at all as my main concern was to get them higher than the towbar.

Just curious, what do trains in Europe use for horns? DBO said Nathans are scarce, just wondering what trains there use? Maybe a dumb question but had to ask
Hi dixie chopper i honestly dont know apart from there two tone
And i think DBO is refering more to K3-K5LA's

Cheers MarineOne
1.5 miles i can live with that but hoping for a bit more

Havent much to update as had man flu etc but started on the compressor
install




Why do they put these crap headed bolts in the kit



Ah thats better



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Nice to see that you are going to properly fill those 20 gallons.
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I wanna hear them things in London!!! I'm actually a little bit Jel!
I got a confirmed 5 miles outta my rear facing K3's down at Southend

I will be watching this intstall
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