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Old 08-16-2014, 11:37 AM   #1
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Hello. Does anyone know if you can get safety ratings for class A's? Specifically the FR Charleston.

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Old 08-16-2014, 11:50 AM   #2
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Are you saying like crash tests for cars? If so I have never seen a crash test on an RV.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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Yes. Crash tests....wondering why they don't have. Thanks anyway.
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:46 PM   #4
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I can't imagine anyone wants or I should say is willing to crash test a 250000$ MH. That said they are not safe. They are full of projectiles that will be flying all over the place. That huge windshield might slow you down as you pass through it but it's going to hurt.
The good news is there are not a lot of accidents in MH's. Most people don't wear seatbelts unless seating in the drivers seat.
Just drive careful and enjoy.


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Old 08-21-2014, 06:07 PM   #5
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...Most people don't wear seatbelts unless seating in the drivers seat...
IMO, that is a total disregard for personal safety.
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In a car everyone wears a seatbelt. In the MH it's not always practical. In fact we only have seat belts for the driver and co pilot.


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[QUOTE=Phil57;684815]In a car everyone wears a seatbelt. In the MH it's not always practical. In fact we only have seat belts for the driver and co pilot.

Don't get caught in BC Canada without a seatbelt for every passenger and everyone buckled up while moving. You may be sending people home on the bus if you get caught and not have enough belts for everyone.
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In a car everyone wears a seatbelt. In the MH it's not always practical. In fact we only have seat belts for the driver and co pilot.



Don't get caught in BC Canada without a seatbelt for every passenger and everyone buckled up while moving. You may be sending people home on the bus if you get caught and not have enough belts for everyone.

Ok. I don't plan on a trip there soon and when we do it will just be the two of us safely buckled and driving safely. Or it will be me driving buckled in and my wife taking a nap in the bed with no seat belt. Living on the edge.


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Looks like I'll just buy as big as I can so I have the advantage, keep everyone belted in....
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...The good news is there are not a lot of accidents in MH's... .
Studies relative to motorcycle safety have shown that in general, accidents depend upon your vehicle being seen, and being seen is in turn dependent upon whether or not you are perceived as a threat (police car, cement truck, big bus, etc.). I flat tow a Honda Fit (big step down from the diesel truck I used to tow a trailer with), and when I'm driving the Honda, I get no respect on the road whatsoever. On the other hand, in the motorhome, even motorists in NJ pay attention to my presence - not out of politeness, but because I am perceived as a threat.
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