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Old 07-28-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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3170DS and 3010DS Seatbelts

How many seat belts are in these motorhomes?
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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I have a 2015 3170ds. Counting the 2 front seats, there are 8.

2 in front for driver and passenger
2 on couch driver side
2 on couch passenger side (kids center)
2 at the table. We do not have the U dinette option. We have booth-bench seating. Seat belts are only on forward facing seats. The other seat should not be used when moving.

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Old 07-28-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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I have a total of 9 in my 3170. It came with 7, then I had a dealer install two more in the bunk area.


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Perfect! Not sure which model I like better at this point. Still in the very early stages of looking. Thanks!
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I am looking at better ways to arrange the seat belts for kids/Grandkids. They really aren't very well configured for small kids or for car seat installation. As an example there is no way to clip the top security clip of a car seat on either the bench or the couch seating. Any safety organization inspecting car seat installation in a Forest River Class C would give it a failing grade. I have the Forester 3051.
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Luckily, we're past the car seat phase, and just in the booster seat phase.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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The problem generally applies to everyone strapped in, but is of most concern with small children. Even with a booster seat your only options are to strap in sideways on a couch or forward with a hard dinette table stopping any abrupt movement. To me a child facing rearward on the dinette bench seems a safer alternative, but they don't install seat belts on that side of the bench. As new owners, we have not traveled with grandchildren yet, so I'll face this challenge later.
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I am looking at better ways to arrange the seat belts for kids/Grandkids. They really aren't very well configured for small kids or for car seat installation. As an example there is no way to clip the top security clip of a car seat on either the bench or the couch seating. Any safety organization inspecting car seat installation in a Forest River Class C would give it a failing grade. I have the Forester 3051.
If you pull the rear cushion off the dinette there should be head tethers there for the top clip.

There is no testing/design for a side or rear facing seat. Putting them on would be just for show.
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Are the cushions suppose to be removed when using the rear tether for the forward facing seat? Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:17 PM   #10
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How many belts? Always should be the same number as advertised to sleep.
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