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Old 06-07-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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Just wondering how many out there have been in a an accident in the motorhome or trailer? I've always hoped that having such a large footprint would make you easier to see and less likely to get hit by other motorists. Just wondering if that is really the case. We just bought a class c and the wife is worried about the kids riding in it since it only has lap belts. Are accidents in motorhomes or rv's common? How many people have in one while driving?
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:45 PM   #2
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Just wondering how many out there have been in a an accident in the motorhome or trailer? I've always hoped that having such a large footprint would make you easier to see and less likely to get hit by other motorists. Just wondering if that is really the case. We just bought a class c and the wife is worried about the kids riding in it since it only has lap belts. Are accidents in motorhomes or rv's common? How many people have in one while driving?
You have size and weight to your advantage. Wouldn't worry about it anymore than if you were in an accident involving a small sub compact and you riding in a Lincoln or Cadillac in comparison.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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I read about them occasionally, but I don't know anyone personally that has ever had an accident on a roadway with any type of camper/motorhome. I understand the concern, and realize anytime I head out on public roadways there is always risk, I choose to enjoy myself rather than stew about it though.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
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Just wondering how many out there have been in a an accident in the motorhome or trailer? I've always hoped that having such a large footprint would make you easier to see and less likely to get hit by other motorists. Just wondering if that is really the case. We just bought a class c and the wife is worried about the kids riding in it since it only has lap belts. Are accidents in motorhomes or rv's common? How many people have in one while driving?
I have seen two accident's than involved semis sitting on the side of the freeway, one in the middle of the day the other happened about 4 am.
In both cases the truck on the side of the road had it's hazard lights going and was hit by another semi, in both cases one driver was killed out right.
Yes you do have size so you MAY only get hurt but you are still invisible to those who are not paying attention.
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I am guessing that a good portion of accidents is caused by the drivers themselves and when you drive an 'over sized vehicle' you drive more defensive and alert. Am I right?

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Over the past week I have driven over 1600 miles, I have spent two night in rest areas and one overnight in a CG because I know my limits.
Yes I do drive more defensively when hooked to the lite, there are three of us in the truck right now and my job is to get the three of us home safe.
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...Yes you do have size so you MAY only get hurt but you are still invisible to those who are not paying attention.
And therefore you have absolutely no control over the situation. So just go on your way and be observant and try to avoid those situations is all you can humanly do.
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