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Old 06-17-2016, 03:09 PM   #1
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Is there really only supposed to be one seat belt for the dinette? I have two kids that both need to be in car seats. They have to face forward so anywhere else isn't an option.


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Is there really only supposed to be one seat belt for the dinette? I have two kids that both need to be in car seats. They have to face forward so anywhere else isn't an option.


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Whether you have a Class A, Class C, or Class B RV, keep in mind that, manufacturers are ONLY required to comply to seat belt standards for the front passengers, not any rear occupants that may be traveling in the rig.

If you intend to carry children in your RV, always remember that child safety restraint systems should never be used in any rear-facing or bench-like seating.
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Whether you have a Class A, Class C, or Class B RV, keep in mind that, manufacturers are ONLY required to comply to seat belt standards for the front passengers, not any rear occupants that may be traveling in the rig.

If you intend to carry children in your RV, always remember that child safety restraint systems should never be used in any rear-facing or bench-like seating.

That's why I said anywhere else wasn't an option. I know they are not obligated, I was just surprised because my last two rentals not only had more room at the dinette allowing me to use my current car seats and not have to buy special slim versions, they also had two set of seatbelts, latch systems and rear tethers.

I fixed the problem for now. I removed the extensions and took both seat belts from the hid-a-bed and mounted them to the dinette bench.


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I fixed the problem for now. I removed the extensions and took both seat belts from the hid-a-bed and mounted them to the dinette bench.
How is this working for you? I have 3 in car seats and am also disappointed in the DX3 setup for this. I have tasked the wife with figuring this part out, but is there anything you have learned from this that might help us? Thanks!
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It's working OK. I took both belts from the hide-a-bed because they are shorter, used grade 8 bolts and a few very large fender washers to increase surface area. I also removed the springs from the seats and cut 3/4" birch for the base to stiffen them up. There is so much foam there they tend to be tippy so I bolted a U bracket to the top of the seat back that I attached the rear tether to. They car seat back started to wear through the pleather covering on the window shade so I had to fold over some micro fiber towels between the car seat back and window cover.

Hope this helps. Good luck.


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It's working OK. I took both belts from the hide-a-bed because they are shorter, used grade 8 bolts and a few very large fender washers to increase surface area. I also removed the springs from the seats and cut 3/4" birch for the base to stiffen them up. There is so much foam there they tend to be tippy so I bolted a U bracket to the top of the seat back that I attached the rear tether to. They car seat back started to wear through the pleather covering on the window shade so I had to fold over some micro fiber towels between the car seat back and window cover.

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Thanks! Did that really firm up the seat? I was thinking maybe it needed a firmer cushion, but if what you did works, that's great. I am hoping Dynamax can help me out here because I am not so handy and I think this is a design flaw that should warrant factory involvement.

Do you think you could take some photos of the tether anchors you made? No rush and thanks again!
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Thanks for the feedback guys. We are always monitoring this kind of feedback to improve our product for the future.
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