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Old 03-25-2013, 12:49 PM   #21
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I'd have to imagine that a motorhome's suspension is a lot more substantial - and comfortable - than a travel trailer's, and a motorhome is designed to carry passengers at speed. I'm not sure a travel trailer is designed to meet those highway passenger standards. Just my speculation.
I am assuming that you are speaking from a safety point in a collision when you say a MH is designed to carry pax at speed.

If So, then what features are build into a MH to protect pax other than the driver and right side pax occupant?

Not sure, but I don't think the couches have seat belts.
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I am assuming that you are speaking from a safety point in a collision when you say a MH is designed to carry pax at speed.

If So, then what features are build into a MH to protect pax other than the driver and right side pax occupant?

Not sure, but I don't think the couches have seat belts.
Good question. I'm not sure either. I guess I'm just thinking that MH's might be more substantially built, and not as reliant upon light-weight materials as a lot of travel trailers are. I wonder if - even without the seatbelt factor - that might make MH's a little safer for occupants than light-weight trailers.
Again, I don't have a motor home, and I don't really know. Just wondering.
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I see that most states require you to carry flares or reflective signs. Everyone has them - right?

I bought some nice triangle reflective signs a while back. Luckily, they are still in the box.
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Just ride in a trailer/5w around a parking lot with speed bumps. That should be your answer.
Yeah, last year my boys wanted to ride in the trailer on the way home. I told them it wasn't safe, etc- but they didn't believe me. So I let them ride in the back from the campsite to the dump station. They very quickly scrambled back into the truck.


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I see that most states require you to carry flares or reflective signs. Everyone has them - right?
As long as bottle rockets qualify as flares- yes.
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Good question. I'm not sure either. I guess I'm just thinking that MH's might be more substantially built, and not as reliant upon light-weight materials as a lot of travel trailers are. I wonder if - even without the seatbelt factor - that might make MH's a little safer for occupants than light-weight trailers.
Again, I don't have a motor home, and I don't really know. Just wondering.
I imagine you're right- it's a vehicle that is designed to have people carried in them. Makes sense.

But- I also believe that they have to have seat belts and those seat belts have to be anchored to be secure up to x-hundreds/thousands of pounds of force or something.

I still wonder- from the MH crowd, is it common to move around while the coach is in motion? Or is it, sit down, buckle in and stay there? (No judgement- just curious. My wife commonly had to unbuckle and turns around to deal with the back seat.)
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Actually I believe that Motorhomes do have seat belts in the couches.
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Actually I believe that Motorhomes do have seat belts in the couches.
I'm not sure if they do or not - guess I'll check my friends Monaco next time I am in it.
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You can always let DW know you're going out to check something important at CW. Inspect the MH there to see if couches have seat belts and drool over the new TT in stock. And whatever they on sale inside their store
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I'm not sure if they do or not - guess I'll check my friends Monaco next time I am in it.
Yes they arre required to have a seat belt for each sleeping position provided. Yes we get up underway, not a good idea though.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:39 PM   #32
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I am assuming that you are speaking from a safety point in a collision when you say a MH is designed to carry pax at speed.

If So, then what features are build into a MH to protect pax other than the driver and right side pax occupant?

Not sure, but I don't think the couches have seat belts.
Our previous RV was a Class C and it had seat belts in the dinette, and the couch, as well as the swivel chair. I loved sitting at the dinette when we traveled! Plus it put me closer to the coldies and the bathroom!
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #33
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Our previous RV was a Class C and it had seat belts in the dinette, and the couch, as well as the swivel chair. I loved sitting at the dinette when we traveled! Plus it put me closer to the coldies and the bathroom!
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I'm not sure if they do or not - guess I'll check my friends Monaco next time I am in it.
Seat belts or not, I think I'd rather take a hit from another vehicle in a motorhome as opposed to a light-weight trailer. It seems to me now that I have seen floorplans of MH's that show criss-crossed seatbelts on the couches. If I had them I'd certainly wear 'em while moving.
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^^^ I do recall seeing pictures of a travel trailer that got hit by a mid-sized SUV. The SUV all but ended up inside of the TT. Pretty scary stuff.
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Driving down the road one day came upon an accident. TT hit by another vehicle. TT was just the base frame. Everything else was scattered across the road. Scary.
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No way would I put a loved one back there......... it is reserved for the mother in-law and sister in-law.
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No way would I put a loved one back there......... it is reserved for the mother in-law and sister in-law.
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Our HM has seat belts two up front and some for the couches.
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