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mkiidaddy

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Posted: 06/11/18 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all,

First post here... thanks in advance for your wisdom & advice.

We are a family of four looking to downsize from 3,000+ sqft house to a smaller house & Class A motor-home combo. Sort of a "Home base + travel home" type arrangement.

Mom/Dad have 8+ years experience living/traveling on sailboats, so limited space living is not a mystery.

We have owned & camped in a popup and really enjoyed it.

Our biggest hangup with the Class A type is the lack of proper safety for our 5 & 9 year old children.

Question is simple. Does any company make a 2+2 type arrangement with 2 front seats + 2 proper forward facing back seats, all with OEM installed seatbelts/anchors?

Ideally, the back 2 seats would swivel freely all the way to face the back of the coach.

I did search the forum before asking, but this is a tough question to nail down with an accurate search.

Thanks, and looking forward to learning & eventually contributing.

Mike

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Posted: 06/11/18 06:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMHO the terms “proper safety” and “motorhome” just don’t belong in the same sentence.

A typical class A motorhome has the crash resistance of an egg, it’s really strong, until it’s not.

Do a little research on school bus design, you’ll see what I mean. The floor is high so a car colliding with it goes under the children, not into them.

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Well, yes I pretty much agree [emoticon]

2nd option is 5th wheel setup, but we'd like to consider both if the 2+2 Class A is something that exists.

Thanks for the reply,

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MitchF150

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Not that I've ever seen.. Once past the 2 front seats, you might see belts on the couch that's up front, but pretty much, in MH and Limo's anything past the 2 front seats is just like a "bus".. Heck, you can have open containers in the rear part of MH and limos as long as it's all "personal" transportation.

Do public buses or even school buses have seat belts?

What you are looking for is one of those 12 passenger vans that have belts for every passenger.. Then tow a nice TT to be your "house"..

Good luck!

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Any high end and high $$$$$ diesel Couch that you have build will have what you want. Can't say I have seen off the shelf models that will have what you might want. Have you search and how much are looking at spending over a few hundred thousands.

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Posted: 06/11/18 06:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

in 07 we looked at a safari by Monaco that had quad seating up front. That's the only one I recall seeing.


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Posted: 06/11/18 06:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For the last few years all motorhome manufacturers have installed seatbelts on the sofa. If there's a loveseat it's hit or miss.


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Lwiddis

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Posted: 06/11/18 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Safer in a truck pulling a 5er.


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I think if you want four seats in a Class A, it will be a custom installation.
Our 96 Southwind has a seat behind the front passenger seat. It swivels and will turn to the front.
If I wanted a forth seat, I would have to remove the couch. Losing the couch would not be acceptable to me.

Most Class A units are designed for two people. So, you will probably be looking at some custom work and probably losing something.
Only you can decide if it's worth the trade.

But, I think it is a neat idea. The kids could see the country while traveling rather than staring at phones or computer screens.
I hope you find what you need. Enjoy your travels.

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Posted: 06/11/18 07:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our 2011 Georgetown has 2 belted seats as part of the dinette. One faces front the other rear across the table behind the drivers seat.


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