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AikenRacer

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Posted: 05/24/20 02:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just looking for opinions. If you guys are travelling with say a 2 year old, are you belting the car seat into the sofa? Just wondering about the sideways position of the car seat. How about a 10 year old, do you have them belted on the sofa or what? Just searching for some safe options for future travels.


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Posted: 05/24/20 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They get belted regardless of where they set. They do not get in the front seat unless they are tall enough.

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Posted: 05/24/20 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You do the best you can to make people safe in a motorhome. There is no perfect place to put kids in a MH. The chances of getting in a terminal wreck in a Class A MH is relatively small. IF you have them buckled in the side facing sofa, with pillows perhaps to their left or right, then you have done the best you can do. If you get hit in the rear, if you run into somebody you will be oK. If you run off the edge of the road into a ditch and all H breaks loose I’m not sure anybody is going to come out unscathed. Again, do the best you can and drive like you have kids in the car.


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Posted: 05/24/20 04:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thor Motor Coach recommends installing the child safety seat in the forward facing booth dinette position.
For rear-facing child seats and infant carriers, the dinette table can be placed in the "down" position to allow adequate room for the rear facing child seat.
If your motorhome is not equipped with a forward facing booth dinette seat, we recommend that small children that require a child seat not be transported in a motorhome.

This is from the THOR manual and is over the top "cover your a$$".

The post above has it covered. Drive with care and best of luck.

* This post was edited 05/24/20 09:29pm by GPWayne *

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Posted: 05/25/20 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought seatbelts at advanced auto And install them in my dinette right to the floor frame under the seat You lower the table and put the seat right up against the cushion facing whatever which way you need to It works great you can still lay on the dinette when traveling with the child There is no perfect solution But do your best to make it safe


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Ed C

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Children should be in forward facing seats! I was a Trooper and also a PI and have seen cases in which young children were killed from the force of a side impact (T-Bone). The car seats were not damaged but they didn't prevent sideways movement of the neck. Of course very small children should be in rear facing car-seats


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