Originally Posted by Mr_D
Check the accident reports and look for RV's, you won't find many.
The first time I read that ... I made a read error, so the comment I won't make died on re-read.
There are many things you can do to offset the so called dangers.
Top heavy.. Well yes, so is a class C. So is a Ford SUV (Any ford SUV) Like the Lincoln Naavigators or the ford Explode...er, explorer. But with the proper suspension you can do wonders and a good STRONG sway bar offsets a lot of that "Top heavyness" of a class A.. What's more they are not as top heavy as many semi trucks.
You have no front end protection.. Same as a cab-over semi in fact.. Or many vans on the road today. True fact: I worked as a police dispatcher for 25 years. for 11 of those years we had access (direct access) to over 150 traffic cameras.. I'd watch cars tailgating each other.. How to tell if you are tailgating.
Find a mark (IE: shadow of a bridge) and when the car in front of you passes into the shadow start counting,,,, One thousand one, One thousand two.
Most cars I saw on the freeway did not get past One thousand one, Some did not make it all the way through the first 'One thousand"
If you hit the shadow before you finish two, you are tailgating.
With a motor home add one thousand three and perhaps even one thousand four. If it's raining or otherwise slippery add a couple more thousands.
Harder to drive epically when windy.... Again this is a suspension issue
Good sway bar (Controlls side to side rocking, like fans at a rock concert)
Pan-hard/Track Bars (two names, same bar) controls "Tail wag" (like a dog's tail wagging side to side).
And steering stablizers, which try to keep you going straight ahead and I almost NEVER notice wind when I'm driving this house. I often notice it in a smaller ride (Mini-van, SUV or car).
Good shocks help too. But yes, in very high winds, you do need to use a bit more care.
Here is another way to think of it.. I'm driving a ride with a base sticker price of 100,000. (rounded).. Mr, Numm skull is driving a 1,000 dollar beater.. Which is more dangerous? (Who has less to loose.. Right, Mr, Skull)