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Old 11-21-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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Cool Dinette seat belts

My 2004 Monaco Monarch doesn't have seat belt on dinnete benches. Shoul I put some to somebody sit while Im driving.

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Old 11-21-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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You shouldn't, but everyone does. We have a large RV dealer around home that claims it's safer to be unbelted in a motorhome unless your in the front two seats.

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Old 11-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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Do not know your layout but are you sure you do not have seat belts? On my previous motorhomes and trailers, some had the belts under the wood platform that the seat sits on. Just a thought.............ronspradley
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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We, too, found the seatbelts stuffed under the cushion between the backboard & the seat frame. Although there were only belts for the forward facing seat, not the rearward one. Something about it not being legal to have belted passengers facing the rear.

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Old 11-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
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My benches facing both ways each have two belts. I'm a little confused tho about not buckling up in the back. I have grandchildren that ride with us and I always have them buckled at the dinette table. Guess I need to do some research.
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Seat belt safety is a very complex issue.. The Dinette benches are in "front" of a hard (usually wood) table, Not the best place to be when a Motor home gets slapped around.. You should have at least 2 belts in the "J" couch, nothing in front of it but air, a way better place to be (normally) of course there are always special cases where the above is wrong.

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Old 11-22-2011, 05:46 PM   #7
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Like NLOVNIT posted. Seat belts for forward facing people only. Rear facing people run the risk of breaking a neck or back.

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