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Old 08-10-2018, 07:14 PM   #1
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Do you feel safe in your class A?

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This accident happened in the city limits of Anchorage, AK, at approximately 4:00 AM, at a relatively low low speed (reportedly less than 50 mph). Unfortunately, the driver of the class A was critically injured.

The accident generated some discussion up here about the safety of class A motorhomes.

I don't believe class A's are inherently unsafe. We drove a Newmar for many years and I never had any safety concerns. But I acknowledge that when it comes to frontal impact accidents the class A does not offer much protection to the occupants in the cab. That's always been a major criticism of the class A.

So the question is: Do you feel safe in your class A?
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Thatís one reason I consider a super c (as well as a class dp) for my next rig.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:20 PM   #3
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Yes, we do. Love the view.
What caused there rapid deceleration ?

My hopes and prayers to the accident person.

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Yes, I feel very safe. I see Smart Cars driving around. THAT looks scary. I feel safer in the driver's seat of my class A than I do is the saddle of my motorcycle.
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Given 90% or more time driving is spent at highway speeds, I assume in a frontal collision I will be severely injured or killed and try to drive accordingly.
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At least the drivers door remained latched.
i have a couple questions:

1. Old tag axle bounder?
2. How did the RV drive straight into the pole?


I hope the driver has a quick and full recovery
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My dynasty has a steel front cage but it is not a roll bar hit solid in windshield area you are in trouble I have seen a cement block thru windshield major injurys.
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More info: The collision occurred at an intersection. The other vehicle involved was a pickup truck. The collision sent the class A into the light pole.The driver of the pickup was not injured as badly as the driver of the RV.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:12 PM   #9
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2 injured, 1 critically in early morning Anchorage crash

RV and pickup collided.
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But TonyMac, Smart Car may look scary but get very high safety ratings in crash tests, Five Stars from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
https://www.thoughtco.com/overview-o...t-cars-1203807
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We have towed 2 Smartcars and they are extremely safe. I worked at a dealership and we had 1 broadside by a F250 they towed the F250 and drove the Smartcar into the dealership for repairs. We had to sell ours when my mother gave up driving and we needed the rear seat. She seemed to think the space behind the seats was not comfortable, but what can you expect from a 95 year old. LOL

Edit: Forgot yes I feel pretty safe, you can get injured in any accident. Some low speed are worse than high speed so many variables.
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At least the drivers door remained latched.
i have a couple questions:

1. Old tag axle bounder?
2. How did the RV drive straight into the pole?


I hope the driver has a quick and full recovery


Looks like a Holiday Rambler
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Having been in a accident in a car with the jersey barrier at about 50mph, I do not consider 50mph to be a low speed accident.
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Driving at 4AM...... Hummm are the bars still open after midnight?
What the hell was she driving around at 4AM in the morning?
Bordello on wheels?
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