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Old 11-08-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Looking to up grade seat belts in my Class A

i have purchased a 2004 Coachman 300QB, i am looking to add up grade the seat belts presently the coach only has lap belts, i would like to add seat belts with a shoulder strap, i was informed that it may have been an option for this coach. can anyone direct me to how I may go about replacing the lap belts, with a seatbelt with a shoulder strap, my concern is the anchor bolt for the shoulder strap. any assistance would be grateful.
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It would have to be anchored into a steel carriage post attached to the frame rails. A magnet on the wall may detect if indeed there is a steel post in it. Then, you will have to investigate under the floor line for this post system being attched to the frame. Then by using a self-tapping bolt, you could secure the shulder strap bracket to the post.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:45 AM   #3
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In 2004 there was no option on shoulder belts in anything. It had them in it. There should be anchor bolts on the walls behind both driver and pass seats.

Google says shoulder belts became mandatory in 1967 by the NTSB.Wasnt mandatory to use them though.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:18 PM   #5
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You must have missed that story of the poor guy in a class a that hit a bridge stanchion or light pole or something. Anyway, it ripped away the section of sidewall that held the upper portion of his seat belt, and when it ripped away, it took him with it. He didn't live. I would be happy with lap belts in a class a.
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Could change your seats Cabrillo IS Captain's Chair
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Be very careful. If your rig is typical, the lap-belts are attached to the seat base. Hooking in a shoulder harness attached somewhere else in the vehicle structure could be hazardous.
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The captains chairs in our coach are not bolted down to any metal structure. They are simply bolted down to the wood floor. I've often wondered about how safe that is, considering that the lap belts are connected to the seat base which is simply bolted to the wood floor.

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The captains chairs in our coach are not bolted down to any metal structure. They are simply bolted down to the wood floor. I've often wondered about how safe that is, considering that the lap belts are connected to the seat base which is simply bolted to the wood floor.

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Not good. Mine go through the seat base and that is bolted to some good solid metal structure below. Bolted to wood floor will not last in a wreck. See if you can get some metal welded below to anchor the seat to.
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Not good. Mine go through the seat base and that is bolted to some good solid metal structure below. Bolted to wood floor will not last in a wreck. See if you can get some metal welded below to anchor the seat to.
You're right. I've been letting it slide. Not safe. I'll move it up to the top of the list.

It proves that there are no manufacturing standards with these rigs.
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