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Old 03-20-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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Researching shoulder belt

Hi we have decided to upgrade to a class A. I test drove one that had the shoulder belt connected to wall. Then looking at videos notice some come from the back of the seat. Which is better, more comfortable and safer.
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I cannot answer the safety question. I can say that all the diesel pushers I've been inside have seat belts in the captain chairs, and seat belts at the dinette and sofas anchored to the floor.
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A shoulder belt , with a retractor in the seat back, requires the seat back be stronger and the hinges have better locks to retain their adjustment in the event of a crash.
I've had P/Us with both types and found the belts mounted to the truck body more comfortable ; maybe because of my height; the seat back type was always tight over my shoulder.
Safety wise , because of the M/H's swivel seat, I'd trust the wall mount to keep me and the seat, restrained in the event of accident.
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My gut reaction is that the seatbelt secured to the side wall frame would be better but they both have to meet the same safety standards. However, the integral belts are much easier to deal with when turning and moving the captains chairs once parked.
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The one's connected to the seat back are definitely more convenient and comfortable than those attached to the wall. They have to meet the same minimum requirement to pass safety standards, but having seen what happens to the wall in an accident, I'd think the integral seat belt would be better than one attached to the wall that may not be there after the crash.
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The one's connected to the seat back are definitely more convenient and comfortable than those attached to the wall. They have to meet the same minimum requirement to pass safety standards, but having seen what happens to the wall in an accident, I'd think the integral seat belt would be better than one attached to the wall that may not be there after the crash.

Well if the wall isn't there after the crash it probably doesn't really matter which one you have.


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Thank you all for the answeres. I guess I will test drive both types and see which one works for up. I'm 5 ft 5 inches dh 6 ft.
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