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Old 06-23-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Seat Belt Question

We are planning a trip, this time we will have a passenger.

Our coach has seat belts on the two captains chairs only.

Should I add a seat belt to the sofa?

Or forget about it?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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Did you remove the cushion from the sofa to check for any seat belts first?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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Mine has 3 seat belts under the sofa bed.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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I would first check to see if you already have them on the sofa but if not, I wouldn't worry about it... but that's just me.

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Mine are under the sofa but I have never had anyone including my grandson use them.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #6
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Mine has 3 seat belts under the sofa bed.
Ours only had two, then we removed the sofa/bed and replaced it with La Z Boy recliners, haven't even checked to see if the old belts would work or not.
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The sheriff told us that behind the front driver and passenger seat is considered a house. I don't have any seat belts in my house. Wouldn't worry about it.
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Did you remove the cushion from the sofa to check for any seat belts first?
There are no seat belts in our coach except for the ones on the two captains chairs.
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On my jacknife sofa there are three seat belts. But.....there is no cushion to remove to find them.

It took some creativity to fish them into the useful positions. They can be seen buy removing the storage drawer built under the sofa or peeking over the back side of the sofa.

If you have already eliminated the possibilities, then I would not install them. The passengers on the sofa would be riding sideways which may not be good with seat belts.
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Mine has 3 seat belts under the sofa bed.
Same here.
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On my jacknife sofa there are three seat belts. But.....there is no cushion to remove to find them.

It took some creativity to fish them into the useful positions. They can be seen buy removing the storage drawer built under the sofa or peeking over the back side of the sofa.

If you have already eliminated the possibilities, then I would not install them. The passengers on the sofa would be riding sideways which may not be good with seat belts.
Good advice but as your own statement shows manufacturers put seat belts on the sofa in units where the passenger would be riding sideways with seat belt installed. I have them on my sofa in that configuration as do other posters in this thread. I would assume with such widespread useage that there would not be a physical reason against using them when the passenger is riding sideways.
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Our MH has 3 belts on the standard sofa and 1 on the J sofa. Seat belts laws vary by state, they are not governed by your home state or what a local sheriff says. I dug mine out from underneath the sofas for our grandchildren to use. I don't know if I could continue this life if one were killed because they did not have a seatbelt in use.
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Our coach originally had five sets plus front seats. We obviously leave it up to adults for their usage, but would not travel with "child seat"grandchildren without them. Just me. Kinda brings up the subject of school buses and their lack of seat belts. Apparently, the cost outweighs the safety factor according to "the experts." Strange!!
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Don't know what Manitoba's seat belt laws are , but I'd rather have any passenger belted in rather that take a 20' flight into the windshield. Directionality of the belt may result in injury , but I'm sure it wouldn't be as bad as a face plant into the windshield.
If you don't have a booth dinette with belts or any on the sofa, look for holes in the carpet next to the outside wall of the coach, someone may have already removed the belts, and replacements are available.
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