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Old 06-16-2014, 07:39 AM   #29
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Steel Frames count for something. That said, avoiding the accident is where you should spend your time and attention.

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Old 06-16-2014, 10:37 AM   #30
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Many people have died in 20 mile per hour collisions. most all of them did not feel the need for seat belts.. NOTE Air Bags will not save your life without the help of seat belts and, well, have killed people. (Proven) it is my opinion they cause more injuries than they prevent.. (NOTE MY OPINION).

I have seen many photos of accidents involving motor homes since joining the assorted forums I belong to.. Most did a fairly good job of surving the crash. Better than many cars I've seen.

Some,, were .. Well, well destroyed,, but most of those took it broadside.

Short story: Met a young lady once, Full body cast (My sister was her hospital roomate) Chaplin came by to try and cheer her up (She needed it) he was trying to guess how she broke nearly every bone she had.. I told him he'd not believe it. He disagreed.

So he started asking questions: Skiing (no) Sky Diving (no) and I forget what all else.. Finally she gave me permission to tell him.....


Yup Sleeping.

She was sleeping in the back of a Winnie as they returned home from vacation and the driver of the Winnnie was busy goging through a GREEN (Please note GREEN) light when a Semi ran the red and climbed into bed with her.

Now, In a crash like that.. The Motor home stood exactly NO chance, neither would a car.

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Old 06-16-2014, 10:48 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by pumper9x9 View Post
If you crawl around under the front end of a Class A without the up front genset you will find very little to absorb energy until you come to the frame rails. Most rv's I looked at have a fiberglass cap and some 1" or 1.5" tubular steel built out to hold the structure in front of the wheels. If I take a serious front end hit the crumple zone will crumple back to about the front seat.
Even with the genset if you take a hit on either front corner the crumple zone will end about the front seat.
Right after we first got our coach the DW had me turn into a campground that she said had lots of room. Well it didn't. With her careful directing I managed to turn through what she thought was a bush that turned out to be a stump and ended up with the coach spending a week in the body and fender shop and a $7k bill. The bottom line is that it will cost a lot to fix a crunched coach. All you can do to ward off the likelihood of and accident is to slow down, avoid driving in nasty weather, have good tires and leave lots of space infront of you.
Exactly! Just enjoy the ride and view from that great Class A. There is nothing like it. I rode a Motorcycle for over 20 years. Cross country twice. Up and down both coasts to the Keys, Montreal, and everywhere in between. Talk about lack of Crash protection! You have just got to use your head and you can still enjoy.
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I tend to drive mine like I'm sitting on a lawn chair out front of it. Scares me silly to think about hitting something solid at 20 mph. Hitting something at 50 mph would be good for my heirs.

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