Originally Posted by micd
I'm sorry I wasn't more clear. 6 positions is 6 total, including the front. There are two on the forward facing seat of the dinette, 2 on the sofa and two for the front seats. The dinette may have a sign on the two rear facing seats saying they aren't meant for occupation while moving.
On our current RV one of the seats has this sign because the furnace is under the bench seat and therefore no seat belt. I don't know what the set up is on the ACE. But it is something you should look into for almost any RV your looking at. Some don't have any seat belts at all beyond the front 2 but those are much smaller RVs. I know the sofas are never approved for child seats (don't know if any of your kids are still in them) because of the side sitting position.
Previously there was another large family like yours looking at RVing and the seat belt issue was a concern. I believe they ended up getting a towable so the entire family could ride in a vehicle with seat belts on.
Thank you Micd! Luckily, my kids are out of car seats (13-6 age range) but nonetheless, need to look into the seatbelt issue. As far as a towable, that would defeat the purpose I am trying to get at as 7 people in even the largest truck (we have an expedition EL) is still quite tight.