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Old 03-07-2016, 08:58 PM   #29
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Our 5er did not come with seat belts. Probably would be fined if caught in a state that requires seat belts for all occupants.

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:25 PM   #30
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You tube 5th wheel accidents/trailer accidents and you'll never put anyone in the back. When these rigs get into a collision/flip whatever they come apart and arent intended to protect folks who shouldn't be riding in the back.

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Old 03-11-2016, 07:53 PM   #31
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Go ahead and ride in back for awhile and see where your own answer lies.

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Old 03-11-2016, 07:58 PM   #32
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If they want to be in the back while your driving get a motorhome.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:35 PM   #33
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Welcome to IRV2, Trigger3lite,

This post is pretty much an echo of other posts.

If you haven't seen it, you should see the movie 'The Long, Long Trailer'. (I think it's a prerequisite)

If your in California, passengers can only ride in a 5th wheel as long as there is safety glass, audible or visual communication between the passengers and driver, and one unobstructed exit allowing access from inside or outside the trailer.

I won't allow anyone to ride in the 5er if we're traveling. Too many negatives outweigh the positives.

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Can't tell you the number of times we found our sink covers on the floor after a tow.... it started to be one of the regular duties to put them on the floor first before they fall !
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It only dangerous if there is a crash. The ride must be fairly decent back there. Stuff stays in place most of the time.

There would be 2 riding positions in ours. The music bowl or the bed.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:17 PM   #36
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Do you only need seat belts in a crash or do they help keep you from becoming a missile during a panic stop?
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Is it allowed? Will things fall inside? I read that you need communication between tower and the 5th wheel but nothing about wearing seat belts or anything.

Is it a pleasant ride inside at 65mph? I'm guessing not but I can't find many sources online.

I'm asking because at first I was gonna buy a 1/2 ton SUV and tow a travel trailer but now I'm not so sure.

I though about 1 ton vans and a travel trailer and now I'm considering
a 3/4 ton F250 6.2L 8' bed.
why would you even ask this question ?
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I'd never let a family member ride in a towed vehicle.
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People try to sleep when in a motor home. They also try to walk around and are not always in a seat belt. A motorhome probably rides slightly better than a 5th wheel with moryde suspension.

Probably the best place to ride is the upstairs area that is over the truck bed.

My understanding was it was legal in only a few western states. That was 10 years ago so things might have changed.

Oh...I might wear a motor cycle helmet if I tried it.

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