Originally Posted by hone eagle
Thanks for that Ray I am always flabbergasted by the reasoning for buying a MH over a truck and trailer is "the wife can wander around and fix lunch ??? A illegal act or it should be.
It is most certainly NOT an illegal act, nor should it be. I have been a professional bus driver for decades and, with the exception of a school bus, passengers on buses are free to move around as much as they desire.
My heart sincerely goes out to the individual who's wife was injured in the hard braking incident, and I can relate similar horror stories from my years as a teamster union rep. BUT, that is not the norm by any stretch. While I tell my wife always to remain seated in traffic, or winding roads, the risk factor is minimal when moving around under normal highway conditions. You don't believe me, just compare the safety record of bus travel to any other form of transportation, and passengers are free to move about as much as they want.
Let's be careful out there, by all means, but let's not diminish the whole point of RV travel by scaring ourselves needlessly. If you want to be most safe, stay home in bed, and hope an airplane doesn't crash into your home, but if you want to live a healthy, active lifestyle then it will require balancing risk vs benefit in a reasonable manner.
What's reasonable will vary by each of our own experiences, but I not only don't apologize for allowing passengers to freely move about my coach under normal road conditions, but I encourage it as to adds to the travel experience. That holds true both in my professional coach and my private one. Only the school bus being the exception.
Be safe, be careful, and have fun without living in fear or becoming paranoid. While no form of transportation can ever provide 100% accident free travel, RV travel is very safe.
I'd recommend taking a professional driving class for your RV if you really want to eliminate the most common form of RV accident, inexperienced and under trained RV drivers.