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Old 09-15-2015, 09:16 PM   #43
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Civdiv99, I'm with ya' on your previous post!

Interesting responses for sure! Everyone has their ideas and comfort levels, after discussion about how the rear of the coach would move around at typical highway speeds, the DW has decided that the "Queen's Throne" passenger seat will be just fine.....that's what works for us but "one size doesn't fit all".


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Old 09-16-2015, 09:22 AM   #44
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My while family sleeps while I drive as we usually travel through the night. The wife and one daughter in the master, son on the couch and other daughter on the dinette.

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Old 09-19-2015, 10:28 AM   #45
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I guessing I'm stupid because I love it when she goes and naps..so much more peaceful
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:36 PM   #46
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Just because we can, doesn't always mean we should..... But it's still a free country last time I checked, so to each their own I guess. I would vote no.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:07 PM   #47
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Just because we can, doesn't always mean we should..... But it's still a free country last time I checked, so to each their own I guess. I would vote no.
I don't suppose the DW/DH (as may be the case) gets a vote......?

(mentally picturing how far a "no, you can't go lay down" would fly over here).
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:35 PM   #48
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Some comments and a story.; and a legal declaration: (Your millage may vary specifically state to state, I only know one of those)

The safest place, in theory, is belted into an upright seat.

Reclining the seat greatly reduces the safety

Lying UNRESTRAINED on a bed makes a big reduction..

I believe there is a "Sleeping restraint" used on some navy vessels, I do not know much about it since I've not seen one.

Finally the story.. Which I was caused to redcall this AM for a totally different reason..

My sister was in the hospital.. Knee surgery (She blew her kneecap this was in her teens) and her roommate was in a bad way, Broke nearly every major bone in the body (no head injury) but arms, legs, Ribs etc had been broken.

The hospital Chaplin stopped in trying to cheer her up (not doing well) he ask how she got injured.. I forget if she told him he'd never guess or if I did (I knew what had happened) Well he guessed,, Had she been Skiiing? (no) Mountain Climbing (NO) and on and on he went all NO.. I told him he'd never belive the answer,, he insisted he would and continued to guess.. Finally I ask her if I could tell him.. She allowed and I said "Sleeping"

He said "I don't believe it"

Sleeping in a Winnebago.. The driver of the RV was busy going through a GREEN light when the Semi Truck ran the Red and climbed into bed with her.

Now this really does not apply cause had she been seated up front where the Semi missed she'd have been ok....

But then if the semi had hit a second or two earlier she's still be OK and those seated up front... not so good (Dead most likely)

So.. As someone up thread said.. You either accept the risks or not.

Other than warning that some states have more or less restrictive seat belt laws.. I would consider letting a co-driver sleep while I drive or sleeping while a co-driver takes the wheel if it was a long enough trip. +
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:21 PM   #49
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I sleep if I am tired, she sleeps if she is tired.
Make sandwichs, use restroom.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:53 AM   #50
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We overnight at Walmart on our way to FL, I get up and start out about 7:00 am, she sleeps in until about 9:00. Other than that, she might nap in the passenger seat during the day.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:22 PM   #51
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I live by following my own rules inside my own vehicle / home. We're adults and we accept the risk I would quit RVing if we couldn't use our RV while going down the road that's a lot of the appeal to the whole thing.
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:05 PM   #52
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My wife is always nervous when we are heading down the road. She never was this way but lately is very jumpy. Her remedy is to take her book and sit at the dinette and read with her back to the front of our motorhome. She read 3 books on our last 8 day trip. I don't think my driving is bad, and I'm the type that would rather drive than ride anytime. Works for us.....
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:09 PM   #53
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I wonder how many allow one or more family members to ride in the pull behind trailer or 5th wheel while in motion....
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:53 PM   #54
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My DW and I have both slept in the bed while the other drove. She's cooked and we've both sat at the dinette or on the couch while the other drove. It's not something we do often because we like to chat, but we don't frown upon it or anything.

We understand the risks and accept them.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:29 AM   #55
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My DD would always take a nap in the bedroom over the diesel engine
how I don't know. I also have a carbon monoxide monitor back there. And the cat would curl up in her bed beside it and snooze all the way. Didn't bother them.

Probably not the thing to do but she never got thrown out. She did do
a fast dive up the middle of the motorhome one time when I had to slam on the brakes and she was coming forward. I had my arm out and caught her or she would have hit the tray table out between our seats. I think she
had gone to the bathroom. Luckily she didn't get hurt but it sure scared her and me too. I was trying to do 2 functions at once and thankfully
managed to do both.
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:28 AM   #56
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We spend the vast majority of our time sitting in two captain chairs up front, seat belts on when the coach is moving. The few times we've had additional passengers on board, they've sat on the couches.

We spend very little time moving around the coach when it's underway - but we don't obsess over the dangers of moving around. An occasional trip to the bathroom or 'fridge is not automatically "out of bounds". If/when we move around the coach - we're selective about when and where we do it. Moving around the coach while driving thru thru towns, in traffic, etc. is different than when we're on a freeway out in the sticks when the traffic is very light.

It 's a calculated risk that we're willing to accept.

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