Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-08-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
Poke a Long's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 30
Question Seat belts

Would anyone know if my passengers while cruising down the road have to be belted in while sitting at the table or couch

Poke a Long is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
Bondad's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Denver Metro Area
Posts: 309
Originally Posted by Poke a Long View Post
Would anyone know if my passengers while cruising down the road have to be belted in while sitting at the table or couch
Seat belt laws vary by state and age is also a factor. A quick google search yielded the following:

Seatbelt Laws

Traveling whenever possible with DW, 3 kids and "Tate" the mut dog. 1999 Minnie Winnie 3F430V
Bondad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 121
the officer that pulled me over in Texas said if they were sitting in a seat or chair they had to be buckled in. Lying in the bed, sitting on the floor, walking around are all "ok" without a seat belt. Just sayin what he said.
2003 HR Imperial PKDD 40
bgholson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
wildtoad's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,373
My barrel chair has seat belts. My sofa/bed has seat belts. The dinnette does not and has a sticker stating not for occupancy while in motion. That table could cause some harm in the event of a collision.
Tom Wilds
Blythewood SC
2016 Newmar Bay Star Sport 3004
wildtoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
Mr_D's Avatar
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 22,355
We have belts on the front seats and two on the couch. We have a free standing table so no belts there.

Varies by state too. Some states exempt the living areas of a MH, some don't, some go by age too.
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '05 Odyssey
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
Senior Member
woodburner's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mentor Ohio
Posts: 875
Whether there is a law for someone being buckled in or not; It just makes good sense to have everyone buckled up when the vehicle is in motion.
Human beings and pets become projectiles, even at very low speeds when there is a sudden stop.
I've seen it happen to my younger brother flying from the back seat of a Ford station wagon into the windshield going from 20mph. to a dead stop in a mall parking lot. It wasn't pretty.(and actually seemed surreal at the time) Fortunately he survived.
A motorhome going the same or faster would more than likely produce similar or even more catastrophic results.
I guess it's your call if you have to ask the question in the first place.
But do you really feel lucky enough to never have to STOP real fast with loose cargo?

2012 Tiffin Allegro 34TGA
2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport
woodburner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
ghoststories's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,320
I would play it safe and make sure everyone in the MH has a seat belt and uses it, better safe than sorry.
2014 Gulf Stream Conquest Lite Model 218MB
2013 Chevy Traverse LT
ghoststories is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 08:01 AM   #8
Senior Member
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 21,174
Seat belt laws, as noted above, vary from place to place, also depend in some cases on teh age of the person.

Laws of Physics do not vary however..

The person seated at the table, should you stop suddenly, can become a missile hitting the back of your head with great force causing serious injury to both in a crash.
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #9
CrazyTed's Avatar
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 34
I can only comment on the law in VA. Front seat passengers have to be belted and everyone 16 and under has to be belted. If they are children, they must comply with the safety seat or booster seat law also.

2009 Jayco Seneca HD 36MS
2008 CrossRoads Cross Terrain TF36DS (SOLD)
CrazyTed is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need seat belts in dinette area Full.Monte Class A Motorhome Discussions 10 08-26-2011 04:40 PM
Are rear seat belts in a motorhome? decodancer iRV2.com General Discussion 7 03-29-2011 11:45 AM
Seat Belts w/the U-shaped dining seat Marty&Pat Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11 12-10-2009 10:10 PM
Adding Couch Seat Belts tllapointe Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 7 11-07-2009 06:46 PM
Seat belts... BryannasTreasureBox Family Camping RV (FCRV) 4 02-28-2005 07:16 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.