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Old 10-24-2015, 07:22 PM   #1
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My husband and I are pretty new to RVing, and have been looking for captain's chairs to replace the ones in our 2006 Georgie Boy Pursuit. I really want new seats with shoulder belts, but read somewhere that if your RV isn't "approved" for them, you can't get insurance.

Can anyone explain what this means?

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Old 10-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #2
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That makes no sense at all ! adding seat belts would only enhance safety.
32 years owning MH I have never had an insurance agent ask me if I added seats with seat belts because if I did it would not be covered. Ask your insurance company or any insurance company for that matter to show you that "rule" in writing.
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My husband and I are pretty new to RVing, and have been looking for captain's chairs to replace the ones in our 2006 Georgie Boy Pursuit. I really want new seats with shoulder belts, but read somewhere that if your RV isn't "approved" for them, you can't get insurance.

Can anyone explain what this means?

Thanks in advance,
Lucinda

Are you trying to replace front seats that have shoulder belts anchored to the wall with new seats that have the shoulder belt attached only to the seat? I have read that this is a problem on a website that sells seats. They will not sell the self-contained seats for installation into a coach with wall-anchored shoulder belts. I'm no engineer, but it stands to reason that the floor structure beneath the self-contained seats would need to be stronger.



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Old 10-24-2015, 09:25 PM   #4
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Insurance aside, common sense tell me that I would not want my seat belt anchored to the wall. When you see what usually happens to the walls in a crash I would not want to be tied to one. I would rather be tied to the seat and watch the walls disintegrate.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:38 AM   #5
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Thank you, everyone, for your input, and Mike, for your information. That is probably what I was reading, but it wasn't clear.

Our current seats don't have shoulder belts at all, so if it is just that you can't replace the wall anchored ones with the self contained ones, then we shouldn't have a problem.

I agree that having shoulder belts would only enhance safety! After riding in cars with shoulder belts, I always feel uneasy riding in the RV without them. I have a hard time enjoying the ride, because I keep thinking about the possibility of smacking my face on the windshield if anything happens!

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Old 10-25-2015, 11:30 PM   #6
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Lucinda, you could wear a full face helmet.
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That shocks the heck out of me that a 2006 vehicle doesn't have across the shoulder belts. I thought that was the law! I had them on my 2004 Allegro. Really?
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My 98 Sea View had shoulder belts. Thought they were required long before that.


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Old 10-29-2015, 01:53 PM   #9
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We own a 2000 Damon Intruder and it has only lap seat belts - no shoulder belts.
The seat belts are attached to the seats. This is a Factory installed system.
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