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Old 04-19-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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my grandchild requires a booster seat to travel. how should I secure this seat in my MH? If I use the barrel chair she will be sitting east to west not north to south.
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my grandchild requires a booster seat to travel. how should I secure this seat in my MH? If I use the barrel chair she will be sitting east to west not north to south.
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Old 04-19-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
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Then only drive east and west so she faces north and south

We had the same thought when we look over class "A"s for the future. Do you have a second chair that has a seatbelt behind the passenger seat? or maybe a dinette seat that faces the front. we have looked at booth seating for the dinette for this reason.
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Old 04-19-2004, 05:41 PM   #4
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I don't think a child can ride in a seat that is not attached to the floor. In our MH there is a note by the seat that no person should ride in this seat. Check under your sofa. There should be seat belts there. and also the dinete. There are no shoulder harnesses, but our foster kids always buckle up and put the shoulder harness behind their back (in our vehicles). That is what they were told to do in school. I guess they shoulder harnesses are not for small people.
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:09 AM   #5
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If I understand the law, at least in California, car seats can be mounted in a bus or RV in any direction. The car seats have shoulder restraints, so the simple lap belts attached to the base fulfills the practical restraint needs. While I don't necessarily understand it, by California state law, once the vehilce is moving, you can then unlatch and move about the bus or RV freely.
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Old 04-21-2004, 03:48 AM   #6
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We currently have three adopted and two foster children, all special needs. Our 8-year old son has adopted the passenger seat as his own. He sits east-west so he can keep up with the scenery outside and with what's going on in the coach (37' Motorhome). Our nearly 8-year old daughter sits east-west in the seat behind the passenger seat with connections to oxygen, pulse-ox, and suction equipment. Her equipment sits in front of and curb-side of the front passenger seat. Our 6-year old daughter sits on the sofa behind the driver (me). The two fosters likewise sit on the sofa, all five in car seats appropriate to their sizes, and with 5-point belt systems. The three bigger ones in seats rated up to 100 pounds. The seats are held in place by the installed seat belts, but only the passenger seat has a shoulder belt. I plan to add tether belts at least to the two 8-year old seats, as they are getting taller and will soon need the extra security at the top of their seats. I'm still trying to figure out how to tether the seats on the sofa, but for now, that's not a problem for the smaller children. Oh, my wife gets the dinette or (more likely) a long nap on the rear queen bed. Sleeping is more of a problem because three are on nighttime equipment, feeding pumps and pulse-ox machines. Wires and tubing run everywhere, but so far we've made it work.I don't know if we're legal in all states, but it has worked for years with no problems. We take the kids everywhere, like Disney World, Grand Ole Opry, family visits, etc. I hope this is of some use to you.

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Old 04-21-2004, 05:19 AM   #7
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Being empty nesters, every time I see this topic "transporting children", the first thing that comes to my mind is FedEx.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by retired and happy:
We currently have three adopted and two foster children, all special needs. Our 8-year old son has adopted the passenger seat as his own. He sits east-west so he can keep up with the scenery outside and with what's going on in the coach (37' Motorhome). Our nearly 8-year old daughter sits east-west in the seat behind the passenger seat with connections to oxygen, pulse-ox, and suction equipment. Her equipment sits in front of and curb-side of the front passenger seat. Our 6-year old daughter sits on the sofa behind the driver (me). The two fosters likewise sit on the sofa, all five in car seats appropriate to their sizes, and with 5-point belt systems. The three bigger ones in seats rated up to 100 pounds. The seats are held in place by the installed seat belts, but only the passenger seat has a shoulder belt. I plan to add tether belts at least to the two 8-year old seats, as they are getting taller and will soon need the extra security at the top of their seats. I'm still trying to figure out how to tether the seats on the sofa, but for now, that's not a problem for the smaller children. Oh, my wife gets the dinette or (more likely) a long nap on the rear queen bed. Sleeping is more of a problem because three are on nighttime equipment, feeding pumps and pulse-ox machines. Wires and tubing run everywhere, but so far we've made it work.I don't know if we're legal in all states, but it has worked for years with no problems. We take the kids everywhere, like Disney World, Grand Ole Opry, family visits, etc. I hope this is of some use to you.

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I installed seat blts on bench seats (dinette) attached to angle iron 36" long mounted (bolted) to the floor. Purpose was to belt in the car seats for the grand kids. I just feel beter with them riding front/back, rather than sideways.

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In Florida, children are not required to buckled up if they are in the living quarters of an rv.
law text

The main point for RVs is:
(d) The requirements of this section shall not apply to the living quarters of a recreational vehicle or a space within a truck body primarily intended for merchandise or property.
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Me too,
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retired and happy, your story is amazing. I am glad there are people like you. "Happy Motoring"
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Retired and happy thank goodness for people like you. You clearly have a great deal of courage and lots of love to give. Thank you.
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Traveling with grandkids is great,but you all have missed one thing. Power of attorney, in case the parents are not with you. If something happens you will be able to have medicinal treatment for them. I had one for my Mom when she took my kids with her.
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