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Old 01-13-2008, 04:29 AM   #1
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Is it possible to do so without running afoul of the regulations, laws, common sense, etc?

The Winnebago we are looking at (Brave 32V on a W20 (20.7) Workhorse) has belts for driver and passenger plus 3 sets on the sofa. The booth dinette has storage under the seats but no doors or drawers. Would anybody know if it is possible to add seatbelts there? Or what steps you need to go thru to do so?
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Is it possible to do so without running afoul of the regulations, laws, common sense, etc?

The Winnebago we are looking at (Brave 32V on a W20 (20.7) Workhorse) has belts for driver and passenger plus 3 sets on the sofa. The booth dinette has storage under the seats but no doors or drawers. Would anybody know if it is possible to add seatbelts there? Or what steps you need to go thru to do so?
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It would probably not meet the motor vehicle standards, but I'm not too sure the existing sofa does either.

I'm not even sure there are standards for motor home seat belts.

Another issue is that the MH manufacturer may not think the booth dinette is strong enough.

Anyhow, seat belts securely installed have to be better than nothing.

I would anchor them as securely as possible.
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Belts should be secured through the floor or equally strong support location. Considerations for dinette belts include safety for occupants who could be thrown into the table on impact or whiplashed if thrown away from the table. Some manufacturers install them only on the rear of the table, some, not at all. Many also have a sticker advising against using the dinette during travel.

That said, I agree that if the dinette is going to be used, seatbelts would provide some measure of safety if properly installed. I'm not sure I would support using them for children who might be more apt to hit the table.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Capt Joe:
Is it possible to do so without running afoul of the regulations, laws, common sense, etc?

The Winnebago we are looking at (Brave 32V on a W20 (20.7) Workhorse) has belts for driver and passenger plus 3 sets on the sofa. The booth dinette has storage under the seats but no doors or drawers. Would anybody know if it is possible to add seatbelts there? Or what steps you need to go thru to do so?
Thanks, </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Winnie seems to have put seatbelts on that model dinette however not when there is a window behind the foward facing occupants head.

Check out the brochures for the other models of the same year and see if this seems the same to you.

Winnie doesw use a steel bracket to mount the dinette seatbelts but it seems you would have to remove the booth and jack up the inside of the slide to install the innermost bolts and washers.
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Cant have belts on the rear facing seats only the forward facing. I have seen them on dinettes.

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