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Old 09-22-2006, 04:42 AM   #1
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Crazy question from a 5'r owner.

My MIL bought a Gulfstream Endura class C. What is the "general accepted" (not specific to state law, but "common sense") approach to traveling w/ family and children? Does everyone need a seat w/ a seat belt? Can they be "free to walk about the cabin"?

I know some states will allow me to have passengers in my 5'r as I pull it. (Yikes!) But, I would never do that. We have a wedding coming up and I have tossed around the idea of loading a group into the RV and driving to help eliminate potty stops etc. My wife thinks everyone should be belted in and the sofa etc does not have belts.
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Crazy question from a 5'r owner.

My MIL bought a Gulfstream Endura class C. What is the "general accepted" (not specific to state law, but "common sense") approach to traveling w/ family and children? Does everyone need a seat w/ a seat belt? Can they be "free to walk about the cabin"?

I know some states will allow me to have passengers in my 5'r as I pull it. (Yikes!) But, I would never do that. We have a wedding coming up and I have tossed around the idea of loading a group into the RV and driving to help eliminate potty stops etc. My wife thinks everyone should be belted in and the sofa etc does not have belts.
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:10 AM   #3
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Seat belts are used when we travel. We have 2 children, and I will drop the dinette table to allow them to stretch out, faced forward, but they are belted at all times.

They are allowed to go to the bathroom when we are out of "city" traffic, and at crusing speed. But when done, they need to return to their seats and belt back in.

It is so much easier traveling in the MH vs when they traveled in the back seat of our truck. Instead of using the main television, I have a portable DVD player, and with headphones, they will watch movies, or they will play with their Nintendos, or slip down to take a nap.
I give them snacks and drinks (with covered cups!) and they dont whine about "are we there yet".

Interesting that the Endura does not have seatbelts at the sofa....perhaps they fell down...take a good look to see if they are on the floor under the back of the sofa.

Enjoy your trip and wedding, but if traveling in the RV, I would recommend using seat belts for everyone.
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Thanks! It may have belts. The MIL bought it and I don't think she has a clue what it has!

It would be 5 adults and 4 kids (ages 5 - 14).
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When we had motorhomes, rule was traveling...seated and belted. If the traffic was light, passengers were allowed to get up and get a snack or potty break...them seated and belted again.

You have no better and actually less protection when running the coach at 60 than a car at 60 mph.

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