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Old 04-24-2016, 05:54 PM   #1
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Safe seating for toddlers in Class C MH.

Grandkids ride safe in our cars with special child safety seats.

But while I have seen seat belts in Class C MHs, I haven't seen the special rings that are in cars for these seats to attach to in any MH's.

I would feel better in case there was an accident, God forbid.

What do any of you do to insure the safe seating for toddlers in RV's?
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We don't have kids but our Winnebago has a "ring" behind a bench of the dinette, at the base of the dinette slide. There are standard seat belts that come up through the cushions (waist only, no shoulder strap). I assume a child car seat would have a strap that goes over the back to attach there?


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Old 04-24-2016, 08:58 PM   #3
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Our Winnebago also has the ring for the latch strap on the car seat.
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Our Winnebago also has the ring for the latch strap on the car seat.


Where is/are the ring(s) located?
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:26 AM   #5
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I have four kids ranging from 7 months to 9 years. The two youngest we still make ride in carseats. We strap our car seats in with the lap belts only and the seats are very snug.

If you are talking about the "latch" system in your vehicle, even it is only safe to a certain weight limit, then you must start using the car seat belt to strap the car seats in.

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The ring is on the floor behind the forward facing seat on the dinette. Carseat is secured with seatbelt and latchstrap is secured to the ring.
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The ring is on the floor behind the forward facing seat on the dinette. Carseat is secured with seatbelt and latchstrap is secured to the ring.
Thank you. I'll be looking for these when I decide on which unit to buy
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Thank you. I'll be looking for these when I decide on which unit to buy
Ya know, you could likely install such. Our kids outdate that ring, but I installed them anyway, just seemed like a good and easy thing to do.
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As others indicated, our Coachmen Prism has the mount (more than just a "ring") for the "latch" hook at the forward-facing position of the dinette. Most cars don't have rear-facing seats, but I would think you could use the lap belt in the rear-facing dinette seat to likewise secure a rear-facing child seat. Just make sure you never use a child seat in a side-facing arrangement. ST
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Why not side facing arrangement?
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I imagine it would snap a child's head to the side.
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Beabop got it right - child safety seats are intended to absorb forces from the front or rear. If placed in a side-facing arrangement a child's head, which has more body mass as compared to an adults and weaker muscles to support it, would snap side to side, with devastating results. Rear-facing is always preferred, since we can usually control our rate of acceleration as compared to deceleration (slamming on brakes or striking something in front). ST
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child safety seats

My RV only has a sofa bench with 3 seat belts not a dinette table and seats. Right now we have no plans to take my grandson in the RV but now I need options other than the front seat. Thanks.
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