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Old 10-26-2021, 09:04 AM   #127
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I’d put my Fortravel against any model in a collision and I feel I would be able to walk away vs the cardboard most drive here ..

Next time you're in the seat look up and picture the 40 square foot windshield exploding and the cabinets, their content, the TV etc. coming at you.

How many air bags are there?

And OP deserved every answer he got for even asking the question.
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:10 PM   #128
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Riding in a 5th wheel...Really!

Thatís why they call them opinions.. 8 bags btw

Minus the tv as I donít have one.. so maybe the pretzel bag might get me..

Passengers might have more issue as I am blocked .. but with a solid base to start with.. Iíd walk away from most crashes in my coach vs most
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LOL. I was talking about the airbags in the dash that go POOF when needed. There aren't any. No RV's that I am aware of have ANY active safety systems.
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Back in the early 60's Joyce's mom and dad were school teachers and they bought a travel trailer. They would take 5 to 8 month trips and saw America. Joyce says her dad use to stop to get groceries and if they were traveling. He would have joyce and her sister but away the groceries as they went down the road. Her dad would pull over down the road and get the girls back in the car.

In my 30+ years, except from the cs to the dump station I never let anyone ride in the camper.
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Letís stop the bickering and get back on track. Make your statement and move on.
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LOL. I was talking about the airbags in the dash that go POOF when needed. There aren't any. No RV's that I am aware of have ANY active safety systems.

That's one of the advantages of having a Class C - they do have air bags since they're built on van chassis.
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I felt bad leaving my cat in my TT when moving to a different camp site within the camp ground. Not a 5er thoughÖ.
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I haven't done it very often, I don't think of it as safe. If you get in a serious accident someone might die, but, the chance of getting in a serious accident is about zero. It's not legal in Alberta but chances of getting caught is about zero. When my daughter was 16 we were heading out for the weekend and I was struggling to keep my eyes open so I asked if anyone wanted to drive. My wife said there is no way she's driving but my daughter enthusiastically answered, "Ill drive". I pulled over and climbed in the fiver and slept very well while she safely drove us to the campground. Having a windshield in the nose of the fiver would be nice.
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Crazy discussion. I don't even pinch red lights when my wife or kids (they're all grown) are in the car/truck.

One thing I don't do, is take chances with family. Too large of an investment.
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Old 11-17-2021, 03:59 PM   #136
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Gentlemen, we can stop because the OP has already stated he will not be transporting anyone in his trailer. Somewhere along this long thread he decided against it.
Try post #25.

The comments on here are entertaining. Akin to parents telling their kids, "Because I said so." There may be good reasons not to do it, but very few replies provided any usable information.

Strapping ones self to a round tube with a huge fire burning engine into the vacuum of space is an insanely stupid idea. No one should ever do it. (There goes the space program.) Is it dangerous? Yup. Would I let my kids do it? Hell yes.
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The comments on here are entertaining. Akin to parents telling their kids, "Because I said so." There may be good reasons not to do it, but very few replies provided any usable information.
Do I have to provide statistics to my kids to explain that running across an interstate is a bad idea? There is something called common sense. Riding in a paper mache tube on a marginal frame with no active or passive safety provisions is...... well, a bad idea.
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Do I have to provide statistics to my kids to explain that running across an interstate is a bad idea? There is something called common sense. Riding in a paper mache tube on a marginal frame with no active or passive safety provisions is...... well, a bad idea.
Not everyone puts as much value on safety as you appear to. Some ride their motorcycles without a helmets while others wouldnít think of driving to the corner store without first bucking up their seatbelt.
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Not everyone puts as much value on safety as you appear to.
Watching the thing come apart into 1000 pieces will do that to you.
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