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Old 10-03-2022, 08:13 AM   #43
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Seldom and not easily even though I was a gymnast and skateboarder. Safety first.
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Old 10-03-2022, 09:53 AM   #44
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Staying seated

We know a couple that bought a motorhome, on their first trip the passenger got up to get something and the driver had to brake for traffic. She died from injuries that did not need to happen.
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:02 AM   #45
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Wife used to occasionally get up to grab a drink or head to the potty while in motion, but I really didn’t like for her to do that. Recently, her abilty to get around has been compromised due to medical issues so she quit doing that. It is much safer to simply pull off the road and both of us get up and stretch, grab a water & snack then resume. Dogs remain on their bed on the floor.

I use a seat belt EVERY time I drive or ride in a moving vehicle (aircraft included, never in a boat), and insist my passengers in the car or coach have them on. Seat belt saved my life once as a teenager. I’ll never forget that accident.
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:08 AM   #46
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I'm driving & DW is disabled. We're both belted in all the time. So is our dog. I prepare snacks & drinks ahead of time. If we need something or a potty break, I get off the freeway, preferably at a rest area, or find a safe place to pull over. But I really wish I had someone to walk around and find that blasted persistent rattling noise.
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Old 10-04-2022, 03:59 PM   #47
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It's better to be safe

It is unsafe not to be belted in any moving vehicle. That is why many coaches have belts on their couches and some chairs in addition to the driving area. If we need to use the facilities, make a snack, or something else that requires unbuckling a seat belt we try to find a rest stop if on an interstate or some other safe place to turn off.
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Old 10-04-2022, 06:38 PM   #48
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It blows our minds that none of our school buses have seat belts! Is it the same in your experiences.

Yes we have been known on a very clear and straight road ahead to jump up quick from passenger seat to grab a cold drink or snack and even change drivers on the fly = seconds, but equally if a wild animal came out of nowhere or we had a blow out at that second in time, it could have been catastrophic. Looking back I feel what fools were we but ......

In recent years we don't tend to drive long enough in one sitting without stopping and our road warrior years are long behind us hopefully, so we take our time now and value any opportunity to stop/pull over for a break, walk outside and usually a game of cards at the dinette
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Old 10-04-2022, 07:21 PM   #49
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Friends in our camping club told this story.

Wife heard a cupboard open and something came out. Got up to investigate. DH took a last minute left turn. She lost her balance and went down the stairs head first. Got wedged in and unable to get up. DH stopped and gingerly opened up the door and pulled her out. Ice pack to the head. Later on realized she had bruised the entire side of her body. Lucky to not have broken part of her body. New rule..stop before walking around in RV. Not worth the risk of bodily harm.
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and even change drivers on the fly = seconds, but equally if a wild animal came out of nowhere or we had a blow out at that second in time, it could have been catastrophic. Looking back I feel what fools were we but ......
Wait...What? Change drivers on the fly? I would have loved to see that. I can't even imagine how it could be done.
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Wait...What? Change drivers on the fly? I would have loved to see that. I can't even imagine how it could be done.
Nothing to it. We did it lots of times as youngsters in cars. There may have been a little beer involved.

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Wait...What? Change drivers on the fly? I would have loved to see that. I can't even imagine how it could be done.


Easy if you are young and crazy or just crazy . Esp in a class a. With it On cruise slip out of the seat and stand up holding the wheel in left hand continue to steer the other person slips behind you into the seat and takes control. 5 seconds. But very risky if there’s a blowout or any cars or things happen in that 5 seconds.
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We've only done 2 trips in the RV so far. And I'll be the only one driving. Before we had the RV. And went on long trips. I'd pull over every couple of hours to stretch. I plan on keeping this routine with the MH. And I know Ann won't unbuckle for any reason. She is good at giving me a 50 mile warning for potty breaks!
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Change drivers on the fly?
We've done that a couple times. Wife driving, she leans toward center after first reclining the seat as far as possible. I reach around behind her and take wheel in L hand. She scoots out and I slide into the seat. Get settled then adjust the seat, buckle up, etc. Only on a long straight road, with no or very little other traffic, and in excellent weather. We also slow down a good bit if we are going to do this.
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A thread started about walking around in the RV while underway, with many responses of the deadly danger, only to be sidetracked with swapping drivers while underway and no hand slapping. Lol

Disclosure, I do in fact practice in the walking around while moving part, but I do pull over to swap drivers.
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