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Old 09-24-2022, 09:00 PM   #1
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Move around or stay seated

It was brought up in another thread how many people move around inside their motorhome when in motion. What say you?Move around or stay seated?
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:13 PM   #2
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I stay seated. I drive this bus.
Just about everyone I know, kin, friends, guests, adults & any child past toddler hood move to some degree. Children are monitored and assisted by older relatives.
Thus it was with my Parents , so it is with me.
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:28 PM   #3
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It was brought up in another thread how many people move around inside their motorhome when in motion. What say you?Move around or stay seated?
When Rita was alive she would fetch a beer for me when I was driving.

Shortly before she died I researched safety of MH with children. I came to the conclusion that being restrained was very important for surviving accidents.

Duh!!!

We took our granddaughter to Zion NP and had a great time. Two weeks later Rita died suddenly.

Later that summer, a grandfather and grandson died when the MH rolled after blowing a steer tire. They were not restrained.

So no Rita did not unbuckle to get me a beer but she might for a short period of time for some other reason.
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I do the driving, so I don't get out of the seat unless we've stopped. My DW only gets out of her seat if it is very important. Anytime a person is up and about in a moving vehicle, they risk the chance of becoming airborne. If I had children aboard, they would be required to stay seated and use their seatbelt.
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I do the driving, so I don't get out of the seat unless we've stopped. My DW only gets out of her seat if it is very important. Anytime a person is up and about in a moving vehicle, they risk the chance of becoming airborne. If I had children aboard, they would be required to stay seated and use their seatbelt.
This is exactly my procedure as well. Proven so many times when I was working.
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I drive so getting up isn’t allowed. My wife and kids move around the whole time. We cycle people in and out of the passengers seat. Typically, the kids like to ride in the bedroom. They watch tv or use their devices. The wife and dog take turns in the co pilot chair. Occasionally one of the kids will take shotgun, but everyone is free to move about the cabin.
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Have a front tire blow out and see if it changes your out look on wearing seat belts.
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Passenger gets up for bathroom break or to get snacks or drinks whenever they want provided we are not in heavy traffic or taking ramps or turns. After getting up it’s back to the seat with belt on, so time spent up is minimal.
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I didn't have a choice, the DW would get up for drinks or snacks for both of us plus the bathroom for her. However, only on the open road in light traffic. If in city traffic or winding hilly roads, everyone stayed under a seat belt.
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The answer is easy. In the event of an accident or if drastic movement is required to avoid an accident while traveling in any type of moving vehicle, any thing that is not firmly secured to the vehicle, including people, becomes a flying projectile. And the heavier the person or supplies or equipment will cause the most damage or injury involved.

That means the proper storage of anything inside the vehicle is important and even more important in large vehicles that can carry and store a lot of products and people. If it is necessary for people to move around it should be done in a safe manner, as quickly as possible when the vehicle is traveling on the straightest and flattest surface possible. In other words not on curves or undulating conditions. Road conditions are also a factor.

It is common sense to remain seated and belted in as much as possible with very few exceptions when necessary. Stay safe, Stay well.

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Guess it depends on one's risk tolerance for being injured or dieing.

We try to stop every couple hours for a bathroom break and to stretch our legs. This absolutely minimizes any time anyone is not in their seat belted in.
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The whole reason for the motor home was to avoid frequent pit stops, that said buckled up otherwise.
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and then there was one driver said wife in back, he had to hit brake hard and she almost went thru windshield before she stopped with some arm/ should er injury; convinced them both, it seemed...
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We limit our movement. When seated we stay belted in.
We do not move around in heavy traffic, bad weather, or anytime we expect to be hitting the brakes or making a sharp turn.

We don’t mind going to the bathroom, stretching our legs, grabbing a snack, etc…. We try to always have one hand making contact with something solid in the motorhome.
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