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    How do you do RVs?

    We have a new RV and two kids in boosters. The rv has lap belts in a side facing seat and some on a forward facing seat. I donít really know whatís best to do with them. Not using the RV isnít an option.

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    How do you do RVs?

    What type of RV is it? The front seats are fairly safe in some types, but nothing in the back will hold up in a crash. RVs are not subject to the same passenger safety laws as passenger vehicles and arenít built strong like school buses, so it is left to parental discretion. As you mentioned, we often recommend a separate vehicle for as many of the passengers as possible, but if that isnít an option, you just have to hope for the best and drive as safely as possible. There may be a webinar on the topic which I will look for and link below if I find it.

    Edit: here is the child passenger safety webinar I was thinking of: https://youtu.be/ak1YscpM4Xs
    -Reta
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    Re: How do you do RVs?

    Awesome video, thank you so much for sharing that. I 1000% wish I would have known about the dangers before my husband bought an RV because I would have demanded a trailer instead.

    Anyone reading this thread- I know the video (link posted above) is a whole hour but itís excellent and worth watching before loading up the fam for a summer trip. Very enlightening and while you may end up making some choices, at least you will have made informed choices.






    Quote Originally Posted by MelodyoftheForest View Post
    What type of RV is it? The front seats are fairly safe in some types, but nothing in the back will hold up in a crash. RVs are not subject to the same passenger safety laws as passenger vehicles and arenít built strong like school buses, so it is left to parental discretion. As you mentioned, we often recommend a separate vehicle for as many of the passengers as possible, but if that isnít an option, you just have to hope for the best and drive as safely as possible. There may be a webinar on the topic which I will look for and link below if I find it.

    Edit: here is the child passenger safety webinar I was thinking of: https://youtu.be/ak1YscpM4Xs

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    Re: How do you do RVs?

    Glad you found the webinar informative, if a bit late! I hope you can find a way to travel with the family that you are comfortable with. Happy travels!
    -Reta
    Former CPST
    Mom of V, born 6/2014, FF in a Pioneer, Boulevard G4, and SureRide
    G dog, rescued 6/2016, in a belted SturdiBag

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