1990 Hymer B544

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  1. LPB

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    I have just been to see a 1990 Hymer 544 - thought it would give the kids/grandchildren the opportunity to get away more.
    Its in good condition and is 6 berth but only has seat belts on the driver and front passenger seat.

    Is it possible to carry other people in unbelted seat? I have seen the original Hymer manual (in German) and it clearly shows the 6 passenger seats.

    Any info appreciated,
    Thanks,
    Lloyd.
     
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    As far as the law goes, yes, because of its age there is no requirement for seatbelts. As long as you are happy with that arrangement?
     
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    IMO I would be looking for seat belts as I don't think I would want unbelted passengers in the back there are all sorts of implications if you had an emergency stop some don't bear thinking about.
     
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    legally it also depends on the age of unbelted passengers.
     
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    Oh yes, forgot about that. Can't remember the exact rule, but it is a certain age, or height, if memory serves?
     
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    Thanks everyone.
    I assume its not easy to add extra belts due to mounting points, etc?
    Lloyd
     
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    Once upom a time it could be done not now. Look elsewhere..

    Ask yourself this: years back, would you be happy to let your children travel in a van unsecured... I think not!
     
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    Thanks,
    I agree but the question needed to be asked,
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