Company that will retrofit 3 point safety belts

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  1. Jason71

    Jason71 Read Only Funster

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    We are having trouble finding suitable older MH's with rear seat belts. Some come fitted some do not, so in the course of my research come across these people.

    http://www.seatbeltservice.co.uk/

    Geographically limited I know but they will travel outside the M25

    Would appreciate if anyone has used this company and can provide feedback

    obviously if they are Ok then this may help others who find themselves in a similar position

    I know it is a subject that comes up often

    Cost is £158 +vat for a 3 point including mounts and fitting and I think £108+vat for a Lap. There is a company called Towtal in staffordshire who are similar although seem to restrict themselves to laps

    Cheers
     
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    Hi Jason ... that's handy to know and undoubtedly will come in useful in certain cases.

    Unfortunately, though, it's not just a simple matter when it comes to motorhomes as furniture, fixtures and fittings also come into the picture. I am particularly thinking of those motorhomes with sideways facing settees . It's virtually impossible to fit full 3-point seat belts to those without major reconstructive surgery first - and that won't come under the remit of the 'seat belt service' people. Now ... if you could find someone who would, or could, redesign and make up matching furniture as well as the seat belts ...... :thumb:
     
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    and extremely undesirable.

    a side facing 3 point belt will offer no more protection than a standard lap belt but will be many times more dangerous.

    as you are aware, a 3 point belt is designed to restrain you across the lap and chest.....it cant restrain you across the chest if sat sideways but could cause severe neck injury as you are thrown from behind it.
     
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    That's what I meant by major surgery - to modify the furniture to forward facing and then retro-fit the 3-point seat belts.
    I did say 'virtually impossible' - I should have just said 'impossible' because that's what I meant ...
     
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    Might be possible on older cars with no rear belts where you can get at the metal body but motorhomes do not have metal underbodies to attatch solid anchor points to.

    Even with cars unless these are aproved anchor points which I doubt, insurance companies would have a really easy get out in case of an accident.

    Peter
     
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