Rear seatbelts

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  1. Zombie Pirate

    Zombie Pirate Read Only Funster

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    Hi we have an Auto-trail 2006 and need at least one rear seatbelt for a babyseat but have no idea where to go?
     
  2. Jandek

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    I would email auto trail . They have always replied quickly to any question we had. Found them very helpful . Happy travelling !
     
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    you dont mention the model or layout of the van, so I can only assue you mean to fit seatbelts to a seat thats not already marked as a travelling seat.

    if this is the case, then in short it can be done but would require a substantial steel frame to be made and bolted securely to the chassis. otherwise you would be trying to mount a seatbelt to plywood. very dangerous potentially deadly and an mot fail.

    put the child seat in the front passenger seat and put an adult on an unseatbelted seat instead. many people have hit this issue before and its easier to change the van so youve all got seatbelts
     
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    If your rear seats are side facing it is not really practical to have seatbelts as they do not work properly. It may not be legal to retro fit them anyway.

    Ask Autotrail (www.auto-trail.co.uk) to help and advise you, also you could ask VOSA.
     
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    If you have fixing points already, seatbelts are easily obtained from Securon or other suppliers with a large range of different fitments. They are also exceptionally easy to fit and pretty cheap.

    If, in the more likely scenario, there are no fixing points, you'll need a specialist seatbelt installation company who will determine what structure is needed and design up brackets and reinforcements as required. Someone like:

    http://www.seatbeltservice.co.uk

    Note that I have never used them and so can't recommend them as such, but they look like the sort of company that might take on the work.
     
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    You don't say how old your motorhome is and this can affect the legality of carrying rear seat passengers with no seat belts.

    Jim posted some interesting information a while ago on the subject, but I can't find the thread. I will keep looking and try to post it.

    Found it now.

    It is at this link, www.motorhomefun.co.uk/magazine ,top right of the page. Read it all the way through for all the available info and advice.
     
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