Sleeping while travelling

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Do you allow passengers to sleep in a bed or bunk while travelling.

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  2. No

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thought this was worth a separate thread, bound to raise some controversy .. :Laughing:

    Have you or do you allow passengers to sleep in the bed while on the move ?

    I admit to having let Jan and the kids sleep on long overnight journeys, whether it's more dangerous than letting them sleep slouched in a chair is debatable.. what are your thoughts?

    Poll attached. a simple, yes i do or no , never

    Jim
     
  2. American Dream

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    Hi Jim,

    The bunks in our unit are positioned front to rear and I admit to letting the kids snooze there on long journeys.If they were across the rv I would not as they could be thrown out under hard braking/impact.

    Never though in the over cab area.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    No poll.

    But even if there was one the right answer has to be "depends on the bed".

    I don't think I'd hesitate to have a sleep on our Luton, though I doubt it would be a good sleep, it's bad enough just parked by the road with HGVs draughting past.

    What could happen to me - hit a tree - dead. Acceptable risk.
    Brake hard - I'm safe.
    Accelerate hard - it sure is not going to roll me off.

    Common or garden accident - if I would survive below I'd probably survive above, soft things round me.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Now how did you come to the exact opposite conclusion to me ?

    I was talking adult and our Luton has a ( feeble ) catch net.
     
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    It's not something that we have ever considered but any loose object can get thrown around, this means you or the kids.

    I personally would not risk it.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    I quite often sleep in sleeper busses while travelling between venues for work I don't see a problem letting my wife or child sleep in a bed on a long trip.

    Lampie
     
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    Hand cuffs and Ankle chains - no problems. :thumb: :RollEyes::Blush: :whistle:
     
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    I guess if you would leave your best drinking glasses on a bed unsecured then fine...

    I wouldn't however
     
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    Ive let two of my lads sleep in the over cab bed many years ago whilst on long overnight drives in the states. When I think back it sends shivers down my back. There may be times dependant upon the journey and road conditions that I would let kids sleep in the back.

    Jim :Smile:
     
  10. Jim

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    Guilty, I have done thousands of miles with the rest of the family asleep in the large bed at the back of the motorhome.

    Meet the family :BigGrin:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Aaaah Well I was talking Kids.They just wouldn't be secure enough.

    In the horrible event the RV turned over they would be crushed instantly.:Sad:

    The bunks are at least surrounded on a couple of sides by some substantial woodwork.
     
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    Is THAT the Plain White T's Jim.
     
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    guilty...let them sleep in the back on long overnight trips but only the dog(westie) can sleep over cab
     
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    I've had sleepers in the rear bed.
     
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    Only the wife and I so the question has never arisen, however I would have thought that whiplash injuries would be less if lying down wrapped up in blankets than sleeping upright/slouched in a chair. The beast has a max speed of 55mph and the inertia of an emergancy stop can only be imagined, tucked in bed clothed would act as a brake so the full force would not take effect, I'd probably sleep in the back if there was another driver, however not sure I would be happy about anyone else sleeping in the back.
     
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    Never had the need to, we don't do overnight travelling simply because I'd be tired too and I'm pretyty sure nobody would want me to have a nap while travelling, not with the steering wheel in my hands:Eeek::Eeek:.

    D.
     
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    In 1999 whilst returning from the Dynamo Metal Festival in Einhoven I was stopped on the M4 by a Customs and Excise officier (bless him) to dip my diesel tank. He was escorted by a police man (bless him) who saw that my son (bless him) was lounging in the vast double bed just behind the cab (Iveco 60/10, 6.5 ton self-build.) He told us it was against the law and told my son to move to the front. He did so immediately as he had his own reasons at the time not to upset the copper but I don't think the policeman was right...

    What do you think?
     
  18. pappajohn

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    dont need to......shirls usualy asleep in the passanger seat as soon as the wheels start to turn.

    she can probably sleep standing up though.:Wink:

    on the other hand i enjoy a nice kip while driving........scares the hell out of her.:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    if thats Sian and the Clones...oops..kids, then who the hells the 'other' woman you bring to meets?
     
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    just out of interest.......why do they dress crash test dummies?:Rofl1:
     
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