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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by toffe, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. toffe

    toffe Funster

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    Hi All, just wanted to introduce myself. Hubby, child and l are thinking of moving up in the world. Giving up the tent in favour of an MH. Confusion reign :Eeek:s though, so much to think about before buying
     
  2. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Welcome....:thumb:

    We all had to start somewhere, ask away...
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    You are right to be confused. There are a million places you can pitch a tent you could get near in a MH.
     
  4. daisy mae

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    Hello and :welcome:from Leicestershire,

    You will not regret it, sheer luxury after tents, I know ::bigsmile:
    Did have caravans for many years, wished I had gone down the MH route earlier.

    How exciting for you, take your time and do lots of research, I found that making a list of what you would like, what you can do with/without, layout is very important.
     
  5. toffe

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    Wow Guys, thanks for replying so quickly. Main question relates to seat belts......is it legal to carryapassanger without one.? Noticed some 4 berth only have driver/passenger belts. We would not child to travel without one,so can we fit a lapbelt to a side facing seat?
     
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    Welcome

    Welcome aboard:winky:
     
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    :party2::welcome::party2:
     
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    I think children under 14 have to have a proper seat belt ,but if you are traveling down the road and another motor swerves to avoid something and hit you .Not your fault but would you want your children sat sideways in a lap belt which in most instances are useless.I dont think so.
     
  9. toffe

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    Agreed. I think a 3 point belt for our daughter is a must on the requirements list.
     
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    You need a forward facing seat with a 3 point seat belt. Even our dog is belted up. :Smile:
     
  11. Kimbo

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    Hi AJS, we're new to motorhoming to (or will be from 28th March when we take delivery of our new Auto Trail). Been caravanning for 9 years so time for change.

    Having just bought one my understanding is children under 14 must be belted but adults don't have to so could seat your child in the front with you travelling unbelted in the back (if you think that's a good idea).

    We're planning to make a lot of use of the Aires in France and "France Passion" and smilar in other counries. Anyone out there got any advice on this?
     
  12. TheBig1

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    absolutely no way. with a forward facing seat it needs a substantial steel frame hidden in the seat and bolted to the chassis. side seat are not suitable for belts. fit one and if anyone is injured in an accident you are legally liable.

    plenty of vans about with seatbelts in the back, just choose one that has them. much safer
     
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    Edit welcome


    Irrespective of the law proper lap and diagonal belts rule

    Lap and side are close to deadly or serious injury time

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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