"Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208 was set by the Department of Transportation in 1992 to reduce the injuries caused during collisions involving van conversions. Van conversions created after 1992 must have all seating and tables locked down to the floor. Also, captain's chairs can no longer swivel. Adapters are available for pre-1992 vehicles"
You mention that tables must be locked down and refer to section 208 of the federal code. But I don't see any reference to that situation. A lot of RV's have the dinette table sitting on two posts inserted into post supports in the floor, and the table top itself is inserted into the two posts. They are not locked down in any way to stop them from flying off the two posts inserted into the floor in case of an accident.
So are all of these dinette tables not to the federal code????
You may be right about that. I wonder if a vehicle meets the IRS requirements for "living quarters" (eating, sleeping, cooking, bathroom) then perhaps it is no longer subject to these restrictions. Anybody know?
2005 Georgie Boy 3625 DS on a Workhorse W-22 (Class A)
Rick, Gail, 1 girl (16-Angel, Lexi96.org), 1 girl (11), 2 boys (12 & 9).
2001 Honda Odyssey, Demco Aluminator tow bar & tow plate, SMI Silent Partner brake controller.
Our previous Class C and B units had swivel seats but when we bought a 1997 22' Itasca Spirit last year we were told we could not convert/replace the seats because they were outlawed on vans with airbags. Class A's were not included in the restriction because they were on a truck chassis. - Judy
Judy and Luke
Yes, there really is a COOL, CA
2007 Itasca Horizon 40TD & 06 Honda CR-V