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cembm1

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Posted: 09/21/05 10:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A quick internet search turned this up:

"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"

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Posted: 09/21/05 01:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

try this site
http://www.discountvantruck.com/


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Posted: 09/21/05 05:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cembm1 - I saw the text you quoted on a van seating website. But I could not find any such language on the nhsta website. Can you provide more details?

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Posted: 09/21/05 06:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, i've got a 96 GBM Maverick which has swivel seats from the factory. I know they are original. It's an e350 chassis, class C. ???????

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CEMBM1,
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????

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Maybe motorhomes are not considered van conversions.

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HiTech,

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?

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Posted: 09/23/05 09:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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


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