You definitely need a seat belt for each passenger. As far as campgrounds go, I've seen many state a limit to how many people can occupy a site. You could try to say 6, but if they find out you'd be kicked out.
There are 8 of us going Rving in a 6 bedded RV. We were trying to get an 8 seater but there was none left to rent.
We are getting the RV in Vancouver, BC and heading down the west coast to the states.
Is there a limit on how many people we can have in the RV by law? and could we have problems at the border with 8 people in it?
Also I see alot of RV parks say max of 6 people per space. Is there any way around this or should we just boondock it?
You're lucky, many commercial RV campgrounds, state 2, some 4, anything over that, you pay extra for each person over.
The number of people in the MH might be a problem, as I've never heard of one with 8 seat belts, (unless someone added them.)
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I think the ISSUE here isn't can you get away with it, it's the safety of the passengers while traveling in your motorhome AND the liability of the rental company if they allow eight people in a 6 person vehicle.
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When our four kids were young (early-mid 70's) we had a big Mercury Colony park station wagon. We took many trips and our usual configuration was both middle and back seats stowed, sleeping bags on the floor and all four kids free to roam about.
They all made it to adulthood (45, 43, 39 and 37 now) without any trauma. The only issue we ever had was when our 2 year old (the youngest) was climbing in to the middle seat after his sisters had all boarded, and he toppled out backwards onto his head. We were in some small town in Iowa, I think, on our way back to Seattle after 3 years in Tidewater VA. A quick trip to the town's hospital ER and he checkd out fine.
I think there's a lot of excessive caution these days about safety in vehicles. I grew up in the UK and none of the vehicles I rode in from the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's had seat belts. Even one car I had (a 1958 DKW) when we lived in South Seattle in the 1960, didn't have any belts.
It's surpising what you get used to over tha years. All the vehicles we've owned since the late 60's have had 3-point inertial reel belt systems. Our current MH only has lap belts in all the seats. After all these years with 3-point harnesses, we feel a bit undressed without that shoulder belt. Has anyone done a structural conversion on any Class A to add a 3-point inertia-reel belt system to the two "command" seats?
On our MH, the lap belts are anchored to the seats, but the reclining seat-backs (FlexSteel) don't seem strong enough to add a shoulder belt.
Because of ergonomic issues (DW is less than 5' tall and her feet don't touch the floor when she's in the passenger front seat). I'd like to do a seat retrofit, maybe using something like the Recaro seats that I used when driving transit coaches.
I'd be grateful for any ideas.
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