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keldrasmussen

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My wife and I purchased a 1999 Georgetown 265 MH.
Unlike most this unit was built with a fold out couch placed lengthwise rather than a dinette. The couch has no seatbelts. The front seats have lap belts only. Most likely this unit will be used by my wife and myself only most of the time so it is not a big issue. On the occasion where we might have others with us it bothers me a bit.
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keldrasmussen wrote:

My wife and I purchased a 1999 Georgetown 265 MH.
Unlike most this unit was built with a fold out couch placed lengthwise rather than a dinette. The couch has no seatbelts. The front seats have lap belts only. Most likely this unit will be used by my wife and myself only most of the time so it is not a big issue. On the occasion where we might have others with us it bothers me a bit.
Any comments? or suggestions?
I have learned a ton about camping from you guys in a very short time.
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Keld


since we never haul anyone but ourselves i've pulled the seatbelts for the couch and recliner through the backs of each and they now rest on the floor enderneath each. have you looked there? if there are no seatbelts for the couch and you want them you can have them added at most any RV repair shop.


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Was the couch not factory installed?
you could add seatbelts pretty easy.
Just need some grade 8 hardware and access.

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Thanks a bunch, we have not taken the MH home yet. Left it at the dealer to be picked up April 1. I will look for the belts though. With a bit of luck they may be there.
Thanks again.
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If the couch is original to the RV, I bet you have seat belts.

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Two suggestions.. First, epically with fold out couches the seat belts are often lying on the floor under the thing.

Second, you can still buy after-market add on belts if you can not find them locally (Try a custom Van shop) try jc whitny (Mispelled I think)

A custom van shop can even install 'em for you. (Van conversion place)


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As always you guys are awesome.... Instant reply. Thanks
When I go wisit Fred this weekend I'll look for the belts. My wife names everything (Cars, Fish, Even wild birds). So I thought it was my turn to name something. So Fred is the MH.
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Not sure, but I think RVs have to have a seatbelt for every person the RV can sleep.


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i got new seatbelts on amazon.com to replace the ratty looking black ones that came with the rv. got nice burgundy belts. make sure you get the right length.


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hohenwald48 wrote:

Not sure, but I think RVs have to have a seatbelt for every person the RV can sleep.

Correct, that is the RVIA rule on belts, but you cannot just add belts and it has nothing to do with the grade bolts. A Dealer or Service Center cannot add belts if the factory did not offer them due to Liability. The belt location is approved by the OEM Engineering and adding belts where none were offered will not have the subfloor reinforcment required to secure the belts. That is the liability problem Dealers and Service centers have if asked to install belts where none were before. Doug

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