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There are laws on the books, I know there are in Texas, about restraints for all persons in an Automobile. How about Motor Homes? I would be interested in hearing about such laws, not hearsay but factual laws. 

I for one have carried Grand Kids and adults on my couch. The kids have been in the bedroom watching a video and such.

Herman

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Warning - I may be about to burst your bubble!

Here's a link to an article about the subject. It's just one opinion, but seems pretty well reasoned. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that there are good options for properly securing a child safety seat in an RV based on the information presented in this article. https://csftl.org/rv-travel-children/

I imagine that there are manufactures out there that have thought of this and installed at least one or two suitable seats to secure a child safety seat. I also imagine that it would be possible to retrofit a vehicle to make it safe to use a child safety seat. However, I wouldn't even pretend to suggest I know how to make that happen safely.

Carl - You are correct that people carry kids of all ages in RVs and have done so for a long time. Of course, we've all seen people do all sorts of things while traveling down the road that 'work'. That is, until they don't.

Laws: Here's an online listing of state-by-state seat belt law related to RV. I did not verify so use the data at your own risk. http://camperguide.org/rv-seat-belt-laws-by-state/

Want to see how that dinette will hold up in a crash?

 

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The law in Alabama states that anyone riding in the front seats must be wearing a seat belt. The law doesn't apply to passengers behind the front seats. I know that sounds dumb but that is the law. Here is also an article on the subject, they actually suggest the safest way is to have a passenger car follow the RV to it's destination with the children properly restrained.

http://procarseatsafety.com/recreation-vehicles-rv.html

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manholt   

Not much help, unless your in a cut/dry State like California...but even they have vague  exemptions! :blink:  I have a total of 10 seat belts, therefore, I'm exempt, in most States! :wacko:

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