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 on: Today at 08:17:07 PM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by luvrbus
Here is, in my experience driving charter buses and  motorhomes for  40 years.

Going down the road with a charter group, the escort is standing up talking to her folks. The folks are up getting something out of the overhead parcel racks, or walking down the isle to the bathroom, or standing up visiting with one another.

In a motorhome while I am driving, the wife and kids are lying on the couch or the bed having a snooze, up using the bathroom, in the kitchen making a sandwich or fixing a drink. My kids when little would have a shower while going down the interstate a 70 mph.

So yea, ideally everyone should be seated and belted while under way, but in real life, they are not.

I agree Sonja has made me a many snacks going down the road lol how do strap a woman into a seat belt laying on the sofa reading a book just asking  Grin

Yep I agree Sonja has made me a many of snacks going down the road lol how would strap a seat belt on a woman laying on the coach reading a book just asking Grin

It is very important that the driver drive in a smooth, defensive manner, to keep his passengers safe.

So don't sweat the small stuff. Go down the road and enjoy yourself. Just the driver has to be super diligent.

JC

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 on: Today at 08:02:08 PM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by lostagain
Here is, in my experience driving charter buses and  motorhomes for  40 years.

Going down the road with a charter group, the escort is standing up talking to her folks. The folks are up getting something out of the overhead parcel racks, or walking down the isle to the bathroom, or standing up visiting with one another.

In a motorhome while I am driving, the wife and kids are lying on the couch or the bed having a snooze, up using the bathroom, in the kitchen making a sandwich or fixing a drink. My kids when little would have a shower while going down the interstate a 70 mph.

So yea, ideally everyone should be seated and belted while under way, but in real life, they are not.

It is very important that the driver drive in a smooth, defensive manner, to keep his passengers safe.

So don't sweat the small stuff. Go down the road and enjoy yourself. Just the driver has to be super diligent.

JC

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 on: Today at 07:32:35 PM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by luvrbus
Sticks and staples as they are called here have had seat belts on every sitting place since the 80's.The seat belts in our Trek sure don't look like a complex engineering marvel,the 3 point belt for the driver and passenger look ok.
It is dumb for people not to wear a seat belt but here in AZ the driver or anyone in front area are not required to wear seat belts and I think CA is the same.The last I read only 1/2 the states require a driver or co-polit to wear a seat belt when driving a RV   

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 on: Today at 06:49:57 PM 
Started by Billysurf - Last post by windtrader
I'm with Kyle. If you do want passengers secured during a collision you'll need to get NTSB approved seats that are properly bolted into the frame along with approved restraints. Then go through the entire coach to have it engineered and constructed to ensure stuff won't go break loose and fly around hitting a secured passenger. I'm new to all this but I doubt there are but a handful of converted coaches that would pass a full NTSB crash test.

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 on: Today at 06:30:37 PM 
Started by ccbmster - Last post by ccbmster
Mini split installation should be done in the next day or two

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 on: Today at 06:19:02 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by chessie4905
Here's some generators to peruse

http://www.harborfreight.com/engines-generators/gas-engine-generators.html

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 on: Today at 06:06:09 PM 
Started by Stormcloud - Last post by biff
Mack sure you get a relieving type regulator. not a non relieving or it will put to much air into your airbags.

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 on: Today at 06:05:56 PM 
Started by Stormcloud - Last post by Stormcloud
Yep, thanks for the confirmation, Derrick.

Luke at US Coach shipped one out to me on Friday.

Mark

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 on: Today at 05:55:38 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Geoff
What's not to like?  The entire roof covered with solar panels.

--Geoff

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 on: Today at 04:59:35 PM 
Started by Tikvah - Last post by Iceni John
You say you have eight golfcart batteries.   That's exactly what I will have when I buy my real house batteries (I'm presently using some old 8D starting batteries to test everything, but they're ready for scrapping now).   2000 watts of solar panels will very nicely charge eight GC2s at about a 13% charge rate, the maximum for FLA batteries.   1000 watts of solar will charge them at half that rate.   PV now is well less than a dollar a watt for grid-tie panels, and a decent charge controller or two costs less than an inverter generator.   With solar you will be charging your house batteries all the time the sun is out, from dawn to dusk each day, whether you're driving or parked.   Silent, exhaust-free, maintenance-free, breakdown-free, essentially free use after the initial purchase, completely automatic, minimum 25 year life, shades your roof from the sun  -  what's not to like?

Just an idea . . .

John

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