Are seatbelts in a motorhome less safe than in a car/truck?

FMVSS 209, Seat Belt Assemblies, specifies requirements for seat belt assemblies used in passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs), trucks, and buses. The installation requirements for motorhomes must pass government testing/installation requirements. They’re no more or less safe than cars/trucks. See this PDF:

What do you think of the Andersen Ultimate Fifth Wheel Connection (fifth wheel hitch)?

Most people who own them like them. Many people who have never owned them won’t use them for a variety of reason (google “Andersen failures” and you’ll find a handful of catastrophic pictures that get shared often). I had one and absolutely hated it. My camper had a very low pin weight percentage (15% on […]

Which is safer? Class A motorhomes or truck + fifth wheels?

Which is safer? There’s no hard and fast data for an objective comparison. Everything is subjective and swayed by personal opinion. Most class A motorhomes are above the weight limit where crash tests are required. The fear is that things in the house become deadly projectiles no matter how secure you are in seatbelts/whatnot. But, […]