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Old 12-13-2017, 06:35 PM   #1
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I am thinking of making a convertible sofa/bunk bed and was thinking of anchoring the seat belts to the chair rail. Has anyone done this and how did it work out?

Also, any suggestions about securing child's car seats without shoulder belts. Or any ideas about installing shoulder and lap belts. Thanks
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:03 PM   #2
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I haven't installed belts yet on my bus, but my thinking is that anchoring to the frame would be the best. The other thing to consider is that things like furniture and seats could come loose in a wreck ...

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I am thinking of making a convertible sofa/bunk bed and was thinking of anchoring the seat belts to the chair rail. Has anyone done this and how did it work out?

Also, any suggestions about securing child's car seats without shoulder belts. Or any ideas about installing shoulder and lap belts. Thanks
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:19 PM   #3
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spenceronehalf, sorry I should have mentioned that the couch/bed will be anchored to the chair rail and floor with the repurposed frames from the original seats, so it should be pretty secure. I'm just concerned about the kids sliding around and being untethered.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:26 PM   #4
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Make sure that the furniture is secured as well or better than the seat belts....

The idea of the couch breaking free in an accident while the seat belts hold fast to the chair rail is a really scary picture.

Ever since I saw the Prevost with the couch sticking out of the windshield I have gotten REALLY serious about securing furniture etc.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:52 PM   #5
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As far as securing your children, and not knowing their ages, there are bus seats that are commonly sold on fleabay with two fold out child seats. Yeah it's a bus seat, but it's also approved.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:16 AM   #6
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You can also pick up child seats that are bus specific as well. Did so for my 2 year old daughter. Works perfect in my bus unlike the regular car seats we have as well for the other vehicles.
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