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Child Seats

Posted on: Friday 1st of March 2019



Under UK law motorhomes are classed as private vehicles meaning that they are subject to the same rules and laws as any other car on the road.

All passengers travelling in a motorhome must be wearing seat-belts.

You can be fined up to £500 if you don’t wear a seat-belt when you’re supposed to.

As in a car, any child travelling must be in the correct car seat for their height or weight until they reach 1.35 metres (4’4”) or their 12th birthday, whichever comes first.

If you have your own child seats, feel free to bring them along, but what you will need to bear in mind is that NONE of our motorhomes have the isofix fittings, so make sure that any seat you bring can be attached using a standard 3-point belt.

If you don’t have a child seat that can be fixed in this way, don’t worry, as we have them available to hire as an optional extra.

The VW California campervan however does have 2 sets of isofix fittings in the rear.

VW California Ocean rear seats with isofix fittings and daytime layout

All of our motorhomes that have a dinette will have 2 forward facing 3-point seat-belts fitted, where you will be able to fit two child seats next to one another, if need be.

Our Chausson motorhomes that have a full dinette (4 seats around a table) have lap belts for the rear facing seats. This makes them unsuitable for child seats, unless you have a child seat that is specifically designed for use with lap belts.

All seat-belts in our Swift and Roller Team motorhomes are of the 3-point variety, and can have child seats attached.

Due to the cumbersome nature of some child seats it may be necessary to slide over and re-position the table in order to fit them in place. In some instances it may be easier to remove the table altogether.

Highlighted areas indicate where the 3-point seat belts are located:

 

Interior layouts of Swift Escape 695 motorhome, Auto-Roller 707 motorhome, Swift Escape 686 motorhome, Chausson Flash 656 motorhome, Chausson Travel Line 611 motorhome

For more information on child car seat laws visit the https://www.gov.uk/seat-belts-law