Personal Safety of Trailer vs. Motorhome - Page 4 - Fiberglass RV


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2017, 07:11 AM   #61
Senior Member
 
likeair2me's Avatar
 
Name: KAY
Trailer: SCAMP
Missouri
Posts: 377
Registry
FINALLY! An effective spider deterent!
likeair2me is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 07:35 AM   #62
Senior Member
 
Name: Gordon
Trailer: 2015 Scamp (16 Std Layout 4) with '15 Toyota Sienna LE Tug
North Carolina
Posts: 4,837
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan View Post
This is nonsense. Nothing good ever comes of debating religion on an RV forum. Please stop.
I was going to say the same thing, and I even went so far as to check the forum rules and guidelines which state in part:
Excessive sarcasm, belligerence, insults, profanity, anger, offensive comments about race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and national origin, are not acceptable.

However the same authority also says this:
Public discussion about moderation or moderator decisions is not allowed.

Therefore I did not, and am not, commenting on the discussion of religion in this thread.
gordon2 is online now  
Old 06-18-2017, 07:59 AM   #63
Senior Member
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: Parkliner 2014
Georgia
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by LyleB View Post
A little different take on safety of using a travel trailer vs a motor home:

You spend much more of your time traveling, moving from place to place with either option than you do fending off aggressive bystanders. In that light, take a look at the safety of riding down the highway in a vehicle designed with accident protection engineered into it (a tow vehicle) vs a vehicle engineered for extreme light weight convenience (a motor home).

Which will protect you more in a collision, which is a much more likely scenario than an intruder?

RV Motorhome Crash-Worthiness | GrizzlyLaw.com
That's an excellent point. Whenever someone asks whether I'm worried about bears, snakes, crazies, or whatever their camping fear is, I always say that by far the most dangerous part of the time out is the to and from.
FishingBob is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 08:21 AM   #64
CPW
Senior Member
 
CPW's Avatar
 
Name: Carl
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0TA
Florida
Posts: 1,594
Registry
And I would point out that in my comparison of BC to Florida I wasn't advocating the use of firearms. I was merely pointing out that laws in differing places are not the same. Florida has a "stand your ground" law. BC does not.
CPW is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 08:32 AM   #65
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 10,211
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by LyleB View Post
...You spend much more of your time traveling, moving from place to place with either option than you do fending off aggressive bystanders. In that light, take a look at the safety of riding down the highway in a vehicle designed with accident protection engineered into it (a tow vehicle) vs a vehicle engineered for extreme light weight convenience (a motor home)...
Great point, and a tow vehicle can be upgraded from time to time to take advantage of design improvements affecting safety (as well as performance, utility, etc.) without having to replace the RV coach. I expect my Scamp to outlast several tow vehicles.

Modern vans used in Class B and C motorhomes do have up-to-date safety features. Cockpit protection is better than many Class A's (a point made in the linked article), but the danger of injury from unsecured objects in the coach is still greater than in a separate tow vehicle. Furthermore, as the motorhome ages, you are left with the unpalatable choice between driving an aging chassis (affecting both safety and reliability) or paying a king's ransom for a new motorhome.

Of course, there is a trade-off. Towing adds an element of driving risk of its own. That risk can be managed, but not eliminated.

I don't think there is a "right" choice, only "right-for-you."
Jon in AZ is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 09:53 AM   #66
Senior Member
 
Raspy's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: Black Series HQ19
Smith Valley, Nevada
Posts: 2,489
The "right choice" extends beyond the motorhome, trailer debate. I've arrived at the "trailer" decision after a lifetime of camping in many different ways.

Age plays into it too. So does the financial aspect and the size of your family.

Tents, tent trailers, hotels, camper shells, slide in campers, motorhomes large and small, etc. They all have their advantages and drawbacks.

I've finally settled on trailers, but not a toy hauler and not a fifth wheel and not a sticky.

Sheesh, it goes on and on.
__________________
I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt.
Raspy is online now  
Old 06-18-2017, 09:59 AM   #67
Senior Member
 
Raspy's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: Black Series HQ19
Smith Valley, Nevada
Posts: 2,489
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcs02d View Post
I come here for the NOT politics... but since you asked I carry the XM42.


That is really funny. Just what the doctor ordered for.............hmmm......yeah, for what?? Oh, yeah, weed abatement! I'd like to see the holster too.

"wait a minute, you perp!" Now where did I put that operators manual? " Hold on there, I'm almost ready to defend myself!" Now, let's see, light it here, turn that on, prepare to stand by. "OK." " Ready!!"
__________________
I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt.
Raspy is online now  
Old 06-18-2017, 11:25 AM   #68
Senior Member
 
Kai in Seattle's Avatar
 
Name: Kathleen (Kai: ai as in wait)
Trailer: Amerigo FG-16 1973 "Peanut"
Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area, Washington
Posts: 2,566
Registry
I decided long ago that if I wanted to be happy, comfortable,SAFE, well-fed, and able to pursue my personal favorite activities, I would stay home.


Camping is for other things. Seeing new places. Meeting new people. Overcoming new challenges. Giving Paul and the girls the same benefits, fresh air, a change and break in the usual routine so that the routine feels all the sweeter when we're back to it. I'm well aware some people achieve higher levels of all the good things. Great camping meals. Super comfy nights of restful slumber. Wi-Fi. Etc. I guess I'm just marginal.
Therefore
To whatever degree I can achieve comfort, SAFETY, happiness, regular meals, and pursuit of personal goals on a camping trip is to the good. Anything less I vowed to consider par for the course, and try, at the very least, to make my kvetching about it funny.


Sometimes it all comes together. So far haven't had anything much bad happen.


We have barking dogs, a can of deep woods OFF! and a car alarm fob. We also cultivate the poor and badly-equipped look that we hope makes us less of a target.


Indeed, it is the time on the road that is the most fraught with peril...especially on high mountain roads with steep drop-offs and no guardrails!


A fabulously interesting thread. Almost as good as the sawdust toilet one and the Will the Wind Blow My Trailer Over thread.


Thanks for the reminder of the forum rules..


Hey, Raspy--same for us. After multi choices and trails, finally Settled on a little old egg & a mini-van tow. Best of all we've done so far. Knock wood.


IMHAO.
__________________
Semper ubi sub ubi.
Kai in Seattle is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 11:47 AM   #69
Senior Member
 
Name: Dick
Trailer: '15 17' LD Casita and '17 Tahoe LT
Texas
Posts: 300
Question

To Arm or Not to Arm on the Road or at Home. I will check with my two different neighbors whose homes were broken into in the last 3 weeks, while they were sleeping, if they feel their outlook has changed. Probably fortunate for them in that they slept through it, but?
dmad1 is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 12:54 PM   #70
Senior Member
 
charlsara's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie
Trailer: 2014 Lil Snoozy
North Carolina
Posts: 727
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomandCallie View Post
Well said! Using our "big brains" and a bit of common sense will serve us well. Trusting magic and superstition to keep us out of a jam...not so much.


Referring to Christians as trusting magic and superstition is both ignorant and insulting. We all need to be kind to everyone...
charlsara is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 01:52 PM   #71
Senior Member
 
Kai in Seattle's Avatar
 
Name: Kathleen (Kai: ai as in wait)
Trailer: Amerigo FG-16 1973 "Peanut"
Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area, Washington
Posts: 2,566
Registry
"Referring to Christians as trusting magic and superstition is both ignorant and insulting. We all need to be kind to everyone... "


Telling people they are being ignorant and insulting is-- surprise-- being the same thing. Reading the whole thread reveals we were well reminded of the forum rules and people above decided to stop talking religion.


Not talking religion on a fiberglass trailer forum is the best idea. Not to push it, not to defend it, and not to insult those who prefer religion not to be preached here.


It's too divisive a topic.
__________________
Semper ubi sub ubi.
Kai in Seattle is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 02:02 PM   #72
Senior Member
 
rbryan's Avatar
 
Name: Robert
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Past Tents" 2018 F150 Lariat 2.7L EB SuperCrew
Arkansas
Posts: 1,298
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlsara View Post
Referring to Christians as trusting magic and superstition is both ignorant and insulting. We all need to be kind to everyone...
Yes, but he's agreed to move on, and we should too.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 02:04 PM   #73
Senior Member
 
charlsara's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie
Trailer: 2014 Lil Snoozy
North Carolina
Posts: 727
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kai in Seattle View Post
"Referring to Christians as trusting magic and superstition is both ignorant and insulting. We all need to be kind to everyone... "


Telling people they are being ignorant and insulting is-- surprise-- being the same thing. Reading the whole thread reveals we were well reminded of the forum rules and people above decided to stop talking religion.


Not talking religion on a fiberglass trailer forum is the best idea. Not to push it, not to defend it, and not to insult those who prefer religion not to be preached here.


It's too divisive a topic.


Ignorant is not knowing facts. Being tolerant of anything except Christians is in vogue. I will not stand silent for that.

Like I said we should be kind to one another...
charlsara is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 02:06 PM   #74
Senior Member
 
rbryan's Avatar
 
Name: Robert
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Past Tents" 2018 F150 Lariat 2.7L EB SuperCrew
Arkansas
Posts: 1,298
Registry
But the easiest way to be kind in this case is to stop stirring the pot. The comment was inappropriate, and the poster has acknowledged that. Next topic.
__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 02:24 PM   #75
Senior Member
 
Kai in Seattle's Avatar
 
Name: Kathleen (Kai: ai as in wait)
Trailer: Amerigo FG-16 1973 "Peanut"
Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area, Washington
Posts: 2,566
Registry
"But the easiest way to be kind in this case is to stop stirring the pot. The comment was inappropriate, and the poster has acknowledged that. Next topic." __________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close." --rbryan






Agreed.


Let's get back to whether RVs or trailers are safer if you have to take off in a hurry.


It's a good topic.
__________________
Semper ubi sub ubi.
Kai in Seattle is offline  
Old 06-18-2017, 03:17 PM   #76
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 5,975
Registry
Guns and religion, neither a good topic for a moulded fibreglass forum. Everyone has a right to their beliefs but this is not the place to preach them. It would seem that the attitude of some on this thread is WAY scarier than anyone short on their luck looking for a bit of help.

This thread is now closed.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is online now  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Personal Photo not working Rob S. Forum Admin, News & Announcements 5 01-15-2006 10:13 PM
Personal funny faces of your self Chester Taje Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 8 11-16-2005 04:41 PM
Personal Opinion General Chat 0 01-01-1970 12:00 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.