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Snipped from a CA presentation:

Class B
 Van conversions

 Weight 6,000-8,000 pounds

 Required to meet Federal seat belt
standard for front occupants and
passenger testing but not for rear
occupants for this weight class.

 Some manufacturers meet Federal
standards and do independent

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards & Regulations
Standard No. 208 - Occupant Crash Protection Standard:

 Type 1 (lap-belt only) or Type 2 (lap-shoulder belt)

 Performance requirements for anthropomorphic test dummies

 Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, Trucks and Buses
with a gross vehicle weight rating of 4,536 kg (10,000 lbs.) or less, and
buses (driver's seat only)

 EXCLUDES (Class A and C RV’s) due to exceeding 10,000 lbs.

(Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 571)


Then go to S4.2.7.1 to try and wade thru the details. The one that I am interested in is "....GVWR of 10,000 lbs. (4,536 kg) or less,......Side-facing designated seating positions shall be equipped, at the manufacturer's option......

My option could be "not to equip", but it is not too difficult to equip the side facing sofa with lap belts.
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