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Old 03-30-2015, 11:12 PM   #1
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This is no way to park an RV. But looks like after you cleaned up the poo, you'd just need to buff out a few marks!

Who else does this kind of testing?
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:08 AM   #2
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I appreciate that Winnebago did the test. I'm not convinced it is a real-world situation, however. Side impact, frontal impact, rear impact are more likely scenarios than a squared-off impact from the top. I guess those scenarios just aren't as photogenic.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:23 AM   #3
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I think it shows you they build a tough box - one that should hold up well for many years.
And you could surmise that it should hold somewhat together in an accident.

But a real highway accident/rollover would be a mess, as would any RV.

I'll bet though, that even this light test, this RV is totaled. Each side wall near the cab was over-stressed and cracked and would require replacement - thus too costly to do.
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Did they do a video to show what happened on the inside? Or perhaps they were just testing the body/frame/exterior...
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Did they do a video to show what happened on the inside? Or perhaps they were just testing the body/frame/exterior...
Not that I found. Most likely everything inside was torn loose, or they would have shown it!
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This frame is right at about the point where the forces are the greatest.



Doors, windows, compartment doors, awning etc. are all intact.
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