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Old 07-18-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
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Anyone had both a marathon and a FPSV

I wanted to know if there is anything that was missed by you when you used the fisherprice compared to the marathon? Did you like them both equally?
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone had both a marathon and a FPSV

while i havent owned both, i have used both. if i just needed a FFing seat, and had belts that didnt reqire a locking clip, i would go with the FPSVD over a MA. i like the the MA can tether rfing, and i would definately consider the price difference worth it. most kids wont get to the 65 weight limit on the MA anyways, and the 55 lbs is more realistic.

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Re: Anyone had both a marathon and a FPSV

I have both. RF marathon and FF FPSV. The biggest difference is the RF tether, which is why I got the Marathon for RF. I love both seats. They are both very easy to istall and use.
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Re: Anyone had both a marathon and a FPSV

I haven't had a Marathon, but I do like my three FPSVDs. For me, the one thing that would be nice to have on the FPSVD is the lock-off (for use when I need to install RF with a seatbelt instead of LATCH.)

There are other differences, of course, but that's the one thing I could sometimes use.
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Re: Anyone had both a marathon and a FPSV

I only miss the rear teather. I actually like the harness better on the FPSVD. I don't care for the lock-offs so not an issue for me.
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Re: Anyone had both a marathon and a FPSV

The first thing I noticed right off the bat was the Fabric not being as nice, but of course my kids don't complain AT ALL.

Installing it without the rear-facing tether was all a bit weird to me, but now I am over that.

The straps feel a little thinner, but I have not had a prob with them twisted yet, nor do I think I will..

I actually missed the belly pad for helping me pull out the crotch strap though
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