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View Poll Results: What recline position is your GN in?

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  • Fully upright

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Thread: GN Owners

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    GN Owners

    What recline setting do you have your seat in? Why? I had it upright until this weekend. I took it out to wash the cover and decided to install it in the middle setting; just because. I had never really thought about it until then.

    What does everyone else do? Do those of you who have it reclined notice a difference? I don't, but C hasn't been in it yet.
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    Re: GN Owners

    I always install the GNs fully upright. I find it often gets tighter that way. I did try installing J's GN reclined last time, and it didn't look any different than upright, but it did move a tad more (I usually get it rock solid).
    Mama to Sofi: 7.1 yrs, 46Lbs (47"), Boostered in a Turbo, Vivo, Monterey, Cybex; harnessed in Nautilus
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    Re: GN Owners

    Reclined fit better in my car, but I didn't really think it was "reclined".
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    Re: GN Owners

    Fully reclined for two reasons. One to match the recline of my seat backs and second to help with head slump.

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    Re: GN Owners

    Depends. I installed in my dads ven fully reclined because it was a long trip. My car typically middle because it installs best that way, Hubby's blazer fully upright. I dont really see much difference it the recline though.
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    Re: GN Owners

    I have it fully upright I believe. I thought the recline was just to aide the install not to be for comfort.

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    Re: GN Owners

    fully reclined only to help with the install. DH's scion xb, the seats are slightly sloped and it fits better that way.
    installed its not reclined.



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    Re: GN Owners

    depends on the car.
    full recline in the Audi, no recline in the Saab. Just installs better that way.
    He seems to have slightly less head slump when reclined.
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    Re: GN Owners

    I belive it is fully reclined, only since it installed better that way in MIL's car.
    Kelsey, mom to...
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    Re: GN Owners

    It's either upright or middle recline, I'm not sure off the top of my head what it is right now.

    In my vehicles it makes so little difference that I don't pay much attention to it.
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    Both safely riding in either a 2007 Outlook or a 2015 Subaru Legacy depending on the day.


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    Re: GN Owners

    Totally reclined, and I am almost positive I only have two settings. Does it really have three? All of them?
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    Re: GN Owners

    It was fully reclined to help with the horrendous head slump(which it did not!). I need to reinstall in the morning and I'll likey just install fully upright this time.

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    Re: GN Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by zactayaus View Post
    Fully reclined for two reasons. One to match the recline of my seat backs and second to help with head slump.
    This is what we do, too.
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    Re: GN Owners

    Actually, i think mine is in the middle, but we use middle and fully reclined, my seats slope back and it fits better that way.
    Splash..ya, I'm pretty sure they are all supposed to have 3 settings. But..it's like 1/2 inch difference, lol......you could easily not realize the middle setting was there...or else maybe yours is broken?

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    Re: GN Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by zactayaus View Post
    Fully reclined for two reasons. One to match the recline of my seat backs and second to help with head slump.

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    Re: GN Owners

    Changes based on....

    My car has flat seats and a fairly straight back. So it's fully reclined

    Dad's car has super bucket seats (convertible) so it's not reclined at all.
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    Re: GN Owners

    Ah, that makes sense that people would recline it to match their seat angle. I installed it in the middle setting and C rode in it today for the first time that way. He didn't sleep so I didn't get a chance to check out headslump. But it does give him less shoulder room. That is a trick to remember for the awkward needs higher slot but they're so far above their shoulders times.
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    Re: GN Owners

    all the way reclined in a Ford Windstar captains chair... it helps w/ head slump when ds#3 sleeps. It also seems easier for him to climb into/get into position himself. I thought there were only 2 settings as well... reclined or not
    A (2/99) M (7/00) J (10/04) B (4/07) S (3/09)

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    Re: GN Owners

    fully reclined... I can fit it at any setting, but fully reclined gives us the least chance of head flopping.



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    Re: GN Owners

    Is it just me or is there very little difference between the reclines? I believe DD's is fully upright though.

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