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    Successful 3 accross in the smallest back seat ever!

    I have tried MANY in an effort to 3 across these kiddos with NO luck until now!! So finally.....





    1996 Escort wagon

    Big Kid high back booster, Britax Marathon, Radian.

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    Re: Successful 3 accross in the smallest back seat ever!

    Great job! CUTE kids! Poor middle baby with the boo boos!!! Remember to store the latch connectors on the MA, it looks from the picture like they are hanging off the latch bar
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    Re: Successful 3 accross in the smallest back seat ever!

    Cool Is the outboard Radian independently secure?

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    Re: Successful 3 accross in the smallest back seat ever!

    Can the boostered girl buckle herself? (I need a similar combo for my Escort and Focus.)

    Also, is the shoulder portion of her seatbelt routed correctly, under the arms of the booster? It's hard to tell form the pic.
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    Re: Successful 3 accross in the smallest back seat ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by BookMama View Post
    Also, is the shoulder portion of her seatbelt routed correctly, under the arms of the booster? It's hard to tell form the pic.

    Is the armrest even down? They must be down when the car's moving.

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    Re: Successful 3 accross in the smallest back seat ever!

    By the looks of that lap belt is on her soft tummy, not a good fit
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    Re: Successful 3 accross in the smallest back seat ever!

    I've been able to do a ff Radian, rf Radian and a Parkway in a 1999 Escort. I think the seat is the same width for both years. I can also do 2 ff Radians and a Parkway. A TB can work in place of a Parkway, but the Parkway works better. A rf Scenera can also work.

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    Re: Successful 3 accross in the smallest back seat ever!

    I should have taken pictures of each seat, but I didnt have time.

    The baby in the middle is my nephew, he was running (he's2 months) down the sidewalk when he was with his mom and dad and no one was close enough to catch him when he tripped.

    The Radian and the Marathon are both individually secure.

    She is able to buckle herself, and it is ran correctly. The arm rest needs to be raised for her to see how to buckle the belt, but then she puts it back down.

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