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    CPS Technician scoutingbear's Avatar
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    Spare Convertible Suggestions

    Our little Elephant will be in a CCO in my car and a Radian in dh's car. But I got to thinking that I should probably have a spare/grandparent's car seat. But what? Their main car right now is a '99 Suburban and I am not sure about the RF fit for either the CCO or Radian in there. I don't really want to have to take the CCO out of my car either even if it does fit well because the middle seat and the CCO don't play nicely in my car so it takes 2 to get a tight install.

    What to get? I'd rather not go as bare bones as a scenera if there is something else that is inexpensive since it won't be used as often but also needs to be easy to install and preferably not too wide. It also needs to RF to at least 35 pounds (one of my Radians and my CCO only RF to 33) and be able to fit most young infants well. All suggestions are welcome!
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    Re: Spare Convertible Suggestions

    Evenflo Tribute. If you could get some deal it would be similarly priced to the scenera, but it has eps foam and maybe padding. I find the seat to be fairly thin and easy to install. I have verified that the new seat rfes to 35 pounds, though it is short for ffing.
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    Re: Spare Convertible Suggestions

    FYI, call SK. I think your Radian RFs to 35 lbs. There was at one point a statement on their website but it's not there any more...
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    Re: Spare Convertible Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupqueen View Post
    FYI, call SK. I think your Radian RFs to 35 lbs. There was at one point a statement on their website but it's not there any more...
    Yes, sk retroactively raised the rfing limit to 35 pounds for radians made before sept 2008.
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    Dd1 age 17 (seatbelt), Dd2 age 15 (seatbelt), Ds1 age 14 (seatbelt), Dd4 age 12 (Seatbelt), Ds2 age 10 (Probooster), Dd4 age 7 (rstv), and dd5 age 1 (rfing Pria)

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    Re: Spare Convertible Suggestions

    Anything else? We had the tribute for C and didn't really like it. It doesn't matter if the seat is short for FF since we have GN's that the boys will be out of by then.
    Karen
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    Re: Spare Convertible Suggestions

    Depends on your budget. Maybe an ETA or a true fit?
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    Re: Spare Convertible Suggestions

    and id add the MR it's supper easy and quick to install and not too bad on the pocket.

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    Re: Spare Convertible Suggestions

    How about the Avenue? Or, what about a Titan. If you don't need it to last super long, I love my Titan.
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    Re: Spare Convertible Suggestions

    The avenue won't be good for a newborn because the bottom slots are too high. The evenflo titan is a whole lot like the tribute, but more expensive.
    Christine *mom* to

    Dd1 age 17 (seatbelt), Dd2 age 15 (seatbelt), Ds1 age 14 (seatbelt), Dd4 age 12 (Seatbelt), Ds2 age 10 (Probooster), Dd4 age 7 (rstv), and dd5 age 1 (rfing Pria)

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    Re: Spare Convertible Suggestions

    Does the Tribute come with infant padding? My titan was a great fit for my babies with the padding. RF to 35lbs., forward to 50lbs and I think its more comfy than the tribute.
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