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    Easier install Scenera or Avenue?

    I just purchased an Avenue and try as I might could not get it installed in the middle row of our Ody. I tried latch and seatbelt. I could not get a good recline RF. I need a seat that I can easily install and uninstall. I also can't have one that is too pricey. I have installed a Scenera once, and it wasn't perfect, but not as bad as the Avenue. Any other ideas? Do I have to use a noodle for RF?
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    Samuel, 12 yrs, seat belt middle passenger row of our Odyssey.
    Mitchell, 10yrs, back row, Amp.
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    Re: Easier install Scenera or Avenue?

    You'll likely need a pool noodle or a rolled towel. It's not at all uncommon.

    I found it a very easy seat to install and use.

    Wendy
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    laine 9/16/09, 46", 54#, Diono Monterey, Chicco KidFit Zip Air
    in a 2015 BMW M235i, and my 2011 Mercedes E350 wagon


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    Re: Easier install Scenera or Avenue?

    Any great tips? It is hard to pull the latch adjuster tight because of the wings that come out on the side, any suggestions.
    Monica-former CPST, now just a car-seat safety freak.
    Samuel, 12 yrs, seat belt middle passenger row of our Odyssey.
    Mitchell, 10yrs, back row, Amp.
    Lucy, 6 years, booster. All of us occasionally ride in a Honda Fit.

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    Re: Easier install Scenera or Avenue?

    Do you pull the cover off and pull the LATCH strap back through the belt path? Or try the seatbelt?

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    piper, 7/26/02, 61", 99#, seatbelt
    laine 9/16/09, 46", 54#, Diono Monterey, Chicco KidFit Zip Air
    in a 2015 BMW M235i, and my 2011 Mercedes E350 wagon


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    Re: Easier install Scenera or Avenue?

    I just saw that tip about pulling the latch back thru the path. I will for sure try that tip. I did try using the seatbelt, but had a hard time getting it tight there to. Usually I have my hubby help, but I really want to figure this one out on my own as it won't be a seat we leave in all week. Thanks for the help!
    Monica-former CPST, now just a car-seat safety freak.
    Samuel, 12 yrs, seat belt middle passenger row of our Odyssey.
    Mitchell, 10yrs, back row, Amp.
    Lucy, 6 years, booster. All of us occasionally ride in a Honda Fit.

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    Re: Easier install Scenera or Avenue?

    You can do the same thing when you're doing a seatbelt install. In fact, with that seat I just pull back the cover for anything. Then I can see what I'm doing, make sure everything's flat, and I can pull in the direction of the belt more easily.

    Wendy
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    piper, 7/26/02, 61", 99#, seatbelt
    laine 9/16/09, 46", 54#, Diono Monterey, Chicco KidFit Zip Air
    in a 2015 BMW M235i, and my 2011 Mercedes E350 wagon


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