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    Senior Community Member supercrunch's Avatar
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    marathon belly-pad question

    Okay...this kinda weird

    I just got a new-to-us cover for our marathon and the slot in the belly pad doesn't fit over the buckle.
    I have tried every angle possible and it just doesn't fit. I took a quick peek to see if there was a way to undo the buckle from underneath and it doesn't look like that's possible.

    Is there any way to take the buckle out to put the belly pad on from the other end?

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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    Yes. Look at your seat's manual in the section where it talks about cleaning the buckle--it will show how to remove it from the seat.
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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    Quote Originally Posted by Namegirl View Post
    Yes. Look at your seat's manual in the section where it talks about cleaning the buckle--it will show how to remove it from the seat.



    You remove the buckle from underneath, by angling the metal clip through the slot. It comes right out.

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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    Right you take the buckle out to remove the belly pad, otherwise it would forever be coming off. Here are instructions on how to remove the buckle from the seat.

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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    Well, on our 2004 roundabout it is always falling off. It just slips right over the buckle, so I didn't expect this one to be any different, lol.

    It is nice to know that I won't have to worry about that with this one though.

    Thanks

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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    Quote Originally Posted by supercrunch View Post
    Well, on our 2004 roundabout it is always falling off. It just slips right over the buckle, so I didn't expect this one to be any different, lol.
    I think this used to be a problem that they have now fixed!?

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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    Yeah, the belly pad on my son's 05 Wizard is lost and gone forever due to the silly style they used to have. My dd's 06/07 BVs have never lost their belly pads.

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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    all fixed

    Thanks again!!

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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    LOL I always just pull really hard to get it off. I've never tried to put one back on - I guess that's where I would run into problems with my method.

    I don't like the belly pads at all.
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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    Glad you figured it out. Do you like it?

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    Re: marathon belly-pad question

    Amy,

    I love it

    I had no idea houndstooth was so handsome. From a distance it almost looks like a rich steel blue/gray color.

    Thanks so much! My ratty marathon looks brand new again

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