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    SK Monterey - please check belt geometry!

    I'm still fairly new to having a boostered kid, so I'm not sure if this is okay or not. We just got rid of our van and got a 2001 PT Cruiser. The seatbelt geometry is putting the seatbelt at a weird angle for the SK Monterey - it is like the belt has to make a 45 degree corner going through the belt guide. This also makes the belt bunch up a bit in the belt guide. In our van, the seat belt came from behind a bit and went smoothly through the belt guide; now, it's like the belt guide is parallel to where the seat belt attaches to the frame of the vehicle. I have pics, but for some reason, it's not letting me attach the pics, even though I resized them down to about 225 kb? Does this matter so much for a booster as long as it holds the belt in the appropriate position? If this is not acceptable, any ideas of a booster that would work better? Thanks!!
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    Re: SK Monterey - please check belt geometry!

    Try uploading your pictures to something like Photobucket, Dropbox, or Picasa. Or go into your User CP and delete some of your old attachments, as there is a max of how many you can have at once.

    Does the seat belt retract smoothly? If I'm understanding you correctly, it's fine as long as the belt doesn't get hung up and leave slack.
    Melissa, CPST and Mom to three

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    Re: SK Monterey - please check belt geometry!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pixels View Post
    Does the seat belt retract smoothly? If I'm understanding you correctly, it's fine as long as the belt doesn't get hung up and leave slack.
    Yeah, that.

    Booster (shoulder) belt guides are there to guide the shoulder belt down and into proper position on/across the child. Sometimes that means it may look awkward and sometimes it means it may bunch a little, or whatever, but, generally speaking, as long as the "quirk" isn't compromising the belt's ability to retract properly (smoothly and swiftly), it's fine.
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    Keep (11 yrs old, 57", 80 lbs), in an Olli, Ozzi & BB
    Sass (10 yrs old, 54", 76 lbs), in Santa Fe, Monterey & Olli
    Zilla (4 yrs old, 38", 36 lbs), FF in a PS, RXT & FR85
    Rollin' in a 2014 Ody, 2012 F-150 SuperCrew & Luigi, a peppy little 2012 Fiat 500

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