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    3 Boosters Across? Grand Caravan, Monterey, Odessey?

    We're van shopping and I'm looking at a Mercury Montery or a Dodge Grand Caravan (08-09). Maybe an Odessey if I can find a decent price. Eventually, I want to put three boosters across the back. One would be in a backless. I don't need it right now because I only have 4 kids. But I definitely want to plan for it.

    First question, Is it possible to put 3 boosters across? If so, which ones are narrow?

    Second, It seems like the Grand Caravan has a super narrow 3rd row. Do people get three bigger kids back there?

    (I'd like an 8 shoulder belt van but can't find one that's an affordable price for me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by twoeight80
    We're van shopping and I'm looking at a Mercury Montery or a Dodge Grand Caravan (08-09). Maybe an Odessey if I can find a decent price. Eventually, I want to put three boosters across the back. One would be in a backless. I don't need it right now because I only have 4 kids. But I definitely want to plan for it.

    First question, Is it possible to put 3 boosters across? If so, which ones are narrow?

    Second, It seems like the Grand Caravan has a super narrow 3rd row. Do people get three bigger kids back there?

    (I'd like an 8 shoulder belt van but can't find one that's an affordable price for me.)
    I have a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. The backseat is narrow and the shoulder belts on the outboard seats come from slightly in front of the seat which makes them a tricky fit with our high back booster. We have a britax parkway SGL booster and that is the only one I have tried. Maybe another hbb would be a better fit, although I recall other posters on the board saying boosters are generally tricky back there. The parkway did fit ok in the center. In that spot the shoulder belt comes out of the ceiling near the trunk opening.
    The third row seat in the DGC is narrow for sure. One or two of the boosters might need to be a narrow backless like a bubble bum for your plan to work.
    Ann, mom to 3 big brothers and a baby girl:
    DS1 - Aug 2006, 80 lb, 56", incognitos
    DS2 - May 2008, 77 lb, 51.5", Vivo or NBB
    DS3 - June 2011, 46 lb, 43", FF in FR85 or booster training
    DD - May 2015, 19 lb, 29", ) Snugride 30

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    Re: 3 Boosters Across? Grand Caravan, Monterey, Odessey?

    Thanks for your response. I have seen those bubble bum seat but they look bizarre. Although, my 6 year old complains constantly about how uncomfortable she is in her seat so i might have to ask my chiropractor if the bubble bum would be better for her.

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