Making kids safer, one question at a time.  Welcome to the Car-Seat.Org community!   Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for children and adults, age groups 1 to 34.   Selecting a safe car, minivan or SUV, plus correctly using child restraints and seatbelts may be the most important things you can do to protect your family.   Need help installing an infant, convertible or booster seat?   Looking for carseat reviews or compatibility advice? Need help buying the best and safest car seats for your baby, toddler or older kid?   No question is a bad one, so please click here to ask our experts a question and then join our friendly community of moms, dads, caregivers and advocates in the USA and Canada.   Thank you for visiting; buckle-up and drive safely!


 

Sponsored Ads

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8

    extended cab truck and ERF

    Hi there! I have an 18 month old DS and a '05 toyota tundra extended cab truck (with suicide doors). DS is 31 inches and 22 lbs. He finally ourgrew his infant seat and it is time for a second convertible. We currently have a evenflo symphony 65 e3 seat rear facing in my car that we use in the truck too, it does fit in the truck, but not in the center with the seatbelt. It installs nicely on the side with LATCH but prevents the front passenger seat from being used. I am literally sick of sitting in the back seat (it makes me feel nauseous!) plus we would like to have a second child, meaning I would need to sit in that front passenger seat! All of this is to say I need a RFing convertible seat for my petite DS that will fit behind the passenger seat in our extended cab truck.
    I have been looking at a lot of seats, most of which are as big as the symphony! :giggle: I like the recaro prosport, the graco size4me 65, the combi coccoro, the britax marathon 70, the safety 1st alpha elite 65, and others I cant recall atm. I admit I am not fond of a radian because of the superlatch issues, I dont want to deal with that.
    I also worry about him rebounding into the rear window of the truck :hide: is that irrational?
    all suggestions/convincing welcome! I would love some help deciding! I want to sit up front! TIA! the symphony will find its permanent install in my car

  2. # ADS
    Sponsored Ads
    Join Date
    April, 2001
    Posts
    Many
     
     

  3. #2
    CPS Technician
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Near Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts
    4,711
    Toyota doesn't allow middle install with LATCH, so I wouldn't worry about super LATCH since you can't use it in the middle spot.

    We have owned many trucks and had rf lots of times. I will say I liked having a rf tether and that was part of my decision about what seat we would get. Our trucks have been our weekend/travel vehicles. That limits you to the radian, britax, and truefit premier.
    Stefanie - CPST in Iowa
    mom to dd 11,/00, ds 11/01, ds 3/06, dd 04/07, dd 08/12 (radian rxt) ds 12/13 (evenflo sureride)

  4. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8

    Re: extended cab truck and ERF

    Quote Originally Posted by pippi2077 View Post
    Toyota doesn't allow middle install with LATCH, so I wouldn't worry about super LATCH since you can't use it in the middle spot.

    We have owned many trucks and had rf lots of times. I will say I liked having a rf tether and that was part of my decision about what seat we would get. Our trucks have been our weekend/travel vehicles. That limits you to the radian, britax, and truefit premier.
    thanks for replying! I do know that about the center install, our current seat does not fit in the center seat, but since we plan to have 2 seats in that car, I do not foresee anything being in the center (or fitting!), we will likely use LATCH in both outboard positions.
    as far as I know our 05 toyota tundra does not have floor latch connectors, that is the only way to tether rear facing right? or is there a way I am not aware of?


    anyone have any input on what will fit RF in an extended cab?

    thanks!

  5. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8

    Re: extended cab truck and ERF

    oh one more thing! can I adjust the angle of the evenflo snugride e3 65 to a more upright position for my toddler? On the side of the seat it looks like I can only have the most reclined position when RFing, but I have heard with some seats you can

  6. #5
    Admin - CPST Instructor wendytthomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    28,995

    Re: extended cab truck and ERF

    It has to be mechanically reclined in that last rear facing position, but if you add weight by the feet area you can get the seat to sit more upright.

    Wendy
    wendy, cpst-i mom to
    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 108#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
    https://www.car-seat.org/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=1353&dateline=1552329  785

  7. Thank You from:


  8. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8

    Re: extended cab truck and ERF

    what seats can be installed at the "wrong" angle with a toddler? I think the advocate is one, no?
    does toyota allow the seat backs to touch with the install? if so, what brands also allow touching?
    :hugegrin: I know this has all been asked before, but when searching I found very little to be relevant to my specific truck, sorry!

  9. #7
    Admin - CPST Instructor wendytthomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    28,995

    Re: extended cab truck and ERF

    If your truck doesn't have advanced airbags, nearly everything can gently touch. If it does, nothing can touch either front seat. 2005 was about the first year most cars starting having them, so you need to check your manual. It's hit or miss if you do or not.

    Dorel is the only company that states their seats must be at 45 degrees all the time. But they admit they all pass testing as upright as 30. So basically, they can all sit more upright.

    Wendy
    wendy, cpst-i mom to
    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 108#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
    https://www.car-seat.org/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=1353&dateline=1552329  785

  10. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8

    Re: extended cab truck and ERF

    awesome, thank you for that information I did not know that about the air bags, I will definitely check the manual to see what kind of air bags we are working with
    So I guess I can force our seat more upright, but honestly that bench seat in the back doesnt give me any angle to work with, it is totally horizontal from the lip of the seat to the crease! I will have to search more around on here to see what (if any) seats allow the actual car seat angle setting to be changed. Ex. ours can only be used RFing in position 1 which is 45 degrees, but maybe other seats allow you to use their 2 or 3 settings that are intended for FFing? sounds fishy, but I thought I have heard of this

  11. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8

    Re: extended cab truck and ERF

    okay found out how to tether RFing with britax, combi and radian seats using a D ring
    now just searching around for more info on exactly how upright I can get any of these seats on a perfectly horizontal bench seat? am I right in pursuing these seats for coccoon-ing into the rear glass concerns?
    my petite toddler is 18 months, 22 lbs and 31 inches, should I go for the combi? or is the radian a better bet?
    Is the radian with the angle adjuster a good thing? back in Jan ('12) I read a thread (on DS.com) of cpst's getting rid of their radians because of what they had heard about latch wight limits or something? I cant remember exactly what I read, but it left a bad taste in my mouth about radians
    I am betting we have the advanced air bags, the truck has the "blinky" seat belt light that senses weight :giggle:

  12. #10
    CPS Technician
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Near Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts
    4,711
    I would skip the combi. It doesn't last nuch longer then the large infant seats.
    Stefanie - CPST in Iowa
    mom to dd 11,/00, ds 11/01, ds 3/06, dd 04/07, dd 08/12 (radian rxt) ds 12/13 (evenflo sureride)

  13. Thank You from:


  14. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    8

    Re: extended cab truck and ERF

    wanted to update for anyone with the same vehicle and problem, we did get a Diono Radian RTX and it installed nicely with the angle adjuster, it was almost touching (not bracing) the front passenger seat. If I can recall correctly I was able to slide a sheet of paper between it, since touching and bracing are not allowed with toyota...? I think. I also tethered it rear-facing. Its been a while, we ended up selling the truck Fall 2013 and I stole the radian for my car where it is still tethered and rear facing

Similar Threads

  1. Extended Cab Truck seat
    By Kobain's Mommy in forum CAR SEATS - General Child Safety Seat Questions, Help and Advice
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-11-2010, 01:33 AM
  2. Como in extended cab truck?
    By Mommy0608 in forum CAR SEATS - General Child Safety Seat Questions, Help and Advice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-09-2010, 07:57 PM
  3. Boulevard in extended cab truck?
    By MelissaDyan in forum CAR SEATS - General Child Safety Seat Questions, Help and Advice
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-09-2006, 03:50 PM
  4. Car seats in an extended cab truck???
    By Unregistered in forum Car and Vehicle Safety
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-30-2006, 04:00 PM
  5. RFing in extended cab of truck
    By BrookeSLP in forum CAR SEATS - General Child Safety Seat Questions, Help and Advice
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-21-2005, 10:01 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •