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    ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    I have been searching for the top harness height on the Recaro ProRide when used for forward facing. Does anyone have that info?

    I know it is 18.5 for the ProSport.

    Any help would be great. Thank you

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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    It's 19" on paper, but most kids are far too uncomfortable to fit in it that long.

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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    I get 19" when I measure mine.

    DS2 has ridden in one a couple of times throughout his forward facing years. Even rode in one for a bit while he was 5. Wasn't uncomfortable at all.
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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    Thank you. My son will be 2 in Dec and he is crazy tall. I'm planing buying a ProSport for my husband’s car (2003 Hyundai Tiburon) because I can't fit any of the extended rear facing seats in it. My son has almost maxed out his Cosco Senera in height.

    For my car (2011 Kia Sportage) I want to keep him rear facing. I was thinking about the ProRide but would like it to last until he can move to a booster. Again he is crazy tall and thin.

    Any advise on my plan is appreciated.

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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    If your son is extremely tall you might want to consider the Britax Frontier 85 instead of the ProSport, it has the tallest harness on the market.

    As far as extended rear facing goes, the ProRide is probably not the best choice for a very tall child. How much does your son weigh? The Diono RXT/R100/R120 are tall seats that RF to 45 lbs. The new Graco MySize 70 is very tall but rear faces to 40 lbs.
    And there is the Clek Foonf that is supposed to be out soon but seems to keep getting delayed, but that one should be really tall and rear faces to 45 lbs.

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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    He is 21 months, 35 1/2" tall, 27lbs.

    I just wish the stores around me carried the seats I'm looking at. Then it would make my decision so much easier. I could just try them out....... oh, well.

    I appreciate your feedback.

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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    Where are you located? Look on the BuyBuyBaby website and see if there is one near you. Even if the closest one is an hour or two away, it might be worth the drive to see all the seats

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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    The proride also rearfaces to 40lbs now. It doesn't offer the most legroom, about the same as the britax convertibles. My two year old (36" 30ishlbs) just puts his legs up the back of the seat or sits froggy style. For a narrow child it would last a long time forward facing, my large four year old wasn't uncomfortable or squished ffing in it. It does sit up high, which is great if they like to see out the window, but can be hard to lift them into it, especially in a sedan without hitting heads. I love our proride (and prosport) they're easy to adjust, install easily, and I love the deep sides. They're not for everyone, really if you can get to the store and check them all out, you'll probably be happier with your decision.
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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    So I looked on the BBB website and they don't have any stores in MN. Then, randomly, I decided to google them in MN and it turns out they opened a store about 30 miles from me last July. It's just not on their website store locator (dumb).

    Anyway, I'm super excited that I can go see these seats now!!!

    Thanks for all the input!

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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    Lol! I was just going to tell you they have one in Woodbury. I don't recall seeing any Recaro's there, but I wasn't looking. I also have a ProRide for Matthew - he's 4, 5 in December and ff. He like's it because it's high up and he can see out the window, which he was just at eye level with the window in his Secure Kid 400. He's never rear faced in it. He's still got a couple inches of growing room and doesn't seem too cramped, but is also is on the skinny side. Is the 40 lbs rf limit retroactive? I don't recall the DOM of the one I have, I'd have to look.
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    Re: ProRide Forward Facing Harness Height

    according to the previous thread it is retroactive http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=231693
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    Quote Originally Posted by colleenn
    So I looked on the BBB website and they don't have any stores in MN. Then, randomly, I decided to google them in MN and it turns out they opened a store about 30 miles from me last July. It's just not on their website store locator (dumb).

    Anyway, I'm super excited that I can go see these seats now!!!

    Thanks for all the input!
    Same for me! I checked their site and it said no stores in Ks then I'm driving around overland park (45 min from us) and there's a buybuy baby right there! I think they need to update their website! And wow I was in heaven in that store! Lol more carseats and jujube bags than I have ever seen in one place!
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