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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    I did some more digging around and learned that there were indeed 2005 model year Dodge Magnums, and found the owner's manual for the 2005 model year online at http://www.dodge.com/en/owners/manuals/ (you have to toggle the model year and model name to load the .pdf file version of the owner's manual). The '05 Magnum's manual indicates all three rear seating positions have lower LATCH anchors to accommodate LATCH installations, but it also states not to install 2 carseats side by side using LATCH and to use seatbelts for side by side installations. Here's the pertinent blurb from page 52 of the .pdf file:

    All three rear seating positions have lower anchorages
    that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible
    child seats. You should NEVER install LATCH compatible
    child seats such that two seats share a common
    lower anchorage. If installing child seats in adjacent
    rear-seating positions or if your child restraints are not
    LATCH-compatible, install the restraints using the vehicle’s
    seat belts.
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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    my '09 vw routan has 3 seats equipped with LATCH. one for each seat in the middle (single seat) and one in the center 3rd row seat. i've had 3 seats in there and they were rock solid!

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Can someone with the LATCH book update with the 2010 models if they are available?

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Quote Originally Posted by cookie123 View Post
    So if there is 3 sets of latches, 3 car seats will actually fit?, or would that be too much to ask....
    We own a 2008 Honda Ridgeline. Since it was mentioned, I felt that it was necessary for me to respond. It's not a super popular car/truck, so I was shocked to see it listed here...LOL

    Yes, it has three LATCH spots and three very hard to use tether spots that can all be used at the same time.

    BUT

    Here's the "real time" data though.....

    The requirement to buying this truck for me was that it had to fit the car seats that we had - 2 Britax Marathons and 1 Britax Wizard. After a LOT of hard work, I was able to install them all FF together using LATCH and getting those crazy tethers linked also. It was NOT easy, but thank goodness the Britax seats are user friendly and easy to install - cuz this truck made it VERY complicated!

    Now, I just moved the kids to rigid LATCHing HBB and OMG it is not going to work. Not even slightly. I can LATCH two of the seats but the third is now about 1" hanging off the bench and unLATCHed. To make it worse, the third unLATCHed seat is unable to buckle the seat belt, because it's stuck behind the middle seat. I was able to wedge the buckle around the middle seat, but it's so tight, that it won't release the release button!

    So now I am faced with the dilemma of what do we do now?! Which is why I am in this forum now! LOL

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Quote Originally Posted by Momtobeof3 View Post
    Can someone with the LATCH book update with the 2010 models if they are available?
    The most recent version of the LATCH manual came out in 2009. They seem to release a new version every two years, so the next one's not due until 2011.
    Melissa, CPST and Mom to three

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    maisybabies, check out the sunshine kids radian line of car seats. we've got 2 of the radian 65's and 1 of the radian 80's --- all 3 fit quite nicely across the backseat of our '09 pilot. They have a nice narrow profile but are extremely well made, very heavy duty, very safe, very comfortable:

    http://www.skjp.com/products/97556/Car_Seats

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Is there an updated list from the recent Latch Manual avaialble. I know Wendy has posted these lists in the past. Due with baby #3 in August, so I will have three that are 3 or under and I currently drive a Mazda 3 so I will need to get a new vehicle.

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Quote Originally Posted by mmoore View Post
    Is there an updated list from the recent Latch Manual avaialble. I know Wendy has posted these lists in the past. Due with baby #3 in August, so I will have three that are 3 or under and I currently drive a Mazda 3 so I will need to get a new vehicle.
    Bump. Wondering the same thing (general list of vehicles and/or car seats that allow it, just for informational purposes).

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    I haven't seen the 2nd gen Ford Expeditions listed in this thread yet. I think they're '03-'06. Mine is an '05, and I definitely have 3 separate sets in the 2nd row.

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    I'm new to this forum so I hope it is permissible to link to outside pages? I found this chart yesterday that seems like it might be just what you need to figure out what vehicles have 3-across that can be used simultaneously:

    http://thecarseatlady.wordpress.com/...complete-list/

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Can anyone post a list of seats that allow LATCH borrowing in the center? Specifically looking for my 05 Dodge Stratus.
    Cheryl, CPST Mom to Brittani, 12y, Harmony Youth Booster, & Ceilidh, 2yr and STILL rf'ing in a Diono RXT.

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity80 View Post
    Can anyone post a list of seats that allow LATCH borrowing in the center? Specifically looking for my 05 Dodge Stratus.
    You can if the carseat allows it. You'll need to measure the distance as it's not given in the LATCH manual, and make sure your carseat is ok with that distance.

    If you can measure we can let you know if your carseat is ok with it.

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Thank you, Wendy for answering...

    It's a mysize70, so I know the seat allows it (it specifically mentioned it in the manual, and graco allows it on all their seats now)... I think the center seat is the same size as the outboard ones, but I will go measure...

    Do I go from anchor to anchor?
    Cheryl, CPST Mom to Brittani, 12y, Harmony Youth Booster, & Ceilidh, 2yr and STILL rf'ing in a Diono RXT.

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Mid anchor to mid anchor. Graco will allow the distance (anything over 11"), but it'd be great to have the measurement, if you don't mind please.

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Ok, center is 14", outboard is 11˝"

    And, thank you for asking, because that made me un LATCH and it adjust the recline angle.
    Cheryl, CPST Mom to Brittani, 12y, Harmony Youth Booster, & Ceilidh, 2yr and STILL rf'ing in a Diono RXT.

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    Re: which vehicles have 3 LATCH positions??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity80 View Post
    Ok, center is 14", outboard is 11˝"

    And, thank you for asking, because that made me un LATCH and it adjust the recline angle.
    Thank you!! Much appreciated. Glad it helped.

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