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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008

    5 in a 2002 Suburban, need tips

    Hi all,

    Well, I finally don't have a space problem, but we are adopting a little boy with Down syndrome in a couple months, he's 3, but I'd like him rf. the trouble is, all of my money has gone to the adoption, and I can't afford to buy him a new seat. We have our 5 yr old daughter in a sunshine kids radian xtsl that is pink, but should work for him. Here's the problem, sorry for the rambling, the suburban has 2 shoulder belts in each row, and only one anchor for ff in each row.

    So my current setup is:

    Middle row:
    RF 2 yr old in sunshine kids radian drivers side
    FF 3 yr old in britax frontier middle
    Passenger side Seat is currently down so the other kids can get in the back row.

    Back row:
    FF 5 yr old in sunshine kids radian drivers side
    Middle seat is empty
    8 yr old in graco high back booster passenger side

    Was thinking of moving the FF 3 yr old to the back row middle and putting the 5 yr old in a high back booster. There's only one anchor, so there can't be two carseats next to each other, even if I didn't need to steal her seat.

    Then I would RF the new son and the 2 yr old in The Radians

    So new setup would be

    RF radian, RF radian, empty
    Booster, frontier, booster


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    Jan 2011
    Tether anchors- are you sure about the number? I don't have my LATCH manual in front of me, but my aunt's 2001 Suburban has 3 TAs for each middle row seat and 1 TA back row center. They look like flat, metal rings at the back bottoms of each seat.

    I'm also not sure you'd be able to fit 2 HBBs plus a Frontier in the 3rd row. Have you tried putting the FR there with the Turbo next to it?
    Kate // CPST, SK Senior Checker, & Mom to M (12/2010)

  4. #3
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    Mar 2008

    Re: 5 in a 2002 Suburban, need tips

    No, I haven't tried the frontier next to the booster. We have it next to the radian now and it's fine, so I thought it'd be ok.

    Unsure on the anchors. We just got the car and I couldn't find them when installing, except 1 for each row.


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