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    marathon classic RF with lap-shoulder belt, two nitty-gritty questions

    I installed four seats tonight, including a Frontier 85 and a Radian, and I was feeling pretty full of myself until I got to this gosh darn MA classic. New seating position, first time using lap/shoulder belt on this seat. First question: I prefer to use the switchable ALR feature of the belt rather than the built-in lock-offs on the seat. Do I just route the seatbelt over the closed lock-off (it sticks up a bit) and then thread it through the RF belt path? Second question: do the latch connectors "click in" to their cubbies? After an exhaustive search I located the elusive latch cubbies and managed to stuff the latch connectors in them without disturbing the installation, but I didn't pause to wonder if they should be secured in their cubbies until now.

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    Re: marathon classic RF with lap-shoulder belt, two nitty-gritty questions

    You can go over the lockoffs if you'd rather use the locked belt.

    And the LATCH connectors just get stuffed in there. You're good on those.

    Wendy
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    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic
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    Re: marathon classic RF with lap-shoulder belt, two nitty-gritty questions

    The Classic has the same swivel-style lock-off as the original Marathon, right? I haven't worked on one in a while but I seem to recall leaving the upper black swivel lock-off open to allow the shoulder belt to lay flat in that channel.
    Jen ~ Canadian CPST-IT with CPSAC

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    Re: marathon classic RF with lap-shoulder belt, two nitty-gritty questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Pixelated View Post
    The Classic has the same swivel-style lock-off as the original Marathon, right? I haven't worked on one in a while but I seem to recall leaving the upper black swivel lock-off open to allow the shoulder belt to lay flat in that channel.
    Forward facing yes. Rear facing, like this will be installed, it's the flip open hinged lockoffs.

    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

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    Re: marathon classic RF with lap-shoulder belt, two nitty-gritty questions

    Quote Originally Posted by wendytthomas View Post
    Forward facing yes. Rear facing, like this will be installed, it's the flip open hinged lockoffs.

    Wendy
    Thank you, completely missed that bit!
    Jen ~ Canadian CPST-IT with CPSAC

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