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    WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Yes, it's true. The Radian is no good with the seatbelt in the 3rd row of Siennas (2004 and up) So I just tried 3 Britax (2MA and 1 DC) and to my surprise and delight - they fit!!!! Of course 2 of them are RF and 1 is FF, but I was just amazed at how well they puzzled together and how solid each of them installed with the seatbelt. So yay my dilemma is over!!! My niece can now sit in a Regent in one of captain's chairs IF (thinking good thoughts) we have baby #3 late next year. Now that I know all the car seats will fit, I guess it's time to actually start focusing on making that 3rd baby.

    *going outside right now to take my dorkness to a whole other level by taking pictures I will gladly post if anyone is interested*
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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Do you even have to ask if we want to see pictures? Of course we do!
    Jamii ~ CPST ~ Foster Mom
    DS1 / 14 / Seatbelt * DS2 / 11 / Seatblet * DD / 8 / Spectrum and Rodifix * And a RF Headwise for Tiny

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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    I looked at this thread just to see the pics.
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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Okay...searching for my cable to DL the pics to my laptop...patience please. I can't work under this kind of pressure.....lol!
    Mommy to my 3 beautiful children:
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    Maddie 7yo, 50#, FF Radian
    Nathan 9yo, 58#, FF Frontier

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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    YES, of COURSE we want pictures! Congratulations, three-across with all Britax is quite a feat. I wonder if it will work when one of the RF seats has to go FF? Probably something to try on another day. You worked hard enough already.

    I was just as excited when I got three-across the third row of my 1999 Windstar the other day. It's only 48 inches wide, and I've tried it before with no luck, but the addition of one new seat to my collection and it worked!
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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    YAY!!

    I was just as happy to get 3 Britax's (2 FF & 1 RF) across in my F150 super crew cab LOL

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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Please excuse the poor lighting. Kids are sleeping and didn't want to open the garage door and possibly wake them up early.

    Note: RF tether and FF top tether not installed, and some of the latch straps aren't stowed. Since these seats won't actually be in this configuration for quite some time (I have yet to conceive and grow that baby for several months), I didn't bother with all the extras that go along with a permanent installation.
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    Nathan 9yo, 58#, FF Frontier

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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    That's SO COOL!
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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Cool!

    What year is your Sienna?

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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Quote Originally Posted by mommy2env View Post
    Cool!

    What year is your Sienna?
    2004, but I don't think they've revamped the interior since, so should be the same for 2004 model year and up.
    Mommy to my 3 beautiful children:
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    Nathan 9yo, 58#, FF Frontier

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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Awesome! 3 Britax across in the third row!
    Wasn't there someone that had 3 regents in the middle row (8 passenger sienna)?
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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Quote Originally Posted by all together ooky View Post
    Awesome! 3 Britax across in the third row!
    Wasn't there someone that had 3 regents in the middle row (8 passenger sienna)?
    Yes, I am sure that is entirely possible if you have 3 seats in the 2nd row. There is no overhang when I install a Regent on one of the captain's chairs.

    Unfortunately we only have the 7 passenger model, so 3 in the 3rd row is the only option I have =)
    Mommy to my 3 beautiful children:
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    Maddie 7yo, 50#, FF Radian
    Nathan 9yo, 58#, FF Frontier

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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Quote Originally Posted by all together ooky View Post
    Awesome! 3 Britax across in the third row!
    Wasn't there someone that had 3 regents in the middle row (8 passenger sienna)?
    I wish I could try it! I've had 2 Regents and a MA across the middle row with no problems and 3 across in the third row a couple of times (FF MA/Cargo/FF MA; hb TB/FF MA/PW), but I'm very impressed by the three Britax convertibles set-up, since the 2 MAs/Cargo was extremely tight and very difficult to achieve.
    Amy Expired (need to recert!) CPST & Mom to 8 great kids, 3 in a seatbelt, 5 in seats

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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Very cool! I've only had one 3 across situation that I've tried. That was 2 FPSVD's FF and one Lowback booster, not sure of the brand but I don't think it was a Graco, because that was too wide, I think it was the cheaper one.

    Oh and yes it's very easy to do any 3 across in the middle even with a Regent thrown in there. Right now I have the Regent in the middle due to Lexi's car lines at school, and I have a RF FPSVD on one side for the weekend and Dallas' MA on the other.
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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    After trying several times, I finally got my Radian in the 3rd row of my 06 Sienna, middle w/sb (it does go in great with Latch ps & middle as well as 2nd row capt. chairs). 3 twists in the buckle, using the built-in recline foot, and pulling the seatback upright after tightening the belt did the trick. The only thing that might make it not acceptable is the gap in the seatbacks (last two pics) I would love it if a tech could chime in on this If it's good, then 3-across would work w/a FF Radian w/Latch (or a narrow RF seat) on ps and a RF seat on ds (maybe a narrow booster, no tether anchor here) One position that will work past 48lbs is better than none, hopefully ds 1 & 2 won't both need it at the same time

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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Cool.

    To the previous poster, cool as well. I can't see your pictures, though, because your link prompts me to login to Facebook. I usually don't diagnose installs from pictures but I'd love to see them any way because I have the same van.
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    Re: WOOHOO - 3 across in the 3rd row of a Sienna

    Sorry about the pics, thought I had figured that out right I'll try this again...
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