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    Question 2008 Prius backseat causes RFing convertible seat to tilt

    Expecting our 3rd child any week (or day now). I've switched from using latch to seat belts for my sons' RF Graco Fit4Me and Harmony Defender 360 booster in preparation for the 3 across. In doing so I've gained several inches in the middle for the new infant seat. However, because the RFing seat has moved over a few inches, the way the Prius' backseat is contured (it dips down) it is causing the RFing seat to tilt (towards the middle). Is there any way to correct this tilt? Can you put a noodle or angle adjuster under only half the car seat (perpendicular to the backseat on the side where the backseat dips down)?

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    Re: 2008 Prius backseat causes RFing convertible seat to tilt

    Hi there.

    You cannot add a noodle on half the seat.

    But you can add weight on the outside and try to flatten that bolster out.

    Otherwise, it's not a big deal, just the shape of your backseat. Provided the install is solid a small tilt is not an issue.

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    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
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    Question Re: 2008 Prius backseat causes RFing convertible seat to tilt

    Quote Originally Posted by wendytthomas View Post
    Hi there.

    You cannot add a noodle on half the seat.

    But you can add weight on the outside and try to flatten that bolster out.

    Otherwise, it's not a big deal, just the shape of your backseat. Provided the install is solid a small tilt is not an issue.

    Wendy

    What could you use to add weight to flatten it out?

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    Re: 2008 Prius backseat causes RFing convertible seat to tilt

    My hand. Instead of just adding weight at the child's bum area, I'd put weight on that side to push down on it.

    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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