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    Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    Here's what I have been able to install in the center:

    -New generation Britax convertible (RF and FF) LATCH
    -Britax B Safe LATCH
    -"Classic" Britax Roundabout 50 FF LATCH

    I'm sure there are others; I can try later.

    Here's what I have not been able to install:

    -Combi Coccoro RF (no methods worked)
    -Classic Britax Roundabout RF (neither LATCH nor seatbelt)
    -Nextfit (Neither)
    -Graco Size4Me 70 (neither)

    The latter two I just tried in the parking lot at BRU. If someone else has had success, I'd be interested in hearing about it!

    Has anyone tried a Foonf RF?

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    I have done a KeyFit in two new gen Ody's, both 2nd row middle, using LATCH.

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    My daughter is in her Peg convertible in that spot, using Latch.

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    A Frontier 85 will install here, but it will prevent you from sliding either captain's chair forward.

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    We have a 2013 odyssey and a ff marathon classic (seatbelt) installed in the center.
    Emy, mama to 2 sweet girls
    Kate (3/07) & Sammy (4/10)

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    I've done the key fit or FF classic MA. I need to figure it what to get my 9m old next and would like to keep her in that spot.

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    Snugride 30 fits amazing with loads of leg room
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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    I've also had a new generation Britax (Boulevard 70 G3) installed RF there (LATCH). I think that rubber base makes a huge difference. A Marathon Classic and Roundabout Classic 50 will NOT install RF there (too much side-side movement).

    Britax Marathon Classic will install very easily and solidly FF (mine is in with LATCH). I'm 90% sure the Recaro Performance Sport/ProSport will also install FF and will allow the captain's chair to slide (I still have to confirm a good install with a tech, just in case I didn't get it solid in the "right" way - I shoved it slightly off-center toward our other outboard car seat so I could ensure the other outboard captain's chair will slide).

    UPDATE: I confirmed with local techs that the Performance Sport install is good in that center location. It was installed with LATCH, but I had it out tonight and reinstalled with the seat belt to see how secure that is. I was able to get it equally secure with the seat belt. I did route it through the harness (disconnected one side of harness and then reconnected on the other side of the belt) to keep it from overlapping. I'm not familiar with seat belt install on FF seats in general, but from what I could tell it was all in the right place (I did put it back to LATCH until I can get the seat belt install inspected and DS is closer to 40lb). The seat belt install seemed a little less comfy for the kiddo because the seat belt wants to curve in the Prosport's belt path hooks and then sticks out a little. I think a call to Recaro would be helpful to know if the seat back padding can be unsnapped and re-snapped over the seat belt, to provide 2 layers of padding over the seat belt instead of just one. There also seem to be some holes in the Prosport manual's info - no information on whether the latch strap should stay on those hooks beneath the seat belt or be moved somewhere else. Also no info on using the adjustable foot for achieving angles.

    With either the seat belt or LATCH the captain's chair will slide past the ProSport/Perfomance Sport.
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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    The Foonf installs there RF. I haven't tried it FF yet.

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Meghoya View Post
    The Foonf installs there RF. I haven't tried it FF yet.
    As if I need another reason for a Foonf! Can the captains chairs move with the Foonf in that position?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geberika View Post

    As if I need another reason for a Foonf! Can the captains chairs move with the Foonf in that position?
    I'm sure they would.

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Meghoya View Post
    The Foonf installs there RF. I haven't tried it FF yet.
    Would you be able to tell me if it was with LATCH or seatbelt? I'd like to add this to our fit list. Thanks so much.

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    We have a Safety First Complete Air 50 (the original CA) FFing there right now. Have not tried anything RFing. It's sitting between two rear-facing Britax Pavilions.

    Hmmm... did not know the captain's chairs slid forward/back (although they are set in Wide Mode).

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    True fit premiere installs wonderfully with latch there.

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    Any more seats that work in the middle seat RF? Has anyone been able to get the Nextfit to work their RF? Am I correct that Radians with angle adjuster will now work there?

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    Quote Originally Posted by snwhit View Post
    Any more seats that work in the middle seat RF? Has anyone been able to get the Nextfit to work their RF? Am I correct that Radians with angle adjuster will now work there?
    The nextfit will not go there. I tried as hard as I possibly could and it just moved all over the place. (I only tried rf) It will go in the captain's chair great.

    The radian will not go there because of where the seat folds - bight? blight? - it SHOULD fit there perfectly, width wise, but there is no where for the feet to go. Serious bummer.

    I tried putting a peg convertible rf there and it would not work, it slid all over the place and I could not get it tight with latch or seatbelt. I have leather seats, maybe it would be better on cloth?

    I have had a rf classic marathon there. You can move it maybe just a smidge under an inch side to side so I think it is technically all right but it's the loosest install I have ever had with the marathon so right now I have it in the capatin's chair. I am OK with the ma in the middle in a pinch but it could be more solid.

    I have set the foonf there but not installed. If you have a DVD player the headrest can interfere the taller it goes.

    The plus one seat is not proving to be anywhere near as flexible in real life as it looks on paper. I would love to see them turn out the next gen of ody with bucket seat that totally fills the wide mode gap. I just don't see much benefit to wide mode.
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    Wide mode is great though if you put your FF seat on the plus one. Almost everything goes there FF.

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    Thank you for your responses. Very bummed that the taller fitting carseats - Nextfit/Radian won't fit. Guess I will order the Britax Boulevard G3 then, and we'll figure something else out for RF in a couple years when it is outgrown.

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Stelvis View Post
    Wide mode is great though if you put your FF seat on the plus one. Almost everything goes there FF.
    Yes but it doesn't give you any benefit you wouldn't have by having a truly full size seat filling the gap. If they made that a full size bucket seat (like the old sienna) pretty much any car seat would fit there and it would be more comfortable just to use as a seat. Pretty much the only benefit to letting the seats on the end move in and out is you get a teeny bit more room to get into the 3rd row when the car is in narrow mode and imo that's a negliable benefit compared to having an even more useful center seat. It was a good idea but it's like they didn't think it all the way through.

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    Re: Honda Odyssey 2011+ "plus one" successful install thread

    Quote Originally Posted by snwhit View Post
    Thank you for your responses. Very bummed that the taller fitting carseats - Nextfit/Radian won't fit. Guess I will order the Britax Boulevard G3 then, and we'll figure something else out for RF in a couple years when it is outgrown.
    It's a bummer to me, too, because I really like to leave an aisle seat open for easy access to the back. My girls are small though and have just been jumping over the plus one seat, as it is folded like an armrest. This car really hasn't worked out as well for us as our old car (8 seater sienna) but we're making do.

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