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    Exclamation Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    It was brought to my attention on another forum that this was not as widely known as it should be, so I'm posting to let everyone know (Jules, please don't hesitate to post on the baby bargains book board).

    I actually had forgotten the exact space required, so I called Evenflo.

    All Evenflo Convertibles WHEN REARFACING must have 1" between them and he front seat.

    NO PART of the convertible seat may touch the front seat.

    This won't be an issue for thepics I've seen on this board, but it may be an issue when recommending the seat to those with small cars.



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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    I'm pretty sure it doesn't say that in the manual for my Triumph. I thought that was just for the infant seats.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Interesting. I know at least one Evenflo owner argued this point with me awhile back--saying that only the Evenflo infant seats had this rule, that this rule did not apply to the convertibles. I was SURE it did, but this owner insisted and I relented since I have never owned an Evenflo seat.

    Do we have this info in writing, anywhere? Can someone find it in the manual or in a FAQ on the Evenflo site somewhere? I'd just really like to have something official instead of just word-of-mouth, KWIM? No offense meant, Kat!
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    i did not see anything one way or another in my TA manual, *but* the tech i took it to said it could not touch.

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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Hmm...I used to think this, till everyone argued me out of it...I wonder if I can find the thread...
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    I just scoured the Triumph Advance manual and the rule is not stated in it. It is however stated in the Embrace manual that 1 1/2 inches of clearance is needed. Why would it only be printed in the infant seat manual if it is a rule for both?
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    Hmm...I used to think this, till everyone argued me out of it...I wonder if I can find the thread...
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    My old (2005) Triumph's manual did not specify this.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Why would it only be printed in the infant seat manual if it is a rule for both?
    It's not a Rule. The OP is Wrong. Convertibles DO NOT have this rule.

    Edited to say it is for infant seats only.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    I could have sworn that I read that this used to be the case, but Evenflo has since changed their minds and convertibles are okay to touch the front seat.

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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Chameleon View Post
    It's not a Rule. The OP is Wrong. Convertibles DO NOT have this rule.

    Edited to say it is for infant seats only.
    That is what I thought.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    i have scoured my triumph 5 manual and have not found this 1" rule. i have the electronic version and can post it here for anyone who wants to look as well.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Phew, thought I was having a senior moment. The only caveat I would add, about ALL convertibles, is that the car manual needs to be read, as IT might not allow touching of the seatbacks (pushing on seatbacks can trick the airbag sensors in the seat into not working properly)

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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    I'm a bit disturbed, though, that IF this really is NOT a rule for Evenflo convertibles, why Evenflo CS told Kat it was a rule. Who do we believe? The nonexistent info in the manual, which leads one to believe the convertible touching the seatback is fine, or the CS rep who is supposed to know what s/he's talking about?
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    Phew, thought I was having a senior moment. The only caveat I would add, about ALL convertibles, is that the car manual needs to be read, as IT might not allow touching of the seatbacks (pushing on seatbacks can trick the airbag sensors in the seat into not working properly)



    You are right though about the car manuals. I can not have any car seat touch in my Sienna due to the airbag sensors.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Eh, call a different day, get a different CSR, get a different answer, probably... I'd adhere to the manual, personally.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    I'm a bit disturbed, though, that IF this really is NOT a rule for Evenflo convertibles, why Evenflo CS told Kat it was a rule. Who do we believe? The nonexistent info in the manual, which leads one to believe the convertible touching the seatback is fine, or the CS rep who is supposed to know what s/he's talking about?
    If you ask a leading question, I'm sure you could get the answer you want to get. It's not hard. I'm sure the CS rep answered the question based on the infant seat, and it sounded good for the convertibles. That's what I'm guessing. Not really giving out the correct information.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Quote Originally Posted by scatterbunny View Post
    I'm a bit disturbed, though, that IF this really is NOT a rule for Evenflo convertibles, why Evenflo CS told Kat it was a rule. Who do we believe? The nonexistent info in the manual, which leads one to believe the convertible touching the seatback is fine, or the CS rep who is supposed to know what s/he's talking about?
    Personally, after reading so many posts about the different information people get from Recaro, Sunshine Kids, and even Britax CS, I'm going to go by what the manual says.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    There's a member here - Doda, I'm not sure if she still works for Evenflo or not, but she did while she posted here. She has deleted some of her posts last time I looked - I'm thinking she got in trouble for saying too much.... but I know one of her posts did have a comment that the 1" rule had been only for infant seats and that it didn't apply to new seats.

    Personally, I'd go with the manual. Car seat manufacturers are very good about CYA warnings. If they wanted to make sure that there was adequate clearance, they would have the warning in their manuals.

    From what I've seen said about the infant seat clearance, it's needed mainly in order to be able to put the handle down when travelling. I admittedly haven't seen an evenflo carrier recently or read the manual recently, so I can't speak for current warnings in them.
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    Re: Evenflo Triumph Advance and ALL Evenflo Convertibles - Installation rule

    Quote Originally Posted by scatterbunny View Post
    I'm a bit disturbed, though, that IF this really is NOT a rule for Evenflo convertibles, why Evenflo CS told Kat it was a rule. Who do we believe? The nonexistent info in the manual, which leads one to believe the convertible touching the seatback is fine, or the CS rep who is supposed to know what s/he's talking about?
    i would say manual trumps word of mouth. word of mouth does not hold up in a court of law. a printed document does. liability, liability...
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