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    CPS Technician Jewels's Avatar
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    Successful Three Across thread

    Since doing 3 across seems to be a common question lately I thought I would start a thread about it.

    Please post here if you have been able to successfully do 3 carseats across.

    Let us know the vehicle make and year, how the carseats are installed (ie. seatbelt (and what kind) or LATCH), which way the seats are facing in the configuration (rf or ff), which seats you used and if you are not a tech if they have been checked.

    If you have a picture that you would like to include that would be great, if not it's not a big deal



    *Lets keep this an informative thread, if you have a question please start a new thread*

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Make/Model/Year: Honda Accord '96
    Install method: Seatbelts and top tether, outboard seats are lap/shoulder with lapbelt in the middle
    Configuration of seats: all Forward-facing (FF)
    Seats used: MA, Radian, MA
    Checked by a Tech: Yes




    Make/Model/Year: Rendezvous '06
    Install method: outboard FF - LATCH with tether, middle FF - lapbelt with tether, Outboard RF LATCH
    Configuration of seats: FF, FF, RF
    Seats used: MA, Radian, snugride
    Checked by a Tech: Yes

    Will add a picture later.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    05 Envoy

    R-L
    Husky (SB/TT) Radian FF (SB/TT) MA RF(LA/TT)
    Husky (SB/TT) FPSVD FF (SB/TT) FPSVD RF/FF(LA/TT)
    Husky (SB/TT) Scenera FF (SB/TT) FPSVD RF/FF (LA/TT)

    I know there are others, and I'll be playing around with it and infant seats this weekend. I'll come up with more (and post pics later.)
    Joni
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2002 Honda Odyssey, third row, all seatbelts, all FF except the infant seat:

    Marathon/Decathlon, Starriser Comfy, Marathon
    Marathon/Decathlon, FPSV Booster, Marathon
    Cargo, Starriser Comfy, TurboBooster
    SafeSeat1 w/base, Scenera, Starriser Comfy

    2006 Honda Accord (still looking for something better in this car):

    Backless Turbo, Marathon, Adult Seatbelt (no CRS) - all seatbelts
    Backless Turbo, Marathon, SafeSeat1 w/o base

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2007 Saturn Outlook

    2nd row bench, passenger outboard/center/driver outboard

    Rf'ing MA with LATCH/Ff'ing Radian with seatbelt/Rf'ing safeseat 1 with seatbelt.
    (Tight squeeze getting the SS1 next to the Radian.)
    Checked by tech: Yes

    Pardon the poor picture, it was taken at night with our DV cam when our digi cam was in for repairs.

    Trudy - Canadian CPSAC certified CRST Instructor-Trainer and mommy to:
    Janeen - 17 yrs and learning to drive!
    Jillian - 11 yrs, 80'ish lbs, 5-stepping in each car. :O
    Jonas - 8yrs, 65lbs, Riding in an Oobr in each car.
    Both safely riding in either a 2007 Outlook or a 2015 Subaru Legacy depending on the day.


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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    you above have me beat! lol. How do you get the MA's in tight with seat belt? Anyways,

    here's my info

    3rd row of 03 honda ody seat belts
    Britax Parkway, MA/FPSV, Graco Turbo. I was very surprised i fit the Pkwy beside the MA but the MA base is smaller than its HIPS as as i call them. I have to buckle the older kids in as its a tight fit but works! Usually its dds friends in that row in the boosters and they LOVE to play with one of my boys Dd thinks she is queen in 2nd row bucket with other brother!
    Tracy momma to
    Felicia Rose (1/31/2000) Tiffany Parkway - 9 years old 50" 60 lbs~!
    Zach & Josh (2/17/05) In MAs and FPSVD - 4 yrs old and 35 and 38 lbs and 38 and 40 inches

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    I don't have pics of all of these, except my siggy, but here is all the configurations i have been able to do. All of these are with seatbelt(but I can get the same installs with LATCH too), i can also replace any of the seats with a FPSV booster.

    RF fpsvd or ss1, FF Radian or TurboBooster, CarGo

    RF fpsvd or ss1, regent, FF radian

    RF fpsvd or ss1, regent, RF fpsvd or ss1

    RF fpsvd or ss1, regent, FF fpsvd

    FF fpsvd, regent, FF fpsvd

    RF fpsvd or ss1, FF radian, FF radian

    FF radian, RF fpsvd or ss1, FF radian

    FF radian, FF radian, RF fpsvd or ss1
    Last edited by chelle80; 01-16-2008 at 05:13 PM.
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    & Caitlyn (2009)



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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    92 Toyota Camry, all seatbelts

    Britax BV, Radian, Britax PW
    11yo DD *69lb* Backless Turbo
    8.5yo DD *45lb* High Back Turbobooster/Pink Monterey
    6yo DS *43lb* Cowmoo Parkway SG/Lizards In Line Turbobooster
    2y4m DD*24lb*RF in an Alma MR 65 and Kathryn RA 55

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    toyota camry 1998/99
    Seats: RFing Radian, Peg perego Primo Viaggio (carrier) Eddie Bauer Carrier. no matter where you put each one. Most common for us is Eddiebauer center (her mom's car) and my seats outboard, radain on the passenger side.
    checked by tech, no, but all seats are independantly tight, they only touch after both carriers are in

    DS1 18/11/06 Radian and Nautilus, DS2 08/10/07 Evenflo Triumph Advance RFing

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2007 ACURA MDX

    DRIVERS SIDE/ CENTER/ PASSANGER SIDE


    Britax Boulevard/ Britax Parkway/ Graco Safeseat (not easy to buckle Parkway AT ALL!!)
    Britax Boulevard/ Graco Safeseat/ Britax Parkway
    Britax Regent/ Britax Boulevard/ Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP
    *all installed with seatbelt




    I know there are more so I'll come back later and add them in

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    02 Chevy Venture 3rd row
    Highback Turbo, Keyfit with base, Highback Turbo
    All seatbelts


    I have also done:
    03 Nissan Murano
    Graco Cargo, Highback Turbo, Highback Turbo
    Driver Side Latch, Seatbelt, Seatbelt

    98 Chevy Silverado ext cab
    Highback Turbo, Graco Cargo, Highback Turbo

    Not as impressive as all of the convertible 3 across, but all I had to work with!

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Toyota Camry

    Britax Parkway/FF MA/FF Radian
    MA was installed with the seatbelt, Radian with LATCH.
    Checked by myself, rock solid for both installed seats. PW was a pain the buckle though.




    2003 Toyota Camry

    Britax Parkway/Graco Safeseat/FF Marathon
    Safeseat and MA both installed with seatbelts, MA pushed to the edge of seating position. Solid installs, but the Safeseat was a bit difficult to snap into the base because it was up against the front edge of the MA.
    Last edited by tiggercat; 01-16-2008 at 04:36 PM. Reason: to hopefully fix the picture
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    I have several different 3-across successes, but only have a picture of one of them. I'll do that one last.

    2005 Toyota Sienna LE8
    3rd row
    FF MA/Graco Cargo/FF MA
    passenger side MA - LATCH; Cargo - seatbelt; driver's side MA - seatbelt

    2005 Toyota Sienna LE8
    3rd row
    hb Turbo/FF MA/PW
    MA installed w/seatbelt

    1998 Chevy Lumina sedan
    Driver's side: hb Turbo
    center: Graco Cargo
    passenger side: RF EF Horizen
    all obviously with seatbelt

    2005 Chevy Classic Sedan
    FF MA/FF Touriva/hb TB
    all installed w/seatbelts

    1995 Subaru Legacy (wagon)
    PW/FF Touriva/hb TB (all w/seatbelts)

    1995 Subaru Legacy (wagon)
    PW/FF MA/PW (all w/seatbelts)
    also: PW/RF Touriva/PW

    1995 Subaru Legacy (wagon)
    Driver's Side: Husky
    Center: FF MA
    Passenger Side: RF Touriva
    (This set-up should have a "Do NOT try this at home!!" caption LOL It's not easy at all, but it was our only car for a while, so I just did it )
    Amy Expired (need to recert!) CPST & Mom to 8 great kids, 3 in a seatbelt, 5 in seats

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Here are my pics finally: (05 GMC Envoy)







    And the one that I forgot to mention:
    PW/Laptop/Turbo
    Joni
    Sunshine, 11, 5'3", 100 lbs in a 15.5" saddle

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Make/Model/Year: Honda CRV 03
    Install method: Latch outboard, belt middle
    Configuration of seats: RFing, FFing, Infant
    Seats used: Marathon, Radian, Safeseat
    Checked by a Tech: No


    Make/Model/Year: Honda CRV 03
    Install method: Latch outboard, belt middle
    Configuration of seats: FFing, FFing, Infant
    Seats used: Marathon, Radian, Safeseat
    Checked by a Tech: No
    Last edited by arly1983; 09-06-2008 at 10:16 PM.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2000 VW Jetta

    FF MA /RF FPSVD /FF BLVD Very Tight!! Edited to add, All were Seatbelt installs.




    I've also gotten 3 across the back row of my 2005 Toyota Sienna


    FF FPSVD/ FF FPSVD / Cosco Low Back Booster (Tried a Graco, but it was too tight.) I don't have pictures.

    And I don't think there is one 3 across you couldn't get in the middle row of the Sienna. Well maybe 3 Regents, but you could probably do that as well.
    Last edited by Chameleon; 01-16-2008 at 11:12 PM.
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    DS 10 Seatbelt
    DD2 8months Keyfit

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    1990 Corolla (not checked by tech)
    rf regal ride, ff radian, fp booster
    ff radian, rf regal ride, fp booster
    fp booster, ff regal ride, fp booster
    ff radian, ff fpsv convertible, fp booster.

    Third row 04 Honda Ody:
    fp booster, ff radian, fp booster

    Third row 05 Town and Country:
    Graco Cargo, ff regal ride, cosco highrise

    All of these are seatbelt installs.
    Last edited by musicmaj; 01-16-2008 at 09:03 PM.
    Angie mama to R 4 years, 33 lbs/38 inches in a radian
    W 7 years,66 lbs/51 inches in a parkway
    M 9 years, 58 lbs/51 inches in a parkway

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Make/Model/Year: Volvo V70 2004
    Install method: outboard FF - LATCH with tether, middle FF -lap/shoulder , Outboard FF LATCH w/tether
    Configuration of seats: FF, FF, FF
    Seats used: MA, FPSVD booster, Radian
    Checked by a Tech: No



    Make/Model/Year: Volvo V70 2004
    Install method: outboard RF - LATCH , middle FF -lap/shoulder w/tether, Outboard RF seatbelt--no base
    Configuration of seats: RF, FF, RF
    Seats used: Graco infant seat--no base(came w/travel system, very similar to the snugride), MA, Graco snugride with base
    Checked by a Tech: No
    The Groovymom, Mom to DS v1.0 in a seatbelt and DS v2.0, in the Monterrey

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Ford Taurus

    Rfing Scenera outboard
    FFing Regent center
    Rfing Safeseat 1 outboard

    all seatbelt installs, not checked by a tech
    Cindy
    Mom to DS 3/10/04 Vivo and DD 3/27/10 in a Marathon

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    My 3 across so far:

    driver/center/passanger

    99 Dodge Caravan (3rd row)
    FF Radian, snugride, FF Radian--all seatbelts
    FF Radian, FF Bolero, FF Radian--all seatbelts

    08 Honda Civic
    safeseat w/o base, FF Radian, FF Radian--all seatbelts
    FF Radian, safeseat w/ base, Parkway--all seatbelts
    safeseat w/o base, FF Radian, RF Radian--all seatbelts
    Parkway, RF Radian, Parkway--all seatbelts
    Parkway, RF Radian, FF Radian--all seatbelts

    This is the only pics I currently have:


    Last edited by cdncasper; 03-15-2008 at 07:36 PM.

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