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    CPS Technician christineka's Avatar
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2007 sienna, third row: vivo, rfing radian, turbobooster.
    The turbobooster is very difficult to buckle, but can be done. A better fit is:
    vivo, rfing radian, fisher price booster on less than the widest setting.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    1995 Ford Escort

    Radian 65 Outboard
    2 Baby Trend Flex Lock Center and behind driver

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2002 Chevy Malibu

    Passenger outboard: RF Radian lap/shoulder
    Middle: RF MA lap
    Driver outboard: FF Frontier latch

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2006 Ford Freestyle - 2nd row

    Driver- Graco Nautilus (seatbelt)
    Center- KeyFit 30 (seatbelt)
    Passenger- Radian 65 RF (LATCH)

    &

    Driver- Boulevard RF (LATCH)
    Center- KeyFit 30 (seatbelt)
    Passenger- Radian 65 FF (seatbelt)



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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2000 Chevy Cavalier(2dr)
    Britax Parkway(outboard passenger)
    Graco Nautilus(CENTER)
    Safety 1st Vantage Point(outboard driver)

    All Installled with seatbelts


    same car:
    Britax PArkway(outboard passenger)
    Graco Nautilus(center)
    FF FPSVD(outboard Driver)



    not easy, but doable
    DS 9 years old, 57# 50.5in in a Evenflo Amp LBB 01 Honda Accord, Graco TB LBB 03 Honda Pilot
    DD 6 years old 43.5# 44in Recaro ProBooster 01 Honda Accord, Britax Frontier85 03 Honda Pilot

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2001 Dodge Intrepid

    RFing true fit, FFing radian, RFing true fit. Installed the the radian with a locking clip, I can't figure out how to get the locking latch plates to work! Then removed it, and installed both TFs and then put the radian back in. They are all independently tight!

    B1 8 Harmony, B2 3 FFing Radian, TF or GN what ever strikes his fancy! B3 due Dec 2nd



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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2002 Chevy Malibu

    Nautilus
    RF Radian
    RF MA

    All with seat belts

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2002 Pontiac Montana (8 passenger model)

    middle row- nautilus (seatbelt, tether), RF marathon (seatbelt), nautilus (seatbelt, tether)

    rear row- RF marathon (seatbelt) RF radian (seatbelt) RF marathon (seatbelt)

    rear row- FF marathon (seatbelt) FF radian (seatbelt) RF marathon (seatbelt)

    Not checked by a technician, but all seats had tight individual installs!
    ~Miriah~ SAHM to 3 boys
    *Avery 3.31.04 Britax Regent/Graco Nautilus* *Payton 1.9.06 RFing SK Radian 65**Rylan 6.12.07 RFing Britax Marathon*

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Ford Focus

    Driver Side
    RF
    Safety 1st 3 in1
    Latch

    Middle
    RF
    Graco bucket *dont know model*
    seatbelt

    Passenger
    RF
    Cosco Scenra
    Latch

    Not checked by a tech. Seats did not move an inch.

  11. #250
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread


    I wish I lived in America - there are just no big cars in the UK!

    And just as I have been doing so much research into this I thought I would share my 2 cents

    We have 3 kids under 3 yrs, plus a dog
    => 3x three FULL size (Brittax Evolva 1-2-3's) child seats in a row
    => Space for our buggy and our dog...
    =>Also we wanted something that drives most like a car and didn’t completely look like a minibus

    So after taking our 3 seats to every car dealership in London - the ONLY cars that fit were ones with 3x individual back seats:

    No SUVs fit - just too narrow
    No sedans/estates fit (not even Mondeo or A4 estate), and very few 4x4s fit - even if the car was wide enough, the middle child seat covered the seatbelt buckles and so wouldn’t sit right
    Most 7 seaters went out the window, as the rear seats were useless! a) you have to sacrifice the boot - when do we not take a buggy?; and b) having a ZERO rear crush zone – those passengers were killed in crash tests!

    Thus it has come down to:

    Honda FR-V (sorry the Fiat Multipla is just to wierd looking)
    http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/fr-v/
    Pros – 6x seats (3x isofix) and a boot! Nice drive, feels like a car
    Cons – Expensive for what it is, as Honda don’t make many, so charge the earth for the ones they do

    Land Rover Discovery 3
    http://www.landrover.co.uk/gb/en/veh...3/overview.htm
    Pros – 7x seats but the boot is big enough to have 1 rear seat up and still fit the buggy - and it has 4x4 build safety
    Cons – It’s a 4x4, so running costs are higher, and you’re really just in a cooler looking bus

    Nissan Pathfinder
    http://www.nissan.co.uk/#vehicles/4x4/pathfinder
    Pros/Cons – as the Discovery above

    MultiMac – 3 to 4 seat child seat system
    http://www.multimac.co.uk
    Pros – fits most vehicles and the cheapest option, as you don’t have to trade your car in.
    Cons – Need to find someone who has one to see what its like – and it’s not a car

    Lastly I found a useful tool to use as a rough car guide
    http://www.britax.co.uk/car-seats/fit-finder/

    Hope that helps!

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    3 across in a 2006 subaru impreza.

    Blvd RF behind drivers seat, seat belt
    GN middle, seat belt
    FF radian behind passenger seat, seat belt.

    Checked by Wendy!

    Next mission is to purchase another radian to be able to do 2 RF as I would prefer two of the kiddos I watch to be RF if at all possible.




    Crystal: CPST, DCP and BFF to:
    Hania: 3 months, rf in a nuna pipa
    Piper: 2 years, 26lbs rf in a monkey clek fllo
    Isabella: 4.5 years, 32lbs rf in a clek foonf
    Rocking out in a 2015 Subaru WRX and a 2006 Toyota Sienna

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2009 Ford Fusion

    Outboard Pass, Center, Outboard Driver
    Graco Nautilus Seatbelt, RF Britax Boulevard LATCH, FF Britax Marathon Seatbelt
    Graco Nautilus Seatbelt, RF Britax Boulevard LATCH, Britax Parkway
    Graco Nautilus Seatbelt, RF Britax Boulevard LATCH, NB Turbo





    All independently tight
    Graco Nautilus 100% on seat.
    Doors closed with no effort, not hitting seats.
    Checked by me
    Last edited by Chameleon; 04-05-2009 at 02:21 PM. Reason: Added pictures and more info.
    DD1 12 Seatbelt
    DS 10 Seatbelt
    DD2 8months Keyfit

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Nissan Sentra

    Passenger side: RF Safety 1st Uptown (needs a rolled towel to install tightly), seatbelt
    Center: Ride Safer Travel Vest (with lap/shoulder belt, so didn't need tether)
    Driver's side: FF Radian, with seatbelt and top tether

    Not tech-checked.

    OOOOh, my, that Radian was a difficult install. Needed three full twists of the buckle stalk and a lot of muscle power to tighten the belt. And I'm a very experienced Radian installer. Would be easier if you had someone to help.

    I put the baby in the Uptown first when loading, then had the child in the RSTV get in, fastened her, then put the last child in the Radian.

    There was barely room for my very skinny (like, barely fits the RSTV) 5 year old in the center, there's no way any but the skinniest of child riders, and adult passenger, or another restraint could fit there (except maybe a baseless BabyTrend. Maybe.) If she gets much bigger I'll have to get another RSTV for the child in the Radian as well to be able to fit them all in that car. She was using the sides of the Uptown and Radian as arm rests because otherwise they squished her elbows.
    CPST and Mom to Emma, 15, Bridget, 13, Maggie, 11, Katie Sue, 6, Jimmy, born May 2019,
    and Becky, waiting for us as part of our eternal family.
    Our '02 Odyssey, car seats, and seatbelts saved our lives. Now riding in a '13 Odyssey!

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2008 Dodge Ram 1500

    Baby Trend - latch
    Evenflo Big Kid- lap/shoulder
    Graco Cargo- latch

    or

    Baby Trend - latch
    Regent- lap/shoulder
    Graco Cargo- latch

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2009 GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab SL

    passenger outboard: RFg MA
    center: FFg RN
    driver outboard: FFg GN (ETA: 100% on seat, but just barely).

    All installed via belts. TTs in all three positions, headrests only in the 2 outboard positions. I wasn't trying super-hard to do three across and I'm reasonably confident I could have made it work installing the 2 outboard seats via LATCH. I didn't try a FFg MA in the mix, but I'm also pretty sure that would work with the RN in the middle. There is sooooo much room back there, LOL.

    I'm not a tech, though I'd like to play one in the movies some day.
    Melissa

    DD#1, April 2004, FFg in a Pink Harmony Literider & Onyx Parkway SG
    DD#2, January 2007, FFg in a Pink Monterey & Purple with Pink Hearts HBTB

    Riding in my 2010 Toyota RAV4 and DH's 2011 Ford 150 Crew Cab

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2008 Toyota Sienna

    3rd row

    Regent (sbp or lbp)

    ffing RN

    Cosco Protek HBB or Cosco Highrise NBB~~both boosters have nice cutouts making buckling no problem at all. TB worked as well, but a PIA to buckle.
    Kimberly
    Proud mommy of Becky 18! Danny 15 Hope 12~Auntie to William-14, David-10, and Logan 2~

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbaray View Post
    I'm not a tech, though I'd like to play one in the movies some day.
    Too funny!

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    I could have sworn I had posted this, but I can't find it.

    2002 Ford Explorer, all seatbelt with middle belt being a lap belt only. The regent is on the driver's side, it HAS to go on the single split seat to be able to do 3 across.

    From driver side to passenger side--

    regent, ff radian, parkway.

    regent, ff or rf ma, parkway

    regent, ff radian, ss1

    regent, ss1, radian

    regent, ss1, parkway

    ff or rf ma, ff radian, parkway

    ss1, ff or rf ma, parkway

    radian, ss1, parkway
    Michelle, SAHM to Dakota (2000), Kaleb (2002),
    Colton (2006),
    & Caitlyn (2009)



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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    1997 Grand Prix


    Turbo Booster
    RF Scenera
    FF Cosco Combo

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    It just occured to me that i have something I can add here. We do 3 across in my parents' cars.

    2000 or 2001 Dodge Intrepid

    We usually do Ff Scenera, Snugride, Apex

    Soon we will switch the snugride with another scenera

    The other day, I did Scenera, Nautilus, Snugride

    2005 (?) Dodge Ram

    We do the same scenera, snugride, apex
    Jessica, with my girlies, Emma-8 years, in a Livia PWSG , Mattie-6 years, in a butterfly turbo booster and Lilly-3 1/2 years, FFing in a Cranberry True Fit and Norah, noob riding in a mickey mouse SR22.

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