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  1. #181
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2002 Chevy Malibu

    All seat belted

    Recaro Start
    Radian
    Regent (pre-adv) short belt path

    ETA pic:

    Last edited by Judi; 09-25-2008 at 11:20 PM.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    I didn't think it could be done and out of boredom today I thought I would try it just for fun.

    2004 Ford Expedition 3rd Row Install

    FF Marathon with L/S Belt ( outboard, no tether )
    FF Radian 65 with L/S Belt ( center, tethered)
    FF Decathlon/Marathon with L/S Belt (outboard, no tether )





    I was VERY suprised to find that I only needed one Radian to get a 3 across on my smaller 3rd row with just about any combination of seats. I don't have pics yet, but will get some up shortly of my current arrangement.....

    Graco HighBack Turbo Booster (outboard)
    FF Radian 65 with L/S belt ( tethered in center)
    Graco No Back Turbo Booster (outboard)


    ETA: I do realize that the required HUGS are not on the FF Marathon or Decathlon. These seats are currently being used RF so the HUGS are stored away.
    Elizabeth SAHM to 5 Boys and 1 Fuzzy Dog ...
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2000 Dodge Durango
    2nd row 40/20/40 bench
    Husky : FF Marathon : Husky

    l/s & t : l : l/s & t




    They puzzle just perfectly to make this configuration work!

    JoAnn : Mommy to
    C (6/99), M (8/00), J (4/04), N (8/05), & H (04/07)

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    1998 Pontiac Grand Am

    All seatbelt installs.

    FF Evenflo Generations
    FF Safety 1st Intera
    Parkway


    It's a pain to buckle the Parkway, but we're managing so far.
    Mama to :
    Boo (2002), apramo backless booster
    Bug (2004), Parkway SGL
    Bear (2006), Parkway SGL

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    87 Volvo 740

    Three Britax seats across the back:

    Parkway/Marathon/Parkway

    Marathon belted in and top-tethered, forward-facing.

    The older kids can sometimes buckle themselves in but it's easier to do it for them. A little snug but safe.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2004 pontiac montana extended

    third row

    snugride/blvd ff/snugride

    has not been checked by a tech and the blvd is not tethered. i'll try to get pics when i get them checked before the babies are here. the snugrides are both with the bases.
    Jet 6/05 Marvel 8/06
    Cash 2/09 Fox 2/09
    Ada due very soon!

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Quote Originally Posted by aja View Post
    2004 pontiac montana extended

    third row

    snugride/blvd ff/snugride

    has not been checked by a tech and the blvd is not tethered. i'll try to get pics when i get them checked before the babies are here. the snugrides are both with the bases.
    i was able to do this again with the blvd rf. so it was snugride/rf blvd/snugride. woohoo!
    Jet 6/05 Marvel 8/06
    Cash 2/09 Fox 2/09
    Ada due very soon!

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    05 Odyssey, 3rd row.

    FPSVb (with back,) Graco Nautilus, RF Scenera

    The FPSVb will require adult help to buckle, but it will only be used very occasionally for a friend. Also, it would have fit MUCH nicer as Nauti/FPSVb/RF Scenera, but with the 05, the only TT in the 3rd row is in the middle. So, if you have a different year, this would be easier.
    DS, 12.5, 80 lbs. 5-steps
    DD1, 10, 100 lbs. 5-steps
    DD2, 8, 52 lbs. Monterey and PWSG
    Riding in an '05 Toyota Sequoia

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Hi,
    Has anyone been successful in having three car seats (one forward-facing and two rear-facing) in a Honda Fit?
    Thanks,
    Julie

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi,
    Has anyone been successful in having three car seats (one forward-facing and two rear-facing) in a Honda Fit?
    Thanks,
    Julie
    You might want to start a new thread for this as it might get more traffic that way

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    In 2002 VW Passat wagon:

    2 MA outboard, FF, seatbelt install
    1 RA center, RF, seatbelt install
    all tethered

    Also:

    Parkway center, MA passenger FF, RA driver RF, all seatbelt installs, MA and RA tethered

    changed to: Parkway passenger, MA center FF, RA driver RF, all seatbelt installs because Parkway passenger would unwittingly unbuckle RA when in center position

    Not checked by tech

    ETA: all seatbelts were l/s belts

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    We just traded down to a Jeep Patriot BEFORE I found out #3 was on the way (I'm talking a day before).

    Any success in the Patriot? I have a Graco booster for my 4yo and a bigger graco seat for my 2yo.

    Thanks!
    Tiffany

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2004 Honda Accord

    all seatbelt
    FF or RF MA/FF Radian 80/FF MA
    Snugride/FF Radian 80/ FF MA
    SS1/ FF Radian 80/FF MA

    snugride, SS1 and MA take up about the same space.

    i'll try different configurations in our other car, a pilot soon. we need to fit marathon, a regent and a SS1 or 2 marathons and SS1 somehow.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2008 CHevy Impala

    Radian and Nautilus with seatbelt, and Scenera with LATCH. THe kids I was putting in the other seats were too heavy for LATCH.

    FF Graco Nautilus
    FF Radian
    RF Cosco Scenera

    I think it would have worked well this way too:
    FF GN
    RF Radian
    FF Scenera

    This did not work, it put the Radian too far towards the door
    FF GN
    RF Scenera
    FF Radian

    It wasn't checked by a tech, except me.

    Pics to come later....
    Mama to Sofi: 7.1 yrs, 46Lbs (47"), Boostered in a Turbo, Vivo, Monterey, Cybex; harnessed in Nautilus
    Nanny to BabyD, 21 months in a RXT, Classic Marathon, Boulevard 70

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2006 Toyota Corolla

    RF Radian 65 (outboard passenger, LATCH)
    FF Radian 65 (center, seatbelt)
    Safe Seat 1 (outboard driver, LATCH)

    Not checked by tech.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2002 Acura MDX- 2nd row
    Graco Nautilus-FF, latched and tethered
    Britax Boulevard-RF, seatbelt
    Graco Turbo Booster
    Not checked by a tech.

    The TB isn't mine, but I thought I would mess around and see if I could get 3 across. Good to know I can! TB is a lil tough to buckle but can be done. All the seats are not be supported by the others and are independently tight.



    Last edited by Blondie87; 01-01-2009 at 08:25 AM.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    We just traded down to a Jeep Patriot BEFORE I found out #3 was on the way (I'm talking a day before).

    Any success in the Patriot? I have a Graco booster for my 4yo and a bigger graco seat for my 2yo.

    Thanks!
    Tiffany
    I have a Jeep Compass which has identical seating to the Patriot. I use a Regent and Evenflow Titan right now. #3 is coming next year and I plan to buy two Radians. OEM measurements list more space than 3rd row of minivans than so many people have done. We've got the 51" required for 4 Radians which are 17" @ top and only 14" base. If one is rear facing, even better for installing.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    I just tried successfully to put 3 across in the 2004 honda pilot.

    MA latch/Regent seatbelt/SS1 (or snugride or MA) with latch.

    i don't know if others had the same problem as I did. when i installed the regent by itself with the seatbelt (short path), it's a bit loose. Only when i tightened the top tether is the seat not moveable.

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sopapia View Post
    i don't know if others had the same problem as I did. when i installed the regent by itself with the seatbelt (short path), it's a bit loose. Only when i tightened the top tether is the seat not moveable.
    This is not a successful install. The seat needs to move less than 1" at the belt path BEFORE you tighten the tether.
    Mama to Madison 1/12 Johnathon 11/14

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    '05 Kia Spectra

    GN, RN (FF), GN



    That brings my 3 across in my Spectra to:

    2 radians (FFing) and a nautilus (any arrangement)
    2 radians (FFing) and a regent
    2 nautiluses and a radian (FFing)
    Last edited by skiersnowboarder3; 11-13-2008 at 09:12 PM.
    Mama to Madison 1/12 Johnathon 11/14

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