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    07 Subaru outback.

    FF MA/ FF Radian/ RF SR with base

    Out board seats installed with latch and middle seat with belt and 3 belt stock twists. 2 FF seats have top teather aswell.

    Also in the same vehicle.

    FF Radian/ FF Ma/ FF Radian

    Same installation as above only MA didnt need any belt stock twists.

    Not checked by a tech but all tight individual installs!

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    1998 Dodge Ram

    Frontier/pre-ad Regent/post-ad Regent


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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    My first three across!
    '04 Acura (I think)
    all with seatbelts...
    rf Eddie Bauer Convertible
    rf Radian (not tethered)
    ff Radian
    not checked by a tech

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    S ~ Harmony nbb, K ~ Parkway SG
    M ~ Radian XTSL, S ~ Fllo
    T ~ June 4, 2016 ~ Boulevard G4.1

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Thanks to everyone for all the help. The center seat is not fully installed yet since I will not start needing it till September but I am happen to be able to fit all three and seem to be able to have space to buckle the boosters

    2003 Chrysler Town and Country

    2 Fisher Price Safe Voyage Booster's (most narrow setting) and Cosco Scenera in center with seatbelt






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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    Woohoo, twinmom! I'm so glad it worked!

    Okay, my successful three-across:

    2003 Ford Focus (sedan/four-door)
    Driver's side: Britax Bodyguard booster (on narrowest setting, about 16 inches across the base, 17 inches at the torso wings)
    Middle: Rear-facing Cosco Scenera, also rear-facing Evenflo Tribute
    Passenger side: Fisher Price Futura (forward-facing-only, 17 inches at the widest)

    All seatbelt installs.
    Last edited by scatterbunny; 09-06-2011 at 12:44 PM.
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Honda Accord

    FF Radian
    FF Boulevard
    FF Radian


    All installed with seatbelts.
    All tethered

    Not checked by tech.





    FF Radian
    RF Boulevard
    RF Scenera


    All installed with seatbelts
    Radian and Boulevard tethered

    Not checked by tech.


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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2004 Ford Expedition 3rd Row Install

    FF Radian 65 with Lap/shoulder belt No Tether
    FF Marathon with Lap/should belt and tethered, there is only one on the 3rd row in the center
    FF Radian 65 with Lap/ shoulder belt No tether




    Other Installs on the 3rd Row:

    FF Radian 65
    FF Radian 65
    RF Radian 65

    FF Radian 65
    FF Radian 65
    Britax Parkway (fits ALOT better outboard and gives alot of room to buckle, but is a little tippy)

    FF Radian 65
    Britax Parkway ( tight squeeze since is wide through the mid section but doable) Would be easier with a FRSVB on the smallest width
    FF Radian 65

    FF Radian 65
    FF Radian 65
    Graco Turbo LBB

    2nd Row Install

    RF Marathon with LATCH
    RF SS1 with LATCH
    RF Marathon with LATCH

    Britax Parkway
    RF Marathon with LATCH
    RF SS1 with LATCH

    I haven't had a chance to see if I can get the Marathon RF in the 3rd row, but that is my next adventure and I will post back if I do.

    Not checked by a Tech, but all are Rock Solid!
    Last edited by MOM25BOYS; 08-10-2008 at 09:51 PM.
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    '07 VW Rabbit:

    RF Cosco Regal Ride (belt)
    FF Radian (belt)
    FF Radian (Latch)


    '03 VW Passat wagon:

    Graco Snugride
    FF Graco Cargo
    FF Evenflo Chase

    RF Cosco Regal Ride
    FF Graco Cargo
    FF Radian

    all rock solid but not checked by a tech
    DD 7, 52" 48# Maxi Cosi Rodi XR and Britax Parkway SG
    DS 5¾ 46" 45# Britax Parkway
    DS 3 1/2, 40" 36# SK Radian
    3 across in a '07 VW Rabbit and a '09 Acura MDX

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2001 Pontiac Aztec

    SK Radian 65- RFing/FFing LATCH
    Britax Regent- seatbelt
    Britax Marathon- RFing (haven't tried FFing) LATCH
    (all tethered- the pictures are from April and we since learned how to RFing tether)





    I've also done this one- I don't have a picture yet, we just got the nautilus last week.
    SK Radian 65- RFing/FFing LATCH
    Graco Nautilus- seatbelt
    Britax Marathon- RFing

    Both configurations work really well, but I like the first one better. The sides of the nautilus and the marathon push up against each other quite ackwardly. they are both tight installs, but I just prefer the regent in this combination.

    I haven't had it checked by a tech (except in pictures online) but all three have tight installs with other seats removed.
    ~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

    1998 Pontiac Montana 3rd row.
    LSB / LB / LSB
    Not checked, as I don't intend to use them this way.

    FF Radian / FF MA / FF Radian


    And

    FF MA / FF Radian / FF MA
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    I am not a tech, but all seats were verified by me to be independently installed. All are seatbelt installed.

    2002 Mazda Protege
    FF MA/RN/FPSVD
    FF MA/RN/GN

    2008 Chrysler Town and Country
    FF RN/MA/RN

    2003 Toyota Sienna
    FF MA/RN/FPSVD

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Ford Focus sedan/four-door

    Graco Nautilus (passenger side seatbelt)
    Fisher Price Safe Voyage booster, about an inch wider than the narrowest setting (center seatbelt)
    Rear-facing Cosco Scenera (driver's side LATCH)

    The shell/lip of the Scenera puzzles on top of the FPSV booster's armrest, but it isn't a tight fit, and it isn't hurting the install. I've had it looked at by more than one long-time, trusted tech, and all gave it the thumbs-up.

    A booster in the center of the Focus will cover the driver's side female buckle stalk, making it difficult/possibly unsafe to use anything but LATCH in that spot when there is a booster in the middle. Even when the FPSV booster is on the narrowest setting, it still touches that driver's side outboard buckle.

    I also easily fit a Graco TurboBooster outboard passenger side in place of the Nautilus, with plenty of room to buckle both the Turbo and the FPSV booster in the middle (not moved from the location it was sitting with the Scenera in place, so I know the Turbo/FPSV booster/RF Scenera combination would work, too).
    Last edited by scatterbunny; 09-06-2011 at 12:44 PM.
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread


    FF Recaro Young Sport
    RF Britax First Class
    FF Recaro Young Sport
    2006 X Type Jaguar
    all seatbelts
    Joshua 16th Aug 03 - 46lbs Britax Adventure High Back Booster
    Madison 14th Sept 05 - 42lbs Britax Adventure High Back Booster
    Tyler 19th Mar 07 - 38lb Britax Adventure High Back Booster

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Ford Focus (four door sedan)

    Rear-facing Cosco Scenera (passenger side seatbelt)
    Fisher Price Safe Voyage booster, an inch wider than narrowest setting (center seatbelt)
    Forward-facing Sunshine Kids Radian (driver side seatbelt)

    Even though, looking from the front view, it appears that the FPSV booster is too wide, and is covering the outboard female buckle stalks, the design of that booster makes it all work. The way the seat is shaped, curving forward by the buckle stalks, near the back, with armrests set slightly forward, makes accessing the buckles do-able, and eliminates my worry of the booster accidentally releasing the driver side outboard and center buckle. We tried several other boosters in this spot (Evenflo Big Kid, Combi Kobuk, Graco TurboBooster), and none worked; they all pressed on the seatbelt buckles for the driver side outboard spot, and the center buckle.

    It would probably work easiest to put a harnessed seat in the center, but I'm trying to keep my boostered child in the center if at all possible.

    The RF Scenera could also be installed with LATCH, which I would actually be more comfy with, just so I wouldn't have to worry about accidentally unbuckling it when messing with the booster in the middle.

    The FF Radian could technically be installed using LATCH, as well, and I'd be more comfy with that for the reason stated above, but in my vehicle, the child who would be using this seat is over the LATCH weight limit, so it has to be installed with the seatbelt. Still, because of how the booster is curved, I'm not concerned it will accidentally release the outboard buckle.
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Ford Focus (four door sedan)

    Rear-facing Sunshine Kids Radian (outboard passenger side, seatbelt)
    Fisher Price Safe Voyage booster, an inch wider than narrowest setting (center seatbelt)
    Graco Nautilus (outboard driver side, seatbelt)

    Surprisingly, the RF Radian worked just fine in my Focus. Maybe not for the tallest of folks, but for me, it was just fine sitting in front of it. Also surprisingly, using the Radian RF outboard passenger side instead of the RF Scenera from the previous post gave me less room to buckle the center booster. Totally not what I expected.
    Last edited by scatterbunny; 09-06-2011 at 12:44 PM.
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Ford Focus (four door sedan)

    Forward-facing Cosco Scenera (outboard passenger side)
    Rear-facing Sunshine Kids Radian (center seatbelt)
    Forward-facing Evenflo Triumph Advance (outboard driver side)

    In these pics the Scenera and EFTA are just sitting on the seat, not installed, but I'm confident they could have been. We played with carseats for four hours yesterday, and the kids were getting tired. The Radian is installed tightly.
    Last edited by scatterbunny; 09-06-2011 at 12:44 PM.
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2003 Ford Focus (four door sedan)

    Rear-facing Cosco Scenera (outboard passenger side)
    Rear-facing Sunshine Kids Radian (center)
    Rear-facing Evenflo Triumph Advance (outboard driver side)
    Last edited by scatterbunny; 09-06-2011 at 12:44 PM.
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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    No pics, but I just did:

    Ford Windstar (2002), 3rd row bench:

    Monterey, Radian, Turbobooster

    Does that count because 2 of them are boosters? LOL

    I couldn't do it in my 05 Grand Caravan SXT, though
    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

    in a ford escort i did

    britax hi-liner (same as parkway)
    nania booster with integral harness
    my child backless booster

    it is a bit hard to buckle in the boosters but i would rather do that than have one of them not in a seat.
    T 15 seatbelt, T2 13 seatbelt, E 11 seatbelt, A 10 lbb, L 4 ff/hbb, S 2 ff, P 1 rf, D 3 ff, J 2 ff, T 1 rf and 7 months rf

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    Re: Successful Three Across thread

    2007 Toyota Camry

    FPSVD
    Radian65
    KeyFit

    all seatbelt installs


    rf FPSVD, KF, ff RN




    ff FPSVD, ff RN, KF




    rf FPSVD, ff RN, KF


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