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    Smile Yay Bigger = Better Carseat choices! Please help

    Okay so we decided to just go for it, and got a 2000 Dodge Durango last night I've been kinda waiting out the Britax sale while we looked for something bigger JOY!! I want 3 Regents and 1 MA... Im not sure what kind of seatbelt is in the center seat center row right now maybe someone knows offhand. Can I fit the MA and 2 Regents in the center row at all? Ive seen them in person and I know the center seat is not very wide, this will be for all the time use until we finally get custody of my DSS, then we will put my oldest 2 in the back and DSS and our LO in the middle row outboard. Im not sure of the latches or anything at this time, what suggestions do you have what will work for me? I considered doing in the center row MA rf, Radian FF, Regent FF or is there room for 2 Regents?
    Mommy to 3 girls 10,8,5 and 2 stepsons 6,5 Wife to Anthony Big Guy Normally in the drivers seat

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    Re: Yay Bigger = Better Carseat choices! Please help

    I don't know if two Regents and a MA will fit in the middle but this will bump up your post a bit. Those Regents are big and my first guess would be I don't think but you could always try it.

    What is DSS

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    Re: Yay Bigger = Better Carseat choices! Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewels View Post
    I don't know if two Regents and a MA will fit in the middle but this will bump up your post a bit. Those Regents are big and my first guess would be I don't think but you could always try it.

    What is DSS
    DSS =dear step son uhh ohh did i make that up?! lol i thought thats what it was hehe sorry......

    I may just go ahead and start my oldest girls in the 3rd row so that I can have my Regents
    Mommy to 3 girls 10,8,5 and 2 stepsons 6,5 Wife to Anthony Big Guy Normally in the drivers seat

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    Re: Yay Bigger = Better Carseat choices! Please help

    We had a Durango, Center seat in center row is VERY small and is lap belt you will be lucky to fit a seat there

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    Re: Yay Bigger = Better Carseat choices! Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by momme2_3 View Post
    We had a Durango, Center seat in center row is VERY small and is lap belt you will be lucky to fit a seat there
    thank you momme2_3...im going to pick my durango up tonight!! did you like it for transporting the kids? did you use your back row at all
    Mommy to 3 girls 10,8,5 and 2 stepsons 6,5 Wife to Anthony Big Guy Normally in the drivers seat

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    Re: Yay Bigger = Better Carseat choices! Please help

    We did like it BUT it sucked gas down, therefore we just traded it in for a new Buick Rendezvous (with 3rd row) which is much better on gas. SO be prepared (ours was the 5.9L V8, so that tells you). Transporting kids, yes I loved it but my children are older than yours.

    I have 3 children everyday, 3 dd, 9 ds, & 10 dd (and a 11 stepson on weekends). The older kids sat back there, But I would say that there isn't any room for a carseat (but I never tried) the seat is much slimmer.
    If you did the seat would have to a slim base IMO. I would never try to install a regent back there because the seat is much too slim for the width of the base of it. (but again I am not a tech). I was able to fit both the snugride behind me and the roundabout rf (if that helps anything)

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    Re: Yay Bigger = Better Carseat choices! Please help

    thank you... Im going to go with Regents in the 3rd row, MA center outboard passenger RF, and either another Regent or our GN behind the drivers seat I love the new space this is my 1st suv
    Mommy to 3 girls 10,8,5 and 2 stepsons 6,5 Wife to Anthony Big Guy Normally in the drivers seat

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    Re: Yay Bigger = Better Carseat choices! Please help

    Do check your vehicle manual to see if you have tether anchors for the 3rd row. My MIL's Durango did have them, but others have said that theirs don't. You'll have to have tether anchors for the Regents once your kiddos reach 50 pounds, and it's best to use them at all times. Plus, that 3rd row seat is not very deep, and you'll want to make sure that you can fit 80% of the Regent on the vehicle seat with the recline bar in. It might be pretty close. I was able to put a Husky back there, but I think I did it without the recline bar, and that's not an option with the Regent. Not trying to rain on your parade, but do try a Regent back there before you buy them if at all possible. The good news is, the Husky installed great in the outboard 2nd row seats with the recline bar, so that should work out for you if nothing else.

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    Re: Yay Bigger = Better Carseat choices! Please help

    i have said to myself everyday this week to take out the manual!! and still it sits in the glove compartment and my fiance is driving the durango this week..... TODAY im tying a sting around my finger
    Mommy to 3 girls 10,8,5 and 2 stepsons 6,5 Wife to Anthony Big Guy Normally in the drivers seat

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