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    CPST Instructor Genevieve's Avatar
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    Not feelin' the True Fit love...

    It's just not happening, so I returned the True Fit that I had bought from Target (on clearance). I really, really wanted to like this seat, but we were having some very serious relationship issues.

    1. It was not easy to install. I can totally see how it would be a breeze if your belts line up through the belt path perfectly, but when they don't (like mine) it was super annoying trying to tighten the belt while simultaneously trying to keep them in the right spot so I can close the lock offs. Same issue with LATCH. My LATCH hooks angle the belt just enough to make it very hard to get the lock offs closed.

    2. The continuous harness bugged the bonkers out of me! Maybe I could've gotten used to that part, but I certainly didn't fall in love with it.

    3. Harness Adjuster...what's that? It was seriously so buried there is no way I would have been able to adjust. Just not an option for me because I loosen/tighten almost every time my kids get in and out of the car.

    I did like a lot of things about it though because I don't want to completely deter anyone who was considering this seat.
    Tons of EPS foam! Lined the whole seat, and I love that the seat itself is pretty deep.
    Lots of room for RF legs.
    Tall top harness slots. My 4.5 year old had about 2.5 inches before he would hit the top.
    Removable headrest. Boy, that seat hardly takes up any room when you have that headrest off.

    I think I'm going to get a Radian XT for my rear-facer and a Frontier for my FF'er. I'm so scared to buy these seats without being able to try them out or return them easily though.

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    Re: Not feelin' the True Fit love...

    Quote Originally Posted by Genevieve View Post

    I think I'm going to get a Radian XT for my rear-facer and a Frontier for my FF'er. I'm so scared to buy these seats without being able to try them out or return them easily though.
    I would order these seats from hipmonkey.com. They have return shipping insurance for $5 so if you don't like them, hipmonkey will pay to have them shipped back

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    Re: Not feelin' the True Fit love...

    Quote Originally Posted by Genevieve View Post
    I think I'm going to get a Radian XT for my rear-facer and a Frontier for my FF'er. I'm so scared to buy these seats without being able to try them out or return them easily though.
    Don't you live close to me? I have a regular Radian and a Frontier, if you want to play.

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    Re: Not feelin' the True Fit love...

    Quote Originally Posted by Judi View Post
    Don't you live close to me? I have a regular Radian and a Frontier, if you want to play.
    I do want to play! I'm not sure how close I am to you. How far are you from Cascade Locks? I'm 15 miles west of there on the WA side.

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    Re: Not feelin' the True Fit love...

    Not so close.. lol.

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    Re: Not feelin' the True Fit love...

    I went to The Dalles for a Kyle David Miller install. lol I live near Salem. I am sure we can work something out. I am available Sundays and Wednesdays.

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    Re: Not feelin' the True Fit love...

    Ok....too funny. I was just watching TV and all of a sudden it hit me. Judi isn't in THE Dalles....she's in DALLAS. Doh! This whole time I've been reading The Dalles and trying to figure out a good reason why I need to drive all the way out there. I feel like such an idiot!

    I'm just east of Vancouver, BTW.

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    Re: Not feelin' the True Fit love...

    Ok, so this is totally doable. Just let me know!

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