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    Moderator - CPST Instructor snowbird25ca's Avatar
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    Frontier - fit difference in house vs. installed

    We're flying to Vancouver tomorrow and dd will be using one of Quassee's seats which will already be installed when we're picked up at the airport. I sat her in a Frontier at work and she's almost even with the 3rd highest harness position in store. I know the amount of growing room that she typically loses once seats are installed in my vehicle, but haven't seen with the Frontier - or an Ody, to know how much change there is between house fit vs. vehicle fit.

    Can anyone help me? I know there are a few ody owners and lots of frontier owners and hopefully somebody may know. I'm thinking since she's almost even with that position that it's best to have her 2nd highest so that she doesn't end up above the straps when she sits in it installed, but I just wanted to double check. If it ends up that the growing room won't change much when it's installed in an ody then it would be better to leave them one lower.
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    Re: Frontier - fit difference in house vs. installed

    I'd just go with the higher setting, to be safe. Better too high than too low IMO

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    Re: Frontier - fit difference in house vs. installed

    Yeah, I'd go with the higher notch. I'd know off the top of my head if I weren't using it primarily as a booster all this time, lol.
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    Re: Frontier - fit difference in house vs. installed

    Don't have an Oddy, but DS2 was just under the next to top slots on the Frontier when I tried him in it in the house. When I went to install it in my suv it bumped him up enough that he was a smidge over the slot and needed to be moved to the top position. Hope this helps and have a safe trip.
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    Re: Frontier - fit difference in house vs. installed

    Yes I'd go with the higher one. I never tried my DD in the house with it, but tried DS non-installed and he was below the top slots and and installed in my 06 Ody he is over the top slots.

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    Re: Frontier - fit difference in house vs. installed

    Thanks guys, that's what I figured and I had pretty much decided to err on the side of just using the upper slots, but thought I'd ask just in case the Ody was one of those rare vehicles that you actually gained growing room.

    Off to the airport very soon. We're using CARES on the plane so we'll see what the kids think of that.
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    Re: Frontier - fit difference in house vs. installed

    Uh...maybe it's just me,but I can adjust my frontier while it's installed?? Down is harder, if the seat is resally pushed back against the seat, but pulling it UP is really easy...and of course,it's not like you have to retherad the harness or anything....I'd put it on the 3rd fromtop, and if it turns out you need to move it up,you *should* be able to just pull it up one more notch,right?? Can other people not do this in their cars?

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    Re: Frontier - fit difference in house vs. installed

    Quote Originally Posted by bobandjess99 View Post
    Uh...maybe it's just me,but I can adjust my frontier while it's installed?? Down is harder, if the seat is resally pushed back against the seat, but pulling it UP is really easy...and of course,it's not like you have to retherad the harness or anything....I'd put it on the 3rd fromtop, and if it turns out you need to move it up,you *should* be able to just pull it up one more notch,right?? Can other people not do this in their cars?
    I can, but only if I recline the seatback first.
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    Re: Frontier - fit difference in house vs. installed

    You should be able to bring it up fairly easily as long as you recline the back a smidge.

    Was it already in recline mode when you tried it on her? Because that eats up a lot of room.
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