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    Senior Community Member Tara's Avatar
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    Tether points for 3rd row Expedition?

    '98 model

    And...is FF tethering *mandatory*? I know it's safer, but is it mandatory for Britax seats?

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    Re: Tether points for 3rd row Expedition?

    If I remember correctly there are no tether anchor points in the third row of Expeditions (or Excursions). It has to do with the overall vehicle weight (vehicles over a certain weight are exempt from the LATCH standards).

    Almost forgot to answer your other question--tethering isn't mandatory on Britax seats except for the Regent with a child over 50 pounds, but tethering any FF seat increases the safety of the seat.
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    Senior Community Member Tara's Avatar
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    Re: Tether points for 3rd row Expedition?

    Alrighty then...thank you
    Just wanted to double check.

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    Re: Tether points for 3rd row Expedition?

    The LATCH manual says a 3rd row top tether loop wasn't added to the Expedition until 2000.

    There are optional anchors in the floor for all three second row seats. Some drilling is required, but there is a factory kit. There is also apparently one for the front seat.

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