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    I have a Britax Traveller Plus Question re: Top tether

    A friend comes over last night, and her 9 yo dd (49-50 lbs, 44 inches, has downs syndrome) was in a very badly installed TP , complete with twisted straps and belly clip.

    I uninstalled it, cleaned it out, and fixed the straps, and then reinstalled it.

    I read the whole manual, and it shows the 2 tether anchor straps, and it said to use 1 tether hook/strap for under 80 lbs, and when the child is over 80 lbs you had to use the 2nd one.

    Except that her seat had a plain Versatether like my regent. V shaped top tether, with 2 anchor hooks on that 1 strap. There was no way to do as the diagram showed if we had needed it.

    I told her I would ask here.
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    Re: I have a Britax Traveller Plus Question re: Top tether

    Yes, that is right. What kind of vehicle? I have done it in my Windstar.

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    Re: I have a Britax Traveller Plus Question re: Top tether

    so its supposed to just be one Versatether with 2 hooks?

    Its a very old looking bare bones dodge caravan, with a weird thin bench seat for the 2nd row. The seatbelts were nearly impossible in that thing.
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    Re: I have a Britax Traveller Plus Question re: Top tether

    oh and to clarify, we did top tether it to the top tether anchor on that bench
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    Re: I have a Britax Traveller Plus Question re: Top tether

    so, do you just attach both hooks to the same anchor at a certain weight?
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    Re: I have a Britax Traveller Plus Question re: Top tether

    No, you are supposed to attach it to two different anchors. With the one Versa-tether having two hooks on it, you attach one to the anchor spot for that same seating position, and one to the seating position next to it. Obviously it's easy to do this in a sedan with three anchors right behind the seating positions. In a van, there are more challenges....
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    Re: I have a Britax Traveller Plus Question re: Top tether

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    No, you are supposed to attach it to two different anchors. With the one Versa-tether having two hooks on it, you attach one to the anchor spot for that same seating position, and one to the seating position next to it. Obviously it's easy to do this in a sedan with three anchors right behind the seating positions. In a van, there are more challenges....
    Exactly. Good explanation.

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    Re: I have a Britax Traveller Plus Question re: Top tether

    Quote Originally Posted by joolsplus3 View Post
    No, you are supposed to attach it to two different anchors. With the one Versa-tether having two hooks on it, you attach one to the anchor spot for that same seating position, and one to the seating position next to it. Obviously it's easy to do this in a sedan with three anchors right behind the seating positions. In a van, there are more challenges....
    So I wasn't nuts. I told her it didn't make sense to put both hooks on one anchor, it would be too much stress probably. The picture looked like it was supposed to go to 2 different locations after 80 lbs, but I'd be darned if I could fine another one near it other than doing a TTTA on the 3rd row seatbelt behind it, and that'd bring up its own set of issues b/c her seatbelts are just a pain.

    TY guys!
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