5 in a 2002 Suburban, need tips


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Hi all,

Well, I finally don't have a space problem, but we are adopting a little boy with Down syndrome in a couple months, he's 3, but I'd like him rf. the trouble is, all of my money has gone to the adoption, and I can't afford to buy him a new seat. We have our 5 yr old daughter in a sunshine kids radian xtsl that is pink, but should work for him. Here's the problem, sorry for the rambling, the suburban has 2 shoulder belts in each row, and only one anchor for ff in each row.

So my current setup is:

Middle row:
RF 2 yr old in sunshine kids radian drivers side
FF 3 yr old in britax frontier middle
Passenger side Seat is currently down so the other kids can get in the back row.

Back row:
FF 5 yr old in sunshine kids radian drivers side
Middle seat is empty
8 yr old in graco high back booster passenger side

Was thinking of moving the FF 3 yr old to the back row middle and putting the 5 yr old in a high back booster. There's only one anchor, so there can't be two carseats next to each other, even if I didn't need to steal her seat.

Then I would RF the new son and the 2 yr old in The Radians

So new setup would be

RF radian, RF radian, empty
Booster, frontier, booster



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Tether anchors- are you sure about the number? I don't have my LATCH manual in front of me, but my aunt's 2001 Suburban has 3 TAs for each middle row seat and 1 TA back row center. They look like flat, metal rings at the back bottoms of each seat.

I'm also not sure you'd be able to fit 2 HBBs plus a Frontier in the 3rd row. Have you tried putting the FR there with the Turbo next to it?


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No, I haven't tried the frontier next to the booster. We have it next to the radian now and it's fine, so I thought it'd be ok.

Unsure on the anchors. We just got the car and I couldn't find them when installing, except 1 for each row.


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