Cosco Apt 50 RF Install


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My Apt 50 arrived today and I couldn't resist trying an install in my car even though DS is at daycare, and hasn't outgrown his Keyfit yet.

Oh my goodness, this is by far the easiest install I have EVER done on a RF convertible seat! I love it!! Was literally two clicks to attach the LATCH and one pull and it was perfectly angled and tight! I have never had that experience with any of the convertible seats we have owned or I have helped others install RF! Not only that, but I am 5'9" and can still fit relatively comfortably in the passenger seat of my compact car with the seat at the under 22lb angle behind.

Mind you, we have always been on a budget, so I have never dealt with any of the high end seats, but it is night and day easier than the Guide we used with DS1! In fact, with the install so easy, I am seriously considering selling my Guide to finance another one for my MIL's vehicle since she can't install the Guide on her own and needs something easy to install, but I don't want to give this one up.
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Has anyone installed both the NEXT and the Apt 50 for comparison? I am trying to figure out if the NEXT would be just as simple for Grandma to have in her car and wouldn't need a towel or noodles (or magical noodleless install skills) to install. If it is close to the Apt in ease, I may be leaning toward a NEXT for $20 less.

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