How much more time would a sk get me over a maestro?


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I have a maestro as my extra seat for ds3 and it is just about outgrown. He's right at the top slots and 48ish lbs. I need something lightweight, very user friendly, fits in an 08 caravan and relatively cheap. Bonus points if it doesn't have a crappy buckle.


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If he's already at the top slots, the SecureKid won't give you any more time. Top harness slots are both 18". Only advantage to the SK is the extra 15 lb harness weight and that it makes a longer lasting booster (head rest/belt guides adjust taller). Harmony Defender is 18.5" harness max and Evenflo SureRide convertible is 19".


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Sureride! I couldn't believe how much more room the Sureride had than the Maestro when installed.


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I do have a sureride that he's ridden in and he fits fine. I don't think I've ever tried it in my mom's van, I got it to replace my 35lb blvds for the girls rfing. The only thing I didn't love about it was because he's so big the buckle tongs always ended up underneath him and I'd have to dig them out.

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