I have a Britax Traveller Plus Question re: Top tether

Mama!

New member
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. :confused: There was no way to do as the diagram showed if we had needed it.

I told her I would ask here. :confused:
 
ADS

Mama!

New member
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.:thumbsdown:
 

joolsplus3

Admin - CPS Technician
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....
 

ShumNum

Senior Community Member
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.
 

Mama!

New member
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!
 

Car-Seat.Org Facebook Group

Forum statistics

Threads
219,323
Messages
2,200,106
Members
13,383
Latest member
Steve83

You must read your carseat and vehicle owner’s manual and understand any relevant state laws. These are the rules you must follow to restrain your children safely. All opinions at Car-Seat.Org are those of the individual author for informational purposes only, and do not necessarily reflect any policy or position of Carseat Media LLC. Car-Seat.Org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. If you are unsure about information provided to you, please visit a local certified technician. Before posting or using our website you must read and agree to our TERMS.

Maxi Cosi is a proud sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Graco is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Nuna Baby is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!

Please  Support Car-Seat.Org  with your purchases of infant, convertible, combination and boosters seats from our premier sponsors above.
Shop travel systems, strollers and baby gear from Britax, Chicco, Clek, Combi, Evenflo, First Years, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Safety 1st, Diono & more! ©2001-2020 Carseat Media LLC

Top