old style parkway or monterey

Jennifer mom to my 7

Well-known member
Child will be 6 in 1 week!

Parkway expires in 1 year.

It also is now duct taped on each side of the eps foam.

Monterey may take up more room...

05 8 passenger sienna.

6 kids.

rf radian xtsl
regent
booster
8.5 year old
almost 12 year old
15 year old.
 
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emandbri

Well-known member
I have a FF radian in the front and center seat and Monterey outboard and it fits fine. If Benjamin is overly tired he can't buckle the Monterey but most of the time he buckles it fine.

If you want it in the back it might not work as well, it is pretty wide. I haven't done 3 in a row on the back bench with the Monterey, I've switched it out with a narrower seat when doing 3 in a row.
 

Jennifer mom to my 7

Well-known member
I have a FF radian in the front and center seat and Monterey outboard and it fits fine. If Benjamin is overly tired he can't buckle the Monterey but most of the time he buckles it fine.

If you want it in the back it might not work as well, it is pretty wide. I haven't done 3 in a row on the back bench with the Monterey, I've switched it out with a narrower seat when doing 3 in a row.

Except... I hear there are overrecline issues with the radian rf in the middle seat. I need the radian rf.
 

christineka

New member
Put the big kids in the back. Car seat kids in the middle. Regent middle, parkway on the side, and rfing radian on the side. BTW, I called sk and asked for an old style rfing boot. They found one, sent it to me, and it's great! I have the radian rfing in my middle seat. I have also successfully installed the regent in that middle seat. I have my dd in the parkway in the middle row. I did try a monterey a few times, but she couldn't buckle. It's easier to buckle the old parkway due to the lack of arm rests.
 

Jennifer mom to my 7

Well-known member
Did you install the regent with the recline bar? Because I was never able to install it with the recline bar in that middle seat because the recline bar hits the plastic where the vehicle seat folds.
 

christineka

New member
Did you install the regent with the recline bar? Because I was never able to install it with the recline bar in that middle seat because the recline bar hits the plastic where the vehicle seat folds.

Yep, I used the recline bar. I had to recline the vehicle seat a bit, but it fit fine with no movement.
 

mom2acrew

Moderator - CPST Instructor
Not exactly what you asked but FWIW I just got new PW foam for my '07 no charge from Britax.
 

Jennifer mom to my 7

Well-known member
Not exactly what you asked but FWIW I just got new PW foam for my '07 no charge from Britax.

Really!!!!???? I was going to order it, but I don't feel like paying more for shipping than the foam costs, kwim? I might need to make a very well worded phone call....


ETA: especially since I think the parkway will fit much better in the middle center row seat than the monterey did... next to the regent.
 

Kat_Momof3

New member
with only one year left... either the Monterey or break down and buy a vivo and see if that will fit close to as well.
 

christineka

New member
with only one year left... either the Monterey or break down and buy a vivo and see if that will fit close to as well.

The problem is not fitting (any seat will fit 3 across the middle row), it's buckling. The buckles in the middle row are way down low and difficult to buckle with stuff in the way. The only boosters my kids can buckle without a lot of trouble are the old style parkway and the bodyguard. Does the new parkway have flip-up arm rests? If so, it might work.
 

christineka

New member
Nope. :(

I wish there were more boosters with flip up armrests. I can only think of 2...the compass boosters and the evenflo bug kid deluxe (I think that is what it is called)

Yeah and I know Jen's kids are tall, so short boosters aren't going to work for long.
 

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