Question Re Installing a 4th seatbelt in a truck



Hi! I am new here! I have some questions!! We are hoping to install a 4th seatbelt in the back of a Dodge Quad Cab 3500 pick up truck, is this legal in Canada? We have 4 kids fulltime and my stepdaughter wants to come travelling with us but we are out of room! We were thinking of getting 3 Sunshine Radian Carseats to put across the back and add a 4th seatbelt. We have one child in the front with the air bag disabled (that was a pain to get done legally!). We live and travel fulltime in our 5th wheel, we tow it with our 1 ton truck, we also have an MPV in storage but the truck is what we travel with. Any advice would be helpful but please no slamming comments :) Thanks!!


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Although it's a good concept--you cannot just add a seatbelt in your truck. To modify your vehicle's safety equipment after-market could be dangerous not only to that occupant, but to all other occupants in the vehicle.

You want to transport SEVEN people, correct? Since you wouldn't be having as great a problem needing to transport six... There are three legal options I can think of: two vehicles, an SUV/minivan and trailer versus 5th wheel, or a motorhome. There are two safe options I can think of: two vehicles or SUV/minivan/trailer. Otherwise, there's no safe way I can think of to transport 7 people in a truck...unless there's a truck out there I'm unaware of, which allows for transport of more than 6 occupants?


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