Successful Three Across thread

U

Unregistered

Guest
07 Subaru outback.

FF MA/ FF Radian/ RF SR with base

Out board seats installed with latch and middle seat with belt and 3 belt stock twists. 2 FF seats have top teather aswell.

Also in the same vehicle.

FF Radian/ FF Ma/ FF Radian

Same installation as above only MA didnt need any belt stock twists.

Not checked by a tech but all tight individual installs!
 
ADS

twinone

New member
Thanks to everyone for all the help. The center seat is not fully installed yet since I will not start needing it till September but I am happen to be able to fit all three and seem to be able to have space to buckle the boosters

2003 Chrysler Town and Country

2 Fisher Price Safe Voyage Booster's (most narrow setting) and Cosco Scenera in center with seatbelt





 

scatterbunny

New member
Woohoo, twinmom! :D I'm so glad it worked! :thumbsup:

Okay, my successful three-across:

2003 Ford Focus (sedan/four-door)
Driver's side: Britax Bodyguard booster (on narrowest setting, about 16 inches across the base, 17 inches at the torso wings)
Middle: Rear-facing Cosco Scenera, also rear-facing Evenflo Tribute
Passenger side: Fisher Price Futura (forward-facing-only, 17 inches at the widest)

All seatbelt installs.
 
Last edited:

Patriot201

Car-Seat.org Ambassador
2003 Honda Accord

FF Radian
FF Boulevard
FF Radian


All installed with seatbelts.
All tethered

Not checked by tech.





FF Radian
RF Boulevard
RF Scenera


All installed with seatbelts
Radian and Boulevard tethered

Not checked by tech.
 

MOM25BOYS

New member
2004 Ford Expedition 3rd Row Install

FF Radian 65 with Lap/shoulder belt No Tether
FF Marathon with Lap/should belt and tethered, there is only one on the 3rd row in the center
FF Radian 65 with Lap/ shoulder belt No tether




Other Installs on the 3rd Row:

FF Radian 65
FF Radian 65
RF Radian 65

FF Radian 65
FF Radian 65
Britax Parkway (fits ALOT better outboard and gives alot of room to buckle, but is a little tippy)

FF Radian 65
Britax Parkway ( tight squeeze since is wide through the mid section but doable) Would be easier with a FRSVB on the smallest width
FF Radian 65

FF Radian 65
FF Radian 65
Graco Turbo LBB

2nd Row Install

RF Marathon with LATCH
RF SS1 with LATCH
RF Marathon with LATCH

Britax Parkway
RF Marathon with LATCH
RF SS1 with LATCH

I haven't had a chance to see if I can get the Marathon RF in the 3rd row, but that is my next adventure and I will post back if I do.:D

Not checked by a Tech, but all are Rock Solid!:)
 
Last edited:

smurf

New member
'07 VW Rabbit:

RF Cosco Regal Ride (belt)
FF Radian (belt)
FF Radian (Latch)


'03 VW Passat wagon:

Graco Snugride
FF Graco Cargo
FF Evenflo Chase

RF Cosco Regal Ride
FF Graco Cargo
FF Radian

all rock solid but not checked by a tech
 

Miriahsboys

New member
2001 Pontiac Aztec

SK Radian 65- RFing/FFing LATCH
Britax Regent- seatbelt
Britax Marathon- RFing (haven't tried FFing) LATCH
(all tethered- the pictures are from April and we since learned how to RFing tether)





I've also done this one- I don't have a picture yet, we just got the nautilus last week.
SK Radian 65- RFing/FFing LATCH
Graco Nautilus- seatbelt
Britax Marathon- RFing

Both configurations work really well, but I like the first one better. The sides of the nautilus and the marathon push up against each other quite ackwardly. they are both tight installs, but I just prefer the regent in this combination.

I haven't had it checked by a tech (except in pictures online) but all three have tight installs with other seats removed.
 

Mommy2Five

New member
1998 Pontiac Montana 3rd row.
LSB / LB / LSB
Not checked, as I don't intend to use them this way.

FF Radian / FF MA / FF Radian


And

FF MA / FF Radian / FF MA
 

hockeywoman

New member
I am not a tech, but all seats were verified by me to be independently installed. All are seatbelt installed.

2002 Mazda Protege
FF MA/RN/FPSVD
FF MA/RN/GN

2008 Chrysler Town and Country
FF RN/MA/RN

2003 Toyota Sienna
FF MA/RN/FPSVD
 

scatterbunny

New member
2003 Ford Focus sedan/four-door

Graco Nautilus (passenger side seatbelt)
Fisher Price Safe Voyage booster, about an inch wider than the narrowest setting (center seatbelt)
Rear-facing Cosco Scenera (driver's side LATCH)

The shell/lip of the Scenera puzzles on top of the FPSV booster's armrest, but it isn't a tight fit, and it isn't hurting the install. :thumbsup: I've had it looked at by more than one long-time, trusted tech, and all gave it the thumbs-up. :)

A booster in the center of the Focus will cover the driver's side female buckle stalk, making it difficult/possibly unsafe to use anything but LATCH in that spot when there is a booster in the middle. Even when the FPSV booster is on the narrowest setting, it still touches that driver's side outboard buckle.

I also easily fit a Graco TurboBooster outboard passenger side in place of the Nautilus, with plenty of room to buckle both the Turbo and the FPSV booster in the middle (not moved from the location it was sitting with the Scenera in place, so I know the Turbo/FPSV booster/RF Scenera combination would work, too).
 
Last edited:

scatterbunny

New member
2003 Ford Focus (four door sedan)

Rear-facing Cosco Scenera (passenger side seatbelt)
Fisher Price Safe Voyage booster, an inch wider than narrowest setting (center seatbelt)
Forward-facing Sunshine Kids Radian (driver side seatbelt)

Even though, looking from the front view, it appears that the FPSV booster is too wide, and is covering the outboard female buckle stalks, the design of that booster makes it all work. The way the seat is shaped, curving forward by the buckle stalks, near the back, with armrests set slightly forward, makes accessing the buckles do-able, and eliminates my worry of the booster accidentally releasing the driver side outboard and center buckle. We tried several other boosters in this spot (Evenflo Big Kid, Combi Kobuk, Graco TurboBooster), and none worked; they all pressed on the seatbelt buckles for the driver side outboard spot, and the center buckle.

It would probably work easiest to put a harnessed seat in the center, but I'm trying to keep my boostered child in the center if at all possible.

The RF Scenera could also be installed with LATCH, which I would actually be more comfy with, just so I wouldn't have to worry about accidentally unbuckling it when messing with the booster in the middle.

The FF Radian could technically be installed using LATCH, as well, and I'd be more comfy with that for the reason stated above, but in my vehicle, the child who would be using this seat is over the LATCH weight limit, so it has to be installed with the seatbelt. Still, because of how the booster is curved, I'm not concerned it will accidentally release the outboard buckle.
 
Last edited:

scatterbunny

New member
2003 Ford Focus (four door sedan)

Rear-facing Sunshine Kids Radian (outboard passenger side, seatbelt)
Fisher Price Safe Voyage booster, an inch wider than narrowest setting (center seatbelt)
Graco Nautilus (outboard driver side, seatbelt)

Surprisingly, the RF Radian worked just fine in my Focus. Maybe not for the tallest of folks, but for me, it was just fine sitting in front of it. Also surprisingly, using the Radian RF outboard passenger side instead of the RF Scenera from the previous post gave me less room to buckle the center booster. :confused: Totally not what I expected.
 
Last edited:

scatterbunny

New member
2003 Ford Focus (four door sedan)

Forward-facing Cosco Scenera (outboard passenger side)
Rear-facing Sunshine Kids Radian (center seatbelt)
Forward-facing Evenflo Triumph Advance (outboard driver side)

In these pics the Scenera and EFTA are just sitting on the seat, not installed, but I'm confident they could have been. We played with carseats for four hours yesterday, and the kids were getting tired. :p The Radian is installed tightly.
 
Last edited:

scatterbunny

New member
2003 Ford Focus (four door sedan)

Rear-facing Cosco Scenera (outboard passenger side)
Rear-facing Sunshine Kids Radian (center)
Rear-facing Evenflo Triumph Advance (outboard driver side)
 
Last edited:

ZephyrBlue

New member
No pics, but I just did:

Ford Windstar (2002), 3rd row bench:

Monterey, Radian, Turbobooster

Does that count because 2 of them are boosters? LOL

I couldn't do it in my 05 Grand Caravan SXT, though :thumbsdown:
 

kirsty

New member
in a ford escort i did

britax hi-liner (same as parkway)
nania booster with integral harness
my child backless booster

it is a bit hard to buckle in the boosters but i would rather do that than have one of them not in a seat.
 

Car-Seat.Org Facebook Group

Forum statistics

Threads
219,341
Messages
2,201,072
Members
13,350
Latest member
Nickiee925

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