Tight 3 across, Radian is expiring

jjordan

Moderator
Once new baby arrives, we need 3 across in the third row of our 2008 Kia Sedona (40/60 split). The trick is getting two seats onto the 60 part of the seat. Right now it's two Radians facing opposite directions, but one expires this summer. Is there another RF seat that would puzzle well with a FF Radian so that the combination of the two would be no wider than the current combination of RF and FF Radians?

It is an option to turn the FF (newer) Radian to RF and get a new FF seat, but I'd rather not do that as the child riding RF is a boy and the non-expiring seat cover is very girly. :) (Can't trade out for the expiring cover because they're different seat models.)

Thanks!
 
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jjordan

Moderator
Yeah, MyRide probably would not have much growing room. Are the Foonf/Fllo narrow at the foot end? I know their overall width is comparable to a Radian, but the extra-skinny foot end of the Radian is what allows it to fit where we need it. Maybe you're thinking the base of the Foonf will lift it high enough to fit?

Thanks for the ideas!
 

jjordan

Moderator
Oh!! Ok I missed that somewhere!!! Lol...

I just ordered 2. Can you tell me why you hate them? [emoji16]


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First and foremost, very difficult to use properly. There are approximately 5 billion different weight limits associated with the seat (weight when you can FF, weight when crotch strap must be moved all the way out, LATCH weight limits, SafeStop weight limit, the list goes on and on...) Also there are lots of different parts that are required or recommended at various stages - RF boot, FF recline foot, SafeStop, D-ring, harness pads, RF angle adjuster, various extra pillows/padding... And add to all that the monstrous weight, typically difficult installation, impossible-to-tighten harness adjuster (I've heard mixed reviews on whether or not this is improved on more recent models)...

If they weren't so expensive it might be easier to put up with all the quirks, but for the price, I want something much more user-friendly.
 

MamaChirpy

New member
First and foremost, very difficult to use properly. There are approximately 5 billion different weight limits associated with the seat (weight when you can FF, weight when crotch strap must be moved all the way out, LATCH weight limits, SafeStop weight limit, the list goes on and on...) Also there are lots of different parts that are required or recommended at various stages - RF boot, FF recline foot, SafeStop, D-ring, harness pads, RF angle adjuster, various extra pillows/padding... And add to all that the monstrous weight, typically difficult installation, impossible-to-tighten harness adjuster (I've heard mixed reviews on whether or not this is improved on more recent models)...



If they weren't so expensive it might be easier to put up with all the quirks, but for the price, I want something much more user-friendly.


Makes a lot of sense!!! Crossing my fingers I have better luck. [emoji16]


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ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
Yeah, MyRide probably would not have much growing room. Are the Foonf/Fllo narrow at the foot end? I know their overall width is comparable to a Radian, but the extra-skinny foot end of the Radian is what allows it to fit where we need it. Maybe you're thinking the base of the Foonf will lift it high enough to fit?

Thanks for the ideas!

Narrowish, and yeah tall is what I was thinking.
 

featherhead

Well-known member
I'm not sure what the Sedona is like, but a seat up on a narrow base (I tried a Peg Convertible) also worked well rear-facing outboard in my Odyssey third row. It kinda overlapped the console/storage thingy on the side.
 

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