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Old 07-28-2014, 08:43 AM
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Child seat in OBS question...

Ok, posting this over on powerstrokearmy too just for maximum responses.

The wife and I don't have any kiddos yet, but plan to start trying soon. I have a 97 RC stroke, that is swiftly becoming not as practical as it was when it was just me. I have it posted a couple places in the hopes to sell or trade and also WTB ads for a 4 door.

I have found a couple of 4 doors that are worth looking at but are a pretty good distance away, I have however locally found a couple of very good deals on nice extended cabs.

My question is anyone out there putting child seats in extended cabs? Is it really worth the trouble, or should I hold out for a 4 door? We have 2 midsize 4 door cars, not like the truck is the only vehicle. If I find a truck I will sell mine and my fusion, then shop for a new SUV for my wife and trade her Malibu.

I'm real curious to see if its a bad idea or not to have an extended cab as MY only vehicle to haul a family of 3 in.

Any help/input would be appreciated.

Thanks guys.
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once their feet hang off the end of the seat an extended cab will be a PIA, so you are good until about 2yrs old.
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If you get one of the rear facing bigger carseats that can be used as an infant up to about 2years old, the carseat won't fit in an extended cab without the passenger seat being fully forward and not reclined at all. At least this was the case in my 05 ECLB. It was always such a PITA and the front passenger was never comfortable. If your stuck on getting another truck I would seriously consider a full 4 door truck. I went from a 05 ECLB 6.0 to an 08 CCSB 6.4 shortly after my little girl was born and it makes life so much easier with the extra room for everyone. Just my
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Thanks for the input. I really should probably look for a newer truck. But I'm just one of those hung up in the obs style. If we weren't working on the house we own, looking for land then eventually building, I'd hunt for a 08-up probably. But we are gonna spend the big bucks on something for her. I just have to start seriously considering a roomier truck for when a car/SUV won't do. I tried turning her onto an excursion, but she's not comfortable in something that big. Still trying though...
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Get a excursion. You can drive that and she can use the cars. Eventually she'll get used to tge Excursion.

If not get a 4 door. In my Excursion a rear facing car seat was only a few inches away from the front seat. I can imagine what a extended cab would be like!

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Save yourself the head ache and get what momma wants... then keep your rig and one of the beaters.

If yall need to go somewhere take her new ride. Keep plenty of rental car insurance and a warranty on her ride.

The last thing you want is preggo momma driving something she doesnt like. #endoftheworld.
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The last thing you want is preggo momma driving something she doesnt like. #endoftheworld.
10/4 on that
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Find a 4 door. My kid is 3 now. His first long road trip was with me to pick it up. He loves riding in the back. Ext cab rigs are a pia to get kids in and out of constantly.
I agree a flex is awesome for room. But I get the whole cost issue. I had bought my gt500 2 weeks before I found out she was preggo. Between that and buying a new house my budget was not much.

Anyway kind of a ramble but hold out for a 4door.

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Keep your current truck and just put the car seat in the middle, I have 4 kids and the youngest, 3 yrs old now, has been riding in his car seat in the front since he was 1. the truck is plenty wide enough for 2 adults and a car seat.
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