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Need advice from parents!!!!!!

I have a supercab 08 F250, and I have a daughter who's car seat is getting ready to be front facing, problem I'm having is there is no way I can put her to either side due to the limited room. I wanted a super cab to cut down on weight and I don't need a ton of space, I thought. My wife and I plan on more kids, prolly some time this year so by next year I will have 2 carseats in a small space if it's even possible. I looked for a long time to find my truck and have dropped a lot of $$ into it already, if I have to have a crew cab I don't know if I need to sell mine now or if I should wait??? Does anybody with kids own a supercab and if so would 2 car seats fit??

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i used to put 2 car seats in my standard cab.. front facing seats should fit fine.. i found some pretty small seats at target to fit better in my truck.. some of them seats are just made HUGE for no reason.. of course when they get to be 4yo you can use booster seats, then you wont have any problem at all
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I have a 2yr and 2month old, just last week put them both in the back of my '99 ex cab for a 3hr trip. looking at getting an 08 ex cab, I use my truck as a truck a lot more than I do as a family hauler so I want the long box more than I want a crew cab.

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I have two boys. One is in a booster the other is in a front facing car seat. I put the car seat in the middle. It works out great if you have front buckets. I can get him in and out no problem.

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I have a 3 yr old and an 8 month old I and I am really glad I have the crew cab. Especially if you plan on going on trips in the truck. Not only is the extra room nice for the kids but you have more room to put the diaper bag and other bags as well. If you plan on having a bigger family and you can afford the crew cab I would go for it.

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I have a 3 yr old and an 8 month old I and I am really glad I have the crew cab. Especially if you plan on going on trips in the truck. Not only is the extra room nice for the kids but you have more room to put the diaper bag and other bags as well. If you plan on having a bigger family and you can afford the crew cab I would go for it.
What he said, I just got rid of my supercab and got the crewcab for the sole purpose of getting a child seat in there without hassle. I love having the extra room, both for the kids and just extra interior cargo room. The only stupid thing about these trucks is that the rear bench doesn't come with what I thought were pretty standard car seat hooks to make installing the seats really simple. Instead you have to use the belts and it's just a PITA ... or maybe it's just the type of seats we have, who knows?

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What he said, I just got rid of my supercab and got the crewcab for the sole purpose of getting a child seat in there without hassle. I love having the extra room, both for the kids and just extra interior cargo room. The only stupid thing about these trucks is that the rear bench doesn't come with what I thought were pretty standard car seat hooks to make installing the seats really simple. Instead you have to use the belts and it's just a PITA ... or maybe it's just the type of seats we have, who knows?
Mine has the hook for the top strap of the car seat behind the seat. Also if you really dig down by the seat belts there are a couple little places you can hook into.

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Thanks for the info, everyone, I still don't know what I'm going to do.. A crew cab would be really nice, but I don't want to get ripped off or lose what I've invested in my truck, I wish I could find someone who wanted to downsize, not likely but that would be nice hahaha

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I saw some front facing car seats/boosters at wally world last night that had the five point harness but were closer in size to a booster so the would work really good in a ex cab... I'm going to be looking in to these for my truck.

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Mine has the hook for the top strap of the car seat behind the seat. Also if you really dig down by the seat belts there are a couple little places you can hook into.
Any chance you can post a picture of where you're hooking into down below? I actually just switched it around yesterday to be front facing and still couldn't find anywhere to hook into ... either way unless it's a true factory child seat hook, the Mrs wouldn't let me use it. You're right though about the hook behind the seat, I think those hooks are required by law, whereas the seat hooks are optional. I just had to use the belt to secure it, not the end of the world, just not as simple as having the hooks.

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