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Old 11-24-2013, 07:03 AM
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Fitting a car seat in ext cab

My fiance has been giving me grief about putting our daughters car seat in my new f250 ext cab I picked up a couple weeks ago. She is anal about how the car seat goes in, straps in, how it has to be in the middle of the truck because if we were hit by someone in the sides, etc.

But I tried putting the car seat in the middle and the way she straps it down is by taking the side shoulder belts and wrapping around the car seat. Problem is it doesn't reach around like our honda civic.

So IDK if anybody else has any experience with this or any suggestions on how to make it work properly?
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:28 AM
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There are several ways to properly secure a child seat depending on the type (rear or front facing) and the manufacturer. Having the seat in the center position is a good idea but using the outboard belts to secure it there is incorrect The lap belt in the middle of the back seat should be used and the manual that came with the child seat will show you the proper way to do it.
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The Recaro car seat I have has 3 anchor straps that hook to the same plate that the seat belts do on the floor of the truck, one on the outside with one connecting in the center and one over the back of the seat. Those along with the traditional strap through the back of the seat pulled tight, it's not going anywhere!


I had to sell my extended cab and move up to four doors because of the car seat. My son and his seat had out grown the back seat. But in a couple years when we swap to a booster seat I'm sure he would still fit comfortably in the ex cab.
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Both my kids go in the back of my truck, in their car seats no problem.
For a while I had the backrest removed and that gave them tons of leg room.

Now my son is in a booster so I put the backrest back in and his sister just sits on the passenger side with mama's seat moved forwards slightly.

When I was a kid me and my brothers had to ride in the back of my dad's regular cab pickup. Ahhh the good old days.
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there are car seat anchors behind the rear seat(atleast the crew cab), and i have had both front facing and rear facing car seats in my old 99 f150 extended cab without any problems, the rear facing would only fit in the center though dew to length.
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