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December 27th, 2011, 09:30 AM
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Does anyone know if this needs to be tethered? I was reading on a forum that said it didn't need to be tethered, but in looking at the video on Britax's website it shows a tether.
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December 27th, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Here it is stated on PG 13 in the manual about using it.
http://www.britaxusa.com/uploads/pro...r-guides/9.pdf

Also, the child must be at LEAST 25lbs, 2 years AND be at least 30 inches.
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December 27th, 2011, 12:28 PM
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No seat in the US requires tethering. However, it is strongly recommended by both Britax and car seat advocates.
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December 30th, 2011, 03:02 PM
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JUST read this. It MUST be tethered AFTER 65lbs. So, if you do NOT have an anchor to tether it to the seat is useless after 65lbs. Thought of this and wanted to make sure I posted this. I will also pm you so you are aware it is here.
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December 31st, 2011, 06:11 AM
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Actually, the Frontier 85 REQUIRED the top tether to be used in harness mode once the child is 65+ pounds.

However, a top tether is ALWAYS strongly recommended for forward facing harnessing seats. It reduces head excursion up to 6 inches. If your vehicle doesn't have top tethers, contact your local dealership to see about getting them retrofitted.
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December 31st, 2011, 06:25 AM
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You know, I should know that because I own a Frontier. However, I don't intend on harnessing past age 6, and 65lbs is SO far away for us that I didn't remember. My apologies to the OP!!
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December 31st, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by amylynne01 View Post
You know, I should know that because I own a Frontier. However, I don't intend on harnessing past age 6, and 65lbs is SO far away for us that I didn't remember. My apologies to the OP!!
We all have those moments, don't we?! I didn't see your response when I responded. I feel like 65 pounds is soooo far away for us too. Brinlee is 6 yrs and almost 8 months old and only weighs 42-43 pounds. There's no way we'd ever need her to be harnessed at 65+ pounds.
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I would highly recommend having a tether retrofitted if it's not available. As Amy stated, top tether is highly recommended to reduce forward head excursion.

I thought we'd never hit 65# LOL! Braedon is 8yrs 3mo and barely breaking the 60# mark. I haven't put him in the 85 version but last I checked, he had less than 1/2" before reaching the top harness slot in the Regent.
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