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August 31st, 2010, 09:29 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lacey, WA
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OK I had a Radian XTLS in my honda civic with a RF install in the center and it was fine....I now traded that in and can not get a center install because it has a weird thing in the center that the boot runs into so it is off to the side and in the way of the drivers seat...I tried the passenger side and it had the seat basically in the dash so that won't work..So I'm either looking for tips to get this installed or another compact but shorter seat that will accommodate him till hes 2..He's 9 months 22lbs...for now hes back in the snugride 32 which fits perfect behind the passenger seat.

ANY help is appreciated!

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August 31st, 2010, 10:29 AM
superwoman8977's Avatar Awesome Mommy!
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How big is your son? I will tell you that the 3rd row cars the Britax Marathon works great and the new one RF to 40 lbs. I am finding that the Radian doesnt work in alot of cars. I have a Ford Freestyle that the Radian didnt work in, but the Marathon did...go figure...

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August 31st, 2010, 10:41 AM
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He is 22lbs not sure how long but hes is on the shorter chunky side LOL....I'm totally bummed I JUST bought this radian and threw out the box and everything so I can't return it

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August 31st, 2010, 11:30 AM
amylynne01's Avatar One happy mama
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Are you installing with LATCH or seat belt? I have found that I have to use the belt on my Radian installs because the dang boot interferes with the LATCH anchors. Like the boot is on top of the LATCH points in many cars.

It does take some practice, but you can get a more upright install with a Radian so your passenger seat is not eating dash. You pull the car seat away from the seat bight just a smidge before you tighten the belt. While you're tightening the belt, push down on the seat where your DS' feet would go. If you push on the part where his bottom is, you'll make it more reclined. It can be as upright at 30 degrees.

The Radians are such nice seats but their RFing install leaves a lot to be desired. Don't give up yet since you can't return the seat. Just try it a few times to see if it will work.

Just checked on c-s.org (saw your post there too!). Someone got a successful Radian install in an 07 Outlander outboard with LATCH. So there's hope!
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August 31st, 2010, 12:44 PM
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I was trying latch but I would be willing to try anything that works and is safe LOL

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