- DD is 3, RF
- We plan to keep her RF to the height/weight limits of the seat. She is currently about 30 lbs
- We have two seats, one nitro and one eclipse. We are planning to get another soon (lots of cars and a new baby on the way), will probably get bentley or maybe flora. DD would
petal, but I don't know if I could handle that.
- Easy install with LATCH in our Honda Odyssey in either outboard middle row seat. We removed the center seat in the middle row and pushed the passenger outboard over, but it makes no difference with LATCH. We tried RF in a Toyota Corolla in the center and outboard passenger positions, but that put the outside seat at an angle and put DD's head too close to the side airbag, at least with LATCH install. We bought a Camry instead, and the seats RF nicely in the center (seatbelt) and outboard passenger (LATCH) seats. I really like that the XTSL can use the top tether while RF, it really seems to secure the seat. But if you use it, definitely use the top tether extension strap unless you have a vehicle with a really good place to install easily. We broke the top tether clip on our first XTSL because it was difficult to get to and it just fatigued the metal to take it on and off. Wouldn't have happened if we had used the extension. We ordered a new top tether to replace the part ourselves, but the clearance is really snug on the tether in the back, and I haven't taken it out and really wrestled with it yet to get it changed out. I just wished we had used the extension in the first place.
We've also gotten a good install on an airplane FF as well as RF (we have to lug it around the airport on a little dolly though, it's such a heavy seat). If you RF on an airplane, be sure to use the seatbelt extender (as recommended by the manufacturer), bc otherwise it is REALLLLY hard to get it out. I seriously thought we were going to have to cut a seat belt and get charged out the wazoo, but DH thankfully finally got it open. Also, RF in coach usually means the person in front of you can not at all recline, so this may be an issue.
We plan to RF DD and the new baby (once he/she fits height-wise) in the Corolla side by side in the XTSLs. We have a Scenera for the new baby for the Odyssey, and we'll use that until it is outgrown or expires next to the third XTSL for DD.
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