So, how do you actually install the seat RF at a higher incline? The only option I have seen on their website and in YouTube videos involves that extra piece that you install into the bottom of the seat before doing the car install. Can you install it without that piece? What are the "usual tricks" you mentioned to change the incline?
And on to the rear vs. forward facing comment. I totally agree with you that she should be RF. The problem is that with her Britax Boulevard and our little Honda Fit, the high side walls of the carseat made it nearly impossible to get her into the seat. The window of space between the doorframe of the car and the wings of the seat was too small to actually get her in and out. We had a Marathon before that was easier in that respect, but traded it in for the Boulevard with the improved side impact protection. Now that I have done more research, I realize that that may not have been the wisest decision. My husband is dead set against trying her RF again since he thought it was such a pain to get her in and out (we were crawling through the other side to get her in) and he thinks she will throw a fit about being flipped around. I am torn about this issue and don't really know what the best answer is. I am wondering if the Radian's will solve the door access issue since they are lower down, but not sure if it will RF in my little car.
Thanks for your help and insights so far.