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post #81 of 128
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Originally Posted by bdavis337 View Post
I spent over an hour with the carseat tech at my local baby store this afternoon, and he was adamant that any PROPERLY installed carseat is hard to put in. No matter what make or manufactur. And if it's easy, you've probably missed something. And esepcially the Britax and Radian seats - he didn't recommend anyone install them other than a CPST.
Total and complete BS.

We've installed our boulevard in numerous cars now without a problem.

-Angela
post #82 of 128
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I'm not worried about getting it installed.I'll figure it out.I just want to know where I can buy one.
post #83 of 128
http://www.albeebaby.com/brreyocarsei3.html

Free, fast shipping and great C/S ime
post #84 of 128
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Originally Posted by ThreeBeans View Post
http://www.albeebaby.com/brreyocarsei3.html

Free, fast shipping and great C/S ime
Thanks.
I would like to buy it at a store (not on line)so that if it doesn't fit in my car I don't have to pay to ship it back.
I'm not sure where to look though.
post #85 of 128
I ordered DD1's regent from http://www.babyuniverse.com/?rc=CJ
they said they next batch of madison regent's should be shipping out around the 13th. I really wanted the latest DOM I could find because this seat will be passed to DD2 someday.
post #86 of 128
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Thanks.
I would like to buy it at a store (not on line)so that if it doesn't fit in my car I don't have to pay to ship it back.
I'm not sure where to look though.
Hmmm, order from Target.com and if doesn't work then return it to a local Target store.
post #87 of 128
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
Total and complete BS.

We've installed our boulevard in numerous cars now without a problem.

-Angela
I have installed DD1's MA in over 15 cars, trucks, jeeps, vans, and never once had an install issue, and I'm no tech.
post #88 of 128
I think his reason for making that statement was to emphasize how important carseat installs are, and that it's important to have it checked out by a tech. I've installed dozens of seats myself, and have even had techs ask me if I'm a tech in disguise, since I rarely come in with an improperly installed seat. But I'm not going to trust myself, since I'm NOT a certified technician. Easy it may be, but that doesn't always mean it's installed correctly. That was his point.
post #89 of 128
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Ok,yet another question.

Is it required that you use a tether when using the vehicle seat belts to install the Regent.
post #90 of 128
You can download the manual in pdf format on the Britax site, and it will tell you clearly in the manual. But from MY understanding of it, you are not required to use the tether, rather it's an option for those who have vehicles equipped for it. It is clear, however, that AFTER 48lbs of child weight the tether/latch option is not to be used, as it's not rated/tested for use after that point.
post #91 of 128
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Originally Posted by bdavis337 View Post
I think his reason for making that statement was to emphasize how important carseat installs are, and that it's important to have it checked out by a tech.
I agree with this.

However, if he's saying that it's 'hard' to install Britaxes, I would bet hard cash he doesn't have a clue what he's doing.
post #92 of 128
I am thinking about deleting the post I wrote regarding the carseat tech I spoke with today. He's by far the most competent and helpful tech I have ever dealt with - he was able to tell me weight and height limits for all the seats we discussed without looking at the manuals, knew immediately upon looking at my 6 yo that he wouldnt' last long in a Radian (which we confirmed when he sat down and is already at the top strap height), and a lot more. I was trying to emphasize the importance of having these seats (any ANY seat, really) at minimum checked for correct install by a certified technician, and my wording is just all wrong. I paraphrased his words, and it seems the words I chose just don't work properly. He's not saying it's hard to install a Britax.
post #93 of 128
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Originally Posted by bdavis337 View Post
You can download the manual in pdf format on the Britax site, and it will tell you clearly in the manual. But from MY understanding of it, you are not required to use the tether, rather it's an option for those who have vehicles equipped for it. It is clear, however, that AFTER 48lbs of child weight the tether/latch option is not to be used, as it's not rated/tested for use after that point.
Thanks!
post #94 of 128
i saw the title of this thread with "regent recalled?" and clicked but i see no info about this. i went to the britaxusa website and they recalled the COVER on certain models of the regent because they had the incorrect warning label affixed to them.
post #95 of 128
Scroll up a bit on this page, it's here.
post #96 of 128
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Originally Posted by bdavis337 View Post
You can download the manual in pdf format on the Britax site, and it will tell you clearly in the manual. But from MY understanding of it, you are not required to use the tether, rather it's an option for those who have vehicles equipped for it. It is clear, however, that AFTER 48lbs of child weight the tether/latch option is not to be used, as it's not rated/tested for use after that point.
Actually Britax recommends that you use the tether at ALL times, but explicitly states that it must be used after 50 lbs. It is the LATCH option that must not be used after 48 pounds.

I am alos a Britax junky however seriously the seat is huge, I have a 4 Runner and I get the best fit using the center lap belt, it is a bit off centered when I use it outboard becase of our door handles too. Not a deal breaker but I like it better in the center. I just hope my MA can stay outboard when it turns FF. I will probably get a Radian for DH truck, just for space issues.
post #97 of 128
I will never buy anything but a britax now Tho I guess I won't ever need another seat, LOL! We used a lot of other brands before finally succombing to the Britax seats and I have always felt dumb for waiting so long.

Oh and we have a Saturn Sedan (LS series, year 2000) and fit both the regent and a marathon back there with about a foot inbetween them. Luckily, we only have 2 kids lol. But my car doors shut just fine I have even seen a regent in the center spot of a saturn and a marathon rearfacing on the side with room for a 3rd person on the other side.

ETA links to pics of ours in case they are useful for anyone, my 6 year old still has 2 more buckle slots above her shoulders I think:
http://picasaweb.google.com/patchyma...44183049048082
post #98 of 128
I was going to get a Regent until I saw the post about having to use a tether after 50lbs. Our car doesn't have that and is a '96 so I doubt I could get it done in that car. We have no plans to buy a new car anytime soon.

Jenn
post #99 of 128
Crap. I reread the manual this morning and you're right. LATCH cannot be used after 48, but the tether must be used after 50 lbs. I have a large number of expletives I'd like to insert here. There are now officially NO SEATS that I can use for my 6 year old. NONE. He's already at the top strap level for the Radian, and will outgrow it in probably 6 months or so. The Regent requires tethering, which we do NOT have in the van and cannot afford to have put in. The Apex requires headrests, which the van seat does not have. I can't believe how totally ridiculous this is. All I want to do is safely secure my oldest child in an appropriate carseat. I feel like no matter what I do, there's no solution to this.
post #100 of 128
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Originally Posted by TurboClaudia View Post
i saw the title of this thread with "regent recalled?" and clicked but i see no info about this. i went to the britaxusa website and they recalled the COVER on certain models of the regent because they had the incorrect warning label affixed to them.
I can't find any info from Britax but when I was trying to buy the Regent yesterday the BRU wouldn't sell it to me because their info says it was recalled 2 days before.
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