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post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
Oh, I believe you! I just hate issues like this where the manual isn't clear.

-Angela
Clear manual writing, unfortunately, is not Britax' forte
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by ThreeBeans View Post
Clear manual writing, unfortunately, is not Britax' forte
Yeah. Don't I know it.... and they're still better than many.

-Angela
post #23 of 27
I haven't tethered mine either, I have an 85 Subaru. I need to do it before winter though, the roads out here aren't the greatest. Of course, my lo is 23 lbs so I *could* put him frontal-facing, but I just don't feel comfy with that. But where the f* I'm supposed to tether it, I have no clue! Sorry to piggyback (I think that's the right word for it?) your thread.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by alaskaberry View Post
I haven't tethered mine either, I have an 85 Subaru. I need to do it before winter though, the roads out here aren't the greatest. Of course, my lo is 23 lbs so I *could* put him frontal-facing, but I just don't feel comfy with that. But where the f* I'm supposed to tether it, I have no clue! Sorry to piggyback (I think that's the right word for it?) your thread.
I think that you could tether RF by going to one of the places where the front seat attaches.... that's where I have mine in the Subaru and it was checked out and okay'd by my car seat tech. Look at the carseat manual; it might help.

(Jessmcg; my father is a professional mechanic with a shop and appropriate tools, FWIW. Now, did he intend that I would fasten a carseat to the d-ring? Probably not, but I took 'something' over 'nothing' as far as a place to fasten my seat. Stuff like that just happens IRL. )
post #25 of 27
Thank you all for this thread. Our Boulevard was not tethered and I felt like it was not secure every time I got in the car. We had it installed by a car seat tech before ds was born, and I assumed they knew what they were doing. I just had my husband go tether it. It's in the middle and tethered to the bottom of the drivers seat, but I suppose that's better than nothing.
post #26 of 27
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Just to add . . . the tether is not technically attached to the seat, but a ring below it where the seat attaches to the floor.

I would be curious to see what Britax says. I know we can do some of the other tethering techniques behind the seat, if absolutely necessary.

Thanks again, everyone!
post #27 of 27
Our Marathon came with a strap that has a ring on it that you can loop around things (like the bars that are under the seat of many new cars) but in my old durango we couldn't find anything to loop it around so we took it to the dealer and go them to unbolt one of the seat bolts and put a tether mount in and he bolt it. it worked great. Fortunatly my new nitro has those bars under the seat.
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