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Hi!<br><br>
Are there any inexpensive convertible carseats w/built-in lock-offs?<br><br>
I'm trying to find something to recommend to my ILs for their occasional-use car seats for their cars. They are NOT good about installing seats and I think built-in lock-offs make it much easier to install seats well if you are dealing with older cars w/out automatically locking seat belts.<br><br>
But they are NOT going to go for a Britax (I am, for my car, but they're just not gonna spend $250 for something that gets used 2x a month if that.)<br><br>
LMK!
 

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Okay, so I googled it and Combi has one or two, too. Not that that makes it any cheaper!
 

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Compass truefit will also have lock-offs, it is due out anytime now (rumors have it shipping mid-feb). You can see it/pre-order it at Amazon.<br><br>
I think the Graco step 2 also has lockoff, but that seat is expensive, big and is ffing only. Plus it only goes to 40 pounds.<br><br>
I think that is about it... I know some infant seats do, graco safeset, chicco keyfit, compass...
 

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Hmm. The Graco Step 2 has the lock-off but then it says never to use a seatbelt that doesn't automatically lock. I thought that was the whole point of the lock-offs? To make using that kind of seat belt safe? Does anybody know? I checked the Nautilus instructions, since they're there on the same website, and they require a locking clip but don't say "never use this kind of belt."
 

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That doesn't sound right. I'm assuming it means don't use the lockoff on a belt that would need a belt shortening clip, b/c a lockoff is just a precrash positioner and the belt would have to lock in a crash.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hmm. The Graco Step 2 has the lock-off but then it says never to use a seatbelt that doesn't automatically lock. I thought that was the whole point of the lock-offs? To make using that kind of seat belt safe? Does anybody know? I checked the Nautilus instructions, since they're there on the same website, and they require a locking clip but don't say "never use this kind of belt."</div>
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I just read the SS2 manual, and it says ELR belts are fine to use, and the lockoffs are fully functionally (no locking clip needed).
 

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I must have been too tired. But it doesn't RF . . . can anybody find the Compass instructions on-line?
 

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Actually, I heard the things on the recaros are not actually lock offs and that you have to use a locking clip with them. Not 100% sure, but if you're going to buy a seat for the lockoffs then double check.
 

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The Fisher-Price Safe Voyage? It's a Britax licensed made by FP. I see it <a href="http://www.albeebaby.com/fiprsavodeco1.html" target="_blank">here</a> for $129.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Fisher-Price Safe Voyage? It's a Britax licensed made by FP. I see it <a href="http://www.albeebaby.com/fiprsavodeco1.html" target="_blank">here</a> for $129.</div>
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It doesn't have lockoffs and Dahlia is right, Recaro is now calling their lockoffs belt guides. I've heard they're working for some, but not most and they now send locking clips w/ their seats.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It doesn't have lockoffs and Dahlia is right, Recaro is now calling their lockoffs belt guides. I've heard they're working for some, but not most and they now send locking clips w/ their seats.</div>
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I had heard this was true for the FF lockoffs on the Como, but that the ones on the Signo were functional.
 
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