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I am looking for a new seat. I have a boulevard that I just moved into out new truck, since I drive that more often. I left the infant seat in the car but he will outgrow that soon enough. I like my boulevard and was planning on getting another one but I am thinking of the future now. It only fits in the middle of the backseat of my car, not on the outsides. So if we have another child, I would like to have DS in a car seat that can fit on the outside of the backseat. Plus, the Boulevard is pretty pricey, but we would do it if it was the best option by far, KWIM?<br><br>
Any ideas? Obviously, I want it to RF and harness as long as possible. I'm in Canada. Does anyone have the Evenflo Triumph? It RF to 47 pounds, but is it as big as the boulevard?<br><br>
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
 

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Why doesn't the boulevard fit in the outboard positions of your car? We need to know this or we can't know which seat will fit there. Also, the Evenflo Triumph Advance is a good seat, but it only harnesses to 30 lbs rf, not 47 lbs. The seat that harnesses the longest in Canada is the True Fit, which rf to 35 lbs. It is currently the only one that rf to 35 lbs.
 

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I like my sunshine Radian, not sure about fit for your vehicle though, and it is pricey. I was going to recommend the True Fit as well, as it has the higher weight and is cheaper (about $150 at Zellers on sale). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Oh sorry, I meant to say it forward faces to 47lbs. All the ones I can find only forward face to 40 lbs, unless I order from the Safety Superstore, which I don't want to do in case it doesn't fit in my car. I don't want to have to pay return shipping.<br><br><br>
I guess the Boulevard is too tall. It only fits with the seat in front of it pushed all the way up, then whoever is sitting there is practically on top of the airbag.<br><br><br>
This one rear faces to 35lbs, no?<br><a href="http://www.sears.ca/gp/product/B0019MWAN8/sr=1-0/qid=1223944725/ref=sr_1_0/002-6169987-3555228?ie=UTF8&searsBrand=core&mqnodeid=397737011" target="_blank">http://www.sears.ca/gp/product/B0019...deid=397737011</a><br><br>
A woman working at a car seat clinic told me the other day that the alpha omega rear faces to 35 pounds too. She also told me a lot of other really interesting information too!<br><br>
I think I might go to Zellers and try the True Fit.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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Do you have Toys R Us in your area? Some of them carry Britax car seats, that way you can see one and get a visual ideal of what you're looking at.
 

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Almost all the car seats I saw when shopping ff to 47 pounds here. I thought 40 lbs was just in teh states.<br><br>
I have Sunshine Radians. They can harness to 65 pounds, and I love them. Youc an even get some that harness to 80 pounds, but I imagine most kids would outgrow the height before they reached 80 lbs.
 

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I'm a Canadian car seat tech. You cannot buy any Canadian car seats that harness to 80 pounds as 65 pounds is the legal limit in Canada.<br><br>
I have Radians and love them. They fit well, the straps never twist, and I can put three across the back of my small SUV. They also fold for travel and are certified for use on airplanes (and fit the seats).
 

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Where can I buy a Radian?
 

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The Once Upon A Child's here have them (new, of course.)<br><br>
The company has a store locator too:<br><br><a href="http://ca.skjp.com/storelocator/" target="_blank">http://ca.skjp.com/storelocator/</a>
 

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How close are you planning on spacing your children? I assume that it only fits in the middle of the back seat because you need to be able to move the passenger and drivers seats back far enough to accomodate leg... If that's the concern... depending on weight gain it might not be much of a concern by the time your 2nd arrives. My 3 yr old was 35 lbs (the true fit is the only seat on the Canadian market that rear faces to 35 lbs) around 2.5 yrs. FF isn't much of a problem because the seat fits on the seat and doesn't extend towards the front of the car.<br><br>
If it's just that the seat is too long and pushes your seats forward, you do not want to get a radian. They are really big rear facing. (they have a really small profile if you look at them from a width perspective but not so much if you're trying to rear face!)<br><br>
The True fit is available at Zellers and rear faces to 35lbs and then forward faces to 65lbs. The top part of the head rest is also removable for smaller babies to it takes up less space front to back than most seats while rear facing. That might buy you enough time to keep your first rear facing in the middle and then this seat rear facing beside it (though I don't know if it would actually fit... You'd have to try it) yet still give you enough space behind the passenger seat so that your legs are squished.
 

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The Evenflo Triumph Adavance (you posted a picture from Sears) only rf to 30 lbs. If you click the add to cart button a notice pops up saying just that. Annoying, I know. The Alpha Omego also only rf to 30 lbs in Canada. I think some old ones that may still be in use were able to rf to 35 lbs (not totally sure) and the company is currently doing testing on them to rf them to 35 lbs in Canada again, but they aren't being sold this way currently. The only seat that rf to 35 lbs in Canada is the True Fit. Hopefully the Alpha Omega will soon and the new Radian XT when Canada eventually gets it. The True Fit is very wide and very tall (but doesn't sit on a base).<br><br>
How old is your lo? Does the boulevard still take up a lot of room if installed at a 30 degree angle instead of 45?
 

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The outside dimensions on the TF are almost the same as a marathon/boulevard. It has a lower profile so the inside dimensions are wider/bigger. I'd go with the TF. It takes up a lot less room when installed at 35 degrees versus 45, plus has tons of leg room for RF riders (I mean TONS more than britax seats!)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Evenflo Triumph Adavance (you posted a picture from Sears) only rf to 30 lbs. If you click the add to cart button a notice pops up saying just that. Annoying, I know.<br>
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Thanks for explaining about the Triumph. I was so confused about why everyone kept telling me it didn't RF to 35 lbs. lol My DS is 9 months old. When is it ok to change it to 30 degree?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you have Toys R Us in your area? Some of them carry Britax car seats, that way you can see one and get a visual ideal of what you're looking at.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Once Upon A Child's here have them (new, of course.)<br><br>
The company has a store locator too:<br><br><a href="http://ca.skjp.com/storelocator/" target="_blank">http://ca.skjp.com/storelocator/</a></div>
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No Toys R US and no Once Upon a Child. We have Sears, Walmart, Zellers and Costco. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I don't really want to buy anything online or from down south in case it doesn't fit in my car well. Is Zellers the only place to get the True FIt?<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">How close are you planning on spacing your children? I assume that it only fits in the middle of the back seat because you need to be able to move the passenger and drivers seats back far enough to accomodate leg... If that's the concern... depending on weight gain it might not be much of a concern by the time your 2nd arrives. My 3 yr old was 35 lbs (the true fit is the only seat on the Canadian market that rear faces to 35 lbs) around 2.5 yrs. FF isn't much of a problem because the seat fits on the seat and doesn't extend towards the front of the car.<br><br>
If it's just that the seat is too long and pushes your seats forward, you do not want to get a radian. They are really big rear facing. (they have a really small profile if you look at them from a width perspective but not so much if you're trying to rear face!)<br><br>
The True fit is available at Zellers and rear faces to 35lbs and then forward faces to 65lbs. The top part of the head rest is also removable for smaller babies to it takes up less space front to back than most seats while rear facing. That might buy you enough time to keep your first rear facing in the middle and then this seat rear facing beside it (though I don't know if it would actually fit... You'd have to try it) yet still give you enough space behind the passenger seat so that your legs are squished.</div>
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We are hoping to start trying for a new addition any time. So hopefully our children will be close together. So yes, we'll need to RFing car seats. That's enough right there to make you want to start birth control! Just kidding. I guess by the time Owen has a little brother or sister he will be able to RF at a 30 degree angle instead of 45?<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">The outside dimensions on the TF are almost the same as a marathon/boulevard. It has a lower profile so the inside dimensions are wider/bigger. I'd go with the TF. It takes up a lot less room when installed at 35 degrees versus 45, plus has tons of leg room for RF riders (I mean TONS more than britax seats!)</div>
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Do you guys think the store will let me try to seat in my car? I guess I could just buy it and return it if it isn't ok. I think I will wait for it to go on sale and then get one. DS will fit in his infant seat for a while yet.<br><br>
Thanks again everyone.
 

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i have the triumpt and the radian. would say the radian it harnesses longer and the seat fits a larger/taller child beter then the other seats. i have my 2y 35lb ds ff in the triumpt and my 6y 42lb dd ff in the radian. and i will be buying another one for my ds. i love the lifespan on the radian. if you get the radian premier you have the padding that can be removed and put as a headrest for a older child <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:.<br><br>
would highly recomend looking in to smaller baby stores. i know of two sites that have the radian.<br>
safety superstore they have a few locations<br><a href="http://www.babyproofingplus.com/categories/showcat.php?catid=28" target="_blank">http://www.babyproofingplus.com/cate...t.php?catid=28</a><br><br>
dear baby born located in thornhill<br><a href="http://www.dearbornbaby.com/home.php?cat=51" target="_blank">http://www.dearbornbaby.com/home.php?cat=51</a>
 

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Your child should be fine more upright. The BLVD can also touch the seat in front of it. Try it at a 30 degree angle and see if it seems comfortable for your LO. If so, you should be able to get a bit more room for the front seat.
 
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