Child seat in Hurricane

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  1. hurricane_rv

    hurricane_rv Deleted User

    Hi, having just bought a Hurricane with a view to taking the whole family away we have come across a bit of a problem with securely seating our 19 month old grandson. Does anybody know of a way to add a forward facing child seat into a Hurricane using a 3 point safety system, other than the front passenger seat?
     
  2. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    The only other suitable seat in my opinion is the barrel seat assuming you have one, the seat and lap belt fitted to that is rated for adult use, so its strength is not in question really
    Option 1. Obtain a child seat suitable for retaining by a lap belt only (Britax do one that will do the job)although lap belt is not the best choice this is the best seat to use IMHO Here
    Option 2. Have seat professionally modified to take a 3 point harness
    Under no circumstances use or modify a 3 point seat for use on a lap belt,
    No matter how good the alteration, it will be installed incorrectly and contrary to manf instructions
    Although the Britax seat may be considered a very basic seat it is one that can use with a lap belt.
    Please note child weight is more important than age suitabillity
    Geo
     
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    Hi had the same problem with my Brave, the dinette has one lap belt and the side face sofa three. I decided to use the dinette but because of the sprung cushions I couldn't get the lap belt tight, in the end I strapped the childs seat to the cushions using two rachet straps.

    On the winnie the seat cushions are hinged so don't lift out, I also used the rear facing part of the dinette so it was directly behind me but with the side of the slide between us, I gave it a real good yank about and in my opinion it was OK.

    Olley
     
  4. tuscancouple

    tuscancouple Read Only Funster

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    We also had the same problem a couple of weeks ago, as the only suitable seat for our grand daughter was the front passenger seat. So the wife had to sit in the dining area and Ellie sat up front with me................. and can't 3 year olds talk!!!!!!!!! :BigGrin:

    Mick
     
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    Jim Ringleader

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    Is it law that if there is a 3 point system without an airbag then the child must be given that seat above all others?
     
  6. Thepips

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    Hi Mick,
    Gosh, do I sympathise! We took our grandchildren away and that meant a 15 month old toddler sat up front and, boy, did he let us know he wasn't happy about it:Eeek: I was constantly distracted by a screaming child next to me and Barbara trying to console him from 12 foot away.
    I don't think his parents will let me take him again:Rofl1:

    Regards
    Doug
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    but would you want to.......or use the LOUD button on the radio........:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    tuscancouple Read Only Funster

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    Hello Doug, sounds a bit of a result really :BigGrin:

    The great thing we find is that as grand parents you only need to play with them!

    We see your RV each time we come up the A33 from Winchester, always say "hello"!

    Mick
     
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    Thanks Pappajohn, Loud, I can cope with, I'm already deaf in one ear:Rofl1: It was the projectile vomiting that really finished it off. :Eeek:
    How can a child that small contain so much green sludge????

    Hi Mick,
    It's just reinforcing the kids opinion that I'm a miserable old sod.:Laughing:
    I wish I could keep my RV at home but that's the downside of living in a very small cul-de-sac. My colleague seems to get a great of pleasure telling me you get more use out of your RV than I do!

    Regards
    Doug
     

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