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nerskine

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Hello! New here. My in-laws have bought an Autotrail f62 (I think 2017) recently and have offered us the option to use it for some trips if we like. Sounds great but I'm nervous about the safety of child car seat options. My lb is almost 2 and rear faces in his seat in the rear of my car, he will do until age 4 as it's so much safer. Ideally I'm looking to see if anyone has any experience of fitting child car seats into this model or similar. Can ISOfix be retrofitted into the 2 front facing rear seats so we could use our existing car seat? Rough costs? Or are there any brands of rear facing cars seats (for front facing rear seats ) which can be fitted with the 3 point seatbelts that you can recommend? Happy to buy another seat for use in the van if it's the safest choice. I did post this query in a car seat safety Facebook group but the only responder told me that that rear seats seatbelts in motorhomes are often not attached to a frame, but into the wood and would just come out in an accident. Not a very helpful response and I certainly hope not true! No trips planned yet but keen to do as much research as possible well in advance. Any advice or experience would be gratefully received!
Thanks, Nic
 

tonka

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You probably won't find or retrofit ISOfix in a motorhome, well I have never seen it.
We have travelled UK and Europe with our 2 grandkids since they were a few months old. The youngest I always had in a child seat in the front passenger seat, the other was in a child seat with 3 point belt in the dinette area nearest the window with wife sat on the outer seat. Was the best arrangement we could find.

šŸ˜ It really confused the border staff in Calais when a 3 year old, holding a map was sat in the nearside seat.
 
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nerskine

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Thank you for your reply. Did the child seat in the rear face front or rear? The front passenger seat might be best option!
 
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Riverbankannie

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Both were front facing...
It's a long way to Spain facing backwards.
Young ones are more used to it these days though, as it is normal for up to 4 to face backwards.

To the OP, I would suggest taking up your in-laws lovely offer but staying within a reasonable distance of home and also taking your car. Just until your child is old enough for the type of seat that uses an adult seat belt rather than Isofix or branded fixing. Gives you easy transport for days out too.

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These Big Adventures

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Our motorhome has isofix points in the front facing rear seats (one of main tick boxes on our purchase). You can get isofix mount brackets fairly cheaply, I don't see why you can't pay someone to weld them to the existing seat base
 
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