child seat (1 Viewer)

Affiliate links here may earn MHF compensation
2

28313

Deleted User
We want to take our two-year old grand daughter on holiday, but are having problems fitting the child safety seat to the front facing rear seat. The problem is the straight back on the seat. We don't want to put her on the front passenger seat. Has anyone else had this problem and any ideas for solutions?
 

DP+JAY

LIFE MEMBER
Mar 17, 2010
2,542
14,800
Dalbeattie
Funster No
10,674
MH
Laika 5009
Exp
since 2007, 25 years tuggin before that.
yes, we've had this problem. Some car seats have a tilt function, otherwise put something under the front of the seat or a cushion behind the bottom of the back of the seat. Depends on the type of seat.
Would help to have a picture of the seat in situ.
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
2

28313

Deleted User
Thanks for your advice will give it a try. It's very disappointing having this problem, motor homes don't seem to be child friendly. We are also looking for a guard to fit the smev hob.
 

Hollyberry

LIFE MEMBER
Apr 24, 2011
5,518
42,265
New Forest.
Funster No
16,134
MH
None.
Exp
4yrs
My daughter has to alter both the children's seats when she takes them from her car to go in their van. As Jay said, it's all to do with the tilt on the seat. You can alter most of them to be more or less upright, if that makes sense.

I had a hob guard like this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005AR1T2Q/?tag=mhf04-21
in a house, not a motorhome, but looks like it would work.
 
OP
OP
2

28313

Deleted User
Thank you the cooker guard looks good, will. check there is enough lip on the work surface. We tried the car seat upright but it was uncomfortable, she was leaning forwards. Going to try the cushions behind the seat. We asked the motor home dealer but they couldn't t help, and the autocruise web site refers back to the dealers for advice.

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 

DP+JAY

LIFE MEMBER
Mar 17, 2010
2,542
14,800
Dalbeattie
Funster No
10,674
MH
Laika 5009
Exp
since 2007, 25 years tuggin before that.
Or try something behind the bottom of the seat back cushion to give it a bit of rake.
 
OP
OP
2

28313

Deleted User
That sounds like a good idea, will try it. Thanks for the advice.
 

pappajohn

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 26, 2007
43,502
50,923
Dark side of the moon
Funster No
172
Exp
Since 2005
A wedge shaped piece of polystyrene would offer much more support than a soft cushion.
remember the child seat will try to twist sideways if it isnt firmly supported on the base or back so maybe two wedges...one for the base and one for the back.

Can never be too careful with child seats.
 
C

Chockswahay

Deleted User
Don't forget to disable the airbag if you have one on passenger side......(y)
 
OP
OP
2

28313

Deleted User
Thanks for all the good advice. Will let you know when the seat is safely fixed.
 

Join us or log in to post a reply.

To join in you must be a member of MotorhomeFun

Join MotorhomeFun

Join us, it quick and easy!

Log in

Already a member? Log in here.

Latest journal entries

Funsters who are viewing this thread

Back
Top