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Old 04-19-2011, 09:35 PM
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Default question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

so im taking this girl on a date on friday, and i want to take my ranger instead of her car or both cars, but she has a 20 month old daughter, is it safe to put the car seat in the back seat since they are sideways?
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:44 PM
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Default Re: question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

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also - girls with kids are trouble also.. why are you taking the kid on the date?
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

Have her drive or her sit in the jump seat. car seat will go in the passenger seat but make sure you turn off the airbag... P.S. I dont have kids yet. however girls with kids arnt too much trouble, kids are cool and you can train them to do whatever you want.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:56 PM
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Have her drive or her sit in the jump seat. car seat will go in the passenger seat but make sure you turn off the airbag... P.S. I dont have kids yet. however girls with kids arnt too much trouble, kids are cool and you can train them to do whatever you want.
Lmfao, you can train them to whatever you want.

Like dogs right? haha
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:00 PM
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Default Re: question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

taking the kid on a date cause i want to, i like kids, and i dont mind, we are going up into the hills to go to a lake and hang out for the day. yeah airbag will be turned off, and maybe ill make her squeeze in next to me girls with kids can be trouble but hell everyone has a past.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

ya id say either jump seat or middle seat. other one in the passenger seat w/o air baghow old is she lol i have to know lol
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:13 PM
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she is 20, and her daughter is 20 months. this girl is amazing so far, and we click really really well.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:32 PM
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thats great to hear! hope all goes well for yea
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:46 AM
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Default Re: question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

You described my first date with my wife, whom i've been with now for 15 years and the 2 yr old is grown up and now in high school. Toss in 3 more kids a few years later... It's not that bad, just don't get rid of the truck no matter how many times she asks.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:09 AM
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Ill trade you trucks for the day.. im serious.. text me if ya want to..
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:09 AM
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Default Re: question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

I do not know what the car seat rules are where you live, but here in MI if the child is under 2 years old, they have to be in a car seat with a 5 point harness.

Put the daughter the passenger seat. Most car seats come with a little metal H looking thing that is used to lock the shoulder belt together and keep the car seat where it needs to be. It should look like this.



I have used a car seat in my ranger a lot. It is easy to put in the passenger side. Lower the seat back. Put the car seat onto the passenger seat. Take the seat belt and push it through the back of the car seat. Put the metal lock piece on the seat belt, attaching the shoulder and the lap parts together. Make sure the belt is latched. Raise the seat up. It will help lock the car seat in and keep it from moving.

You will want to make sure the there is no side to side motion of the car seat when it is in your truck.

Here are some questions and answers I found on www.carseat.org

http://www.carseat.org/Resources/FAQs.htm#beltalone


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Many pickup trucks have back seats that are too small for child safety seats. Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have found that the risk of injury to children riding in the back seat of a compact extended-cab pickup truck is five times higher than when riding in any other vehicle. Injuries appear to be caused by hitting the inside of the pickup.

If you have a larger pickup with a back seat that faces the front of the truck, a safety seat may be installed there if the truck’s manual recommends it and at least 80% of the safety seat’s base sits on the truck seat cushion. You can reduce the risk of injury for forward-facing children by tethering the safety seat. Using a top tether can greatly reduce the chance of a child’s head striking the interior of the pickup.

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The purpose of and need for a locking clip are often misunderstood. A locking clip keeps the lap portion of a lap-shoulder belt tight on a child safety seat by clamping it to the shoulder portion next to the latch plate. Model year 1996 and newer vehicles are supposed to have safety belts that lock in some manner for installation of child safety seats, but occasionally a locking clip is still needed to keep the lap part of the belt from loosening. If a locking clip is needed, it should be placed within a half inch of the latch plate.

A locking clip will do no good in a crash if used on a lap-only belt. If a lap-only safety belt loosens during use, try turning the latch plate over before buckling the belt. This will re-position the “tilt-lock” or locking bar mechanism used on lap-only belts and keep the belt tight.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:19 AM
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Default Re: question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

ever since my son was born (he's 6 months now) he has been riding in the passenger seat of the ranger with the airbag turned off. pull the seatbelt all the way out wil it starts to lock then strap the seat in.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:22 AM
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Default Re: question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

do u guys make the wife/mother ride in the jump seats?
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:27 AM
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Default Re: question for ranger owners with kids in car seats.

Do not put her in the back! (the daughter) Is 20 month still rear facing...? I cant remember. Anyhow, put the kid up front, buckle her up and then slide the seat forward a little. This serves two purposes, 1st it tightens up the belt good. 2nd make a lil more room for momma.

A few time when my daughter was young we had to take my ranger. My wife just sat in the middle, it was tight but worked.

Now that my daughter is 5, she rides in the back with the booster seat and momma up front. But most times we take the expedition
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:48 AM
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she is 20, and her daughter is 20 months. this girl is amazing so far, and we click really really well.
Be careful when you "click really really well" or else you'll be tryin to figure out how to fit 2 kids into the ranger
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