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Old 10-17-2016, 10:29 PM   #1
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Infant seats

Looking to get AI Grand Tour and hit a road block regarding available options. The 2016/17 have the LATCH system only in the Lounge models. Anyone have a GT and incorporate an infant child seat? We love the GT layout. Thanks

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Old 10-18-2016, 04:08 AM   #2
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We have only had the grand kids ride with us on a few camping trips. The side jump seat belts were to long even with a booster seat. I basically put a knot in the belts to shorten them. The belts in the rear are bolted to the floor and tighten by pulling the strap. The other thing you might not have considered is the inherent very bouncing ride in the rear of the Interstate because of the heavy springs installed. The ride can be jarring at times and probably not good for sleeping babies.
I would suggest reading through the threads on this forum to see what you are in for.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:18 AM   #3
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I'm not sure I understand the question.. Do you not want the latch system? That is the best way to anchor a child seat..

If you do not wish to use the latch, you put the seat belt through the child seat and use the adjuster bracket to adjust the seat belt to make it tight..

You can also go to any hospital, fire station or sheriffs department and they will help in making sure the child seat is installed correctly..
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:10 AM   #4
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That is a tough call. You will probably have this coach long after car seat days, but at the same time the convenience and safety of the latch system is way ahead of using belts because it is intercepted to the seat and usually has the required top anchor for when you move to forward facing.

I don't have an Interstate, but I would opt for the best seat for the infant and that would be the one with the anchors in the second row.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:02 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I was unsure that utilizing a seatbelt was an option since most vehicles have the LATCH system installed. I reached out to Britax and confirmed that their seats work with either LATCH system or seatbelts. Ignore the newbie panic.
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