Re: Carseat advice for a large van!
We have the Chevy Express 15 passenger. You can only put seats rear facing in the second row. They will not fit anywhere else. And, on top of that, if the a rear-facing convertible will only fit in the middle of the second row. Now, of course, I have not tried ALL brands of carseat, but we do have several brands. A bucket you can put behind either of the front seats, but still only in the second row. We have twins. So, obviously, we had a problem with only being able to get one convertable in the middle. We got Diono Radian carseats (because it is the thinnest and allows us to put 3 across forward facing. All our children are still in carseats since they are all young.) They have a "angle adjuster" you can buy that goes under the seat and makes it sit more upright and fit behind the front seats. That is what we did. If you only have one child who is going to be rear facing, as long as you put them in the middle of the second row, you should be able to get what you want.
So, that is our experience. We were shocked to find that it isn't as easy as we would have thought to get carseats in a huge passenger van. However, we still do really like the van. It has plenty of space and growing room if we need it, which I hope we do.
Heather SAHM to 6 who are 7 and under, including 2 sets of twins and our last little miracle, a surviving identical twin, born Oct 2012!
Last edited by HeatherlovesCDs; 01-26-2013 at 08:52 AM.