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Old 08-07-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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So we are considering getting a RA55 for dd. I have heard that you can tether them rfing? In every car or only in certain cars? I will tether it if I can. How would you do it? I guess to the seat track somehow? I don't think there are any hooks down there....


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Old 08-07-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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Britax allows you to tether while rear facing and provides a d-ring to create a tether point. You attach the d-ring to the seat track of the seat in front or another point that is bolted to the car. Do not over tighten the tether, you just want to remove the slack. Britax does not allow you to use the tether to adjust the angle.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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Yes, you can tether Britax seats RFing in any car where you can find an appropriate tether point. An appropriate tether point is immobile and bolted to the floor. It supposedly helps minimize side to side movement in a side impact crash, and will stop the seat from cocooning (which has not been proven safer). I have been able to find a tether point in all the cars I have installed our seats in, and it is usually the metal strap that bolts the front seat track to the floor. There is usually a plastic piece that covers the metal strap that pops right off. In my DHs truck, the center console bolt is an even better tether point.
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