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Old 12-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #11
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I'd call Diono and see what they say, but also would probably bump the straps up to the next set if just slightly above the shoulders. I have some issue pullin our strap tight at the upward angle, but my button doesn't stay up...I also do not adjust after each in and out, I just leave it. And every couple days I have to tighten or loosen, which isn't too bad. It's just a little bit. I would not even consider turning a 20mo old, my 4.5yo twins (as well as both of my 2 year olds) are still RF. it may be a pain, but it won't last forever, and its worth knowing your kid is safest! I'd call Diono about the strap release button.
Sorry - I wasn't saying the button stays up. It doesn't. I was saying it lifts up and then instead of the strap tightening it won't tighten, bc you have to pull it down for it to tighten.

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Old 12-15-2012, 10:43 PM   #12
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Re: RF or FF in this scenario...

Our Radian is the same way and I hate hate hate the thing. It's nearly impossible when FF and forget about it when RF! I'd either leave it tight if you can, or get a different seat if it's at all a possibility. I know it sucks to have a $300 seat you can't use
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Our Radian is the same way and I hate hate hate the thing. It's nearly impossible when FF and forget about it when RF! I'd either leave it tight if you can, or get a different seat if it's at all a possibility. I know it sucks to have a $300 seat you can't use
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Definitely not getting a new seat. Our insurance paid for these after a car accident and we have $0 wiggle room in our budget. We'll have to deal with it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #14
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Re: RF or FF in this scenario...

could you sell it and then just buy a new seat the same day you sell it? Not the easiest thing but do-ableif you live close enough to the store. Otherwise I'd just move the straps up and/or call Diono about the button.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #15
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could you sell it and then just buy a new seat the same day you sell it? Not the easiest thing but do-ableif you live close enough to the store. Otherwise I'd just move the straps up and/or call Diono about the button.
I'm going to try the $10 seat incline adjuster to see if that helps with giving our passenger seat more leg room. I resolve the issue with the straps. Now I just have to figure out the leg room problem. If we have a passenger in the front seat theirs legs squish into the glove compartment/dash board. I'm worried that if we had a major crash someone could lose their legs.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:52 AM   #16
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Another thing to try (I don't think I saw this mentioned) is to make sure the front seat backs are upright (as close to the first position that clicks in as you can stand). Most people tend to incline their seats a fair amount, but more upright is safer (I think) and will give a lot more leg room in front of a RFing car seat.

Th angle adjuster will almost certainly help with the front-to-back room, but might make the issue with tightening the harness worse.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #17
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Another thing to try (I don't think I saw this mentioned) is to make sure the front seat backs are upright (as close to the first position that clicks in as you can stand). Most people tend to incline their seats a fair amount, but more upright is safer (I think) and will give a lot more leg room in front of a RFing car seat.

Th angle adjuster will almost certainly help with the front-to-back room, but might make the issue with tightening the harness worse.
Thank you! I'll check that.
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