Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
badmisterkitty's Avatar
badmisterkitty
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,649
Has Anyone Replaced a Marathon with a Frontier?

I have ZERO access to places where I can try out seats in my vehicle, so thought I'd ask here. Does anyone have experience with swapping out a Marathon for a Frontier? Is there a huge difference in fit? We've got 3 across in a Trailblazer and it is currently up against a Chicco infant seat but will eventually be right next to a RF marathon. Both seats (Marathon & Frontier) are 19 inches wide, though I hear the Frontier is a MONSTER seat.

Thanks!

Advertisement

__________________
Amy ~ Everything in moderation, WOH, glass half full, not committed to any labels, try, try again mama to 3! H 11/07 and M 8/10 and B 8/12
badmisterkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 10:39 AM   #2
mommabritt's Avatar
mommabritt
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Currently MO; but wherever the Marines send us. SoCal at heart.
Posts: 9,876
My Mood:
I didn't swap a marathon for a frontier but I have owned two marathons in the past and now own a frontier (among others). I also currently have a roundabout 55 which is supposedly the same size as the marathon.

Both seats are wide. But they wide in different spots. Frontier sits against the seat and is low profile whereas the roundabout sits on a base and up high and out far. I don't find the frontier to be monstrously huge. Marathon may overlap other seats allowing for a good puzzle but I have no experience with this. I do not know how they puzzle though because mine are in captains chairs and my third row bench is large so may not be an issue.
__________________
Hi, I'm Brittney
Wife to one amazing man.
Mom to FOUR amazing blessings.

***IDSO Salt Water Sandals- White, Toddler 7***

Last edited by mommabritt; 10-09-2012 at 10:42 AM.
mommabritt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
Re: Has Anyone Replaced a Marathon with a Frontier?

Frontier is wide at the base. Diapers.com has free return shipping, so if it doesn't fit, you could send it back.
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
Holly dolly's Avatar
Holly dolly
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,007
My Mood:
Re: Has Anyone Replaced a Marathon with a Frontier?

The frontier is very wide at the base. I was unable to do 3 across in a 2005 Dodge Caravan using the Frontier and 2 Graco seats of my sisters. It wasn't even close.
__________________

Wife to Casey Mom to Isaac and Carson Hoping for someone new in 2014
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Holly dolly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
badmisterkitty's Avatar
badmisterkitty
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,649
Re: Has Anyone Replaced a Marathon with a Frontier?

Thank you! I've been on the fence about ordering it. It looks similar to the Parkway at the base and we have one of those. I might need to hold out until I can get to Minneapolis again and try some seats out in the car.
__________________
Amy ~ Everything in moderation, WOH, glass half full, not committed to any labels, try, try again mama to 3! H 11/07 and M 8/10 and B 8/12
badmisterkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
hopetc
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,900
Re: Has Anyone Replaced a Marathon with a Frontier?

A frontier does not fit nicely next to a rf roundabout which is very similar to a marathon (had a marathon before). They had to both be on side seats. We have three across only because the third seat is a lb booster and the smallest we could find that barely fits (harmony literider from walmart). It does seem that a frontier puzzles nicely with a ff roundabout but that does not help he now
hopetc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 11:43 AM   #7
Yellow Jewel's Avatar
Yellow Jewel
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 114
Re: Has Anyone Replaced a Marathon with a Frontier?

Check out a Sunshine Raidian or Diono. They rank right up there with the Frontier but are slimmer to fit 3 across.
I've been looking at a Frontier, but I'm not sure if/how to get it in btwn a Marathon and a Roundabout.
__________________
Mom to 4 wonderful children: Caleb (2006), Clara Jade (2009),
Caroline (2011); Cooper (2012)
WOHM who loves to babywear, ext-BF, co-sleep, & CD!
Yellow Jewel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
badmisterkitty's Avatar
badmisterkitty
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,649
Re: Has Anyone Replaced a Marathon with a Frontier?

A frontier does not fit nicely next to a rf roundabout which is very similar to a marathon (had a marathon before).

Good to know since that's what we're working with.

Check out a Sunshine Raidian or Diono

We have a Radian in one of our vehicles. Would like to buy a couple more down the road.

I think I'll skip the Frontier for now since the Marathon isn't outgrown. Just wanting something new, if I'm being honest.
__________________
Amy ~ Everything in moderation, WOH, glass half full, not committed to any labels, try, try again mama to 3! H 11/07 and M 8/10 and B 8/12
badmisterkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.