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Anyone fit 3 baby seats in the back of a 4DR?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by minivan4tacoma, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Feb 11, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    minivan4tacoma

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    Hello,

    My husband and I are considering another baby. We love our truck and don't want to get rid of it ever. The babies would have to fit across the backseat. Currently my oldest is 3 my youngest is 18 months and they both are forward facing.

    Anyone fit three carseats back there?:confused:

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Feb 11, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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    They would fit but it would be VERY tight. Taking the seats from one vehicle to another would be a huge pain. Swallow your pride and buy a minivan.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    I just came from a minivan.. see my username!! LOL

    it won't be the primary vehicle since I have trouble parking it with the long bed. I just don't like the Tundra even though I know it'll fit for sure in there.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    That new toyota and new honda van make me think of pimping a van. I did test drive the ford.. whatcha hoosits. transport? their commercial van. Awesome interior, awesome features, save the standard mushy under powered transmission/engine combo. I'm not one to complain about lack of power, but that thing was sad. But if i lived in nebraska I might go consider it.. or if they put a manual in it. It was slow to kick down.. and then stayed there all day... just gutless and well.. I need "crisp" even if it were an automatic. But man... It's like driving a one bedroom apartment that parks easily other than that.

    Put a ladder rack on it and blue-collar-man it out. get choke room in the back. Great seats.. great dash.. great overhead storage. But it uses the focus drivetrain. Which is mushy in a focus.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    yes they will fit, be a little snug, but yes. I say wait on another baby until the 3yo is out of the car seat
     
  6. Feb 11, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    Ive ran three in my truck before. The same as you. Two forward facing and one rear facing. It works best to have the base to the rear facing in the middle and the two forward facings on the out side seats.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    Certain car seats also facilitate said situations much better than others such as the Radian by Sunshine kids which advertises you can fit 3 of their car seats accross the rear seat of a mid-size car. So a Mid-size Tacoma rear seat shouldn't be a problem for this car seat or similar style ones. It's just the headache of lifting them in. And I think the smallest rear facing child should go into a base style car seat so you can just reach over the forward facing and drop the car seat in and they latch in easily to the base. Then you can put the other kids on their respective car seats near the doors.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    I've had two in the back but not 3...
    At that point it would really be overkill IMHO...
    3 children in the back seat alone would drive me nuts! And I have a 6 yr old & a 3 yr old.
    Should have kept the van.
    My wife drives an 08 Nissan Quest - as far as vans go, it's pretty nice.:)
     
  9. Feb 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    I know what you are feeling, but in my case I didn't plan mine! I already have a 2 1/2 year old, and now we find out that we will be having twins in probably August. I really don't want to trade my Tacoma for a Tundra, but we will see how it turns out. I plan on putting the twins by the doors and the 2 year old in the middle. :confused:
     
  10. Feb 11, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    Hmmm.... if only they would put the front pass air bag on/off switch on the double cabs you could spread it around and put one in the front.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    I have had one forward facing seat and two booster seats (no back) in mine. It was really tight and took some time to buckle everyone.
     
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