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Baby Car Seats in a Double Cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Anthony, May 9, 2008.

  1. May 22, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    Anthony

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    any know ifyou can install a carseat in the middle seat rather then behind the drivers or pass. seat? i have yet to look and see if there are mounts in the middle.
    just wondering
     
  2. May 22, 2008 at 6:27 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    I just use the seat belt to strap in the base for my 8month old's car seat. I never bother with hooks since so many cars don't have them or you have to reach behind the seat, or some other awkward place.
     
  3. May 22, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    I just installed my first mod on my truck this week a baby seat. :D
     
  4. May 22, 2008 at 12:09 PM
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    great... having the seat in the middle rather then behind one of the seats will ease up some room :D
     
  5. May 22, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    ^Look on the first page. One guy has pics up with the seat in the middle.
     
  6. May 22, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    i have to use a rear facing seat at the moment, takes up a LOT of space.
     
  7. May 22, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    wat?
    yeah, rear facing is a PITA, but u can install it in the middle and hook it under the front of the middle...and when forward facing comes in, u pop open the big fold down and connect the hook back there, then close it and install the seat like normal. easy to do and keeps room behind the two front seats
     
  8. Jun 14, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    I use a car seat for my son all the time. This is our only vehicle. He's has tons of room. Very pleased with it
     
  9. Jun 14, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    Holy thread resurrection, Batman.

    Since I posted in this thread, I now have a rear facing car seat. This is what happens when it's placed anywhere other than the middle of the rear seat:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    I run three seats in mine, two forward facing and a booster seat. The booster is directly behind me and the 2 forward facing seats are in the middle and behind the passenger seat. Its really tight cuz the 2 forward facing seats are big, but it works. Luckily i will be going to 2 boosters and one forward facing probably within the week.
     
  11. May 16, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    I know this is an old thread, but I just found out I have TWINS on the way. Anyone put TWO rear facing car seats in their Double Cab? I'm over 6'1", and I'd rather not drive with the dash board in my knees. If you do run with two rear facers, what brand are they? I'd like to go with the kind that has the bases that stay in the truck...
     
  12. May 16, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    wat?
    i've had a forward behind me and a rear behing the passenger seat. my passsenger was stuffed in there and she's 5'9".
     
  13. May 16, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Normally our two car seats stay in the wife's RAV4, but I have put them in my DC a few times. Plenty of room.
     
  14. May 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    I had the rear facing one behind my seat. I'm 5'11", mostly from my legs.
     
  15. May 16, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    You're going to have to sit with the driver seat almost to the front....It also depends on what brand car seat you have. I have a Graco. I just bought a 2011 Sienna for the wife since we have another one on the way in September. If we need to go somewhere...the Sienna is what we take. No more car seat in the Tacoma come Sept. :D
     
  16. May 16, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    It's going to be very tough. I wouldn't recommend it. I have a Chicco (sp?) Keyfit 30 system and it's in the middle. I tried to put it behind the driver seat and it was just not going to happen.

    Congrats on the twins. :proposetoast:
     
  17. May 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    This is why you should measure to see what car seat will fit the best I have a access cab and I had more room than that with the car seat in the back
     
  18. May 16, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    i got a seat in my DC for my 3-year old son. tight fit but we still manage
     
  19. May 16, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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