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baby seat for access cab ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TaCoMa9, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    TaCoMa9

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    Alright so i'm considering getting a taco in the near/mid future and i'm still debating on getting double cab or access.

    My current situation is i'm 25, living with my girlfriend, no kids, but never know when those might pop up. So anyway, how much trouble is it to deal with a baby in an access cab?

    My mind is leaning towards access SR5 for now since it is cheaper and when the family is grown up, I can always upgrade to double cab or just put the family in girlfriends matrix, right ?

    BTW love this forum.

    Oh and my daily driver right now is a 2002 protege 5 and I'm a construction worker and need to haul equipment, mazda has got to go, though i love the wagon.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    jnoley07

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    Go with a double cab, much much easier for a car seat
     
  3. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Doc.SS

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    double cab all the way...I'll snap a pic of the seats in mine soon.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    mws4ua

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    Double cab. If you don't want to give up the bed space, you can still get a long bed on a double cab w/ the right model. Even w/o kids, you'll end up kicking yourself if you don't get the DC.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    TaCoMa9

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    Thats what i'm thinking, for the price difference (buying slightly used)... why not get a DC
     
  6. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    yes please post pics of the seats
     
  7. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    Brunes

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    Access cabs can do baby seats- but not real comfortable for the passenger in front or for larger kids under 1 year old (my kid doesn't fit in the seat facing rearwards any more)

    Go the DC...You won't be sorry.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    Go with the double, you'll have more room for making kids !
     
  9. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    To get a reasonably sized car seat in the back of an AC you'll have to slide the passenger (or driver!) seat almost all the way up toward the front. Not comfortable...

    I did a lot of measuring before buying my DC LB since we already had a 4 year old and according to NC law we'll need a car seat until she's 8. There was no way we could even fit her current seat in an AC and by the time she was 8 I'd have to cut out the cab wall and lean her seat into the bed!

    DC all the way...
     
  10. Nov 13, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Car seats in a double cab.
    [​IMG]
    daughter in her seat (she's 4)
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Nov 13, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    mws4ua

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    ^^^ What's that bag on the back of the passenger seat? Is it to catch the crap on her shoes?
     
  12. Nov 13, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    Definetly DC. Depending on the brand of car seat you may not even be able to fit some of the rearward facing one in the access cab (definetly a no go with some Britax seats).
     
  13. Nov 13, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    x20 on the DC.

    <<<<<My 18 mo. old can already kick the back of my seat in a DC. I'd imagine his knees would be against the seat in an AC. Those car seats take up a lot of room.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    done tried this ,go with the dc!
     
  15. Nov 13, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    Xeleventybillion on DC. When my youngest was in a rear facer it was a very snug fit even in the DC. With my 4yo on the passenger I have to run the seat up to give her legroom.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    AC works good for my 2 and 3 year olds, however it is only from time to time and is not the primary family vehicle. If it is only on a limited basis then get whatever you want because car seats will fit comfortably in the AC.
     
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  18. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Thank you , guess im going DC !
     
  19. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    Actually, she kicks them off.
    It's for books, they like to read (or in her case, try to read) while we drive. They also put some of their toys in there.
     
  20. Nov 13, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    The only place a rear facing child seat will fit in the DC is in the middle (where it should be anyway) unless you're a midget and have your seat all the way forward. Here's a pic with my seat in it's normal position (I'm 6'):

    [​IMG]

    As you can see, the seat is not locked into the base. There's just no way in hell it can fit.

    HOWEVER, Kylie is now in her forward facing seat and she fits fine behind my seat (still in the same position; no pic).
     
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