Bri - posted on 10/06/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
We recently took advantage of the Babies R Us Trade In Event and bought a Alpha Elite 65 as we have a 5 yr old still in 5 point (she's on petite side- may still qualify weight/height wise for 5 point when she gets to middle school at the rate she's going) and a 10 month old that's also very petite.
Installed fine FF in the van. Tried to install RF and could NOT get it level without having a good 5+ inches of open space underneath. I consider myself pretty proficient at CORRECT car seat installation but got a 2nd opinion via a certified car seat inspector and he concurred "nope, won't go". Sure we could boost it up with a pool noodle, but it would take probably 5 pieces and neither myself nor the officer/inspector were comfortable with that.
Tried to install in the truck RF- same issue.
So, seat will have to go back... but the question is, what to replace it with. Anyone with either of these vehicles have suggestions on a convertible that works with the vehicle. We want convertible because this seat will be the spare and needs to be available for both kiddos. We intend to ERF and that the old one will remain 5 pt harness till weight limit is exceeded.