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seatbelt fixed ERF seats?

(14 Posts)
KL07 Thu 10-Apr-14 16:13:24

I need to buy an additional ERF seat for my toddler to use in grandparents cars. We have a Britax isofix ERF as the main seat. We got an isofix one as with our infant carrier as our car and grandparents' cars seatbelts were too short to go round the seat. But the ERF seats are so pricey. I'm interested to know if the Joie Stages or any other belt fix ERF seat fits in your car, even if a Cabriofix infant carrier didn't....? Thanks!

We have a britax two way elite, worth looking at

KL07 Thu 10-Apr-14 17:15:31

Oh thanks, I'll check that out. Does it fix in with the long bit of the seatbelt going round the back of the car seat?

Tweetinat Thu 10-Apr-14 17:18:19

No, the seat belt threads under the seat section at the front of the seat so not round the back at all.

northerngoldilocks Thu 10-Apr-14 17:23:53

Second the britax two way elite. There are different seatbelt routing options depending on belt length. If you're anywhere near Milton Keynes the in car safety centre are v helpful

NewJobNewLife Thu 10-Apr-14 17:27:11

I agree that the Two Way Elite is almost always the simplest (and cheapest) answer.

The only down side is that it needs to touch the back of the front seat. So if you need to regularly adjust the position of the front seat for any reason, it is a pain to then adjust the TWE again. But if you can leave it be, or are going to just fit it for occasional use, then it's perfect smile

OohOod Thu 10-Apr-14 17:37:33

We have a TWE and a britax maxway ( think that's it , all blurred into one). It's a bit more complicated than the TWE though.

smable Thu 10-Apr-14 22:00:55

I've got the britax maxway in a fiesta which doesn't have particularly long seat belts.

ClairesTravellingCircus Fri 11-Apr-14 12:12:52

I have the stages and I think it needs about as much seatbelt as an infant seat.
You'd reallyneedto try it to see if it fits.

AliceMum09 Fri 11-Apr-14 12:13:08

Most proper ERF seats route the seatbelt through the seat under where the child's legs are, the diagonal bit goes through there too and does not have to go right round the seat like it does with an infant carrier.

The seatbelt for the Joie stages does have to go right round the seat though, so you might struggle with that if your seatbelts are short.

The Maxway is a reasonable price I think. I have this seatbelted ERF seat, but it's a bit more pricy www.securatot.co.uk/britax-multi-tech-II?category_id=61

Ive got 2 seatbelt fix erf seats, a Multitech and a TWE. I have had them both in my previous car, one with such short seatbelts anyone over a clothes size 20 was in for one hell of an uncomfortable ride.
Ive currently got the TWE installed in my current car as it has a much better recline angle on it- I can do a few pictures of it tomorrow for you if you would like.

Ijustworemytrenchcoat Mon 14-Apr-14 21:58:42

Just jumping on your thread because I was about to post the very same question! Seems the two way elite is a popular choice then?

Mine would be for my parent's cars (would need to move quite often between the two). Second seat would have to be Isofix or seatbelt, or seatbelt only as my dad's car doesn't have Isofix.

I have just watched the YouTube video on installation and it doesn't look as complicated as some. I would feel ok about fitting it once I have seen it professionally fitted. For anybody using it in different cars do you have two sets of tether straps? And does the passenger in the front seat have very restricted leg room when this seat is installed?

KL07 Tue 15-Apr-14 12:48:24

I'm considering the Britax Max Way. Thanks for all the replies.
No worries trenchcoat!

whatshallwedo Tue 15-Apr-14 19:35:28

Ijustworemytrenchcoat I have a twe and move it between three cars every week. I have two sets of tethers; one set stays in one of the cars all if the time and the other is moved as the third car only uses it once a week.

Wrt legroom it is possible to have a passenger in the front in all of the three cars but there isn't masses of room although it is adequate.

I really like the twe and would recommend buying two sets of tethers as once they are in position the seat is so easy to install as it is just a case of threading the seatbelt through and attaching the tethers to the seat.

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