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Old 05-01-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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Class B- child car seat

New to rving but my wife are starting to look into full timing for about a year with our son who would be 2-3 years old. Looking at the class b's on the Mercedes or dodge platform (era etc.) one our first concerns is how to deal with a child's car seat.

-are the swivel chairs suitable?
-are the front facing benches in the back suitable?
-are the front facing benches in the front suitable?
-front passenger seat with air bags turned off suitable?

Beginning stages of how to make this trip possible...

Thanks in advance

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Old 05-04-2015, 05:47 PM   #2
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You'll need to check out a specific RV to find out the approved seating position(s) for a child's car seat. In our RV, there are seat belts on the sofa, the forward facing dinette bench, the swivel chair, and of course the driver and co-pilot seats. I'm not sure if any of them are 'certified' for a child's seat, but they didn't do that in 1998, but in modern vehicles they should have positions marked that fit the safety standards.


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Old 05-06-2015, 12:25 AM   #3
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You definitely should inspect the layouts and how things are attached. Generally rear is better at certain ages and then front facing. At that age, I would try and avoid swivels and the ones with air bags. RVs don't apply to normal child seat vehicle rules in many states but that varies so check. When we looked, we found out where all the real safety latches are. Some seats in RVs are just built on frames of wood and screwed into the floor. Not safe in a wreck. And others have good solid bolts going through. I looked at specs and then actually got underneath cabinets or seats and checked the connections to make sure.
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