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in our trucks. My fiance is preg and i wanted to know if i could sometimes put a car seat in? She has her car but im pretty sure theres going to be a time when shes not around. So if anyone knows please inform me, cause if i have to i will part ways with my beast
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I plan on 4 bolts through the floor... haha... ok... let the real answers come...
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ive got a booster seat in my 91 ext cab. my girls love riding in the truck,better than my wifes car. lol
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I have a booster seat in the back of my truck for my 2 year old. It might be a challange to get a new born car seat in the back though.
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the safest place for a child is in the middle of the rear seat. I have a single cab and put my daughter in the front seat all the time. As long as you can turn the airbag off it is legal.
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the safest place for a child is in the middle of the rear seat. I have a single cab and put my daughter in the front seat all the time. As long as you can turn the airbag off it is legal.
So its ok if i have the car seat in the front as long as i have the air bag off??
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Yes^
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So its ok if i have the car seat in the front as long as i have the air bag off??
Yes. Like, I said, according to the people who test crashes the safest place is in the middle of the back seat but it is legal as long as you can disable the airbag.
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Well thanks guys i was already getting on autotrader lol
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I swear I saw this discussed in the glove box manual... and I agree it was the pass seat. the weight should disable the sensor.
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get some ratchet straps and put the kid in the bed
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no need to sell the truck if its just u and the kid.. turn the air bag off for the passenger seat.. i did it with my uncles kids when i had to watch them..
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I swear I saw this discussed in the glove box manual... and I agree it was the pass seat. the weight should disable the sensor.
Yea but i cannot find mine i tried tho
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I swear I saw this discussed in the glove box manual... and I agree it was the pass seat. the weight should disable the sensor.
hahaha... most of the trucks don't have the weight disabler, just the manual switch... kinda wish I had the manual switch... I trust it more
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When my son was in a rear facing car seat I pushed the seat as far back as it would go even had the air bag off

Now the seat is turned facing forward and I have the seat back as far as it will go with air bag off

It is legal and you wont have any trouble with cops

You can go to your local PD and they will show you the right way to install it in your truck

Yes there is a right and wrong way
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check the laws in your state. If I ever need to put a child in the front, airbag is turned off AND the child is facing backwards. I kept the airbag turned off until the child reaches about 80 lbs. I sold a single cab 84 Mazda after my daugher was born because I knew that a car seat and 2 adults would make shifting a little tough. Laws are alittle more strict now than 20+ years ago. Before I sold the Mazda, if it was just my daughter and I , I would turn the car to face the rear of the truck.
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my truck came with buckles built into the passenger seat meant for strapping a car seat in it.
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You can go to your local PD and they will show you the right way to install it in your truck
good idea right there, and free
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^^ Similar rules apply in Canada also.

I don't know about the newer Rangers, but my 01 has the child safety latch attached to the passenger seat. The car seat tether attaches to it and the seat belt is pulled through the rear of the car seat. There is a whole section in the user manuals about it.

In Canada it IS legal for our passenger airbags to be off if:

1 - A child seat is installed on the front seat due to the vehicle NOT having a proper rear seat and mount.

2 - The occupant is under 80lbs (and now a new law - if under 14) and the vehicle does NOT have a rear seat.

3 - The occupant has a medical condition or doctors instructions for it to be so.


On the next page for the US, it's pretty much the same.
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I have a booster seat in the back of my truck for my 2 year old. It might be a challange to get a new born car seat in the back though.
A booster seat, I can see...............putting a new born car seat back there, the person should have the child taken away from them.

The ONLY place in our trucks where a child seat should go is where the appropriate hardware is installed......and that's the front passenger seat and having the seat facing the rear.
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my truck came with buckles built into the passenger seat meant for strapping a car seat in it.
Ill have to check my truck I don't recall seeing that in there.

I know my wife's V dub has those kinda a pain in the butt to use, but worth it

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good idea right there, and free
before we left the hospital with our son they checked the car seat. If not installed right they would have fixed it.
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Put it in the front seat and turn off the passenger air bag.
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pm gumby he had the best set up
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get some ratchet straps and put the kid in the bed
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this is one of the main reasons why i sold my ranger... i don't feel comfortable putting my child in the front seat even if the airbag is off however the rangers do have the "latch" system in the front seat for car seats
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