Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » January 31st 2010, 2:36am

Anybody know if the newer Vans have car seat anchors? Wanna get a 8 passenger '96+ Van just wanna know when the seat anchors started if they did..as we want them if we can get 'em!













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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby astroturf » January 31st 2010, 2:49am

My 05 has got them.
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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » January 31st 2010, 2:54am

Alright gettting somewhere here.......too bad I can't afford a '05 in running condition. I'm assuming they probably started in '96 or so....hopefully as my wife wants them really bad. :lol:
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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby rotor » January 31st 2010, 3:12am

I think the are on all '02 and up Vans. My father in laws '96 doesn't have them, but my '03 does. Get a '96 van and find some newer benches with the anchor points from a junk yard.
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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby astroturf » January 31st 2010, 3:30am

Mr_Bowtie wrote:Alright gettting somewhere here.......too bad I can't afford a '05 in running condition. I'm assuming they probably started in '96 or so....hopefully as my wife wants them really bad. :lol:


Well, You should have them. Can't have the kids flyin all over the place.
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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » January 31st 2010, 4:15am

rotor wrote:I think the are on all '02 and up Vans. My father in laws '96 doesn't have them, but my '03 does. Get a '96 van and find some newer benches with the anchor points from a junk yard.


I will definatly keep that in mind! Thanks!


The seat belts work fine to hold the car seats, but our newborn has that car seat base and it would be much easier if I seat anchors in my Van. Oh well anchors or no anchors it will work...my wife was just curious. :shrug: :lol:
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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby Jasen » January 31st 2010, 5:43am

astroturf wrote:
Mr_Bowtie wrote:Alright gettting somewhere here.......too bad I can't afford a '05 in running condition. I'm assuming they probably started in '96 or so....hopefully as my wife wants them really bad. :lol:



Can't have the kids flyin all over the place.


That's what the security partition is for. Keeps them from rollen under the brake peddle and fling up and landing on the dash blocking your view of the road. Both very unsafe situations.



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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby Astroplane » January 31st 2010, 8:49am

It's the 'Latch' system and is on '02 or '03 and up. I wanted it for mine as well but I couldn't find a late model Astro for $600. I'm always worried about the top and bottom tethers on the car seat becoming swinging projectiles during a collision. On my jimmy, I'm able to secure the top tether to the d-ring on the floor in the back and the two lower tethers to the frame of the seat. With Latch, the lowers would hook on either side of the car seat. I don't know how anyone managed to survive a car crash back when steel dashes, no seat belts, and no child car seats were the norm.
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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby astroturf » January 31st 2010, 3:55pm

We didn't survive. We are just ghosts chatting on these forums.
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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby sfeaver » January 31st 2010, 4:05pm

I clip the teather strap on the bottom of the seat frame, there is a slot that the clip fits in. Should put an anchor in the floor to be done properly though, but the bottom of the seat works well.
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Re: Car seat anchors in newer Vans?

Postby Mr_Bowtie [OP] » February 1st 2010, 9:02pm

sfeaver wrote:I clip the teather strap on the bottom of the seat frame, there is a slot that the clip fits in. Should put an anchor in the floor to be done properly though, but the bottom of the seat works well.


I gonna take a look at that. thanks. 8-)
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