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Old 03-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Three across in mercedes ML, help!!!

Need help from car seat expert people out there, PLEASE!
I will have to fit two convertibles (two from those: maxi Cosi pria 70, recaro proride, complete air) which at least one of them should be RF, and one infant seat peg perego primo viaggio, in a back row of a Mercedes ML.

I was thinking of putting the infant seat on one of the side seats (for easy putting baby in the car), but which one is better? Driver or passenger?

Which place is the best place for a FF convertible seat (IF both wouldn't fit RF)?
Which of LATCH or seat belt should I use for all of these seats?
Will it still be ok to use the infant seat without the base if I don't have enough space for the base?

Ill try to have them checked of course!
Thank you so much!

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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You want the FF child in the middle. A lot of people find that seatbelt installs work better for three across, but my outboard seats install just fine with latch. If your manual allows for installation without the base, it's fine to do it that way. I haven't used any of the seats you mentioned, but I have a RF CCO that has worked with two maestro's, a maestro and a scenera (both RF and FF), and now a maestro and a RF mysize. This is in an Oldsmobile Alero.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:05 PM   #3
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This is how I installed three across: outboard driver is a recaro proride RF then a maxi Cosi pria 70 RF (in the second pic), in the middle a Complete air FF and outboard passenger is a PP promo viaggio infant wi base. Kids are respectively 16mo, 3yo, and DD3 due in a month (for the moment seat is used by a 6mo)
Middle is a seat belt install and outboards are LATCH.
What do you think?
Hopefully pics will be attached here!

I will try to get a car seat check ASAP!

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Looks great! Your seats puzzle really well together.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:06 AM   #5
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Looks great! Your seats puzzle really well together.
Thank you! Actually as I looked closer, the middle seat is not 100% vertical, juuuuust a tiny bit inclined. I'll go have them checked this Saturday and I'll update all this.
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The guy that checked the car seats told me that they're perfectly installed and asked me to work for them LOL!
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