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Tents and awnings are a big no no for us.
Much prefer everything in the van.
I took my pop up shelter last weekend and didn’t really use it.
Our current seat doesn’t quite fit in the footwells, however it does have a swivel system which adds to the bulk. Won’t need this going forward and doubt the following group of seats will have this feature

Thanks all for the advice
Can you get a seat that would fit under the Ocean multiflex? We can fit two RodiFix seats in a 69 configuration under our Beach multiflex which is ~48 cm high. I reckon a single seat would be ~40cm high laying on its back.
 
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I am using two of these (see link below to cybex Pallas) for my grandchildren and they are great. Really comfortable but light and easy to pop in and out. The children are using them with the front pad at the moment but when they are bigger, I can remove it. The seats have isofix but no tether and can also be used without isofix if necessary.

 
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I am using two of these (see link below to cybex Pallas) for my grandchildren and they are great. Really comfortable but light and easy to pop in and out. The children are using them with the front pad at the moment but when they are bigger, I can remove it. The seats have isofix but no tether and can also be used without isofix if necessary.

Are you sure you should be using seats without tether or foot...?
I was told when using ISOFIX you must use one of either system in conjunction with the ISOFIX connection...
 
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Are you sure you should be using seats without tether or foot...?
I was told when using ISOFIX you must use one of either system in conjunction with the ISOFIX connection...
If the Group 2 or Group 3 seat doesn't have its own harness the seat or cushion will be held in pace by the vehicle seatbelt around the child and the child sitting in the unsecured seat or on the unsecured cushion. Isofix is just a bonus which secures the seat to the vehicle.
 
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OK
Cheers Amarillo
 
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Read test reports & google for crash test videos for the seat model that you intend on buying.
 
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Our youngest (8) uses a Bubblebum inflatable booster. About £25 from halfords. Originally bought as it was the only booster that fitted properly in carbon fibre seats in my Lotus. Its comfy to sit on & takes up very little room, & if deflated takes up about the same room as a folded T shirt.

Also very handy for use in hire cars abroad if your flying anywhere.
 
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Read test reports & google for crash test videos for the seat model that you intend on buying.
For the first year of my life I was carted about on the parcel shelf of my parents’ car, my older brothers on the bench seat without belts.

I’m confident that my children in any EU approved seat for their age, height and weight, if correctly fitted, will be many times safer than I was.
 
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For the first year of my life I was carted about on the parcel shelf of my parents’ car, my older brothers on the bench seat without belts.
You were lucky - you had car.
Until I was 5 i went in the sidecar along with my sister whilst parents went on the motorbike.
 
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Yep boots and footwells, 6 school friends for parties etc. Spoilt our kids with a seat each!
 
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Thanks for all the advice.
Ended up ordering the Maxi-Cosy AirProtect ISOFIX.
The boy tested it out and seemed happy and comfortable. Its fairly light, and not to bulky...
Btw Mammas & Pappas £119:thumb

 
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Have been numerous years to Switzerland and south of France on the backseat, unbuckled, together with my sister.
Still alive and kicking.
Just put your kids in the playground behind the backseat. Attach the child safety net, that came with the California, between the headrests and the roof, and they are safe, and can play whatever they want there.

DON'T TAKE THAT ADVICE !!!

Traffic nowadays is more hectic than 30 years ago, but still, travelling 1000 km in one day, unbuckled? Our parents were very lucky nothing serious ever happened.
 
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Roads have never been safer. Deaths are a 40% of what they were in 1990, and were 4.5 times higher in 1966.
Roads have never been safer thanks to safety systems, child seats, helmets, and so on...
 
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Have been numerous years to Switzerland and south of France on the backseat, unbuckled, together with my sister.
Still alive and kicking.
Just put your kids in the playground behind the backseat. Attach the child safety net, that came with the California, between the headrests and the roof, and they are safe, and can play whatever they want there.

DON'T TAKE THAT ADVICE !!!

Traffic nowadays is more hectic than 30 years ago, but still, travelling 1000 km in one day, unbuckled? Our parents were very lucky nothing serious ever happened.
We used to get around on the bulkhead behind the front seats of my auntie and uncles Spitfire...
Different times.
 
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