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    Hi everyone - just joined

    About to become a dad and doing all the baby stuff. We bought a Mothers Choice Baby Seat Convertible type for new borns and toddlers. Problem is the Attaching strap doesn't reach the anchorage point. Is it just me or do I need to buy another type of baby seat that actually reaches? Anyone else had this problem? Help would be most appreciated.

    Cheers

  • #2
    It's been many years since I faced the same problem for my then Gen 2 Pajero. It was solved by buying an extender strap from, I think, Repco. If not them then someone like them.

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    • #3
      You can buy extensions for such.

      Just head into any of the approved child restraint outlets and they'll definately have something to suit.
      "Percussive Maintenance : The fine art of whacking the crap out of something to get it to work again"

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      • #4
        All your autObarns, Repcos, Babyco and the like will have extension straps available. They come in 300mm & 600mm lengths.
        Pajero's are a PITA with the position of their "baby bolt" points. When I got my NH, I fitted two more on the floor behind the centre seat. When you buy an anchor kit, it comes with some extra spacers as well as a large panel washer. This washer will stop the nut pulling through the floor in the event of anaccident. I found the floor was also double skinned at this point.
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        • #5
          pajeros are excellent for there anchor points, buy a strap and your laughing. i wouldn't compromise the safety of my child by using diy points.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by actpaj View Post
            pajeros are excellent for there anchor points,
            Ever tried sitting in the third row seats with these in place. Or had a cargo barrier...

            Originally posted by actpaj
            buy a strap and your laughing. i wouldn't compromise the safety of my child by using diy points.
            What compromise? The floor pan material is just as thick as most parcel shelves, which have a square nut spot welded on the underside. The "retro-fit" kit, supplied by both Safe'n'sound and IGC, has parts either to screw into the factory hole, or by using the nut, spring washer and large diameter washer supplied, fitting where there are not factory holes.

            You say "DIY" as if it's a second rate option. In my opinion there are alot of people that DIY who do a better job than some "professionals", mainly because they're doing it for their own use.

            But having said that, if you don't feel confident about this, buy the extension strap.
            Last edited by Yonnee; 23-01-08, 02:33 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Yonnee View Post
              Ever tried sitting in the third row seats with these in place.

              fair call, no use for 3rd row yet so havn't experienced your problems.


              What compromise? The floor pan material is just as thick as most parcel shelves, which have a square nut spot welded on the underside. The "retro-fit" kit, supplied by both Safe'n'sound and IGC, has parts either to screw into the factory hole, or by using the nut, spring washer and large diameter washer supplied, fitting where there are not factory holes.
              unless certified by an engineer, i will stick with factory mounts. havn't seen the kits you speak of though.

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              • #8
                If I was in an accident that pulled the 2" diameter washer through the floor, I would think that the anchor points would the least of our worries.

                Out of curiosity, do you have an "Engineers" for your seats??
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                • #9
                  Ahhh, i was wondering if you would ask! I do and it was a pain in the arse getting it. Did a quick search on the topic, some handy info here, http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roa.../vsb_ncop.aspx

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                  • #10
                    just noticed you edited second post. cargo barrier would be an issue. not bagging your diy skills in any way mate, just personal preferance. with a barrier and 3rd row seats in use i might just steal your idea, only got 1 kid so thats a looooong way down the track

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by actpaj View Post
                      Ahhh, i was wondering if you would ask! I do and it was a pain in the arse getting it.

                      Just me being a smart ar$e!!

                      But you'll also know how expensive they are for $30 worth of baby bolt kit.

                      not bagging your diy skills in any way mate, just personal preferance.
                      No offence taken, each to his own.
                      And as I said before, anything vehicle/trailer related, if you're not confident doing it, don't do it!
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