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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:29 PM
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Rear seat options?

Brand new on this forum.

Looking to buy my first D90 but need to keep 2 kids safe in the back. Believe inward facing seats are not safe enough, so looking for either forward-facing or rear-facing solutions. kids are 7 and 10.

What are my options?

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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:44 PM
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Contact Safari HP (a regular on this site) for the forward facing seats that also fold up when not in use. The seats are made by Exmoor trim.
Only real option.


http://www.safarihp-trim.com/index.p...hk=1&Itemid=13
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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Thanks. Do you know roughly how much they cost? Also, can I install them myself, or do they have be done professionally?
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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:53 PM
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Changed the link to Safari's with price.

Seat belts extra if not already fitted.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Don't imagine you kids will be safe with these ... Marginally safer ... Yes. Safe ... No. It's a defender not a Volvo.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 06:13 PM
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Chris - many thanks

Jason - could you please elaborate? Are rear-facing seats a better option?

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Old January 5th, 2013, 07:09 PM
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Don't imagine you kids will be safe with these ... Marginally safer ... Yes. Safe ... No. It's a defender not a Volvo.
Considerably safer than a side-facing seat.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Considerably safer than a side-facing seat.
Its all relative in a defender. Considerably safer than barely better than a side impact death trap is still not safe in my book.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 08:47 PM
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I've got the Exmoor lock & folds in the rear for the same reason, safety for the kids. Now they can ride forward and use a car seat. Car seats don't work on side facing. They are ok and i would believe are safer than sides. Nevertheless, when only 1 kid is with me, he rides in his car seat up front with me. I think that's the safest for them.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 10:07 PM
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The best option is a rear facing bench seat, set back to back with the front seats, and the internal roll bar.
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