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Old 02-24-2011, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No rear car seat anchors?

Tried mounting my newborns car seat in the back seat of my 08 f350 6.4 CC SRW. I noticed there were no anchors in the seat. With leather seats, Im woried about the seat sliding around only using the standard seatbelt.
Anyone else have this issue? And any resolutions? There has to be SOMETHING I could use to anchor this.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought the anchors were behind the seat on the back wall of the truck.
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First off there are two kinds of anchors. There is the LATCH system which is down at the bottom of seats and then there is the anchor for the top of the child seat. If memory serves (kids are older now), since its not technically a passenger vehicle being a 250 and 350, the manufacturers are not required to install latch unless something has changed. Even when they are required to install it, it only 1 or 2 seats (cant remember). I cant recall seeing them on the driver side or middle, so your best bet would be the passenger side seat, but I doubt they are there. They were not in my 6.0 that I can remember and I cant say I have seen them in my 6.4.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i just went thru this on my 08 cc lb sw. there are no "latch" points on these trucks but there are tether points on the back wall. (new for the 08's is a tether point for the middle seat).
i placed a towel under the seat base and pressed down the seat with my knee before buckilng in and it is pressed into seat therefore not moving around any.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I donít know if this will help, but I went through this last year with my new born Granddaughterís parents before I was allowed to start the engine LOL.

In Ontario, it is my understanding that if there are rear seats, the childís seat has to be installed in the back. Since there are many variables, I found it even more confusing because the manuals for the different child seats and my truck keep saying to refer to one another? Even after that, the local law enforcers have the final say and were more then willing to assist and approve my installation. Of course this also stopped the debate if an old man did it right.

The few tricks I have learned with installing a childís seat on the back passenger side.

1. To cover the bottom leather part of the seat, I tilt it up and wrap a large towel around it, a couple of times and then lock bottom seat down.

2. The problem with the back of the rear seat, being so close to the back of the cab and the tether anchor point being behind the back of the rear seat, makes it almost impossible to connect and tighten the tether strap when my child seat is in place. I now have an approved loop attached to the tether anchor behind the childís seat and the childís seat tether goes through the loop and I attach the tether strap to the middle tether anchor where I can pull and tighten it. Before I removed the head rest to try to make it easier, but with the loop I donít have too.

3. The shoulder and lap belt have an ďAuto Locking ModeĒ (Refer to the truck's manual). Once I have loosely attached the tether strap to the seat and truck. I thread the shoulder and lap belt through the child seat as per the seatís manual. I put my knee on the child seat and pull up on the shoulder strap and if the strap is in auto locking mode the belt will not come loose. Then I tighten the tether strap. Now I can usually do this within minutes without the parentís supervision and hoping with time I wonít need their inspection after LOL.
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Yes, I see the tether points on the back wall behind the seat. These are for "toddler" seats I believe. I guess Im looking for the LATCH system under the seat. I ended up using a bit of "antislip" used for putting under area rugs so they dont slide on a wood floor. Seems to work well and believe it or not, its approved by the Fire and Police chief. Still, it really baffles me that a $50k+ truck doesnt have the best safety features. You have got to think that Ford doesnt believe that only construction workers use these trucks, there are families that buy and use these trucks as well.
After laying the "antislip" on the seat, I placed the base on the seat and kneeled on it while pulling the seat belt complete out as far as it would go, buckled it, and then slowly retracted the seatbelt until tight. I just dont like that it pulls up on the base a bit.....
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Well I guess it really depends on that make of seat. The shoulder strap doesnít pull up on the base of my seat, it fits behind by design. Since Grandma said "Grandpa was paying for it", the only input I had was Iím only doing it once LOL. The seat they picked is for new born and up. It had to be installed and visually inspected by hospital staff before the baby could be put in it and brought home in the parentís vehicle.
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I had the same complaint, but ended up anchoring the car seat latches to the seat belt brackets. The car seat doesn't move more than 1/4 inch now (on leather). I think this ended up better than using the actual seat-belt with the shoulder strap adapter.
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The LATCH is not required because it is over 1/2 ton rating, if I remember correctly
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