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Just set this up today so guess I'll be the first to post these pics. There's 2 Sunshine Radian 80's and a Chicco Keyfit 30.

It's a LATCH, seatbelt, LATCH setup. It wasnt easy but I did spend a lot of time making sure everything was tight. I'll admit it isnt my best configuration as I preferred one of the Radian's to be rear-facing (his weight allows front or rear-facing; if you have a choice, always choose rear) but there isnt enough space in the RAV4 for this.

Hope this helps some people.



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I have squeezed two foraward facing seats and a booster seat in a few times. It was difficult. All three seats were touching each other and the doors. It was difficult to access each kid to make sure they were buckled.

I can't imagine getting three rear facing seats in there. Plus with tripletts, they may be small for a while and need the rear facing seat longer.

I consider the middle seat in the back of the Rav as a temporay use seat. Better get a mini van.
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No Latch so it's not recommended. Time for a Sienna or a sequoia.
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Just set this up today so guess I'll be the first to post these pics. There's 2 Sunshine Radian 80's and a Chicco Keyfit 30.

It's a LATCH, seatbelt, LATCH setup. It wasnt easy but I did spend a lot of time making sure everything was tight. I'll admit it isnt my best configuration as I preferred one of the Radian's to be rear-facing (his weight allows front or rear-facing; if you have a choice, always choose rear) but there isnt enough space in the RAV4 for this.

Hope this helps some people.

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Nice! I said it couldn't be done and you proved me wrong. Those Sunshine seats appear to be pretty low profile. Will have to check them out, not for the RAV4 but for the 335. Going to need to make a change in the car seat setup in that car come spring, mostly for my 2yr old who will be 3.

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Come a few more months when my 1 month old outgrows the infant car seat I dont see it possible to fit 3 car seats in a row as Sunshine Kids likes to proudly advertise. Sunshine Kids have a more narrow profile than usual which is why I bought them, but to fit 3 of them in a row will require a larger SUV, or, might as well get a van.
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I just got around installing a 3rd Sunshine Kids Radian car seat into the RAV4 by replacing the Chico Keyfit that was previously in the middle. I was pleasantly surprised to see it fits! This will buy me some time before I decide on which minivan to buy. Thought I'd post some pics so everyone has an idea. I should say from experience though, the RAV4 isnt ideal for a preschooler, toddler and an infant. Just getting the infant into the middle seat and tightening the straps take a toll on our backs. Also, my wife and I are ~5'6" so this was do-able for us. I dont see a tall family being able to accomplish this.




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Wow, I didn't think that was possible. Are the LATCH points of any use for something like this?

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The current configuration for these car seats is: LATCH, seatbelt, LATCH setup. I'm using the seatbelt setup as instructed in the Sunshine Kid's manual for rear facing installation.

I actually test drove the Sienna this summer and I cant say I like it (yet). The dash is very unattractive and the power is lacking. I'm still looking...
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