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Old 04-20-2015, 12:33 PM
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Wheelin/driving with Kiddo in front seat

How many peeps drive with their little ones in a car seat in the front seat? Is this legal / safe? i want to put the summer tops on but would have to have my 20mth old girl in the front, if I did take her with me with a Front facing car seat. Cant have her in the back with a safari top as thewind would be in her face ..thoughts?
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:36 PM
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shes way to young to be in the front IMO..........my boy is 6 he still rides in the back..........its the safest place for them
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:59 PM
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Yeah thats what I was thinking just because of the air bag mainly...sure is a bummer when i take the soft top off tho...need a wrap around cover for the rear that I can strap on to shield the wind
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:48 PM
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Airbag would kill her, not worth the risk
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:05 PM
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take the fuse out...would that not solve the air bag problem?
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:45 PM
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I let my boy ride in the front unless i'm doing something stupid. He is 10 (i've let him ride in the front periodically since he was 8). However, the half doors on my rig are tall enough that he's not coming out. No airbags in my rig. I would not let one in a car seat ride in the front.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:22 PM
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ya ill let my boy in the front once hes a bit older..........i told my 9 yr old daughter she could ride up front last time out.......she wanted to stay in the back
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:33 PM
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ive let katie ride up front on a trail before but not sure how i would feel about it in traffic (shes 8)
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:25 PM
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Some vehicles have "smart" airbags. They detect the weight in the passenger seat is to light, airbags automatically turn off.

There would be some sort of light on the dash for that. '07 dodge caravan is like that.

That said, first time my kids rode up front (in traffic) was at 11-12

On the trail (depending on the trail) anything went. Sit on my lap and steer etc. busy roads where the likelyhood of oncomming traffic was high, they rode in the back...
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Yesterday I opened Pandora's box so to say. I put Eilee's car seat in the front for some trail wheeling and we both really loved it. She usually is in the back but it hard to take the proper gear or secure it down. This time I had the back all packed proper and the gear strapped down under a cover sheet like I would when I wheel alone. If we ran into any really dangerous situations she would have got out and waited with the other children though. Yes I did drive to and from home with her up front but she was in a fully harnessed child seat and not just the booster she rides in when in moms car. My 4Runner has no airbags to worry about though and she was also wearing a helmet when we were on the trails.

Some may think I'm a horrible parent some may think I'm a safety freak out of our group but I don't care. I believe we were safe and we had a very enjoyable day out and bonded in a way when never could before when we went wheeling.

All that said my daughter is 6 and a half not twenty months. At twenty months for us it was back roads and back seats only.

And of all the wheeling we did trying find the main group it was no where near as unsafe as what I did three times while parked and with eilee up front. I looked back on my day and realized I did all that winching on Mikey with my hood down and eilee up front. For the extra safety (front or back seat) I should have popped the hood
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Yesterday I opened Pandora's box so to say. I put Eilee's car seat in the front for some trail wheeling and we both really loved it. She usually is in the back but it hard to take the proper gear or secure it down. This time I had the back all packed proper and the gear strapped down under a cover sheet like I would when I wheel alone. If we ran into any really dangerous situations she would have got out and waited with the other children though. Yes I did drive to and from home with her up front but she was in a fully harnessed child seat and not just the booster she rides in when in moms car. My 4Runner has no airbags to worry about though and she was also wearing a helmet when we were on the trails.

Some may think I'm a horrible parent some may think I'm a safety freak out of our group but I don't care. I believe we were safe and we had a very enjoyable day out and bonded in a way when never could before when we went wheeling.

All that said my daughter is 6 and a half not twenty months. At twenty months for us it was back roads and back seats only.

And of all the wheeling we did trying find the main group it was no where near as unsafe as what I did three times while parked and with eilee up front. I looked back on my day and realized I did all that winching on Mikey with my hood down and eilee up front. For the extra safety (front or back seat) I should have popped the hood

Well said there Greg.... But that is also one good advantage of the Synthetic line it drops when it breaks instead of recoiling back ( what I've heard anyways ) haven't seen it 1st hand..
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Well said there Greg.... But that is also one good advantage of the Synthetic line it drops when it breaks instead of recoiling back ( what I've heard anyways ) haven't seen it 1st hand..
There still must be some recoil energy even with synthetic line. And for sure things would be flying if the mount ripped off and the hook came flying back.
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I ve taken both Jacob and Lukas in the front seat of my 82' with my half doors on, in the car seat.

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