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I picked up the Super Elite last weekend, and after having a heck of a time getting the cover back on the seat (long story), I installed it in my 2001 Odyssey EX, outboard (behind the driver's seat). It doesn't look right to me......I followed all the directions, but the anchor point of the seat belt looks low, and seems like it'll slip off the edge of the car seat. Is that normal? I'm going to try to find a CPS tech locally to check the seat, but wanted to see if I can get some input here.

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Sorry I'm no help, but may I ask where you found the Super Elite? The online stores I checked out all say it will be available Spring/June 2002.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by OddGrinch:
Sorry I'm no help, but may I ask where you found the Super Elite? The online stores I checked out all say it will be available Spring/June 2002.

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I had placed my name on SEVERAL (about 10) waiting lists, and finally got a call from a local store (NH). I'd recommend, going to the website: http://www.childseat.com click on "WHERE CAN I PURCHASE", and get all the stores in your local area, and ask to be put on their waiting lists, then expand your search out from there.

Good luck!!



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Sorry, Angela-

I haven't even seen an SE in person yet. Wish I could help you on this one. The Odyssey anchors are assymetric, and some carseat manuals do recommend against installation with that type of seatbelt system. I don't know if that applies to the SE or not. If not, I'd say it is probably OK as long as it's tethered and meets the 1-inch side-to-side and front-to-back rule. If you have a digital camera, maybe you could post a quick snapshot:)
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by caviller:
Sorry, Angela-

I haven't even seen an SE in person yet. Wish I could help you on this one. The Odyssey anchors are assymetric, and some carseat manuals do recommend against installation with that type of seatbelt system. I don't know if that applies to the SE or not. If not, I'd say it is probably OK as long as it's tethered and meets the 1-inch side-to-side and front-to-back rule. If you have a digital camera, maybe you could post a quick snapshot:)
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Grrrrrr......I just typed out a long response, and it got lost! Here I go again....


OOoooooooh, what a great idea! It's raining, and pretty late right now, so I'll probably take some pictures tomorrow. I REEEALLY hope it's not incompatible, 'cause I've waited MONTHS for this seat!


I tethered the seat, and it's a really tight fit.. it doesn't even budge. But, that seatbelt just doesn't look right. I hope they come up w/the retrofit LATCH kit soon for this seat, as that will solve my problem
DS is in the Expressway, which has the LATCH, and aside from the HUGS being a PIA, the installation, etc is PERFECT! (BTW, Britax is sending me a new 'longer' HUGS harness, to hopefully solve the difficutly we're having)---and that's a whole other story! LOL

Thanks again! I'll post the pictures as soon as I can. BTW, the Super Elite IS HUUUUGE! WHOA! *I* fit in it comfortably, so DD, who is about 40# has plenty of growing room



~Angela

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Great, thanks! I'd also post your photos at the Carseat forum on PP. Lot's more experts there who have real experience with the SE!

Sounds like it's OK it it isn't moving:)
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by caviller:
Great, thanks! I'd also post your photos at the Carseat forum on PP. Lot's more experts there who have real experience with the SE!

Sounds like it's OK it it isn't moving:)

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Ta Da! Here it is!!

http://www.picturetrail.com/angelas2kids/506842

Thanks for the advice, I also posted on the PP board, but wanted to show you what I meant


Thank you!!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by odymomof2:
I picked up the Super Elite last weekend,
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Wow Britax finally released the Super Elite. We had been consider it for over a year. But we finally went with something else (Teddy Bear Booster).

I am even more curious to actually see an elite now, given how big you say it is.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BrianB:

I am even more curious to actually see an elite now, given how big you say it is.

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Brian,

Good luck finding one! I had placed my name on many waiting lists, and until I actually went in to pay for it, I hadn't seen it in person. None of the stores within a 100+ mile radius around me, had one to display.

What really drew me to the seat, was that it's the only seat that can be used as a harness up to 80#! (for my petite DD, that may be till she's a teen LOL).

Here are the dimensions:
Product Dimensions: 22”W X 30.25”H X 22.5”D
Seating surface to top-most slot: 21”H
Seating surface to top of shell: 29”H
Product Weight: 23.2 lbs.

It's a really nice seat, and easy to use. DD, who's 5, LOVES it!

~Angela
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by caviller:
Hehe-

I KNEW Peggy would have a good answer for you:) Hope it worked!
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Yes, Peggy is awesome!
It worked great! I just finished installing the Expressway w/the new HUGS, and the Super Elite w/the belt path the RIGHT way, both tethered! It took about 20 mins to get them both in, by myself, but that's including vacuuming out the crumbs under the seats


Here are the pictures of them:
http://www.picturetrail.com/angelas2kids/506842


Thanks again!

BTW, I'm still waiting for an answer on the PP board under roll call


~Angela

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by odymomof2:


BTW, I'm still waiting for an answer on the PP board under roll call


~Angela

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I hesitate to even go look:)
 
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