Baby capsul

Submitted: Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 15:21
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What the! No.. No.. Not me, I'm past that! What's your thoughts, on placing a baby capsul, in the middle seat, in a land cruiser ute.. Personally, thought this would be illegal to start with.. Thought any baby or young child is only permitted in back seat, or is this only in four door vehicles. Would not imagine it to be very safe.. Any advise? Cheers Odog
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Reply By: RobAck - Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 16:23

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 16:23
Check with your road traffic authority and/or automobile club. The regulations vary, slightly, across the country and there are specific requirements for single cab utes mentioned. The key issue is having the ADR mounting points to start with and most of the single cab utes do not. But my understanding of the regulation is that they can be installed by an approved fitter

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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 16:43

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 16:43
No worries, thanks for that.. Cheers
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Reply By: Member BarryG - Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 17:05

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 17:05
Here is the link for NSW:
Child car seats

It does mention specific regs for children in the front seat of vehicles with two or more rows of seats.
Also, note that the baby capsule must be rear-facing.

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Follow Up By: RobAck - Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 17:11

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 17:11
IN SA this quote is from the RAA site and it does mention single seat vehicles.

Children under 6 months of age must use an approved rearward facing child restraint and travel only in the rear row of a motor vehicle. If your vehicle does not have a rear row, this does not apply. Note: When using in a single row vehicle, such as a utility or van, a rearward facing child restraint cannot be used in the front seat where there is a passenger airbag.

The full link is http://www.raa.com.au/motoring-and-road-safety/recommended-child-restraints/birth-to-6-months

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 21:59

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 at 21:59
Our OKA has an approved child sear (Cat. 4??) on the engine hatch between the 2 front seats in the cab.
It was initially built and approved in Qld and was subsequently approved by another engineer in SA.
It is included on a blue mod. plate, along with other engineering changes.

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Reply By: gbc - Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 at 09:36

Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 at 09:36
From what I can gather, the 76 series wagon is the only 70 series to come with child restraint mount points which are in the roof behind the rear seats. The 79 series ute would have to be modified and plated to take an infant capsule. It is ok to have a capsule in the front of a ute so long as they can't be impacted by an airbag, and the capsule is mounted correctly off an isofix point.
It looks like the 75 series ute actually had them but I can't look at one to confirm. Anybody with a 75 know that they have female threads in the rear cab wall?
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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 at 13:33

Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 at 13:33
gbc - I had one in my 75 Series.

I had to get a plate made and installed then certified. It was drillied through the rear of the cab wall. There were no 'captured nuts" to attach the seat retaining hook to.

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Reply By: Enormous Racing - Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 at 16:13

Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 at 16:13
I didn't use my troopy for ages with my 1st child until someone told me you can put a baby seat in utes etc, if there is no back seat, so I put it in the troopy and we did a few camping trips until the 2nd child came along.
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