Jump to content

Patrol only has 2 anchors and we need 3


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 mummy_nic

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

DH went to have a look at a 2007 Nissan Patrol today. He asked me if there was anything in particular he needed to check out and I asked about the anchor points. He said he could only see 2.

We have 3 year old twins (they weigh about 14kg) and an 11 month old boy (weighs about 10kg)

Does anyone have a patrol which has taken 3 seats that are anchored? Can this be done? Are there any seats that are suitable for my twins that don't need to be anchored (or does this not exist?) We currently have an x-trail which we have all 3 seats in but are looking to upgrade to a bigger car and proper 4wd for going 4wding and camping.

TIA

#2 fiveforme

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

We have an older Patrol (2001). It has 3 anchor points, two on the outside seats of the middle row and another for the left hand seat in the rear row.

#3 Mine Site Wife

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

You should be able to call your local RAC and they will be able to tell you wether or not another anchor can be fitted. A freind of ours needed that done and they are able and qualified to do it safely (from memory it only cost about $70) Hope this helps

#4 mummy_nic

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

So you can only have 2 seats in the middle row and one in the back?
Was hoping we could still fit all 3 in the middle row...it would make it so much easier strapping them all in original.gif

#5 mummy_nic

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE (Mine Site Wife @ 07/01/2013, 03:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You should be able to call your local RAC and they will be able to tell you wether or not another anchor can be fitted. A freind of ours needed that done and they are able and qualified to do it safely (from memory it only cost about $70) Hope this helps


Thank you. I'll give them a call now original.gif

#6 fooiesmum

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

Having anchor points fitted/moved in a car is expensive - moving the point is cheap and can be done by an experienced panel worker or similar, having it certified by an automotive engineer and having the rego papers changed to include the structural changes to the cars rego (a blue slip I believe in NSW) is expensive.

Not sure of the laws in other states.

#7 Isolabella

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Depends on whether it is just a case of lift plastic capping and screw in anchor point or is there is no provision for it. No provision for it it is a structural change to the car.



#8 mummy_nic

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

I don't think there is a provision for it as the seats are a split seat so the anchor could slip inbetween the seats.
I gave roadwise a call and the lady said to give Nissan or a type 2 fitter a call to see if it's possible to add another anchor in.

I'm guessing there are no seats available for 3 year old that don't need to be anchored?

#9 Lyn86

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

If the seats are split 50/50, you can't get another anchor point unless you add a bar across the back. (Extremely expensive). We have a patrol like that and looked into it but seeing as we are only having two kids not going to worry.

#10 Isolabella

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

If it is a 50/50 split there will not be amen anchor point and will be most likely expensive to install one as it would require engineering modifications to the car.



#11 Isolabella

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Nope all seats for 3yo must be anchored.



#12 mummy_nic

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 07/01/2013, 03:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope all seats for 3yo must be anchored.

Thanks that's what I was telling DH but just wanted to double check original.gif

#13 NotRocketScience

Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

We have a 2010 Patrol. When we bought it we got a third anchor point installed. We have it for the third row of seats. This means we have two anchor points in the second row and a third anchor for the third row.

I did however see a patrol with three anchor points in the middle row as they had three carseats when we were camping this week.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
  • ek-thumb-blinkybill

    Win Blinky Bill The Movie Prize Packs

    To celebrate the release of BLINKY BILL THE MOVIE in cinemas September, you could win 1 of 10 prize packs that include a pair of Kids Ugg Australia boots, DVD pack, a Blinky Bill The Movie book set and family pass to see the film.

  • ek-fathersdayfitbit

    Father's Day Gift Ideas 2015

    Here are 13 awesome gift ideas for the Dads to celebrate his special day.

  • ek-sportbooks-athumb

    Best books for sporty kids

    Need some inspiration for your sporty kid 's downtime? Here is a handful of good reads for young sporting enthusiasts.

  • kmart-320

    Kmart decor hacks

    Entire communities on Instagram are devoted to showing Kmart homewares prepped, preened and hacked into designer items.

  • ek-pullapart-zthumb

    Amazing pull-apart bread recipes

    From savoury to sweet, here we have gathered a range of amazing pull-apart bread recipes for you to make - in the mean time try to avoid licking the screen!

  • cotton-on-_320

    Cotton On KIDS activewear range

    Activewear for kids has gone designer at Cotton On.

  • ek-90steentvshows-2thumb

    Teens of the 90's TV favourites

    Were you a teen in the 90's? Here are some of your favourite shows from Australia and abroad during the decade.

  • Things only kids growing up in the 90s would understand

    Did you grow up in the 90s? Here are 50 classic memories from your childhood that will take you back.

  • harry320

    10 actors who were almost cast in the Harry Potter series

    Casting for the Harry Potter series couldn't have been an easy job. While we think everything turned out the way it should, here's ten actors that almost made it into the movies.

  • dh_320

    When they were famous

    Ever wonder what happened to the child stars that entertained us all those years ago? From Mary Poppins to Jerry Maguire, take a look at when they were famous and learn what they're doing now.

  • ek-fidgettoys-1athubm

    Fidgets or Fidget Toys for ASD, ADHD and Sensory Disorders

    Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.

  • ek-80sboys-1thumb3

    Boys growing up in the 80s

    Flashback time! Here are a handful of totally retro memories for boys (and a few for girls) who grew up in the 1980's in Australia.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.