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So, I'm deployed and planning a Moab trip soon after I come home in a couple months. Our little girl is large enough now to move to a convertible seat, but will still need to be rear-facing for a while. I tested her newborn seat in my JKU before I left and there is no way it'll fit with my front Rock Hard harness bar. My wife is looking at either the Britax Boulevard or Diono Radian. I've also tried looking into racing seats like PRP or Beard to bolt into the single seat side. Is there anyone out there either with experience or that would be able to see one of these seats would fit rear-facing with the harness bar?

http://www.amazon.com/Britax-Boulevard-Convertible-Prior-Model/dp/B00G34TIKU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1435009158&sr=8-3&keywords=britax+boulevard

http://www.amazon.com/Diono-Radian-Convertible-Seat-Shadow/dp/B005MQRAAK/ref=sr_1_1?&ie=UTF8&qid=1435003185&sr=8-1&keywords=diono+radian+rxt+car+seat
 

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Well we've had all our kids in the Britex Boulevard car seat, both rear and front facing in our JKU. While I don't have the Rock Hard bar, from the pictures I've seen I think there should be room for the car seat. By the way its a great car seat and worth the money. Ours has kept our kids safe on many of the trails in moab too.
 

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Well we've had all our kids in the Britex Boulevard car seat, both rear and front facing in our JKU. While I don't have the Rock Hard bar, from the pictures I've seen I think there should be room for the car seat. By the way its a great car seat and worth the money. Ours has kept our kids safe on many of the trails in moab too.
Great! Thanks for your reply grumpy5! I think my wife bought the Britax yesterday, should arrive in a couple days. I won't be running any hardcore trails with her, but I will not trust her safety to Murphy's Law; some of the hairiest situations I've been in were supposed to be "easy day runs". Her infant seat looks like it is reclined a lot more than these convertibles, so I assume you're correct. Regardless, when she moves to forward-facing, I'll have to do some measurements to ensure there is NO chance of her head hitting the bar. Even with the padding, that would be disastrous! I'm glad I decided to bolt, rather than weld that thing in...

I can't wait to take her out! I can hear her in the background on speakerphone laughing up a storm every time I happen to call her when they're out.
 

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If you already have a seat for the baby, and it's just for this one trip, why not just unbolt that Rock Hard bar?
Not really for this one trip, plan on having my daughter around for a while ;) Removing the harness bar is the last option since I would like to use it for the few runs on this particular trip when the wives stay back with the several children that will be with us.
 

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Well, once you get to the point that you're running it forward facing I dont see how she could hit her head on anything if she is seatbelted in correctly. I just did Top of the World and Rose Garden hill in Moab and my daughter road in one (front facing) with out any problems. With it front facing your daughters head would only be about 8-10 inches infront of the rear seat.
 

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We also had such a problem. My sister gave us her old chair from her children and it was very inconvenient that I couldn't see my son while driving if all is ok with him. So, when we decided to go on a long trip I tried to search on some forums if somebody can rent us a car seat for the baby. But, unfortunately, nobody replied and I had to buy another one. I find on cutelittledarling.com a perfect Stroller Combo model for our car for a very pleasant price. It transforms and can be used as a car seat and the same as a stroller.
Thank you for response
 
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