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    I wouldnt of thought it would be allowed in a 2/3 seater ute, wouldnt it be like puttin a baby in a front seat? Sure if its a 4 door/4 seater type one, have it in the back but yea.... I would be interested to hear if its allowed in the 2 door utes.

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    Allot of cheaper cars don't have them either (and imported vehicles)

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    We got one put in our ute recently by an accredited installer. He is in Sydney though, not sure where you are located. He was quite reasonable in price. He also will come to your place to install it. I will post his details this afternoon when DH comes home from work.

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    We got one put in a Nissan navara in cairns for $285 I think, and for everyones info, there can be installed legally they are just not standard with utes because they are not considered a passenger vehicle. Ours has been certified and is 100% safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleigh View Post
    I wouldnt of thought it would be allowed in a 2/3 seater ute, wouldnt it be like puttin a baby in a front seat? Sure if its a 4 door/4 seater type one, have it in the back but yea.... I would be interested to hear if its allowed in the 2 door utes.
    You can have it in the front of a vehicle with only one row, provided there is no air bag.

    Sorry, I was thinking of a dual cab ute. But in any case, only certain places can put them in, and not all cars can have them, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpysmurf View Post
    rta fitting stations do them in nsw. u know where u take your car seats to be correctly installed? or hire capsule from?
    think it depends on the car. costs vary too. and its a big bar thing that goes across usually.
    we had one put in an old landcruiser cost about300? friends had one put in a newer tarago cost 550

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    The guy that did ours didn't put the bar across, the way he did it is more secure apparently. My DH did all the research so I can't remember prices etc. Will let you know later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    You can have it in the front of a vehicle with only one row, provided there is no air bag.

    Sorry, I was thinking of a dual cab ute. But in any case, only certain places can put them in, and not all cars can have them, either.
    Oh ok, fair enough. Thanks

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    if in syd try carlyle. mobility services do it.

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    Wow, $300 seems the going rate? I wasn't expecting it to be that much. I'm in Cairns so will have to ring our Dept Transport maybe and ask who does them?

    Its for my DH new Toyota Workmate ute so he can occasionally pick our 2yr old DS up from daycare or take him out when I need my car seperately. The ute doesn't come standard with an anchor point, and I'm not 100% comfortable with the safety issue of DS being in the front but sometimes its a real pain only having one car to transport kids and I would only let DH have DS in his car occasionally.

    Thanks for the replies :-)

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    I emailed the RAA a while ago about this.

    This was the reply I recieved

    "Providing that you are restraining the child correctly in a suitable approved restraint for the child's age/size fitted to the manufacturer's instructions, then you are allowed to transport children in a ute."


    The ute is not allowed to have air bags fitted.


    In our ute there is a button thing at the back and you can remove it and install a anchor point. Or if you have to tools for it drill a hole. We buy our anchor points from auto stores.

    But I would have no idea who or where would put one in for you or how much it would cost. I guess call around?

    Sorry I cant be any real help.

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