Using the EATAL with the RideSafer - Safe Ride 4 Kids
  • Jonathan Lambeth
    Posted at 16:01h, 04 June Reply

    Is the energy absorbent tether anchor loop pictured for sale on this page — — the same as the one demonstrated in the video on this page — ? In some ways they do not appear to be the same product.

    Also, how long is the EATAL?

    • Amie
      Posted at 19:58h, 04 June Reply

      Yes. It’s the same thing. It’s about 9-10″, enough to wrap around something and loop through itself.

  • Jonathan Lambeth
    Posted at 13:26h, 05 June Reply

    Thank you! I will look forward to purchasing some for our pre-school mini-bus that has seats more like mini-vans than like bench-type bus seats.

  • Christy Muir
    Posted at 14:26h, 18 September Reply

    Can the EATAL be used for typical (5point harness) seats in vehicles that don’t have enough tether anchors?
    (My van only has 1 anchor in the 3rd row but I need 3).

    • Amie
      Posted at 15:02h, 18 September Reply

      The EATA Loop has not been crash tested for use with other child restraints so the official manufacturer answer would be no.

  • Kristi Fillmore
    Posted at 15:51h, 11 August Reply

    Has anyone successfully used the EATA loop in an RV dinette seat that doesn’t have tether hooks?

    • Amie
      Posted at 16:02h, 11 August Reply

      We’ve talked to a lot of people this summer about how to properly set up RideSafer in an RV. While there have been a few returns for it just not working, most have not returned. But no one has sent in pictures of their set up so we can say as a matter of fact what was successful. It really depends on the RV and how the dinette is set up ie. is there a back to it or just a cushion and what is there to connect an EATA Loop to.

  • Tina Di
    Posted at 19:52h, 25 August Reply

    Hi, we are looking for the Ridesafer set up for our class C motor home. We only have lap belts on the benches/seats/sofa, I am wondering will it matter what position do they ride on? Will it provide the same safety future for kids different facing setting ? such as long sofa side ride or rear ride bench as well was back facing couch seat? Again All of them has a lap belt only. TIA

    • Amie
      Posted at 09:40h, 26 August Reply

      Hi Tina, Like other harness child restraints, the RideSafer can be used with a lap-only belt and a tether anchor in a forward facing vehicle seat. The tether is required when using the RideSafer with a lap-only belt to provide the upper body restraint.

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