R107's & Babies? Oil & water?

dubplate

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Hello All

This is a first post and I fear I know the answer already.

I would dearly like to own a late Eighties example of this beautiful car but from the research i've done so far it looks pretty unlikely that there is a safe way to transport small babies (under a year) in one.

Can anyone throw me a bone on this??

Thanks in advance.
 

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Simple, buy two cars!

Have the R107 for you, get a family estate for the kids. Sorted

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you can use your backward-facing baby seat

in the passenger seat perfectly safely. Shame the mrs will have to walk though.....
Once they are old enough to go into a stage 3 seat, you can use a Britax vario-ronny in the back ( only if you have the sculpted seats, not if you have the flat bench with upholstery)
You can use stage 2 seats in the front quite safely, but they wont fit in the back.
My two have been in the back with the vario since they were about two and a half years old.
Is your wife a keen walker perchance?
 

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hi

the rear facing seat can go in the front seat fine.

if the car has rear seats fitted (they can be retrofitted but worth waiting out for a car with them as standard) when your baby moves up to a booster he/she can go in the back. my 1.5 year old is still in his front facing baby harness seat which is really a bit too big for the SL's rear seats.

my older 4 year old's booster goes in OK.

remember the rear seats in a R107 will only have lap belts. a company called http://www.quickfitsbs.com/ supplies and fits 3 point belts in the rear of your SL for a good price.

my R107 is almost ready to return to the road (after restoration) and i'll be fitting these 3 point belts for when both my kids are in booster seats. before they both are i dont think they could both fit comfortably in the rear.

Myros - i'd be interested to see a pic of the vario in your car as i cant find much info on these anywhere...
 

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I'm in the SL today

and the ronnies are in the back. All I have on me is my phone camera, and that won't bluetooth to my computer. I might as well be in a Gulag for all these technological chains.
I'll go and get the part no's etc and googlewhack them for you and post them up.
You can use them with 3 point belts as well, but you lose the diagonal strap as it feeds through with the lap portion. The chest protection is superior in my opinion anyway, so it's no loss.

here we go http://www.ciao.de/Romer_Ronny_Vario__138820

http://www.kindersitze-shop.de/index.php?auto=c89201542f4c57462583f0e10c490cdf
the chap I bought the varios from over two years ago now.

The part number is " Romer Vario 88516" and it's a Universal 15-25 kg. Group II ECE R44/04.Can be used in a rear facing seat if there is no direct acting airbag.
It says center seat, but not lateral seats or passenger seat., but the illustrations clearly show a child being fitted into a lateral seat. It also defeats the object saying that, as in cars like the SL where lap belts are all there is, these are the ideal solution.

Maybe worth an enquiry of Britax-Romer themselves. They are on google
 
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Thanks for the answers.

Might have to have a rethink

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Thanks for the answers. Might have to have a rethink :(

Just a thought, but if you put them in child seats, the MB "rear seats" may well be redundant and yet occupy space. Removing these pads might help make more space and will not affect the seat belts or their mountings.
 

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got to say i feel uncomfortable with using the lap-belts. i'd prefer 3 point belts. Quick Fit (not the tyre place!) supply them for about £150. they use the existing lap belt mounts + a new mount in the rear wheel arch. Fitting was about £200 i think but i would fit myself. i plan to do this but since my youngest is still in the bigger seat and wont fit well anyway, there is no urgency.
 

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I was going to do the 3-point thing

until i saw the Varios ( on the german 107 sites, where they discuss this kind of thing all the time)
When my two outgrow the Varios, in about 2 years time according to weight, then I'll fit the 3 pointers, and they can just use the rear seats more safely than Merc intended.
I have to say when i look at them in the varios, they really do look very well protected, better front protection than a diagonal belt, more spreading of the load. Only drawback, no side protection, but they don't get that with a booster cushion either.
So, in about two-3 years time, 2 well-looked after varios for sale to safety-conscious 107 types.

I think that Recaro make something similar, but I'm scuppered if I can actually get it to appear on my computer.
 
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