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CHILD SEATS

The safety of your family is important to us at Cruisin’ Tasmania Motorhomes. We encourage parents to familiarise themselves with the below information on child restraints to ensure a secure and enjoyable holiday in Tasmania for everyone in the family.

Children up to seven years of age must be safely restrained as follows -

Age of Child Size of Child Child Seat Type Correct Position in Vehicle
0-6 Months 0-9 kgs Rear Facing Rear Row of Seats
6 Months – 4 Years 9-18 kgs Forward Facing Rear Row of Seats
4 – 7 Years 14-26 kgs Booster Seat Front or Rear Row of Seats

It is the responsibility of parents to use the above table as a guide only. Although age is the predominant factor in determining which restraint to use, it is important to note that the size and weight of your child is also a determinant to be considered.

According to the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIRE) the penalty for failing to restrain a child under 16 years old is a $350 fine and 3 demerit points.

Child Seats in Cruisin’ Motorhomes

The below table shows the number of child seats available to be fitted in each of our motorhomes.

Motorhome Seats Allowed Rear Facing Forward Facing Booster Seats
2 – 3 Berth Hitop 1 0 0 1
2 – 3 Berth Adventurer 1 0 0 1
2 Berth Sandpiper 1 0 0 1
4 Berth Seeker 3 2 2 3
6 Berth Discovery 3 2 2 3
6 Berth Deluxe  3 2 2 3

Positioning of the Child Seats

Below you will find a description of how to correctly position the child seats for each Cruisin’ rental vehicle.

6 Berth Discovery & 6 Berth Deluxe

Rear or forward facing child seats can be fitted to the Discovery on the rear forward facing dinette seat using the anchor points provided. Booster seats are fitted to the rear dinette seats with a diagonal lap-sash belt.

4 Berth Seeker

In the Seeker, rear or forward facing child seats can be attached to the rear row of seats using the anchor points provided. Booster seats can be fitted to the rear row of seats with a diagonal lap-sash belt.

2 Berth Sandpiper

The 2 berth Sandpiper can only be fitted with a booster seat. This seat must be attached to the front passenger seat with the diagonal lap-sash seatbelt.

2-3 Berth Hi-Top / 2-3 Berth Adventurer

On both the Hi-Top and the Adventurer all passengers sit side-by-side in the main driver’s cabin. The booster seat in each of these vehicles must be attached to the front passenger seat on the window side with the diagonal lap-sash seatbelt. Any other travellers will need to sit in the middle seat.

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