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Has anyone had issues with a young child in the third row complaining about not being able to see the rear entertainment screens. We have three children, and our oldest is a 6 year old boy who will be riding in back. My biggest hesitation with the available entertainment system is that it’s not overhead. I foresee a lot of complaining that he doesn’t have as good of a view as his sisters. There are no models nearby for us to look at and test out.

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The view may be obstructed slightly to significantly depending on which seat in the back your 6 yr old will be sitting in and the position on the second row seats. If you child sits in the middle seat and the second row are in the outer / rear most position then they will have a view. Other seating arrangements will start to obscure the screen. If you have a spare tablet, your 6yr old will be much happier on longer trips.
 

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Have you considered putting the smallest child in the middle seat of the 2nd row? That middle seat is far more comfortable and versatile than you might think. It can even slide back a little bit to give all 3 kids more shoulder room.
 

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The view may be obstructed slightly to significantly depending on which seat in the back your 6 yr old will be sitting in and the position on the second row seats. If you child sits in the middle seat and the second row are in the outer / rear most position then they will have a view. Other seating arrangements will start to obscure the screen. If you have a spare tablet, your 6yr old will be much happier on longer trips.
Thank you, good to know there might be one arrangement that could work out. Yeah, he does have a tablet for long trips and we will probably settle on that being his best option. He might just be upset for the first few moments that he doesn’t get the same cool experience in the new van. But I’m sure the novelty will eventually wear off.
 

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Have you considered putting the smallest child in the middle seat of the 2nd row? That middle seat is far more comfortable and versatile than you might think. It can even slide back a little bit to give all 3 kids more shoulder room.
Thanks for your idea. We are actually considering trying the oldest in the middle seat pushed all the way back. The youngest is currently rear facing so she might feel abandoned if we did that to her 😂. We have had a nice F-150 as our family car for the past year and we are switching to a mini-van partly because we could no longer handle all the scuffles that come with the kids being so close to each other.
 

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Thank you, good to know there might be one arrangement that could work out. Yeah, he does have a tablet for long trips and we will probably settle on that being his best option. He might just be upset for the first few moments that he doesn’t get the same cool experience in the new van. But I’m sure the novelty will eventually wear off.
Which trim do you have? If you have the bench seating, why can't he sit in the middle or do you have 2 car seats there?
 

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Which trim do you have? If you have the bench seating, why can't he sit in the middle or do you have 2 car seats there?
We ordered the SX. We want to avoid having them all next to each other in the same row to break up the pestering > fighting > screaming. This is the main reason we are going from truck to minivan.
 
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