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We almost bought a Carnival a few months ago, but it was affected by the fuel line recall.

My wife was very concerned by the large seat tracks in the floor in the second row - seemed to be a potential magnet for food (cheerios, goldfish and crumbs) and dirt even in spite of the rubber flaps that partially cover this.

The dealer tried to assuage her by telling her to keep a vacuum in the car 馃檭.

Anybody having any issues with this? Or found a good way to avoid this potential problem?
 

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We almost bought a Carnival a few months ago, but it was affected by the fuel line recall.

My wife was very concerned by the large seat tracks in the floor in the second row - seemed to be a potential magnet for food (cheerios, goldfish and crumbs) and dirt even in spite of the rubber flaps that partially cover this.

The dealer tried to assuage her by telling her to keep a vacuum in the car 馃檭.

Anybody having any issues with this? Or found a good way to avoid this potential problem?
We keep a vacuum in the car... Seriously. It works great, plus it makes it easier to clean all the Cheerios and gold fish from the car seats.

Check out the Bissell handheld.
 

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I am trying to figure out how many minivans or SUv that doesn't have rails for the seats. Dirty kids will be dirty kids. If you have a car seat, install a pad underneath so it will collect the mess. Otherwise wait until they make the car mat that will cover up some of the rails.
 

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I am trying to figure out how many minivans or SUv that doesn't have rails for the seats. Dirty kids will be dirty kids. If you have a car seat, install a pad underneath so it will collect the mess. Otherwise wait until they make the car mat that will cover up some of the rails.
You don't want to cover the rails with a mat though as that will impede the movement of the seats. Yes, stuff falls in the rails, but they are wide enough to easily vacuum. It's really not much different than vacuuming a normal floor.
 

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I had 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. It had the rails in the floor. I bought some Weathertechs that conformed to the rails. It wouldn't cover it. It wrapped around it. Every month, I'd remove it to spray it down. Ice cream drippings, cereal, chips, apple juice spills, M&Ms, gummy bears, you name it. Some were inside the rails but those can be sucked out by vacuum.
 

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I have a very strict NO EATING in the car policy that lasted all of 1 day after bringing home the Carnival. We too bought a 12v vacuum with a crevice tool and it works good but I really like the covering carpet idea much better.
 

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I have a very strict NO EATING in the car policy that lasted all of 1 day after bringing home the Carnival. We too bought a 12v vacuum with a crevice tool and it works good but I really like the covering carpet idea much better.
My kids are under 2 and under... eating is a requirement in our car to help keep them quiet lol
 
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