All children under seven must be secured in an approved and appropriate child restraint while travelling in a vehicle, under New Zealand law. We take our responsibilities further than meeting these minimum legal obligations and offer child restraints in line with best practice which is to keep a child in a child restraint until they are 148cm tall. We have a range of child restraints that meet applicable standards for use in New Zealand. Our Adventure Support team can show you how to install and use them in your motorhome.
The table below indicates the best seat type for your child based on their height and weight:
|Height||Weight||Seat type||More Information|
|Less than 125cm||Less than 18kg||Rear Facing Harness||Britax|
|Less than 125cm||18 - 29kg||Forward Facing Harness||Britax|
|125 - 160cm||30 - 55kg||Forward Facing Booster|
Built on a steel frame and equipped with the ClickTight Installation System, this seat from top quality car seat brand Britax features the latest in safety design, so you can feel confident that your little one is protected on the road. The seat is also comfortable for long drives, with plush foam padding and adjustable features.
Fitting child restraints to a motorhome is a tricky business. The seats in the rear of the motorhome where the children sit are much less firm than those in a car. This means it's more difficult to fit the child seat tightly and securely. Anchor points can't compensate for the lack of a firm seat base. While there's an additional fixing point, this isn't satisfactory if the seat base isn't tightly secured.
To compensate for the constraints of how motorhomes are designed, we have invested in the most child restraints that provide the highest level of safety. The Britax harnessed car seat features the ClickTight Installation System that allows you to easily achieve a safe and secure installation using the motorhome's seat belt at all times.
The inbuilt locking system lets you install the seat safely within seconds. True Side Impact Protection provides deep side walls on the seat and a head restraint with energy-absorbing foam has been designed to keep your child safe and secure by significantly lowering the centre of gravity and reducing the forward movement of the child seat.
These are the seats for children who are too big for a harnessed seat, but still under 148cm tall, meaning New Zealand law requires them to travel in an approved booster seat. We have child restraints that can be used with the motorhome’s seat belts to provide an additional level of safety for kids who need that little extra ‘boost’ while travelling.
We have a limited number of child restraints so these must be booked in advance. Add a child restraint when you book or you add it later on the My Booking page.
All members of our adventure support team can help you install the child restraint when you collect your motorhome and answer any questions you might have.