Baby Trend Expedition Instruction manual

It should be noted that all three wheel vehicles
can be easily influenced to deviate from a straight
line. In most cases strollers can have a tendency
to pull to the right/left due to many factors.
Including uneven tire pressure, improper wheel
installation, road conditions and manufacturing
tolerances. If you find your Baby Trend stroller
to significantly track or pull to the left or right
while use on flat terrain, follow the sequence of
the instructions on page 3 / page 5 to realign your
front wheel.
The jogging stroller features bicycle tires to
allow for extended wear and ease of pushing.
Just like a bicycle tire, the jogging stroller can
suffer from flat tires. If you have a flat tire, you
can use a standard bicycle tire repair kit to repair
the tire or you can take the tire to a bicycle
shop for repair. If you experience numerous
flat tires, you may want to purchase thorn proof
inner tubes for the jogging stroller. These can be
purchased at bicycle stores or at many national
retail stores. The correct size to purchase is
shown on the sidewall of the tire.
Read all instructions BEFORE assembly and USE of product.
Expedition DLX
Jogging Stroller
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Instruction Manual
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WARNING: Please follow all of these instructions to ensure
the safety of your child. Keep these instructions for future reference.
WARNING: Failure to follow these instructions could result in
serious injury or death. Avoid serious injury from falling or sliding out.
Always use the safety harness and insure that the children are properly
positioned according to these instructions.
Front Wheel
WARNING: Never leave children unattended.
• CAUTION: This single jogger is designed for one child only. Use with more than one child may
cause the unbalance condition which can injure/ harm your child.
• Purses, shopping bags, parcels, diaper bags or accessory items may change the balance of the
stroller and cause hazardous unstable conditions.
• The maximum weight that can be carried in the basket is 5 lb, child tray and parent tray are 3 lbs
each. The maximum weight can be carried in the side pockets (2) is 3 lbs, back pockets (2) is 3 lbs
and canopy pockets is (2) 1 lb. Excessive weight may cause a hazardous unstable condition
to exist.
• Be certain the stroller is fully erect and latched in the open position before allowing the children
near the stroller.
• Use of the stroller with children weighing more than 50 pounds or over 42 inches tall, will cause
excessive wear and stress on the stroller and may cause a hazardous unstable condition to exist.
• NEVER use the stroller on stairways or escalators.
• NEVER use the stroller with roller skates, in-line skates, skateboards or bicycles.
• We recommend that the child occupant be at least 6 months of age prior to use of the stroller for
jogging. Because children develop at different rates, please discuss the use of a jogging stroller
with your health care provider prior to jogging with your child.
• NEVER allow your stroller to be used as a toy.
• To clean use only mild household soap or detergent and warm water on a sponge or clean cloth.
• Check your stroller for loose screws, worn parts, torn material or stitching on a regular basis.
Replace or repair parts as needed.
• Discontinue use of stroller should it malfunction or become damaged. Please contact our customer
service Parts Hotline to arrange for repair or obtain replacement parts.
If you experience any difficulty with the use of our product or have a question regarding these
instructions, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-328-7363 between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (PST). Please do not return the product to the store as once it
is returned it cannot be re-sold and the materials and energy used to make it are wasted.
Contact us by mail:
Baby Trend, Inc.
1607 S. Campus Ave., Ontario, CA 91761
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or online
Fender Screws
Parent Tray
Rear Wheels
Tire Pump
Child Tray
Infant Car Seat
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IMPORTANT! To ensure safe operation of your stroller,
please follow these instructions carefully. Please keep these
instructions for future reference.
IMPORTANT! Before assembly and each use, inspect this
product for damaged hardware, loose joints, missing parts or sharp
edges. NEVER use if any parts are mssing or broken.
IMPORTANT! Adult assembly is required.
Remove stroller from box. The front wheel, rear
wheels, fender, and parent tray need to be installed
prior to use.
To attach the front wheel, unfold stroller as
described in the section following:
Fig. 1
• Lean the stroller backwards so that it rests on
the handle and rear axle frame and the front
wheel forks are pointing upward. (Fig. 1)
• The front wheel features a quick release
attachment system. The quick release must be
open enough for the wheel to slide on the forks.
Rotate the lever forward to loosen one side
(Fig. 2a) and loosen the finger nut on the other
side. (Fig. 2b)
Fig. 2a
Fig. 2b
• Slide the front wheel onto the front forks.
(Fig. 3a) Make sure the front forks are in the
position as shown on Fig. 3b.
• Line up the tab on the Retainer Plate with the
Slot on both sides of the forks. (Fig. 3c)
IMPORTANT! The tab on the Retainer Plate
must be lined up with the slot before tighten
the wheel.
Fig. 3a
Fig. 3b
Fork Plate
• With the wheel in position, tighten the
finger nut on the axle until it is very close
to contacting the fork and rotate the lever to
tighten it as shown in Fig. 4.
Retainer Plate
Fig. 3c
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• Close the lever (Fig. 5) and you should feel
significant resistance and the wheel should be
held tightly. If you do not, open the lever and
tighten the finger nut a bit more and close the
lever again. Continue to do this until the wheel
is held tightly in the fork.
WARNING: Always make
sure the lever is in closed postion
before use. Leaving the lever in
opened postion can cause the wheel
to fall off.
Fig. 4
• If you experience front wheel wobble that is
beyond what is normal for use while walking
or jogging you may have to adjust the front
wheel housing nut. This nut is located under
the footrest located at the front of the jogger.
You can use a standard cresent wrench to
tighten the nut.
DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN this can cause
damage to the wheel housing. (Fig. 6)
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
To secure the fender to the frame, use the 4 screws
• Examine the bottom of the front fender. You
will notice four 1/4 inch diameter plastic tubes
protruding from the bottom (Fig. 7a).
Fig. 7a
• These tubes must be lined up with the holes in
the front frame assembly (Fig. 7b).
Fig. 7b
• Line up the front fender and press onto the
front frame assembly (Fig. 7c).
• Insert the 4 screws through the underside of
the front frame assembly into the front fender's
plastic tubes. Tighten the screws only until
snug (Fig. 7d). DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
Fig. 7c
Lean the stroller forward to rest on the front
wheel. To attach the rear wheels, push each
wheel's axle into the plastic corner fitting as
shown in Fig. 8. Depress the metal lever on
theinside of the corner fitting as you push the axle
int o corner fitting. When the wheel will not go
on any farther, release the lever. Check that the
wheel has locked into the corner fitting by pulling
on the wheel. If not locked, lift upward on the
Fig. 7d
Fig. 8
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lever, push the wheel on farther and release lever.
Ensure that the wheels are firmly locked
into place. NEVER use the stroller if the
wheels are not locked into place, contact our
customer service department immediately at
1-800- 328-7363, between the hours of 8:00am
and 4:30pm PST, for assistance.
Fig. 9
To attach the parent tray, align the fittings on the
ends of the parent tray with the fittings on the
outsides of the handle. Hook the hole in the parent
tray. Pull outward on the opposite end while
pushing down on the tray until locked onto the
stoller handle. Please be careful not to pinch your
fingers when installing the parent tray. (Fig. 9) To
remove the parent tray, pull outward on one end of
the tray while lifting upward.
Fig. 10a
WARNING: Do not place
hot liquids or more than 3 pounds
in the parent tray. Serious burns or
unstable conditions could result.
Fig. 10b
Fig. 11b
INFANT CAR SEAT (if equipped)
Please refer to the infant car seat instruction
manual for more details.
To Attach Car Seat using Car Seat Tabs:
Snap Car Seat into cup holders on Child Tray.
Turn the Car Seat Tabs over the lip of the Car Seat
so that it is secure (Fig. 12).
PEDOMETER (if equipped)
To open the canopy: push forward on the front
edge of the canopy while holding the rear of
canopy in place. (Fig. 10a)
To fold the canopy: pull backwards on the front
edge. (Fig. 10b)
MP3 SPEAKER (if equipped)
To attach the front child tray: Insert the tray clip
into the fitting on the stroller’s fold joint. Check
the tray clip locks into place. (Fig. 11a) Push the
angled tray onto the post at the end of the right
armrest, while pressing downward on the snap
button, until locked into place. Rotate the tray
downward until latched onto the left armrest.
Please check that the snap button comes through
and securely latches the tray in place. (Fig. 11b)
Fig. 12
Seat is not attached to the Jogger Car
Seat Tabs should be rotated away from
the Child until they are secure.
The pedometer is located in a seperate box inside
the main box. Silde the pedometer onto the
provided mounting bracket as shown in
Fig. 13. Instructions on how to use the pedometer
are included in the seperate box. Caution: When
folding the stroller, please make sure to rotate
the pedometer inside towards the parent tray to
prevent damage when folded.
CHILD TRAY (if equipped)
Fig. 11a
To open the front child tray: press inward on left
side tray release button and rotate upward on the
tray. Please see figure 11c. Please note that you
may remove the tray completely by depressing the
buttons on each side while pulling forward on
the tray.
The canopy comes with a speaker sewn into a
mp3 storage pocket on the side of the canopy. The
speaker has a wire with a male jack for use with
mp3 player so you and your child can listen to
music while you jog. Connect male end of speaker
wire into your mp3 player. (Fig. 14)
Fig. 13
Your stroller is now ready to use.
Fig. 14
Fig. 11c
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Before placing your children in the stroller,
please follow the instructions below.
check with your pediatrician for a
recommended starting age / weight
for your baby in an all terrain stroller.
WARNING: Always set
brakes when the stroller is not being
pushed so that the stroller will not
roll away. NEVER leave stroller
unattended on a hill or incline as
the stroller may slide down the hill.
Fig. 15
To engage brakes, apply light downward pressure
to the brake lever located on each rear wheel. The
stroller may require slight forward or rearward
movement in order to line up the teeth on the
brake with each wheel brake cluster. (Fig. 15)
Check that the stroller will not move and that both
brakes are properly applied. To release, gently lift
up on the brake lever.
WARNING: Always lock
the front swivel wheel in STRAIGHT
position before placing or removing
your children from the jogger.
Fig. 16a
Fig. 16b
Fig. 16c
The swivel jogger comes equipped with a
front wheel locking device. Fig. 16a is a remote
release lever located under the right side handle.
Pull the Remote Release Lever to disengage the
wheel and Front Wheel should begin to swivel.
To Lock Swivel Wheel, press black button (Fig.
16b) on underside of Remote Release Lever and
push forward on the Jogger until you hear the
wheel click into place. Test that wheel is now
secure by attempting to turn Jogger. Fig. 16c front
wheel lock works in a vertical motion from top to
bottom, locking and unlocking the wheel.
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WARNING: Avoid serious
injury from falling or sliding out.
Always use the safety harness.
HAZARD: Child can
strangle in loose straps. Never leave
child in seat when straps are loose
or undone.
Shoulder Strap
The shoulder straps of the 5-point harness have
2 attachment positions. Select the position that
places the shoulder strap level with, or below the
top of the child's shoulder.
Waist Strap
•Carefully place the child in the stroller seat
and bring the safety harness around the
child's waist and over the shoulders. Place the
crotch strap between the child's legs. Insert
the male end of each shoulder/waist belt into
the buckle on the crotch strap. Tighten the
harness to be snug around the child's waist
and over the child's shoulders Please see
figure 17a.
Adjust for a snug fit
Crotch Strap
• To release, apply pressure to both sides of
each male clip until the clip is released. See
figure 17b. This process requires a moderate
amount of effort so as to prevent an accidental
release by your child.
Fig. 17a
Fig. 17b
The seat has a multiple position recline that is
controlled by a strap and buckle assembly behind
the seat. (Fig. 18) To recline the seat, loosen the
strap through the buckle and adjust to the required
recline position. (Fig. 19) To place the seat back
in a more upright position, press upward on the
seat back with one hand while pulling the strap
through the buckle with the other. The strap will
lock automatically.
Fig. 18
Fig. 19
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The upright position should be used only for a
child that is at least 6 months old. Always readjust the safety harness, including the shoulder
belts, when repositioning the seatback.
Fig. 20
When you are jogging with your child, use the
following safety features:
•SAFETY WRIST STRAP: Always connect
the safety strap to either wrist when jogging.
This strap will keep the stroller from rolling
away in the event that you trip while running.
(Fig. 20) The safety strap must remain
connected to the rear lower frame cross
member at all times. This location is intended
to prevent the stroller being tipped backward
in the event that you do fall to the ground.
The safety strap includes a Velcro attachment
for storage, on the left side of the stroller,
when not in use. (Fig. 21)
Fig. 21
Flexible air hose inside
Fig. 22a
Remove flexible air hose
Fig. 22b
Tires are shipped un-inflated. The tires should
be inflated on a regular basis to between 20 to 25
pounds of air pressure. Always use a bicycle style
hand air pump to inflate the tires.
Remove Tire Pump (if equipped) from storage
location, remove flexible air hose (Fig. 22a) from
end of pump (Fig. 22b), thread small brass fitting
into opposite end of pump (Fig. 22c), thread air
nozzle tip onto valve stem of rim (Fig. 22d), now
you’re ready to pump up your tires.
Valve stem of rim
Small brass fitting
Fig. 22c
Hold the body of Tire Pump and pull back on the
handle, press down on handle pushing air into tire.
Repeat until tire is at 20 to 25 pounds.
Fig. 22d
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Trigger Release
Care must be
taken when folding and unfolding
the stroller to prevent finger
Close the canopy as described in the canopy
section. Recline seat by releasing buckle as
described in seatback positioning section.
Fig. 23
The stroller is folded by simultaneously pulling
each trigger fold. (Fig. 23) When the fold latches
are released, the handle will begin to fall toward
the floor. Release the fold buttons and press
downward on the stroller handle until the stroller
is completely folded. Secure the stroller in the
folded position by hooking the fold latch, located
on the right side of the stroller, over the rivet that
protrudes from the frame.(Fig. 24)
Fig. 24
WARNING: Care must be
taken when folding and unfolding
the stroller to prevent finger
Stand the stroller on the ground with all three
wheels touching the ground. Release the folding
latch, which is located on the right side. (Fig. 25)
Fig. 25
Lift up on the stroller handle with both hands until
the stroller frame is erect and locked in the open
position. (Fig. 26) The stroller has spring-loaded
latches on both sides of the frame. Test that both
latches are fully engaged prior to placing your
child in the stroller.
Fig. 26
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