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XLs: do you keep max seating capacity, or ditch one of the seats for easy access?

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I'd like to know this too, just bought an Explorer that is XL and Select but it's got 2nd row captain. I haven't done any rides yet but I'm wondering how often I'll have to turn a 6 pax trip. I only work part time and only during the day so I'm guessing not much
I like the idea of easy access to the 3rd row instead of having to flip the seats
Wait, you only have 2+2+2 seating?

Careful, you could get kicked off XL if someone complains...

My expedition is 2+3+3, and column shift at that... based on the convenience of second row access from front, I was considering converting it to 2+2+3, so I have an aisle all the way to the rear...

Also, some punk puked in the third row last week, and I *MISSED* it...and got the pleasure of having to apologize to the next pax who found the mess.
15 Honda Pilot here. No choice but to be 2+3+3. I can't take anything out. And boy I'm so tired of trying to explain to drunk kids (I only work weekends)
how to move the 2nd row to access the 3rd row. I end up getting out and flipping the seat forward for them, because they are too stupid or too drunk to understand the lever. Most of my XL calls are kids that have 6-8 passengers... I tell them I can take 7 no more...
I seriously doubt that.

ALL seats in ALL vehicles are bolted to the floor and can be un-bolted

...or do you mean your 2nd row is a bench that's either all-in or all-out?
I will pull at least one six passenger XL on the weekends. I would not do it.
I actually meant going from 8 seats to 7 (7 to 6 pax)...
It doesn't do the full flip up, rest against the front seat's back thing????

It doesn't do the full flip up, rest against the front seat's back thing????
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Pulled middle seat of middle row for the weekend (now 2 + 2 + 3, straight aisle all the way from windshield to third row down the middle)

Will update y'all on how that goes
Pics? Youre talking about removing the 40 in the 40/60 2rd row right?
Naw only my 3rd is 60/40... second is 1+1+1

Tried pics but they look messed up cause I'm too lazy to take down my Forestry Service reflective vest....experiments suggest it increases tippage.

Start taking it down, the velcro starts sticking to everything, chaos ensues and it takes forever to put back

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Minus arm rests....so far so good.

Pax like, less hassle, and FAR more comfortable being able to see what's going on in the back
Families take XL????
So far my XL experience hasn't seen more then 3 pax , a few XL request have been for just one or two people . I only have about 7 XL / Plus rides under my belt but so far my being 1 seat short hasn't even come close to being an issue. I'm installing a cargo carrier on top of my vehicle too so if I do get a 5 pax ride with a lot of luggage I'll still be in good shape since I could probably only do 2 large suit cases and 3 carry ons if I had to sit 5 people

The majority of my XL rides have just been people with Skiis/Snowboards or just a ton of luggage
Wow....sorry to hear that.

Sounds like the Denver XL market is really underdeveloped.

We have plenty of Lyft Plus and UberXL in OC & LA... mostly groups of 3-6, though I have seen 7 and even 8, but also the occasional 1 (extremely tall men; women concerned about safety during rainstorms and specifically saying they decided to order a 4x4 just in case) or 2 (generally, guys who hoped to pick up some chicks on their way home from a party but struck out; or couples with luggage on airport runs)
I should have said I've only done about 15 rides total since starting xl even split between xl and select and then 2 regular x rides. I only work part time
XL should be better than Select if you do nights... see if you can get a switchable account to lock you OUT of select pings at will

Wouldn't want to do base rate select sitting in 4.0 surge

PS I'm assuming Colorado does it like California, where XL surges in tandem with X surge
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