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08-12-2001, 07:33 PM
I did it! Driving is sooo great.
08-12-2001, 08:30 PM
You Go Girl!
08-12-2001, 08:52 PM
Is it very hard to the chair in the Nisson, Isn't that a two door truck? Or is it the extended Cab?
08-13-2001, 08:45 AM
Curtis it is an SUV...and yes hard my chair is heavy but this is the first time i have even tried.
08-13-2001, 09:59 PM
I seen one advertised tonight on tv and it looks like it would be a rough vehicle for getting the chair in and out being a four door. I never really cared for 4 doors as I tended to struggle so much with the short doors and it is tough to get the chair in the back and if you put it in the front when alone it gets in the way. Thats one reason I like the pickups with the suicide doors to the extended cabs in the back, maybe if you are struggling the dealer could take it back for a Nisson Fronteer pickup, I believe the extended cab ones have two suicide doors in the back, plus they are pretty cool looking Pick Up Trucks.
08-13-2001, 11:09 PM
voom voom! zoom zoom!
when you going to drive up and visit me?
i got my new wheels too. power chair. it's a blast being able to move around where you want to go when you want to go. the little things we take for granted...
hope you're doing well cill.
08-14-2001, 01:15 PM
I am doing really great kathy...sorry I havent been in touch ... life is REALLY great 4 me!!!
Curtis my boyfriend wants this vehicle not that other one and i LOVE this vehicle....besides its the weight of my chair not so much the width of the doors on the vehicle but its all good!!!
08-14-2001, 08:32 PM
post a picture of it cill, so we can see. What color?bells and whistles?
08-15-2001, 09:25 AM
As soon as we get a pic I will post one ...
lets see... its
moon roof with wind blocker
first aide kit
full size spare tire
5000 lb tow capacity
6 disk changer in stereo http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
08-15-2001, 01:50 PM
You should practice getting in and out with the chair alone. I am sure with help it would be no problem as you're boyfriend could put the chair in the back. But he won't always be there to help. I use to have a four door Jeep Cherokee and I cursed the day I ever bought that as it was a real struggle getting the chair in it. Don't mean to sound like too much of a practical old fart or anything, but you're the one who is going to have to live with it and it would be a shame to take a beating on the vehicle if you sold it six months later because it was not a good vehicle for a Para. Maybe you can get it down to system tho getting in and out. I seen people drive some cars you never figure they would be able to make work, a friend of mine use to drive a Saab which I thought was interesting, so you never know. Just would hate to see you make a mistake like I did with my Jeep, I bought it new and sold it a year later at a loss, I was glad to get rid of it as my shoulders were in pain all the time as the transfer was so high I was stressing my shoulder muscles out. Hope it works out for ya http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
08-15-2001, 08:02 PM
I get in and out of the truck all alone...just getting the chair IN....Getting in is a snap...people sometimes ask me when I did it, because I did it so fast they didnt see me, but your right I will find a system and hopefully soon a lighter chair that weighs less than my 35 pounder "lightweigh"
08-15-2001, 10:19 PM
Good to hear that you are now the proud owner of that pk-up. It is so much fun so drive and go wherever you want. I used to spend a lot of time driving my car when I first started driving. Hope you enjoy every bit of it.
Curtis is right about the shoulders though. It might not bother you now, but it can become a problem with time. I have those problems now with both shoulders. Presently, I have my old '79 Ford Ranchero pk-up and I love it. It is also a very light blue. I have found that using the sliding board to get in or out makes the job easier too. My truck is not very high and that makes it easier for me too. I do however have to be careful when I am going out of some driveways because it will scrape the back part of the bumper.
Anyway, enjoy yourself and don't forget to put on your seatbelt and drive carefully. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
08-25-2001, 02:30 PM
I bet it is sooooooo fun to drive again.