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    This will be my last reply to this and while you...

    This will be my last reply to this and while you clearly don't get it, its ok you don't need to.

    yes its primary use is not for when the primary battery is dead.

    its primary use is for "when...
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    if we talk on the phone again ask me about some...

    if we talk on the phone again ask me about some tiger stories.

    he's the best!
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    i get it all too well and it will clearly serve...

    i get it all too well and it will clearly serve that function, but its not even close the its primary use.

    a more interesting question would be why did the van and battery die with your wife in...
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    did he finally retire? mind you my questions...

    did he finally retire?

    mind you my questions were always really hard problems to figure out but he was the only one that could ever help, everyone else was working off a flow chart.
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    bad information. ask them what to do when the...

    bad information.

    ask them what to do when the main battery isn't dead but the ramp wont deploy

    i'll guess

    You will need to manually open the door first if it didn't open
    then hit the sure...
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    nope, your wrong. fwiw: if it was ever...

    nope, your wrong.

    fwiw: if it was ever designed to run stuff with a dead battery it would also operate the sliding side door just like a real back up battery in a full size van.

    its for running...
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    the vmi northstar conversions have sure deploy, a...

    the vmi northstar conversions have sure deploy, a system that can run the ramp only off a very small battery.

    its best to only run the system in this mode with the van running.

    the system is a...
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    none of the vans come with a back up battery. ...

    none of the vans come with a back up battery.

    its added as a accessory but isn't done much on mini vans due to much of the system being tied into the factory computers.

    when the main battery is...
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    yes.

    yes.
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    sounds like yours was better than some of the...

    sounds like yours was better than some of the ones we have seen.

    we've seen the rear suspension fall apart in less than 8k mi and vans you can't align.

    I've also seen vans that would eat the...
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    I many cases (but not all) the wheel is put in a...

    I many cases (but not all) the wheel is put in a specific location not to be moved once the hand controls are installed.

    It all comes down to fitting you and the controls your licensed to drive...
  12. Its pretty much the same design and set up as a...

    Its pretty much the same design and set up as a ez-lock so how can it be different?

    In many cases both can be raised up increasing ground clearance, but everything is limited to the specific...
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    If your seated height in the wheelchair is going...

    If your seated height in the wheelchair is going to be 60" you should see what can be done to sit a lot lower even if it means a different chair.

    Your not going to fit into many vans.

    We've had...
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    Thats not true. A restored mini van will las...

    Thats not true.

    A restored mini van will las as long as a restored full size.

    The problem would be finding someone that does good work and actually knows what there doing.

    Never mind a...
  15. Permobil while a great power chair have always...

    Permobil while a great power chair have always been a tough installation where fitment becomes really important.
    Ive always though of them as a street/on road power wheelchair to drive from that has...
  16. We put one one Permobil lock in because a...

    We put one one Permobil lock in because a customer insisted on it.

    I'd never do another one even if the customer insisted on it.

    Jim
  17. Q'S Straint QLK 150 is similar to a ez-lock so...

    Q'S Straint QLK 150 is similar to a ez-lock so ground clearance will be the same.

    Its more of a is what it is. The Permobil F5 has very little ground clearance making the fitment position...
  18. Its a bit more complicated, but you will want to...

    Its a bit more complicated, but you will want to find someone who know what there doing.

    You should be starting with your local adaptive equipment driving evaluator to come up with what will work....
  19. Seeing as you have reduced effort now its even...

    Seeing as you have reduced effort now its even easer to make it zero effort.

    As long as your back up power steering system is still working it will be a lot less expensive than starting from...
  20. fwiw: We started right around the same time. ...

    fwiw: We started right around the same time.

    i've been building vans and custom controls for quads for 35 years.

    we experimented with reducing and increasing turns lock to lock long long ago.
    ...
  21. there are a lot of things that can be done to...

    there are a lot of things that can be done to make you more stable and improve your ability to steer.

    reducing the turns lock to lock isn't one of them.

    reduced effort steering, zero effort...
  22. we've done hand controls in a bunch of utv's ...

    we've done hand controls in a bunch of utv's

    there all custom built around the driver.

    we've done veigel's and some more interesting stuff.

    my prefrence is always right hand mounted push...
  23. the distance from the steering wheel to the...

    the distance from the steering wheel to the firewall is similar in all the mini vans.

    Depending on the van often theres room to cut the floor/firewall to make more room for your foot rests.

    The...
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    you got it. passengers side uvl. its a...

    you got it.

    passengers side uvl.

    its a pretty slick set up. if its ok with the owner i'll more than likely do some video of him getting in, out, locking down and driving.
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    have you ever ridden in one? they remind me of...

    have you ever ridden in one?

    they remind me of a postal truck.

    if they were 1/2 the price maybe just because of the price point.

    at a price anywhere near that of a mini van, no way.

    in...
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