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  1. I have a 2018 Pacifica LS Touring Plus with a VMI...

    I have a 2018 Pacifica LS Touring Plus with a VMI conversion. After 35 years in a manual chair my shoulders are shot so I am driving the van from my first electric chair. First, I love the safety...
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    62 years old and 35 years T12-L1. Shoulders are...

    62 years old and 35 years T12-L1. Shoulders are totally shot. Last summer I ended up in a power chair. Driving a mini van from the chair. I am far from independent but still working. My wife is my...
  3. New chair same brand cushion and pressure issues

    So I got my Permobil M5. I got another Varilite Meridian Wave which I have been sitting on for 12 years. I had replaced the cushion and gotten pressure mapped yearly and it has been great. I just got...
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    No mini vans can be AWD. The reasons above. Look...

    No mini vans can be AWD. The reasons above. Look at a Sprinter.
  5. Thread: M5 vs V6

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    I went with the M5. I need to get a new vehicle...

    I went with the M5. I need to get a new vehicle to handle the power chair so I am going to get a VMI Pacifica.
  6. Thread: M5 vs V6

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    M5 vs V6

    I am down to the wire to order my first power chair which I will also drive from. The finalists are the Permobil M5 and the Magic Mobility Frontier V6. Based on the response of the manufacturer reps...
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    Hey Mark, The lift is great. I have the...

    Hey Mark,

    The lift is great. I have the transfer board instead of the lift. It all seems to work OK except I took the grab bar for the transfer board out. It was just something else to deploy and...
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    Do you mean this? ...

    Do you mean this?

    http://www.adaptsolutions.ca/products/index.php?prd=4

    I have one in my Mazda5
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    I am already wishing I had done it earlier. Using...

    I am already wishing I had done it earlier. Using my right had to turn a light switch on and off is painful.

    off to the HealthSouth Clinic in Charlottesville next week.
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    Thanks all. I wanted well informed when I hit the...

    Thanks all. I wanted well informed when I hit the PT/OT functional evaluation and you have all helped. I am hoping to be able to go with a power add on but will probably still need to go back to a...
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    I saw the wheelchair driver's site. That is kind...

    I saw the wheelchair driver's site. That is kind of over the top but cool.

    So why won't anybody say anything about Quantum?
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    Thanks for your input! I am probably going to...

    Thanks for your input!

    I am probably going to have to go back to a van. I had those while the kids were still home to be able to haul everything and everybody.

    So what is the front-wheel,...
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    Thanks, So far everything is still on the...

    Thanks,

    So far everything is still on the table. I have thought about power add-ons.

    I drive a Mazda5 so that will probably have to change as well.

    "Fortunately" I was hurt on the job so I...
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    Para in a power chair?

    After 61 years on the planet and 34 years in a chair my right shoulder has given it up. I have completely torn 3 of the 4 muscle groups that make up the rotator cuff and it has been deemed not...
  15. Most of the working parts are off the shelf...

    Most of the working parts are off the shelf components. If you have it apart look for numbers on the part itself and google them. A heck of a lot cheaper that way and it is not like you are voiding...
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    I happen to have a very good physiatrist with a...

    I happen to have a very good physiatrist with a lot of training and experience with SCI. Not bad for out in the boonies! I also have excellent funding through worker's comp. The rehab clinic...
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    After fighting with this problem for awhile I bit...

    After fighting with this problem for awhile I bit the bullet and dismantled the seat, cut some of the foam off and put a Varilite Meridian Wave inside the OEM seat cover. I know, it is going to be a...
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    T12 L1 para since '83. I used to have a timer set...

    T12 L1 para since '83. I used to have a timer set for 20 minutes and do a pushup for almost a minute. I was sitting on a ROHO. Ended up needing a flap 20 years post injury. Now I am on a meridian...
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    Definitely contact the hospital. Raise a little...

    Definitely contact the hospital. Raise a little hell. I am on a first name basis with a "patient advocate" at the local medical system. She really is able to help deal with issues. Something doesn't...
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    These guys have let me use some of the pre-owned...

    These guys have let me use some of the pre-owned vehicles on their lot while mine was being repaired. https://www.vantagemobility.com/dealers/independentlifestyles-waynesboro/#about-us
    Other...
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    I had a pair and that happened regularly. The...

    I had a pair and that happened regularly. The aluminum hub needs to be tightened. I used a cheap wrench my father had for installing tail pieces on sink drains. The wrench size is about 2-1/4 inch....
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    http://mediusa.com/portfolio-item/juxtafit-essenti...

    http://mediusa.com/portfolio-item/juxtafit-essentials/

    Been using these for about 3 years. Way better than TED hose which I used for previous 25 or so years.
  23. Just my situation, 61 years old t12-l1 para for...

    Just my situation, 61 years old t12-l1 para for almost 34 years been working full time since 1988. 65 is in sight
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    That is the bag I use.It is great.

    That is the bag I use.It is great.
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    Back to "how to carry a smart phone", I wear a...

    Back to "how to carry a smart phone", I wear a strap around around my legs right below my knees. I hang the phone on it in a regular belt holster.
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