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    If I was able to get back into my chair, then I...

    If I was able to get back into my chair, then I never went in. Of course you check over your body carefully and MONITOR. Any signs of redness or swelling, and monitor closer. For me, when I broke a...
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    Low Blood Pressure Meds Experiences

    I have been taking Fludrocortisone for several years. It was never super effective, but seems to be losing even that. Good news is that there wasn't much side effects. We are now exploring other...
  3. Thread: Fractured tibia

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    I have had both leg breaks two years apart. Both...

    I have had both leg breaks two years apart. Both were mildly displaced spiral fractures, The surgeon didn't feel there was enough bone mass and growth to do rods and pins (plus the risks associated...
  4. Thread: remote start

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    $199 installed ...

    $199 installed

    https://www.pcrichard.com/Viper/Viper-DS4+-Bluetooth-Remote-Starter-System/VIPERDS4VP.pcrp

    You can get this price matched at Bestbuy. But, BB is also listing $199 as their Black...
  5. Thread: remote start

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    Check the Best Buy ads during the holidays. I got...

    Check the Best Buy ads during the holidays. I got a real low installed price. It has been working for over 10 years w/only issue being replacing batteries in FOB. Mine was tied into the existing...
  6. Thread: Van battery

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    As pfcs49 said, If the AC is on when you shut off...

    As pfcs49 said, If the AC is on when you shut off the motor and remove the key, then when the remote start starts the engine the AC comes on, without any key. My remote start requires me to put the...
  7. Thread: Van battery

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    So, I've just been searching and it appears you...

    So, I've just been searching and it appears you can get AGM's for much less than the $420 battery you identified. I am seeing them at Pepboys for about $150. So, go for it. I still think your issue...
  8. Thread: Van battery

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    I don't think anyone is saying don't get an AGM,...

    I don't think anyone is saying don't get an AGM, it's just that I don't know whether it is necessary or worth it. You are paying 3X the price. If you feel it is worth it for the better warranty, then...
  9. Thread: Van battery

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    It really sounds to me like you have a problem...

    It really sounds to me like you have a problem with your van and you are trying to get some kind of specialty battery to overcome this, rather than address the actual problem. My driving habits are...
  10. Thread: Van battery

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    I still don't get it. What you describe does not...

    I still don't get it. What you describe does not deeply discharge a full battery. I can drive my wheelchair 15 miles at 8 mph. That is what I would describe as a deep discharge. The load you describe...
  11. Thread: Van battery

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    I'm not sure i understand why you are using a...

    I'm not sure i understand why you are using a deep cycle battery, unless you are talking about camping. My understanding is that it is designed to be discharged deeply, then recharged fully. It is...
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    I have been using these....

    I have been using these.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W54R653
    They stick on quite well and are pretty strong.
  13. What happened to usatechguide.org?

    What happened to usatechguide.org?
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    Jezza in New Zealand is an experienced soloist....

    Jezza in New Zealand is an experienced soloist.
    jezza@makingtrax.co.nz
    http://www.makingtrax.co.nz/
  15. Thread: 37 years today!

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    I also hit 37 years this past April. I'm with...

    I also hit 37 years this past April. I'm with you. I feel good for what my body has been through. But, I am definitely starting to feel the changes coming. Transfers are not as crisp. I'm hiring help...
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    I have used these. Pretty easy to get into since...

    I have used these. Pretty easy to get into since you just need to submerge part of the ring. It's nice, cuz you are mostly in the water keeping cool. I often fell asleep on it, as it is quite...
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    OMG - Thank you so much. The "115 VAC" sticker...

    OMG - Thank you so much. The "115 VAC" sticker was covering this switch. I would never have known or guessed. I would have just tried to plug it in and been f'd. Yay, now I can proceed to Europe with...
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    Travel charger 115V only?

    I have a Pride HB8204B Portable Battery Charger that I am planning on bringing to Europe. I thought it would be fine to use without a converter because the spec label on it says "INPUT 115/230VAC"....
  19. I am also having this problem. I don't get any...

    I am also having this problem. I don't get any notifications when someone posts to a thread I started, even when subscribed for instant email. I also don't get notifications when someone sends me a...
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    Lithium batteries and airlines

    Given that many travel electric wheelchairs use lithium batteries, are these readily accepted by airlines throughout the world?
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    Full Service Travel Agent

    Does anyone know of a good full service accessibility travel agent in the United States? So far the ones I have found seem to only specialize in tours, or cruises, or only certain cities. And the...
  22. Google "steering wheel phone holder" for these...

    Google "steering wheel phone holder" for these hanging, spring clamp holders. I have used them. They are inexpensive and they work well. Make sure you get one wide enough for your phone.
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    I agree that a car is a bit of a stretch. When I...

    I agree that a car is a bit of a stretch. When I was young, we put hand controls in my Dad's station wagon and a few solo trips convinced me of that folly. Maybe you can rent a car w/hand controls...
  24. Thread: Emergency Alert

    by Kulea
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    I have my iPhone set up to voice call even when...

    I have my iPhone set up to voice call even when locked. So, if you are within speaking distance of your phone, you can just say, "Hey Siri, call 911". The phone is on a magnetic mount to my...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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