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  1. I have been using surelocks on the last couple of...

    I have been using surelocks on the last couple of chairs. I like the disc screwed to the hub instead of Ds-locks clamping to the spokes. I did have a set of Ds that finally got loose and no amount of...
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    Quickie back canes are available with foldable...

    Quickie back canes are available with foldable handles. I have them on my Top End Terminator. The handles fold down against the vertical backrest support completely out of the way. There are no...
  3. Think Sprinter. No dropped floor required. Choice...

    Think Sprinter. No dropped floor required. Choice of roof (and therefore interior heights). Way better fuel economy and modern safety equipment.
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    Foam mattress & transfers

    We are in the process of replacing our bed and are looking at a memory foam or hybrid foam type. I am concerned that the edge might compress enough to make the transfers difficult. Does anybody have...
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    This would be a very interesting 3D computer...

    This would be a very interesting 3D computer design and printing exercise but would take forever, be very expensive and you would loose all the cool strength properties of a titanium tube. I am...
  6. So that arm drove me nuts. It made the transfer...

    So that arm drove me nuts. It made the transfer miserable! It ended up on the shelf on day two. IMHO it would work best for someone who would actually stand up on the way to or from the chair.
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    I started strapping my knees together for two...

    I started strapping my knees together for two reasons:
    1- carrying things on my lap or say a beer between my legs.
    2- It makes me feel a lot more stable in the chair, more "one with the chair"...
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    I know there will be people unhappy about the...

    I know there will be people unhappy about the possibility of constricted blood flow but I use a velcro strap like the ones that keep your feet from sliding off the back of the footplate. I wrap it...
  9. I use these in '14 Mazda 5. My biggest complaint...

    I use these in '14 Mazda 5. My biggest complaint is the noise they make when applying the brake.

    http://suregrip-hvl.com/hand-controls/push-twist.html
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    http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.com/index.html

    http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.com/index.html
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    There is this...

    There is this
    http://www.utvpartsandaccessories.com/sure_grip_hand_controls_golf_carts.htm
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    The bullet really helps. It keeps the internal...

    The bullet really helps. It keeps the internal threads on the axle bolt from getting bunged up. It is also sel aligning. I use a cheap puller I had kicking around in the tool box from decades ago. I...
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    I agree. If it ain't broke don't fix it. My rods...

    I agree. If it ain't broke don't fix it. My rods have been there 31 years and counting. No problems.
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    OK, Just so happens I fly old school R/C aircraft...

    OK, Just so happens I fly old school R/C aircraft which has nothing to do with what you are talking about except for the modern radios. My daughter is a mechanical engineering student with robot...
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    Just so I understand, you mean operating a drone...

    Just so I understand, you mean operating a drone competing with an AB physically engaged in the sport?
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    Always one in the car. The first one lasted 20...

    Always one in the car. The first one lasted 20 years!
    http://www.uribag.com/
  17. Thread: Mazda5

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    No, Speedy-Lift and an XL-Board and a Suregrip...

    No, Speedy-Lift and an XL-Board and a Suregrip push/twist hand control. There is a folding bar on the on the XL-board that is a hand hold or grab bar. I am 6'2" and have the seat all the way back. I...
  18. Thread: Mazda5

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    I have no trouble with the lack of power seats or...

    I have no trouble with the lack of power seats or power rear doors in the Mazda 5
  19. Thread: Mazda5

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    Mazda5

    I picked up my Mazda5 at the accessibility dealer yesterday. It is awesome! Pictures soon. I am 57 years old, out of shape, "slightly" overweight and more than 30 years post injury. It is one of the...
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    Mine has been leaking a little for years. Next...

    Mine has been leaking a little for years. Next trip to the doc I am going to check on that cream. It is more an irritating mess than anything else.
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    So you already got money to modify a house and...

    So you already got money to modify a house and NOW you think they should pay to modify another house because for some reason you want to move?

    Do you contend that as disabled citizens we are...
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    Thanks for all the input. The bottom line is we...

    Thanks for all the input. The bottom line is we sold the first house a few years ago and are attempting to convince the insurance company that they need to modify another house. Since it is a to be...
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    Pretty much that is it Scott. I have found quite...

    Pretty much that is it Scott. I have found quite a bit of evidence that supports my theory. I will post more when I get the letter finished.

    Thanks for the link!
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    Resale value of accessibility modifications

    Greetings all!

    I have seen some references to the value of modifications when a house is sold but am looking for specific examples to demonstrate the issue to the insurance company.

    With...
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    I view pressure mapping as one of the best...

    I view pressure mapping as one of the best advances in the prevention of pressure problems in the 29+ years I have been paralyzed. Get it done and have the person doing it explain to you what you are...
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