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  1. Please don't take this as me being critical. ...

    Please don't take this as me being critical.

    As a country boy always looking for a place to swim in the summer, I was warned many many times, "never dive before checking depth and for tree stumps...
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    No doubt, falls of any type should be avoided. ...

    No doubt, falls of any type should be avoided. Sometimes the desire to push myself to do something independently overcomes common sense. If I had been a desk jockey prior to injury, I probably...
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    Yea, those plug in charge port types are awkward...

    Yea, those plug in charge port types are awkward and easily damaged. I did not leave mine hooked up all the time. I kept mine in the fanny pack along with the phone and cable. Fanny pack stays on...
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    Apparently your NuMotion is much better than my...

    Apparently your NuMotion is much better than my region. I complained on this forum about being rejected by NuMotion regarding reprogramming a chair I bought used. 3 x I was told they only program...
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    Not a pusher but I've had many "get offs" in...

    Not a pusher but I've had many "get offs" in power chairs. A few weeks ago, my Jazzy yard work chair tossed me when I let my foot get hung under tipper (my fault, I usually have foot board up)....
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    Not sure about Quickie but on a Permobil it's a...

    Not sure about Quickie but on a Permobil it's a $200 option.
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    I bought a USB adaptor that plugs into charge...

    I bought a USB adaptor that plugs into charge port on joystick. Don't recall where I got it.
    Don't use it much now because my new chair has a USB port.
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    I really like scotch but haven't had any in over...

    I really like scotch but haven't had any in over 6 months. Would drink 1 or two before bedtime. It seemed to make me weak and less motivated the next morning. I'll be getting a bottle soon to...
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    I have an old C500 w/Pilot+ joystick (= old). ...

    I have an old C500 w/Pilot+ joystick (= old). It's attendant joystick system is a box w/toggle sw that both joysticks plug into. Flipping toggle switch choses which joystick is active. I've used...
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    I've not swapped them but my thinking is this: if...

    I've not swapped them but my thinking is this: if omni plugs into the same port that a joystick plugs into, I'd try that first. Gotta have a joystick anyway, first place I'd throw a $ at. Many on...
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    So far my F3 has worked well (except for...

    So far my F3 has worked well (except for programming which I had to do myself). Only 6 months, 57 miles, so I'm still in the shake down phase.
    I've read many complaints on many websites. I read of...
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    "The Worlds Fastest Indian" was good but it only...

    "The Worlds Fastest Indian" was good but it only skimmed the life of Burt Monroe. Should have been much longer.

    I wish a movie would be made about Smokey Yunick. The title could be "The Best...
  13. Thread: Power Chair

    by Gearhead
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    All the above posts make good points. The only...

    All the above posts make good points.
    The only thing I can add is to compare your lifts dimensions with the chair of interest. Also weight capacity of lift because some of these chairs are...
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    "Steve McQueen: Desert Racer" On Amazon Prime....

    "Steve McQueen: Desert Racer"
    On Amazon Prime.
    About Mr Cool and motorcycles.
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    A little off topic but still about $. Not sure...

    A little off topic but still about $.
    Not sure if this is regional (county or state) or national but you can be exempt from property tax on the residence in your name, at age 65 or if your 100%...
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    That explains it better than the Medicare Handbook

    That explains it better than the Medicare Handbook
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    I get the max SSD $ because I worked al my life...

    I get the max SSD $ because I worked al my life and now have no other income.
    Long time since I studied it but I think SSI supplements your income and is less $ than SSD.
    The Medicare Handbook is...
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    If your on SSD, you lose it at 65 and go on...

    If your on SSD, you lose it at 65 and go on regular SS = about $500 a month less than SSD.
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    There is a learning curve when going from mid to...

    There is a learning curve when going from mid to front drive.
    I have an F3 and C300 that I use in home. If dry outside, I get in my yard with them too.

    F3 is a little different than C300.
    F3...
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    A lot of newbies in that group.

    A lot of newbies in that group.
  21. Thread: blue emu

    by Gearhead
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    I'm ordering Blue Emu now. Neuro pain is...

    I'm ordering Blue Emu now. Neuro pain is affecting my attitude. I have a fews days below level 3 constant pain, need more.

    I should have got the King reference, it swished over my head. I'm...
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    Would hate to mess up a good GTI but air...

    Would hate to mess up a good GTI but air suspension has been on my mind lately. A truck slammed down with ramp tail gate (like Tesla truck) and winch in bed front.
    These power chairs @ 350-400...
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    I'm not a fan of mid drive (M3/M300). Turn...

    I'm not a fan of mid drive (M3/M300). Turn radius is only slightly less than front drive and they get stuck outdoors easier than front drive.
    Many reasonably priced C300's out there. Just make...
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    Those C500's are big and heavy. I have an old...

    Those C500's are big and heavy. I have an old one, won't work inside my home, it's just to big. I use it as a street chair. It's also a non stander.

    I've had 2 elevate actuators out of a...
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    Considering the added weight of carrying all the...

    Considering the added weight of carrying all the stuff needed for travel, a full size van might work better. Like the MB Sprinter, you'll have lots of room for bed and other mods. Gas costs will...
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