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    Wheelchair lockdown systems for driving

    What types are there other than Sure-locks.
    I am ordering a new all terrain type powerchair but having a post under my chair would limit it's functionality.

    I need one that would retract so it would not interfere with ground clearance.
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    Do you mean EZ-Lock? That is what we have, and it does require a pin that is pretty close to the ground.

    I know we had a post here before about an alternative system that retracts, but not sure how well it works, or which chairs it will work with. I couldn't find it using the search function, but you might be more successful.

    (KLD)

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    I found these guys http://www.wheelchairvanss.com/qstra...securement.php . I'm looking for something similar for a manual chair because EZ-lock, only works with a box style rigid chair. If you find something decent please post.

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    Permobil and Balder both offer retractable docking pins, but they are only available on their own products.

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    The only retractable system I've seen is the Permolock C from Permobil and it is only compatible with the C400 and C500 Permobil bases. They make a Permolock C3 that's for the C300 and C350 Permobil bases, but I'm not sure if it's retractable.

    info on Permolock C
    http://www.mitsvans.com/wheelchair-v...-restraint.htm

    Permolocks on Permobil site
    http://www.permobil.com/Permobil-Exp...s/Billas-list/

    If enough people complain they might make them for other chairs. It would only make them more money.

    Whoops......didn't see your post SCI-OTR

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    Thanks folks.
    Yep, screwed up, ez lock is correct.
    Q-Straint also makes a docking system, but unfortunately it does not retract either.
    There was another mentioned in a thread but I spent all day yesterday searching this forum and could not locate it.

    www.qstraint.com

    Another docking system called; Dock N Lock System, uses a bar instead of a post. Appears to have more clearance than EZ-LOCK. Can be used on manual or powerchairs.
    The bar may provide a more secure anchor with two points of attachment. Less tipping from side to side.

    www.sure-lok.com
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    C 5/6 Comp.
    No Tri's or hand function.

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    No one else.
    I will start calling their reps to get some prices.
    Mobility works appears to handle the Dock N Lock System.
    C 5/6 Comp.
    No Tri's or hand function.

    Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

    Teddy Roosevelt

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    Be sure whatever you select has been appropriately crash tested. Qstraint does this with their systems, as does EZ-Lock.

    (KLD)

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    Thank you, Ms. Dunn
    C 5/6 Comp.
    No Tri's or hand function.

    Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

    Teddy Roosevelt

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    C3 Permolock

    According to the Permobil sales rep for Northeast Ohio, the C3 Permolock does not retract. But merely are spring loaded, so that when an obsticle is struck by the pins beneath the wheelchair, they will bounce up to avoid a hang-up.
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