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    Lowest power chair for driving

    Hi guys

    I need to buy a power chair to drive from because I'm switching to a minivan. I've never used a power chair in my life so am totally clueless.

    Any suggestions for a power chair with the lowest floor to seat height? I'm 6'4 and my head touches the roof in the demo Permobil 350 that I tried.

    Thanks
    Phil.
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    Try Quickie S-646, only PC I like.

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    I have an Invacare TDX 4 where the from floor to seat height is exactly the same as my manual chair, 19 inches. I can even get tilt put on it that wouldn't raise the seat height at all.
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    i know that balder powerchairs lower to 15", but not moving i think. the dragon chair lowers to almost floor height, and raises to eye level too. but i dont know if you can drive from it

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    [quote=AO;1051762]Hi guys

    I need to buy a power chair to drive from because I'm switching to a minivan. I've never used a power chair in my life so am totally clueless.

    Maybe I am just dense, but why do you need to start using a power chair? I have a minivan with a pivoting seat I transfer to, and drive from, but my mobility specialist says he will pull the driver seat and put in tie downs for my manual assist chair when I am ready to give up transferring..
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    [QUOTE=SCIfor55yrs.;1052668]
    Quote Originally Posted by AO View Post
    Hi guys

    I need to buy a power chair to drive from because I'm switching to a minivan. I've never used a power chair in my life so am totally clueless.

    Maybe I am just dense, but why do you need to start using a power chair? I have a minivan with a pivoting seat I transfer to, and drive from, but my mobility specialist says he will pull the driver seat and put in tie downs for my manual assist chair when I am ready to give up transferring..
    I was wondering the same thing..
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    I don't know anybody who is satisfied with the Balder Powerchairs. I don't know too much of the power chairs you can get, but here most people dislike Balder. They are too big and the seat is hard and they have bad springing.
    TH 12, 43 years post

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    I'm tired of getting my pants messed up from my first transfer of the day then they stay that way for the next 16 hours
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