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    Quote Originally Posted by wang View Post
    Are you using the Mini-Vangater? I'm interested.
    Hi Wang, no I am not since despite I was told that the Ricon Uni-Lite would not fit the Sienna it finally did (just barely though), so I have a Uni-Lite in my Sienna.
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    I would really like to talk if you have time. I'll PM you

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    I see that its max lift capacity is rated at 400lbs. That may be too little for some power chair users. My Permobil weighs about 350. I would feel a bit uneasy using a lift with only one sidearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
    I see that its max lift capacity is rated at 400lbs. That may be too little for some power chair users. My Permobil weighs about 350. I would feel a bit uneasy using a lift with only one sidearm.
    I agree. I am always conserned that the one sidearm could break or come lose. With two you have a little insurance. Even the heavy lifts on the buses and such have a weight capacity from 600 to 700 lbs. I have seriously tested a number of them with me in my Omegatrac at about 600.
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    I put the mini vangater in my astro the folks I doing this for didn't get the chance to use it .I drive the van some and mine fold in half when up and I don't notice vary little noise out of it and my van don't hav any rattles in it so braun seama to have got that rite

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