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Thread: Got my Permobil C500 "Rolls Royce" Tuesday

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    Got my Permobil C500 "Rolls Royce" Tuesday

    Luckily, Cigna picked up > 90 % of the tab.

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    Senior Member VanderHooch's Avatar
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    on the floor...
    Awesome! I like the "Rolls" reference!
    July 2006 T3/T4 Para

    Out of all the schooling and course work and parenting i received, i can't help but think someone should have warned me about this....Paralysis Blows.

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    Looking good! What is that bar thing going from one armrest to the other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen View Post
    Looking good! What is that bar thing going from one armrest to the other?
    I think it is a bar to hold a person staanding?

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    Yes, it is for standing, but I need an extra seatbelt at chest height, too.

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    Senior Member forestranger52's Avatar
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    From a small cabin in the big woods of The Allegheny National Forest, PA
    Does that back have decent lumbar support?
    I desperately need a back with lumbar support as my posture is getting pretty bad.

    Why don't these extremely expensive power wheelchairs have more supportive backs? Neither of mine do and both of them cost over 20 grand. PT's just stuff wedges into the back. The last time they gave me a pressure wound.

    They should have backs like a Porsche.
    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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    Senior Member ChesBay's Avatar
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    nice ride. Enjoy!

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    Congratulations! I have the C 350; couldn't afford the standing option. I refer to it as my Mercedes. It has made my life so much easier.

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    Uncle Peter,
    Good luck with your "ROLLS ROYCE" of power chairs! I to have the C-500 as well but not the standing model. I was over the weight limit for the standing feature but at least I have the seat elevator feature which comes in handy when I go shopping & want to reach something that is over my head or if I'm in a crowd I can elevate myself above the crowd some what if I want to speak & be heard & not be drowned out by the folks around me.

    I will be flying this July for the 1st time w/a power chair to attend for the 1st time the National Veterans wheelchair games in Denver, Colorado. Sure hope the airline doesn't tare up my chair on me especially going to the games as I won't have access to a back up chair like I would if it occurs on the way home from the games.

    I get a lot of compliments on my chair. I've had good luck with mine since I've had it since April of 2008. Mine is the high speed model w/the old style electronics. It's also the heavy duty model so it doesn't tilt n recline as far as my old Invacare power chair does.

    Enjoy the new chair.

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    Senior Member Van Quad's Avatar
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    Nice ride! Enjoy.

    I'm suffering through the worst Invacare storm series I've ever owned, and I've owned three. No longer waterproof and connectors that fail.

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