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Thread: Wheelchair going up stairs

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    Wheelchair going up stairs

    I want to move upstairs. I want to know whether a wheelchair climber is cheaper or install a hardware is cheaper? Any recommend? Thank you.

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    Why? Both elevators and stair glides are very expensive. With a stair glide, unless you have the platform type (which can only be used on certain stairways), you would have to be able to independently transfer, and have both an upstairs and downstairs wheelchair.

    Even devices that attach to your wheelchair which aid someone else to lift your wheelchair up the stairs are expensive, not that easy to use, and could not be used by yourself. How would you get out in a fire or other emergency if alone?

    These are examples of the latter:

    http://www.usmedicalsupplies.com/AG-...FUbe4Aode0kiEQ

    http://www.frankmobility.com/scalamobil.php

    (KLD)

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    I wish I knew about the above products before I spent 3500 on a wooden not up to code ramp, 2200 for a stairlift, and 1000 for a shitty secondary upstairs chair.

    Oh well

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    I priced a residential elevator. The equipment (enclosed cab) was about $20kUSD. Installing the infrastructure (shaft, electrical, etc.) was another $10k. (Nebraska USA prices)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Why? Both elevators and stair glides are very expensive. With a stair glide, unless you have the platform type (which can only be used on certain stairways), you would have to be able to independently transfer, and have both an upstairs and downstairs wheelchair.

    Even devices that attach to your wheelchair which aid someone else to lift your wheelchair up the stairs are expensive, not that easy to use, and could not be used by yourself. How would you get out in a fire or other emergency if alone?

    These are examples of the latter:

    http://www.usmedicalsupplies.com/AG-...FUbe4Aode0kiEQ

    http://www.frankmobility.com/scalamobil.php

    (KLD)
    Thanks for your information. Now I need to measure my stairs to see whether suitable or not? Is it the cheapest and easiest way?

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    I was lucky enough to purchase a 2 story lift from a nice guy off ebay for $700. He listed for 800 and my brother offer to buy it for $900. When we got there he was very nice and only took $700. The cost of installation was ridiculous. Almost $8000. Needed fireproof doors. Original lock didn't work for downstair so we have to purchase another for $2000. But then it didn't pass inspection with the newly purchased lock so they had to use the original and modified the door. THey quoted us $4000 for installation but after inspection was finally passed the total cost came out to double what they quoted us for.
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    Anyone has experience with using Stair Climber? The maximum stair degree is 35? Anyone know how to calculate the stair angle? If ship to Malaysia, taxes needed?

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    Measuring stair angle

    Customs/duty on a new product like this would be up to your government regulations. You would need to check with your country's customs office.

    Shipping would be very expensive. Cheaper to find someone who could bring it with them, ideally as medical equipment, when traveling from the USA to your country.

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimsoon84 View Post
    Anyone has experience with using Stair Climber? The maximum stair degree is 35? Anyone know how to calculate the stair angle? If ship to Malaysia, taxes needed?
    Check the following links. Google for more.
    http://www.lifeline.com.my/index.php...d=17&Itemid=22
    http://www.malaysiaplatformlift.com.my/
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