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    Wheelchair needed??? recommendation

    What is the best US "brand" wheelchair for a paraplegic?
    folding, lightweight, moving armrests & detachable footrests, total width 60cm, height of the chair 50 cm
    come on guys I want recommendation for the best durable & affordable US brand...
    Last edited by drnader; 09-05-2014 at 08:45 AM.

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    Arguably, TiLite would be a great choice.
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    The best brand would be the one that has the model that best meets your needs. And needs are a lot more specific than sizing and options every manufacturer offers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crappler View Post
    Arguably, TiLite would be a great choice.


    Despite no longer being a true "US brand", I can't think of another manufacturer with a model that hits all the OP's listed requirements, except perhaps "affordability". They aren't a fortune, but aren't the cheapest, either. I'd go for one if I had the OP's needs.

    Does Quickie still make the GTX? That was a right decent folder, IMO. Easier to repair in the desert, too (assuming drnader is still in Egypt!)

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    Tilite makes aluminum chairs, too (easy to repair). I love my aluminum Tilite.
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    Generally on this site you will get recommendations for Tilite. I have been in the same Quickie HP for 32 years. Welded it back together a couple times. Its an HP not a Lite. It does not have removable foot rests. I have seen the Ki and would consider that as a new chair when this one wears out. If you search this forum there have been many discussions on chairs. A chair that wide you should probably look for a heavy duty option. A wide chair will put extra stress on the folding mechanism.

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    I took US brand to mean available for purchase in the US, not literally made in the US.
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