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    Smile My new power chair will be here in five days!!!!!

    My new Quickie QM-710 power chair is going to be here in five days as it's been ordered last Monday. I'm so excited!
    Samantha

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    I'm curious, why did you choose this chair over, say, Invacare or Permobil? Did you try the others. I see that it is advertised but even with tilt/recline/elevator you can have a 16 inch seat to floor height. That is an inch and a half lower than my present permobil C 300 and would make a world of difference with better visibility out of my minivan windshield. In addition, my therapist/DME rep told me that in the new permobils one cannot drop down the rear of the seat pan relative to the rails to gain a valuable inch lowered rear seat the floor height is very helpful and driving. Not only am I presently at the upper limit of comparable vision out the windshield, but having my ass come up an inch will make it worse.

    I'm in the process of the new chair selection process and at my clinic they push Permobil unless you ask for something different (that can be reimbursed by Medicare). However I resent the fact that it is left up to me present possibilities to them rather than the other way around. For instance, I wasn't even seriously considering a quickie power chair, but now I have to consider possibility.

    Any advice would be welcome.

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    I did try the others. My seating specialist was going to push the Pulse 6 on me if the QM-710 didn't work in my house. In which it did during a short trial run with it. I did like the Pulse 6. Although I didn't get to trial it. It seemed like a pretty good power chair. But, because my back has chronic pain all of the time. I wanted to go with a power chair that had suspension. I live in an old house that was built in the 1950s. Getting into the two bedrooms that are across the hall from each other requires a sharp turn to get into. So, it was either a mid-wheel drive power chair. Or, a front-wheel drive one. I was leaning towards the mid-wheel drive ones because I loved how sharply they made the turn. Much more smoothly too. I didn't like how the front-wheel drive models would jerk me from side to side.

    The QM-710 trial power chair sailed through the doorways so smoothly compared to the other chairs. The doorways weren't modified. But, I can easily fit my manual wheelchair through them. I had really wanted to go with another Quickie model power chair because of my old S-525 power chair lasting me 13 years before it finally wore out. My best friend has a Permobil C300, and she has had nothing but constant problems with it.
    Samantha

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    In new Zealand they push us towards the QM710 I like it.

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    Congrats!!
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    congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50surgeries2012 View Post
    I did try the others....I had really wanted to go with another Quickie model power chair because of my old S-525 power chair lasting me 13 years before it finally wore out. My best friend has a Permobil C300, and she has had nothing but constant problems with it.
    I aquired a 525 back in about 2002, a DME was throwing it away along with a 424 with captains seat that they could not repair. I fixed both of them in a few hours and used the 525 HEAVILY outdoors and inside until 2015 when the rims were about to break and I couldn't locate any, everything else was still good, still using the 424 but the rims are about to break now also. I bought a year old EDGE 2 from someone in like new condition recently for 250 bucks! Modifying it it fit me(tall & skinny) previous owner short n heavy. The only rims I could find cost more than the Edge2 did. The 525 is/was the lightest weight, go ANYwhere chair I have ever seen. I had tilt on mine also, helped going up and down steep hills. I would love to find another one. Ebay lists one but it is a 700 mile drive to get it, only 350 bucks or so.

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    Hey crags, here is a 710 in Gainesville, FL for $1295.00 buy it now, $195 shipping, tilt, recline, leg lifts check it out
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Quickie-QM-7...X0w96#viTabs_0

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    It's here! It got delivered on Monday. I wish I knew how to post a picture of it on here because it's truly a beautiful power chair. I took it to work today, for the first time, and I was happy. My back was happy because it wasn't causing me a whole lot of pain like it usually does. Some of the things I love about it from day one:

    1) I sit up higher in it than I did in my old power chair. The distance from the ground to the seat is higher. Even though amazingly I can get my legs under a table. This will be handy when I have to cut across the Fred Meyer, and Bi-Mart store parking lots as drivers would be able to see me better.

    2) The suspension. The ride of it is so smooth that it hasn'r jolted my back. It goes up to 6.5 miles per hour I was told, and I tried it today at top speed coming home from work. It was fun. I slowed down though at times when I felt uneasy.

    3) I'm just now breaking the batteries in, and going to break them in more tomorrow before I charge them back up again.

    4) I love how I can just turn on a dime with my new power chair, and not having to keep turning in small circles in tight spaces like I did with my old power chair.

    5) I don't know what my seating specialist did when he put the seat back on. But, I'm more comfortable in my new power chair than I was in my old one.

    6) It has the expandable R-Net joystick controller on it. Meaning that if I ever need power seating down the road from now. It can just be added on without having to go through insurance to get a whole new power chair.
    Samantha

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    I'm glad your happy. I really like the chair

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