Originally Posted by gjnl
The Permobil c300 is an older model of the Permobil mid wheel power chair. The model that replaced it was an m300. This is the chair I demoed and I felt had a superior ride to my 7 year old TDX-SP. Sometime, probably about mid 2017, the Permobil m300 will be replaced with the m3, also a mid wheel power chair.
I took the m300 over 3 inch curbs, rumble strips (for the blind) at curb cuts, gutter grates, into and out of my van, on cobbles and pavers, and I did not experience the jarring and teeth rattling bumpiness that I have with my TDX-SP.
All the best,
Last edited by gjnl; 12-16-2016 at 08:22 PM.
No my contact at the durable medical equipment supplier was not a person with the name of Steve B.
The occupational therapist who did the seating evaluation was named Steve, but not Steve B.
It seems that you did not talk to anyone with whom I have had contact in this transaction of ordering this chair.
Maybe HIPAA Privacy Act is still intact. That said, the inquires you made would have been better asked via private message rather than on the public forum.
Last edited by gjnl; 12-16-2016 at 12:53 AM.
The sales rep and a wheelchair technician brought the chair to my home. I sat in the chair while the sales rep checked measurements comparing them to my old chair. The chair had to go back to the shop to tweak some things, so I haven't taken delivery and am not using it just yet. Likely, I will get it the middle of next week.
I'll have to have to get used to is the flat seat. My TDX-SP has some built in dump to it (higher at the front of the seat pan than the back of the seat pan). I can achieve something similar by playing with the tilt, albeit it will raise my knees a bit, but I think I'll work that through once everything has been tweaked.
All the best,
All the best,
Regarding 22NF batteries, I have never heard anything good about them except that they are lighter and so good for use in a smaller chair but not the big ones like a Permobil or TDX-SP. I have always had Group 24, I don't know much about the next group up, 30 somethings. I would always want to fit the largest I can but you made some really good points about how the chair is affected because of the battery size. I hadn't thought of that.
I am guessing that by now you have your chair or are pretty close. I don't know if I will get approved, it would be great but I am at the start of the process, waiting to see and sign off on the application. I'll see what 2017 will bring. It's a silly thought that I keep having over the years, being so rich that I could just get whatever chair I need as easy as making a call to the dealer. That would be pretty neat :-)