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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyCrip View Post
    Thank you for chiming in Mike. The more info the better!

    Geez that 350 seat looks comfy.... The 350 seems none to shabby either. I don't know why they stopped making it?

    I have a Q700M coming for trial. I'll see how she goes. The R3 is my front runner still.

    Hard to tell in you pic as well - Are front frame arms to castors straight or flared?
    The red chair in above post is my older Amy AllTrack 3 HD and it has flared front castors, helps with articulating footboard to not bump it when turning deeply.
    Here us Permobil 350

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyCrip View Post
    Thank you, Norm for posting those pics. Very helpful.

    May I ask you a couple other questions?

    - The front frame that leads to front castor wheels - looks strait vs flared, correct? In R3 I trialed the flared made for difficult turning in tight spaces. Straight would be option I go for.

    - The leg raise actuator: It simply disconnects as well?

    - Do you access the seating functions via joystick or other control box (mounted) buttons?

    Glad to hear in your other post you didn't need to move ez lock bracket. Drilling less holes in your van floor is always a good thing.

    You look pretty comfy in your new chair. If you are ever tilted back and relaxing, try to find a re-run or Netflix Cheers. From your posts, you seem a good humored / nature guy. You may enjoy it.

    Cheers! (No pun intended)
    I tried both, but felt the flared was harder to turn in the van. It could be more that i wasn't use to the joystick settings. Now that I can see the center footplates fit over the AMY EZ lock stabilizer bar I may consider a center mount in the future. Its so much lower to the ground than the Invacare EZ lock stabilizer bar. The other reason I like separate footrests is the ability to get between table legs.

    You just hold down that yellow tab and lift. Very simple. I'll post a video when I get help recording it.

    I prefer the control box.

    As an Invacare purest. And someone that's owned 5 Invacare powerchairs I never thought I'd say this but I prefer this chair to my Invacare now. I hope I feel this way a year from now. My Invacare was breaking down all the time. Invacare needs to do some research & development if they want to stay competitive. I love the way I feel stable in this chair. I always felt tipsy in my Invacare with short base. Which i needed to fit & drive in my Mini van. The larger base was a monster.


    Since they discontinued the Permo 350 I never got to try it. Even though it was a very high chair and would not be good for me when it comes to van driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyCrip View Post

    - The leg raise actuator: It simply disconnects as well?
    Here's the clip.
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

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    Thank you, Norm.

    Appreciate the clip. That is easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyCrip View Post
    Thank you, Norm.

    Appreciate the clip. That is easy.
    If you have anymore questions let me know.
    "Some people say that, the longer you go the better it gets the more you get used to it, I'm actually finding the opposite is true."

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