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    Pulled luggage

    Was wondering, if I was able to come up with some way to do so, if there would be any harm to a powerchair if one were to pull a piece of wheeled luggage behind the chair?

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    Thank you. However my question is not so much on what luggage is available, but is there any harm in doing so to the chair's motors?

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    I think the maximum user weight on the F5 is about 300 lbs. Seems if the total weight of you and your luggage is under the specified weight limit, you'd be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by landrover View Post
    Was wondering, if I was able to come up with some way to do so, if there would be any harm to a powerchair if one were to pull a piece of wheeled luggage behind the chair?
    We roll in the same chair..I put mine on my footplate and lift and point the plate a little back to me so the suit case rest on my knees and I just hold the handle.

    In the back you dont have as much control.

    by the way did you ever plan your Seattle trip? We just booked for Oct!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollPositive View Post
    We roll in the same chair..I put mine on my footplate and lift and point the plate a little back to me so the suit case rest on my knees and I just hold the handle.

    In the back you dont have as much control.

    by the way did you ever plan your Seattle trip? We just booked for Oct!
    Yes, Sept. 8th.

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    Did you find a hotel? Are you doing the light rail to downtown?

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    Yes, the Kimpton Alexis. Yes.

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    I use a luggage rack on the front of my wheelchair for light luggage. I attach a bungee cord between the back of the wheelchair and the luggage (on wheels) for heavy luggage.

    In a manual wheelchair, by building a rhythm such that you start your push when the cord is fully contracted and finish your push when the cord is fully expanded, you minimize your work.

    In a power wheelchair it's a non-issue. The motor's weight specification applies to weight in the chair. Towing 100 lbs on wheels and carrying an extra 100 lbs in the chair do not present the same load to the motor. Towing presents a far lesser load on the motor, so no worries. Just make sure the luggage rolls well. Using a bungee cord will reduce jerk on the motor and also make it a smoother ride for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollPositive View Post
    Did you find a hotel? Are you doing the light rail to downtown?
    What is on your agenda?

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