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    Anybody have this wheelchair lift?

    I'm curious if anybody has used this type of lift. I'm thinking about getting one if I buy an RV. Anybody know how well this works? thnx

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    Designed - by the handicapped

    Quick - easy installation
    Simple - safe to operate
    Reliable - less maintenance
    Dependable - in all weather

    Less - parking space needed
    Less - money for purchase
    Less - money for repairs
    Exceeds V.A. Standards
    No doorway blocked




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    [quote=rdf]I'm curious if anybody has used this type of lift. I'm thinking about getting one if I buy an RV. Anybody know how well this works? thnx

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    Do you know who sells it?
    It looks like would be ideal for us.
    Many thanks

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    I checked into that lift, but wasn't too impressed with it. The lifting straps remain attached to the w/c permanently. I can just see those straps winding up in my wheels.

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    I know, thru lots of emails, one person using that. She and her husband are fulltimers in their rv. She said she has not had any problems with it, and she can operate it solo.

    The guy I bought mine from is getting this in his new rv, but he hasn't gotten to try it out yet.

    The straps might be an issue, especially if you have a couple of chairs you will be using. The straps get hooked onto chains, and it all has to be setup so you don't get tipped of course. If only using 1 chair, shouldn't be a problem after setup I would think. But yeah, what do you do with the straps on the chairs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdf
    I'm curious if anybody has used this type of lift. I'm thinking about getting one if I buy an RV. Anybody know how well this works? thnx

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    Designed - by the handicapped

    Quick - easy installation
    Simple - safe to operate
    Reliable - less maintenance
    Dependable - in all weather

    Less - parking space needed
    Less - money for purchase
    Less - money for repairs
    Exceeds V.A. Standards
    No doorway blocked




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    I know a guy that has one and he likes it.

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    I don't understand why the straps have to stay on the chair. There must be a way around that. Any idea how they're fastened to the chair? I'll try to find out more info from the mnfctr.

    Quote Originally Posted by rdf
    I'm curious if anybody has used this type of lift. I'm thinking about getting one if I buy an RV. Anybody know how well this works? thnx

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    Do you know who sells it?
    It looks like would be ideal for us.
    Many thanks
    Miaora, it's called the SuperArm 2000. Here's the homepage where I found it, but you can probably find it elsewhere:

    http://www.mobilehelpinc.com/index.php
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    Here's another site:

    http://www.lucanus.ca/id60.htm

    Seems like it's still pricey, around 5K or so from what I read on one website. Isn't that not much less than a standard Braun type lift?

    Here's the mnfctr's site, it's best for info Miaora:

    http://handicapsinc.com/V3Superarm.htm
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    Hey buddy.I had one simular to that in my first van.The straps came off so i could sit in the middle.IT was a 95' model.This one looks alot better.
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    A friend has one and he loves it. And he's a fairly big guy in a power chair and never has a problem. It's quick and easy to operate, takes up almost no room inside the van, and he says is almost maintenance free.

    He doesn't have the straps from the lift permanently attached to his chair, but rather went to a tack shop and had them make strong canvas bands with a ring that he leaves on his chair. He rolls up, connects the two straps to the rings and he's on his way.

    I'd certainly consider it for a next left.
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    Thanks Geno, thanks DeadEye - sounds good.

    I like the fact that it has a very small footprint, in use or not.
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