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    wheelchair advice

    hey peeps. im wondering if any of you can advice me on which make of power chair to get.
    im wanting a chair that can climb a step or a curb. has a seat riser. I don’t know the term for it. but if you go to the pub bar
    to get served. the seat elevates. I also want it to be on or off road.
    have any of you got an ideas on a specific British make or a company that does bespoke wheelchairs :D

    stefan

    littlestef
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    #96819
    Re: wheelchair advice

    Hi! Little steff,
    I’ve just taken delivery of my new time machine!
    Its an Invacare Spectra XTR2 it indeed has a riser function ( paid for my the JPT)
    Also it has tilt in space , a very comfy addition, electric backrest and automatic leg raisers :D ( also funded by JPT)
    It has very sensitive controls so easy to manoeuvre and has a kerb climber though it can clear 3″ without it.
    I asked for the larger front wheel options as i live in a rural village setting.
    It is comfortable with its gel arm rests, head rest and modular seating.
    My tilly geerl ( bitch dog) took to it straight away & decided that her place was either on my footplates or on my lap :LOL:
    I guess that she figures that way she definitely gets to go where ever I go! To infinity and beyond !!!!!! Or just down the local boozer!

    Good luck!

    Shellybear
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    #96820
    Re: wheelchair advice

    Won’t your local NHS wheelchair service fund it?

    Shellybear
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    #96821
    Re: wheelchair advice

    thanks for getting back to me Shelly. ive seen the NHS chairs and to be honest, im not impressed. I also don’t think they could handle all terrains. you see, I would love to be able to get back out and go trekking again. so hence the reason for wanting all terrain, with added features such as elevation for looking over walls and of course the pub bar :halogreen:

    stefan

    littlestef
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    #96822
    Re: wheelchair advice

    Ah proper trekking! I guess that you’ll be looking at a front wheel powered chair then & deep pockets lol! with a very good insurance package.
    Mine can do quite well in a rural setting but trekking is something else.
    I would love to do that again, when I was able I walked every peak in the Lake district, the Peak district and Snowdon.
    Good luck in your search x

    Shellybear
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    #96823
    Re: wheelchair advice

    hiya Shelly, I know im talking deep pockets and im kind of hoping that the NHS will part fund it. I have managed to save £7000 so far. to be true full, the saving up has been really easy. as im still housebound and cant get to the bank or post office :lol:

    stefan

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    #96824
    Re: wheelchair advice

    i tried this one at a show… awesome

    http://www.mybility.co.uk/wheelchair/four-x-dl-sss/

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

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