Wheelchair

Discussion in 'Motorhomes for the Disabled' started by Fireman Sam, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Fireman Sam

    Fireman Sam Funster

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    My wife's wheelchair (20 years old NHS issue (that's the wheelchair, not the wife)) is getting a bit passed it (same again) and I am thinking of replacing it with an aluminium one.

    Whacha think? Good idea? A folding lightweight would be useful in the MH, but would it be robust enough for everyday use?

    Funsters' opinions/advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. knokinonabit

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    For everyday use I would think that they would be fine.
    Might be a different story if you are in a wet and muddy rally field or similar :BigGrin:
     
  3. MadMerv

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    Contact your local wheelchair service center, they will sort one out for you!
    I have a new one suplied every 5 years. You say yours is 20 years nhs suplied so call them for an assesment.:thumb:
     
  4. Hayleylulu

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    I will ask the EEG throwing bastard as he will be in one when he comes out of hideing :Cool::Cool:
     
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  5. TheBig1

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    aluminium chairs dont tend to be as robust as steel but guessing how long it will last really is dependant on how its used and the patient

    technology has really moved on in 20 years and the old NHS chair is very heavy and uncomfortable by comparisson.
     
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    My wife uses a 'Days' aluminum wheelchair - weighs about 12kg

    It's been well used for over 12 months with no problems - as good as any 'heavyweight'




     
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    Advice taken

    We have now purchased an aluminium W'chair and its really good. Lifting it in and out of the car boot is effortless, compared with the old steel one. Thanks all for the advice.

    Mike
     
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