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    #61
    Originally posted by zz View Post
    fuckers! posts like these make me wish i have one.
    Glad we could help! ;-)
    Dave

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      #62
      Having the ability to operate in snow may look spectacular but is a seldom used function and does not exhibit the true requirements of an off pavement chair.

      Plus the chance of becoming stranded and contracting hypothermia is extreme and should be avoided at all costs. I only go out alone if someone will be searching for me within the hour.

      The vast majority of snow travel is in neighborhoods, on roads or in somebody's yard and does not require suspension or maximum stability.
      Frozen precipitation does not present the risks to the electronics that liquid does and should be taken into consideration.

      The QmegaTrac comes with an optional tow hitch (1,000 lbs) if required.
      I have seen snow plows, snow throwers and brush hogs mounted to the OT so it is possible to engineer solutions to practically everything
      Last edited by forestranger52; 2 Jan 2010, 8:39 PM.
      C 5/6 Comp.
      No Tri's or hand function.

      Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

      Teddy Roosevelt

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        #63
        Originally posted by forestranger52 View Post
        Having the ability to operate in snow may look spectacular but is a seldom used function and does not exhibit the true requirements of an off pavement chair.

        Plus the chance of becoming stranded and contracting hypothermia is extreme and should be avoided at all costs. I only go out alone if someone will be searching for me within the hour.

        The vast majority of snow travel is in neighborhoods, on roads or in somebody's yard and does not require suspension or maximum stability.
        Frozen precipitation does not present the risks to the electronics that liquid does and should be taken into consideration.

        The QmegaTrac comes with an optional tow hitch (1,000 lbs) if required.
        I have seen snow plows, snow throwers and brush hogs mounted to the OT so it is possible to engineer solutions to practically everything
        And here I was just trying to have fun.............
        Dave

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          #64
          glad you guys are having fun and it works well for you! my tank comment...well, 400 lbs?? do you get in your minivan w/it?

          methinks: BOYTOY j/k you guys!

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            #65
            I recently got fenders for my X-5. The company sells them as mud guards and they are on the order form. $315.00
            They will help protect the electric components in the rear of the powerchair.
            I think that users who have hands that work could make a pair if they have a some mechanical talent.

            If someone is curious what they look like I will ask my attendant to take a picture of them.

            These powerchairs allow me to live in the remote forests that I love. On Wednesday the county transportation could not make it up my road even though it was plowed. Without a functional off pavement powerchair I would have missed an important medical appointment.

            Chairs like mine are critical to maintain some semblance of our past lifestyles. They allow me, a severely handicapped individual a little independence to access places that would be impossible with a standard, hard surface powerchair.

            These are no toys and I'm thankful that I am not trapped in some high crime government sponsored accessible housing project.
            Having spent my life working for the public in the parks and forests of North America, living in a small cabin in the forest is everything for me and should not be dismissed or belittled because someone thinks this challenging lifestyle is just fun.
            Last edited by forestranger52; 3 Jan 2010, 7:59 PM.
            C 5/6 Comp.
            No Tri's or hand function.

            Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

            Teddy Roosevelt

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              #66
              Originally posted by forestranger52 View Post

              These are no toys
              No, they're not toys, but they allow you to enjoy life more than you could w/o one. That enjoyment is left to each INDIVIDUAL'S interpretation. I don't have to live in a cabin in the woods to appreciate it's value.


              Originally posted by forestranger52 View Post
              Having spent my life working for the public in the parks and forests of North America, living in a small cabin in the forest is everything for me and should not be dismissed or belittled because someone thinks this challenging lifestyle is just fun.
              Is this directed at me?
              Dave

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                #67
                Originally posted by Herco16 View Post
                No, they're not toys, but they allow you to enjoy life more than you could w/o one. That enjoyment is left to each INDIVIDUAL'S interpretation. I don't have to live in a cabin in the woods to appreciate it's value.




                Is this directed at me?
                I think it was probably a response to what cass wrote, sometimes just kidding (j/k) isn't taken as such when written.

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                  #68
                  No Herco. Your X-5 is a functional and important part of your lifestyle and should be respected as such. I'm glad it works so well for you.
                  C 5/6 Comp.
                  No Tri's or hand function.

                  Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

                  Teddy Roosevelt

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                    #69
                    If any of you are serious about getting an X5 please visit www.allwebscooters.com I ordered Davids through them. Was the best price around, I don't know if it will get you any where but tell them Lisa Davis told you about them. This guy is a talker but I doubt that you will find a better price. I ordered the X5, with tilt, power legs and seat elevator, shipped to my door (well actually I drove 1 1/2 hrs to get it but they refunded $700 for that) was right around $20,000.

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                      #70
                      WOW Mswife1 that is a good price I will look into it as I am seriously looking into buying one. I am going to have to pay for it myself and there is no coverage I can get for it. But I think it will fit my lifestyle and be worth it in the long run, and sounds like its quite durable and should last. I never see any second hand ones for sale.


                      Mooner

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                        #71
                        Mooner - it was really the best price I found and we searched for a long time. Planet Mobility still had them on their webpage but when I contacted them because there was some descripincies in the actual order form and theirs they told me they couldn't get them. We had to pay for it all out of pocket as well. The guy I spoke with was Bill, the owner, he has assured me any parts I need he will get me and give me assistance over the phone. Then if push comes to shove I do have a local dealer that will charge me to work on it as he can sell them to but I didn't order it through him (he said he understood but ...we will see) Good luck and if there is anything else I can do let me know.

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                          #72
                          Great thread.

                          I'm researching PC's for my place, 2.5 acres on a hillside where we get "weekend" snow in the winter, to help get to the soccer fields better so I can watch my kid play, and get around outside more, etc.

                          For ins to contribute, it has to be for "indoor use" - as if being a shut in is a good thing, so I think the Omega might be out, although except for the Tank Chair, it looks like the ultimate PC w/the dualies in the front, a 1000lb towing capacity and lower COG.

                          Some great insights into both!

                          Thx guys!!
                          rob

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                            #73
                            Power chair for recreation?

                            Outdoors? Can't beat this http://www.allterrain4x4wheelchairs.co.uk/#
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqWpx...os=QFX0iJb_5jo
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5aZS...1&feature=fvwp

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                              #74
                              ^^^ Nice!!!

                              it's amazing to see how much this technology has changed in the last few years. very cool stuff out there now.
                              rob

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                                #75
                                I am looking at X5, I got snowed in last year. I live on my own and have dog to walk everyday. I don't have anyone to come looking for me after an hour, but I just want to be able to get my dog to the nearest field for a run around at least once in the day when weather is really bad.

                                My Quantum Vibe slides all over place and twice I have slid into a wall and taken the lights out on left side. My scooter wouldnt even make it out this last february when it was really bad and thats usually better over playing fields and stuff than chair, but wont go through swing gate into nearest park (so thats why i got chair too, can just get it through with footrests removed)

                                Can anyone with X5 tell me what is length of chair with footplate flipped up please? So I can measure space in swing gate to see if I would get it in. I figured if I go in on a diagonal in middle then turn back wheels into corner so can move gate over to other side I should then be able to turn front castors out towards exit and get out.

                                If a RWD can do it without same maneuverability as MWD the X5 should do it right? Anyone ever tried? I managed to get a dragon through it today (another demo but chair isn't suitable for me).

                                Where can I get X5 for good price in UK?

                                Kati

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