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  • TiLite ZR2 - Loose Camber Plugs

    I received my wheelchair early 2011 and already am having some issues with it. Besides the shaky backrest that is now rectified, her's more.
    Both my castor hubs are cracked and I got a loose camber plug that's causing a lot of creaking sounds. I wonder what other issue this ZR2 will have in the months to come. I am also starting to question the reliability of this ZR2. Perhaps I should have just gotten the Helium instead (which is lighter btw).

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  • #2
    Isn't that the same issue Stephen 212 had? Didn't he get a new camber tube and now all is well?
    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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    • #3
      the problems with the ZR2 is one of the reasons I went with a seasoned, no problem Tr.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wheeliecoach View Post
        Isn't that the same issue Stephen 212 had? Didn't he get a new camber tube and now all is well?
        yes (thread)
        Chas
        TiLite TR3
        Dual-Axle TR3 with RioMobility DragonFly
        I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

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        • #5
          I had the same issue, the end cap on mine came out quite a bit further. I have a vid on my website showing the same issue.
          They did send a replacement that had a pin inserted in the carbon fibre then into cap to prevent this. SO they do have an updated tube.

          Unfortunately the pin on one end is migrating out now for me. Im quite surprised they have not done some sort of recall on this. Good Luck.
          www.KeithLarocque.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wheeliecoach View Post
            Isn't that the same issue Stephen 212 had? Didn't he get a new camber tube and now all is well?
            Yes t is the same problem. Seems like only a handful in this forum is experiencing this problem. But it's still bad enuf that you received a new camber tube n it's now coming loose again

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            • #7
              could this be a carbonfiber axel issue?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by randomryan007 View Post
                could this be a carbonfiber axel issue?
                Well I hope they addressed the pin issue otherwise TiLite will be replacing every carbon fibre camber tubes that they have sold.

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                • #9
                  For me a CF camber bar just doesn't make sense. There is so much stress and flex on it that CF can't handle. How much weight is saved between a CF and aluminum bar?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                    For me a CF camber bar just doesn't make sense. There is so much stress and flex on it that CF can't handle. How much weight is saved between a CF and aluminum bar?
                    F1 cars frames are made in CF, and there are really stress and flex.
                    The problem comes when things aren`t well done.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                      For me a CF camber bar just doesn't make sense. There is so much stress and flex on it that CF can't handle. How much weight is saved between a CF and aluminum bar?
                      Actually it does make sense. Strength wise it's more rigid n stiffer if made well. I ride my chair down small levels n it does not flex. It's actually very rigid. Weight wise, i do lots of car transfers in a day due to work n every gram counts, hence I was pleased to order my chair in the supalight edition

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                      • #12
                        Guess I am just too "Old School" lol I seem to think of CF as just a better version of fiber glass; guess it's not.

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                        • #13
                          Smokin,

                          have you contacted our Customer Service Dept. about these issues? If not, send me the serial number of your chair and I can help.
                          TiLite. The Ultimate Ride.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TiLite View Post
                            Smokin,

                            have you contacted our Customer Service Dept. about these issues? If not, send me the serial number of your chair and I can help.

                            Yes Sherry Pond reverted and she will be sending the camber tube as well as castors. Thanks

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                            • #15
                              Just thought I'd drop an update that I've received both castors and a new CF Camber Tube today from my local shop who ordered my TiLite.
                              Rather quick and fast response from TiLite. Thanks!
                              Hope this new Camber tube will address the previous issues I had. Will post an update by end this year!

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