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  • Quickie Vs Tilite Measurements

    Hey you brilliant CareCure folk! Just one more of those questions that may have been answered a million times but I've searched and can't see anything exact.

    Basically, I just wanted to ask, in your experience, how comparable are Quickie and Tilite chairs in terms of measurements. I ask because I'll be ordering internationally and so won't be able to meet up with a Tilite rep before ordering. My GPV is just right in terms of it's measurements - Frame angle, seat depth width etc. It would be great if I could use the same numbers from one chair to the next. If they are comparable, I'd buy the TR, if they're not, I'd go for the ZRa.

    I plan on calling Sportaid direct and go through the order form with them but I still don't want to make mistakes.

    Thank you :-)

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    the Quickie frame is generally longer. I would tell them you want a CAD drawing with the measurement from the seat back to the front of frame to make sure you get the same length chair. This normally is not on the CAD. I think adding 2 inches get the tilite close to the same length, but someone will correct me if i'm wrong. other measurements will be the same, they just measure where the front bend is at differently, resulting in a different overall frame length difference.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jschism View Post
      the Quickie frame is generally longer. I would tell them you want a CAD drawing with the measurement from the seat back to the front of frame to make sure you get the same length chair. This normally is not on the CAD. I think adding 2 inches get the tilite close to the same length, but someone will correct me if i'm wrong. other measurements will be the same, they just measure where the front bend is at differently, resulting in a different overall frame length difference.
      Thanks jschism - I'll do that

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      • #4
        look on tilite.com to get the order form (you have to go into the usa site to get that info, its not on the international site). at the top of each section they describe how to get each measurement (ie. from the centre of the back post to wherever). dont forget your gpv will be metric - get yourself an imperial tape measure and check all the gpv measurements, but according to the tilite instructions, and in inches. that way will be your easiest translation. you might end up with a few halves - like 15 1/2 inch seat width, for example, and in those cases youll need to decide if you should round up or down for the tilite.

        good luck!

        eta: contact gerald simonds about doing a demo... they might be too far away, but they usually have a stand at the mobility roadshow in june
        Last edited by amyk; 04-16-2012, 07:37 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by amyk View Post
          look on tilite.com to get the order form (you have to go into the usa site to get that info, its not on the international site). at the top of each section they describe how to get each measurement (ie. from the centre of the back post to wherever). dont forget your gpv will be metric - get yourself an imperial tape measure and check all the gpv measurements, but according to the tilite instructions, and in inches. that way will be your easiest translation. you might end up with a few halves - like 15 1/2 inch seat width, for example, and in those cases youll need to decide if you should round up or down for the tilite.

          good luck!

          eta: contact gerald simonds about doing a demo... they might be too far away, but they usually have a stand at the mobility roadshow in june
          Thanks AmyK - Luckily I was born at a time when Britain was still very confused about weights and measures so I convert everything into inches anyway. I'll get measuring

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          • #6
            Some posts that may be worth reading through...

            /forum/showthread.php?t=123960

            This next link is referenced in the thread above and shows a TiLite and Quickie side-by-side that are the same size, which reveals the shorter frame of a TiLite...

            /forum/showthread.php?t=86412
            C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brianm View Post
              Some posts that may be worth reading through...

              /forum/showthread.php?t=123960

              This next link is referenced in the thread above and shows a TiLite and Quickie side-by-side that are the same size, which reveals the shorter frame of a TiLite...

              /forum/showthread.php?t=86412
              Thanks Brian. Really helpful. I've just been reading through a discussion that you and others were having with someone looking to switch from a GPV to a Tilite. There's SO much to think about but all very helpful. I've got about 4 months before I need to make final choices so hopefully, everything will work out

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              • #8
                It can make your head spin and it is normal to second guess yourself.
                C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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                • #9
                  I went from the gpv comp to a zra,i basicly used the same measurements from the gpv tho i did go from a 18" wide to 17".The only real difference i noticed was the extra inch in the front bend of the frame in the gpv. It made no real difference to me tho.Very happy with the chair,so much easier to push.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rolling01au View Post
                    I went from the gpv comp to a zra,i basicly used the same measurements from the gpv tho i did go from a 18" wide to 17".The only real difference i noticed was the extra inch in the front bend of the frame in the gpv. It made no real difference to me tho.Very happy with the chair,so much easier to push.
                    Ah that's so good to know it went well. I was reading your thread yesterday and wondered how it went.

                    Cheers!!

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                    • #11
                      just rereading - you said you are deciding between a tr and a zra? the only real difference between the two in terms of measurements you csnt change (much) is that on the zra you can change the rear seat height and the caster angle. if you like the rsh on your gpv, follow the tilite instructions (Measure from floor to top of seat tube at back post.) and measure your gpv that way. you may have to round the number up or down (tilite uses half-inch increments for this measurement). then yiu know what to order....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by amyk View Post
                        just rereading - you said you are deciding between a tr and a zra? the only real difference between the two in terms of measurements you csnt change (much) is that on the zra you can change the rear seat height and the caster angle. if you like the rsh on your gpv, follow the tilite instructions (Measure from floor to top of seat tube at back post.) and measure your gpv that way. you may have to round the number up or down (tilite uses half-inch increments for this measurement). then yiu know what to order....
                        The only thing i'm worried about now is the frame angle. I have a lot of trouble keeping my feet on the footrest as it is, so it's very important to get it right to reduce the issues as much as possible. Nevertheless, There's still a long time to work this stuff out

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                        • #13
                          Hey guys, just another question to confirm something I think I know. From what I've read, because tilite start the bend in the frame before Quickie chairs, so I need to add an extra inch in seat depth? For example my current chair is 16x17 - Will I need to order 16x18 to compensate for the different design?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ipenguin View Post
                            Hey guys, just another question to confirm something I think I know. From what I've read, because tilite start the bend in the frame before Quickie chairs, so I need to add an extra inch in seat depth? For example my current chair is 16x17 - Will I need to order 16x18 to compensate for the different design?
                            No, add an extra inch to frame length. It's an option they charge extra for on the order form.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jschism View Post
                              No, add an extra inch to frame length. It's an option they charge extra for on the order form.
                              Aah thank you! My brain is kinda swimming with info from reading these forums. Hope it'll organise itself over time

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