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Anyone have the new Permobil C300 or C400 with 3G seating?

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  • #16
    I too, own a Permobil m300 with the 3G seating. I'm not familiar with using a c300 or c400 but I can comment on the new 3g seat. It's very adjustable and i love how I can tune just about everything on this seat. Being able to adjust the chair (from headrest, down to the footplates) makes the chair much more comfortable and enjoyable for me. The armrest seem light weight for me and I'm able to flip them back easily. Ask your vendor to see if it's possible to get a demo chair with a 3g seat. Here's a link that shows a c300 with 3g seating. And I posted a few pics of my chair below. If you'd like to see something specific, just let me know and I can take more photos of the chair.

    https://www.carecure.net/forum/showt...=permobil+c300





    Chris - C5 incomplete since March 2002

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    • #17
      Saleenxp8, Your chair is like mine except I do not have the light package. What is that at the end of the left armrest? I like everything except the headrest. We cannot adjust it to a position that is comfortable. I leave it off. I love the seat elevator. Helps for transfers, filling the coffee maker, accessing kitchen cupboards, using the bbq, etc. I am glad I got that.
      You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
      http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

      See my personal webpage @
      http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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      • #18
        The item at the tip of the left armrest is my good ol beer holder, I mean cup holder. It's a factory Permobil cup holder that slides into the front channel of the armrest. The headrest can be a little tricky to adjust but it's not too bad. The seat elevator is a favorite of mine! It feels great to be able to reach things with my own hands from cabinets or closet, rather than using an extended reacher. Plus it definitely helps when transferring onto my bed, camode, or shower chair.
        Chris - C5 incomplete since March 2002

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        • #19
          Thanks everyone for your replies. I do want to point out that I started a separate thread a while back on just the 3G seating system here:

          https://www.carecure.net/forum/showt...88#post1511388

          That being said, all of your comments are very helpful, so please keep 'em coming!

          SCIfor55yrs & jandrain,
          That turning radius on the M300 & 400 sounds sweet. But I just found out I'm stuck with my original approval and my insurance won't pay for anything above a C400.

          Saleenxp8, love seeing all the pics of your chair - the beer, er, cup holder is awesome!

          Is there anyone else out there with a new C300 3G or C400?????????

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          • #20
            Does anyone have the following problems with their Permobil (I have just received delivery of a new chair):

            Extremely wobbly seat when in lowest position (this gets less once you raise the seat up. The wobble comes from the veery bottom of the chair and kid of makes a clonking noise?

            Very loud squeak when raising the footplates?

            Creaking squeak when raising adjusting the seat back angle?

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            • #21
              Some of your issues sound very similar to what im experiencing with my new permobil:


              Extremely wobbly seat when in lowest position (this gets less once you raise the seat up. The wobble comes from the veery bottom of the chair and kid of makes a clonking noise? - Also the chair sways around on its own when going down but not all of the movement only when nearer the bottom of its cycle?

              Very loud squeak when raising the footplates?

              Creaking squeak when raising adjusting the seat back angle?

              I wonder how we can get these issues sorted out, and if anyone else has had similar issues ?

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              • #22
                Whoa, I think my 2 different threads just got merged! The one specific to the 3G seat system called "Has anyone tried the new Permobil Corpus 3G seating system" just disappeared. Everything from that thread has suddenly move over here. So my earlier post of 6/4/12 doesn't make sense anymore. Sorry for the confusion everyone.

                gregb,
                What kind of Permobil did you get? Your problems sound like they might be fixable with a little tightening and adjustment from your vendor.

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                • #23
                  It is a bit worrisome to read these Permobil comments. My experience with them has been excellent. The Street was a great chair. They DC'd it though for some reason, even though none of the alternatives seem as powerful.

                  I personally don't get all the hype about these adjustable 3G seats. My current Permobil Chairman seat seemed plenty adjustable, how much adjustability do you need? Surely speed, power, and smoothness of ride are the main features, yet newer chairs are slower than Street and from picture seem to have less shock absorption.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by saleenxp8 View Post
                    I've tried the seating system and I like it a lot. I can't compare it to the regular Corpus seating but the Corpus 3G has a lot of adjust ability to get the right comfort level that an individual needs. You can fine-tune the backrest, armrest, and legrest. I believe there's a few videos on Youtube that demonstrate how to adjust each feature. Here's a few photos of me with the Permobil M300 with the 3G seating. It's a really great chair!
                    Nice chair Saleen. Lucky guy you have the light package on your chair. Wish I had it on my C - 500. The VA doesn't want you out in your chair at night I was told. When I see my primary care doctor at the VA on June 25 TH I'm going to ask him to submit a Prosthetic request to get the light package put on my chair. Are you by chance a fellow US Military Veteran? I didn't notice if you live the USA or not. Best of luck with the chair.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by xsfxsf View Post
                      It is a bit worrisome to read these Permobil comments. My experience with them has been excellent. The Street was a great chair. They DC'd it though for some reason, even though none of the alternatives seem as powerful.

                      I personally don't get all the hype about these adjustable 3G seats. My current Permobil Chairman seat seemed plenty adjustable, how much adjustability do you need? Surely speed, power, and smoothness of ride are the main features, yet newer chairs are slower than Street and from picture seem to have less shock absorption.
                      A couple of things to keep in mind. Research indicates people are more likely to report on bad experiences compared to good ones.

                      I would guess that the Street was a victim of low sales. It is an outdoor specialty chair and not covered by Medicare and probably a lot of insurances.
                      You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                      http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

                      See my personal webpage @
                      http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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                      • #26
                        I just ordered was the C300, and now I'm a little worried because of all problems they seem to have. The DME guy thought this one would be best. I currently have a Invacare TDX 3, and it kind of sucks in the terrain where I live so I thought a front-wheel-drive would be better. Does anyone know if the C 300 will fit into a minivan?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Quesmoy View Post
                          I just ordered was the C300, and now I'm a little worried because of all problems they seem to have. The DME guy thought this one would be best. I currently have a Invacare TDX 3, and it kind of sucks in the terrain where I live so I thought a front-wheel-drive would be better. Does anyone know if the C 300 will fit into a minivan?
                          Yes, the C-300 should fit in your mini-van. I have the PERMOBIL C-500 and it fits in my 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan w/Braun Entervan Conversion. I back my chair in and lock in to the EASY LOK device to keep my chair secure whiling driving and I do a lateral transfer into the power transfer seat. I swivel around in to the drivers position, put on my seat belt and go on my way.

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