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    #16
    Gotta keep the humor, I guess. Calling back today to see if I can at least specify a 2 door and see where that goes. So far, can't even get an answer. "hold"

    Originally posted by Tim C. View Post
    All this talk about you.What about deer rights?
    This is Canada after all.

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      #17
      Well, I've reached a dead end. Part of this life, I guess. It's inconceivable to me that one can rent a 4 door car with hand controls or a van with no hand controls! I can rent a fully accessible van for $100+/day, but my ins. will not allow more $ for my situation. Very disappointing. We've talked to everybody. I'm having a glass of wine. Maybe that will help.

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        #18
        You probably don't want to have the hassle, but it seems that a civil rights attorney could be consulted. It's not right that your insurance company won't help you.

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          #19
          A few thoughts...

          I used to have rental coverage on my insurance, but after finding it would pay something like $35/day, which would probably net me a fine clown car, I skipped that option and just figured it would make more sense to just pay the week or two of rental costs for something I'd like to rent should it be needed vs. paying a premium for such a coverage.

          An occasional hobby of being a curbstone used car dealer necessitated my purchase of some used portable hand controls for $100. Those and a roll of 3M doublesided foam tape (for modern plastic gas pedals) work wonders regarding driving any vehicle without functioning legs.

          It sounds like you are using a manual chair, so pretty much any car can be used then (larger is preferred). You would have to remove the wheels though, as I know of no car that one could fit an entire wheelchair into without doing so.

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            #20
            What a great thread! A very good example of the huge impact this community can have by coming together and offering solutions to a very obscure problem.

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              #21
              If the repair is going to take some time, could you manage buying a used wheelchair van off Craigslist, and then reselling it when yours is fixed.? In my area, there are always older Dodge Caravans for sale it seems.
              Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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                #22
                WOW! It really lifts my spirits to see so much input! Triumph, not sure about civil action.....it IS a thought. Aggravation for sure.......money involved getting an attorney. Andy, I've thought about rigging temporary hand controls. Actually, I was thinking I'd need a 2 door to get the wheels behind the driver's seat, and a wider door opening. I guess they could go over to the pass. seat; more lifting. Will a chair fit over me in a 4 door car? Narrower door opening. Joe-MN, not in the budget to buy then sell a used van. Thanks everyone for these good suggestions! Still no news on how long it will take to do the work. They haven't heard from the ins. co. yet. Maybe the work a week. It's already been a week. Doesn't sound so bad, but IT IS!!!!

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                  #23
                  I drive a mid size station wagon as my daily driver (my mustang is the fun summer car) and sometimes a Hyundai Santa Fe (wife's car) and I can get my wheelchair(s) into all of them. My chair is a Tilite TRA and I have a ZRA for a backup chair. It can take a few tries to get the process down but it really is not a biggie in my case. Oh, I also have 25" spinergy's on the back. The 25" quick release wheels do not fit well in the front passengers side so I usually just lean the drivers seat all the way back and load them in behind the passengers seat, my cushion goes on the front passengers seat and then my wheelchair gets passed over my chest and I put it on the passengers seat with the front castors down into the boot tray.

                  I find it way faster and easier to have a vehicle without a power drivers seat as they seem to take forever to lean them back and slide the seat back then move it back into position unless they have the preset drivers settings, then it isn't quite so bad; however I am about as patient as a 6 year old on Christmas morning so...

                  I hope this makes some sense and you find it useful, good luck!

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Jimmay View Post
                    I find it way faster and easier to have a vehicle without a power drivers seat as they seem to take forever to lean them back and slide the seat back then move it back into position unless they have the preset drivers settings, then it isn't quite so bad; however I am about as patient as a 6 year old on Christmas morning so...
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                    Totally! I have a power recline seat in my winter beater, and that is a slow PITA. And it's mounted on the door for even more annoyance, lol. Manual recline is much quicker and easier for sure

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