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    Driving from manual chair...

    Who does it and can
    anyone recommend what
    chairs work best with
    EZ lock setup?

    Joe
    And the truth shall set you free.

    #2
    I'd guess you need to call EZ Lock to get that answer. I am in the process of getting a van and will drive from my chair. What bugs the crap out of me is that the bracket that attaches to your chair is 10 lbs!

    What a bitch, have a TiLite and load the damn thing up with scrap metal. Oh yeah, and so much for having a folding chair.

    McD

    "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
    "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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      #3
      EZ Lock has a chart on tyheir website. most any rigid, non suspension chair. McDuff is right its heavy. if balanced right it isn't too bad.
      "Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and other people may not be able to tell the difference."

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        #4
        Has anyone driven van WITHOUT any EZ lock device to secure their chair while driving self?

        If so, was it some tie-down NOT permantly attached to chair?

        If drove with NO lock or tie-down, were you able to drive without chair moving? If yes, how?

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          #5
          chick:

          - yes.
          - no.
          - no.

          it's really not safe at all. [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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            #6
            That would scare the hell outta
            me Scott.

            I want to drive from my i-glide,
            which sure as hell looks like
            a t-lite. Never crash tested
            so no one will touch it.

            I am sick of using a power
            as my primary chair but
            I can't transfer to captains
            chair so.....

            J.
            And the truth shall set you free.

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              #7
              Chick,
              Jim's van dealer has never used a tie down of any kind, although he never recommends this. He uses a permobile chair, C5, complete. Uses his cell phone, eats, drinks and drives alot. I've never noticed his chair moving while in transit. He put in the EZ lock on Jim's van for us, as well as giving us great deal on vans and just plain advice. He made his own ceiling lift for his house, from bed to shower, using spare parts! His business, Accesible Mobility is now in it's 3rd successful year, yeah Kevin!

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                #8
                Sorry, Joe, I got off subject. Jim has EZ Lock on his powerchair, Invacare GB and we are getting one put on his Invacare manual, I think it's a A1 or A4, something like that. I would think a manual would move around more than a powerchair, more apt to tip if hit, etc.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by NoDecafPlz:

                  I am sick of using a power
                  as my primary chair but
                  I can't transfer to captains
                  chair so.....
                  C5 complete and I just started driving a couple months ago. I don't know about you, but for me the benefits of driving far outweigh any power vs. manual wheelchair debate.

                  -Lewis
                  C5 injury with partial C6 function on left.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by chick:

                    Has anyone driven van WITHOUT any EZ lock device to secure their chair while driving self?

                    If so, was it some tie-down NOT permantly attached to chair?

                    If drove with NO lock or tie-down, were you able to drive without chair moving? If yes, how?
                    Driving without an EZ Lock is reckless, and puts other people at risk.

                    Let's take a physics lesson. Let us concentrate on inertia and the law of gravity. Inertia comes into play when you accelerate. If you apply the brakes, your wheelchair will stay in motion until it hits an outside force. Let's name this outside force, the windshield. Now, here's the cool part, the faster you're going and the heavier your wheelchair/body is the greater the consequences. You can thank inertia's friend, the law of gravity for that part.

                    Pursue driving in a safe manner and don't take unnecessary risks.

                    -Lewis
                    C5 injury with partial C6 function on left.

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                      #11
                      i'm c7, been driving from manual chair for 16 yrs, 6 yrs in an ezlok. i use a kuschall chair though others are fine. ezlok is lighter than my prev lock, but still weighs quite a bit and makes a light chair heavy.

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                        #12
                        Oh there's no debate, my ass is getting Sam's Club size and I want the exercise.

                        lilsister:

                        If I can get schematics for the
                        I-Glide, do you think Accessible Mobility
                        can whip something up?
                        I am getting nowhere with Johnson & Johnson.

                        Joe
                        And the truth shall set you free.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by NoDecafPlz:

                          I can't transfer to captains
                          chair so.....
                          J.
                          Because of your ''Sams Club'' sized ass..lol

                          Have you ever tried transfering into a six-way power seat? I tried driving from a chair before i got my own wheels and i much prefer the big ole comfy captains seat.I find it nice to get out of the wheels for awhile...

                          ~~If you cant beat em,arrange to have em beatin~~

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                            #14
                            6-way.

                            You mean the one that slides
                            out and turns around?

                            Yeah...no way to push my self up
                            once I transfer and am a foot lower
                            than I need to be.

                            Joe
                            And the truth shall set you free.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by NoDecafPlz:

                              6-way.

                              You mean the one that slides
                              out and turns around?

                              Yeah...no way to push my self up
                              once I transfer and am a foot lower
                              than I need to be.

                              Joe
                              It lifts up and down too.

                              "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"
                              ~ Anon
                              Emily, C-8 sensory incomplete mom to a 8 year old and a preschooler. TEN! years post.

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