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#1 mcferguson

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:43 PM

fooey! :doh: the left rear quadrant of my wheelchair cushion delfated. it made me lean to the left and back and felt very akward. so, i went to my car (i'm at work), transferred off the cushion to my car and turned the cushion around to put the deflated part in the front. now, my right leg leans over too far to the right, but its better than getting a pressure sore on my bum from having to sit funny all day at work on an improperly inflated cushion. also, this feels more normal and i don't feel the need to adjust my seating position every 5 minutes. good thing i got a spare at home
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#2 edlee

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:02 PM

Sounds like a Quatro to me. I've been pretty lucky with all of mine, tho I did manage to destroy two within 3 months due to poor transfering. My transfering isn't any better,, but I started turning the cushion around so that the valve is in the rear,,, no more tears. ( That's tears,, as in rips,, as apposes to tears,, as in crying,,,, although,, I guess either would have been appropriate.)
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#3 hannahmontana

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

i have a quadtro and i really like it. shouldn't you go home and get your replacement cushion?

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:38 AM

I had a leak where the valve stem to inflate is at.....seal started not holding the air in.....for a while I had to use a towel folded to keep both legs the same heght. But this was after 5yrs or so of having it.

If it's still under warranty you could see abou thaving it repaired. If it not than you can ask ROHO about repair costs OR do what we did when puddy-tat poked a hole in one of the cells which was to take it to a bike shop & they fixed it using the same technique they do for repairing the tire innertubes.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:20 AM

I tore my ROHO once, found the hole, patched that sucker up, and it never gave me a problem again.

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