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#1 Ya Diggg!

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:24 PM

I have recently moved into a new home and my room is on the second floor.

I have a tilite aero rigid frame chair. Im a t4 and I manually can get out my chair and transfer up steps. Can anyone tell me how to take my wheelchair up with me? I hate having to ask an AB to bring it up.

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#2 Hawkeye

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:40 PM

If you go to www.youtube.com and type in the keywords "wheelchair stairs" a few dozen short videos will be found.

Good Luck...

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:11 PM

Stairs arent so bad once u get ur technique down. If there is a sturdy handrail u should be just fine. Back up tp stairs, reach back, grab rail and pull urself into a wheelie. Now with opposite hand grab the wheel thats next to handrail. As u pull urself up by handrail use opposite hand to push the wheel backwards(remember to use opposite wheel as in the 1 next to rail). U should pop right on up, readjust ur hand on rail and do over till u are all the way up. I find most handrails are to short for the last step. So i push off the end of rail for the last step. i know this sounds confusing and difficult but u can do it easier than the butt hop all the way up. Goodluck! (ive made it up over 5 flights of stairs, u can do it) The way down of course is way easier, haha

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 12:19 AM

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 01:06 AM

if your unable to do it like he described then just scoot up on like your doing already but before ya leave your chair down below tie a string, rope, what ever it takes to your chair and then when you get to the top of the stairs you can pull it up to you. same goes for when it is time to get down the stairs if there are to many or it is to steep to do a wheelie down, Just tie the string to it and lower it down one step at a time while your still at the top.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:55 AM

if your unable to do it like he described then just scoot up on like your doing already but before ya leave your chair down below tie a string, rope, what ever it takes to your chair and then when you get to the top of the stairs you can pull it up to you. same goes for when it is time to get down the stairs if there are to many or it is to steep to do a wheelie down, Just tie the string to it and lower it down one step at a time while your still at the top.





That was going to be my suggestion. I do something along that line when working in the yard. I put all my stuff in a wagon and instead of trying to push or pull it across a bumpy yard I tie a rope to the handle. Then either throw the bundle of rope where I am going or tie it to the back of my chair and let it unwind until I get where I am going. Then I reel the wagon in by pulling the rope. Works well when trying to move heavy items like several bags of mulch or dirt.



Now why did you move to a new house where your room would be on the 2nd floor?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:53 PM

rockets :D

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:36 PM

rockets :scooter:

Yeah but it's a bugger trying to get the scorch marks out of the carpet :D
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:37 AM

rockets :cheers:

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 02:39 PM

rockets :cheers:

Elton John's Rocket Man plays through my head every time I see this thread.


Thanks Kwag, that song has now been stuck in my head for hours, am driving myself mad! :clap:
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