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July 21, 2010

Powerchair Transporting in a SUV

Reader Question: My father is moving into our home next week, how do we get his powerchair into our SUV. Gale Hubbard Norfolk, VA

Answer: Most powerchairs have a manual freewheel level near each motor. Check with your owners manuel on how to disengage the drive motors form the gearboxes. If a lever is tough to move in either direction, slightly rock the power chair back and forth. The lever should
then move to the wanted position. Be care when pushing chair up an incline as the braking system is disengaged and the chair can come racing back at or over you. It is best to have a helper pull chair from with the vehicle while pushing.

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