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MY OWN VEHICLES:
Dodge Grand Caravan


VW Caravelle VR6

MY HOME BUILT ULTIMATE POWERCHAIRS:
My SLIGHTLY Modified Improved Powerchair

Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

My VERY Modified Off Road & All terrain DO ALL Powerchair!
Part 1 | 2 | 3


MISCELLANEOUS POWERCHAIR RELATED:
What Goes Wrong Power Wheelchairs

Powerchair Tyres

Drive your Powerchair by Radio Control

Powerchairs & Range


Off Road DO ALL Indoor & Outdoor Powerchairs

Off Road ONLY Outdoor Powerchairs & 4x4
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Manual or Electric Wheelchair?

Why ALL Powerchairs NEED  to be Off Road Capable!

Choosing  a Suitable Powerchair

Wheelchair Width


BATTERY AND ELECTRICAL (POWERCHAIRS & SCOOTERS + MOTOR VEHICLES):
Batteries for Both Vans & Power Wheelchairs


Inverters & Chargers

Very flexible charger!


Charging Batteries

Fast Charge Your Power Wheelchair

Which batteries to buy


"DRIVE FROM A WHEELCHAIR" VEHICLES:
Dodge Grand Caravan 1

Dodge Grand Caravan 2
Dodge Grand Caravan 3
Dodge Grand Caravan 4

Latest 2008 2009 2010 Disabled Converted Dodge Chrysler And Voyager Minivans
 
Chrysler Voyager Entervan Diesel

Suzuki Wagon R

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Mercedes Vito - soon!
Kia Sedona - soon!


INSURANCE:
Modified Disabled Vehicle Insurance

Breakdown Cover

USED VEHICLES & OTHER EQUIPMENT:
Disabled Adapted Cars

WHEELCHAIR TRANSPORT
& DRIVE BY TRANSFERRING:


VW Caravelle

Dodge Grand Caravan can be used to transport up to 4 Wheelchair Seated Occupants

Fiat Doblo

Renault Kangoo - soon!
Citroen Berlingo
- soon!
Citroen Dispatch
- soon!
Kia Sedona
- soon!
Volkswagen Sharan
Mercedes Vaneos
Toyota Hiace
Fiat Multiplas
(Wheelchair
passenger travels in the front)

Kangoo ASSIST
(wheelchair
passenger transfers & drives)


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Understanding


Grabbers

Puncture proof tyres
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Run Flat tyres

Tyre Weld Aerosol

Fuses!

Spare Key


Wheelchair Ramps

Small Generator

Tools!


VEHICLE ADAPTATIONS:
Control Systems etc
Hand Controls Manual
Hand Controls Electronic
Van / Car Door openers
Van / Car Wheelchair Tie Downs

 


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How to lose weight  FAST!

Email about modifying powerchairs

Keep it looking new 1 2

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John Williamson


Puncture Proofing Vehicle and PowerChair Tyres These are the types where you add some "tyre seal fluid" to the tyre when you fit it or at any time later on and it stays in the tyre forever. It actively prevents deflation through punctures and seals them as they happen.

This isn't the same as the less effective aerosols that you use after you get a puncture to "repair and inflate" a tyre after the event.

Being in a wheelchair (actually powerchair) and also being a driver leaves me much more likely to suffer a puncture in either my van or my wheelchair than normal (twice as many tyres!) and at the same time the consequences are far more involved. It also makes it almost impossible to rectify the situation alone.

Power wheelchairs are massively more likely to get a puncture and leave you unable to either get in your vehicle or get home than a van or car is. Mainly because we run along the edges of roads, and on pavements where all the debris such as nails and glass naturally collect.

One good way to reduce punctures and the problems that they cause in a Power Wheelchair is to fit Tubeless tyres as I now do since they are far less likely to be punctured in the first place. 

And IF they are then there is no tube to "pop" like a balloon so they generally get you home even with a nail stuck in them. I have some information on that modification should you be interested on my Modified Power Wheelchair pages. Or my Very modified power wheelchair pages...

But in any case I use a large amount of tyre "puncture proofing fluid" in all of my Mobility Van and Powerchair tyres be they tubeless or tubed. This stuff comes in all types and styles.

ultra tyre sealThe one shown is the one I use in my own vans tyres. Its thin enough to flow evenly and as long as you only add the correct amount doesn't cause wheel balance issues at legal highway speeds. although it does cause minor problems at around 85mph that goes away at about 100 mph and upwards. (Tested in Germany officer)

It does give peace of mind though and it really does work. Some other brands are also good but this one I can personally vouch for. At least its the one I used to use before I fitted special runflat tyres to completely cure the problem! Its called Ultra Seal. Ultra Seal isn't cheap however but being disabled never was. I cant vouch for the cheaper brands.

 

off road tyre sealIn power wheelchairs which don't care one bit about balance I use much thicker and more fibrous "off road" tyre sealer.  This one is OKO Off Road Tyre Seal

It is no use in faster on road vehicles as it definitely causes balance issues and wheel wobble. But in a sub 50mph vehicle like a powerchair, lawnmower, golf cart, and small quad bike then its superior and will seal the most horrendous punctures without a problem.

I have a front wheel here from my powerchair and after unscrewing the valve core I still cant get the tyre to deflate!

The other advantage of slow vehicles is that you can literally 1/3rd fill your tyres with this off road tyre seal with almost no chance of a puncture stranding you outdoors somewhere. I get mine on eBay cheaply in bulk in 2 litre bottles.

It works better in tubeless tyres but is still pretty effective in tubed tyres as well. Makes repairing a puncture messy though so better to buy a few spare inner tubes just in case!  Personally I use tubeless tyres even in my powerchairs.

On the face of it you may think fitting "solid" or "green" tyres or "foam" filled tyres is a better option. But the are very uncomfortable, wear fast without proper air inflation, cause some turning and steering issues as well as being harder to "push" so shortening range and battery longevity due to higher Depth Of Discharge. (see batteries)

Menu:

Detailed PowerChair Only Menu

Related:

Powerchair Tyre Pressures  What should they be and why?

Tyre Weld Aerosol Punctures. We just love those! At least get et a can of tyre repair foam today!

Puncture Proof Tyres I mean real puncture proof, like the military use. NOT solid, foam filled, inserts or and of the other  "mobility solutions" that jar your spine every few feet outdoors. There are better ways.

Powerchair Tyres
A page discussing the types of powerchair tyres we have, can get, and which are best and why. Advantages and disadvantages of each type. So you know what to look for or to swap over to!

Powerchair Tyres Solids or Pneumatic?
Advantages and disadvantages of each type
. Which should you fit?

Run Flat Tyres for your car or van.

 

 

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