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Puffy2
01-05-2001, 07:58 AM
Three wheels, four? Do they come with four? Any other features? My friend is a small woman - about 110 lb. Comfortable considerations?? I need the scoop!

Nanajo1
01-05-2001, 12:02 PM
When you call to reserve the ECV they will ask the approx height and weight of the person using the ECV. This is to determine the appropriate size ECV. I have only used 3 wheelers. I don't know if there is an option for 3-4 wheels. There usually is a basket on the front and I did have one with a cane holder in the back. I have had one with an on board charger and one with a seperate charger. I think I had a better charge with the separate charger.
I found the people at Walker very helpful.I'm sure they will help you.

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SueM in MN
01-06-2001, 07:23 AM
Here is contact information for the sites that people most frequently mention renting ecvs from while in WDW.
Walker Mobility:
1-888-726-6837
www.walkermobility.com (http://www.walkermobility.com)

RANDY'S Mobility is in Kissimmee 407-892-4777

Colonial Medical
http://www.colonialmed.com/about_cms.html
Also lists respiratory equipment

If you go to Walker Medical's website, they have a picture of a typical ecv. Almost all ecvs have a seat arrangement that looks like the one in the picture.
We have never used one because my dd has a wheelchair, but I have seen a lot of ecvs in my travels and because of my work. I have never seen one with 4 wheels (although power wheelchairs do have 4 wheels). A 3 wheel vehicle gives you a smaller turing radius in general.
From reading things our evc expert users have posted, I would say you should think about whether you need an ecv that comes apart for transport (if you will be using a car or van) or one that will fit easily on the WDW bus transportation.∞

SueM in MN
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