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Old 09-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Lightweight budget friendly wheelchair?

First, I hope this is in the right place

Second, I am in need of a lighter wheelchair that is budget friendly. I had bought one about 9 months ago for long trips and vacations. (yes, I have a disability that prevents me from walking long distances). Our family bought annual passes for this year for DL, and we have been using them frequently. ( enough that it was getting expensive to continually rent out the wheelchair there). So...bought one that was on sale and lighter.

Now, the problem is that the chair is getting too heavy for me to load and push. (I believe it is 41 pounds) I don't want to have my family push constantly..I would like to help out if I can. ECV are out of the question b/c of cost, space, and personal maneuverability issues. I do much better with a manual.

In short, I need a manual wheelchair that is...
- budget friendly
- folding
- sturdy enough to last awhile( my disability is progressive)
-smaller and less bulky. ( one of the main reasons I have trouble pushing myself is that the arms come up too high and the push is awkward )

An ideas/thoughts?
Thanks in advance!
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