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I know that this may be a bit outside the forum , but has anyone had any experience with all terrain wheelchairs ? I live on 5 sandy acres in Florida and am currently wheelchair bound. I have a power wheelchair but it doesn't work very well on my property . I.m looking at one that has rubber treads like a tank . It's pretty expensive so I was wondering if anyone had any experience or knows anything about them before I pulled the trigger.

I do have aa side-by-side but can't get in and out.

Thanks , Rich

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For ability to get around your UTV/atv is much more capable than any existing wheelchairs including the track style. Their range is very limited and they are not good on wet slippery surfaces or any kind of steep hill or sidehill. Can you modify or have somebody else modify your side by side to make it easy to access.

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For ability to get around your UTV/atv is much more capable than any existing wheelchairs including the track style. Their range is very limited and they are not good on wet slippery surfaces or any kind of steep hill or sidehill. Can you modify or have somebody else modify your side by side to make it easy to access. Looking at your side by side it looks like some overhead straps could help your access. You didn't mention if you are paraplegic or quadriplegic.

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I've tried to modify my side by side but haven't come up with anything that works. My problem is with my knees ( failed replacements) . I can stand for a brief time but cannot get my foot high enough to get in and  the seat is too high to go in butt first. Still trying to work it out but since I made this initial post I got a chair that works pretty well in the sandy soil so I'm now out and about a little bit.

Thanks for your thoughts


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I also got my knees replaced but they work pretty well. You might look at the rear pickup bed drop steps available to help us step into the back bed of a pickup, which you could mount on the side of you buggy and it flips up out of the way when you are riding. That way you carry your step with you. It helps me for the same reason. The bed is to high to sit up on and the bumper is to high for my knees to get up to it.

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Look at it this way. We are still driving utv's like there is no tomorrow, eating good food and discovering new pain meds every day, I have 10 grandkids and I feel totally wealthy even though I don't have any money. I still wouldn't trade it for the world. Family is what it is all about.

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