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2019/12/30 19:26:06 (permalink)

Anyone using a 986 and also having to depend on a wheelchair?

Now I could just sell the car but if there's a way around this I'll keep it. I have had for the past thirty years a problem with my mobility which to date hasn't been too much of an issue. However, my mobility is becoming more and more compromised and so I'm looking for something that will fir into either the front of rear boot of my 986. I do have a regular self propelled wheelchair but the size and weight make it an impossibility to even think about getting it into the car.
Should anyone know of an answer to my 'problem' I'd really really appreciate your comments.
Regards and best wishes for 2020.
David Marsh.

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    CLIFFWILKINS
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    Re: Anyone using a 986 and also having to depend on a wheelchair? 2019/12/31 10:32:58 (permalink)
    Hi.
    Have you thought about a boot rack ? Might be a solution if a wheelchair won't fit inside the boot.
    Best of luck. 

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    Re: Anyone using a 986 and also having to depend on a wheelchair? 2019/12/31 10:50:59 (permalink)
    Good Morning Cliff. I have indeed but only as a last resort. Hopefully someone in the Boxster group might be able to shed some light on a suitable self propelled or powered wheelchair before I go the boot rack route.
    Best wishes for 2020 and thanks for your rapid response.
    David.
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    Re: Anyone using a 986 and also having to depend on a wheelchair? 2019/12/31 11:05:06 (permalink)
    Hi David .
    Let's hope someone has the solution you seek! A boot rack probably will suffice if nothing else works  it will save you  selling your Boxster.
    If I hear of any other solution I will post up again.
    All the best for 2020 

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    Re: Anyone using a 986 and also having to depend on a wheelchair? 2019/12/31 11:10:40 (permalink)
    Thanks Cliff, appreciate it.
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    Re: Anyone using a 986 and also having to depend on a wheelchair? 2019/12/31 16:20:01 (permalink)
    David
    not sure if it helps but my neighbour has a small electric wheelchair that's splits into three or four pieces. After the holidays I can get him round and try to fit the biggest section in the front of my turbo 996 (I'm sure they are similar, in fact yours my be bigger because of the front diff I have ) You could then possible fit the rest in rear boot area. I live near Rugby so if you are near I'm sure wouldn't be a problem to try. He is a petrol head himself

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    Re: Anyone using a 986 and also having to depend on a wheelchair? 2019/12/31 19:41:54 (permalink)
    GeoffB
    David
    not sure if it helps but my neighbour has a small electric wheelchair that's splits into three or four pieces. After the holidays I can get him round and try to fit the biggest section in the front of my turbo 996 (I'm sure they are similar, in fact yours my be bigger because of the front diff I have ) You could then possible fit the rest in rear boot area. I live near Rugby so if you are near I'm sure wouldn't be a problem to try. He is a petrol head himself


    Evening Geoff.
    Could be an idea if it's not too inconvenient, thanks. I'm up in Garstang so not exactly just around the corner. 
     
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    Re: Anyone using a 986 and also having to depend on a wheelchair? 2020/01/10 11:47:03 (permalink)
    David
    hi, sorry for delay. My neighbour has a 'Luggie fr168-41t'. This folds up to suitcase size. We tried in mine today but does not fit due to location of rear bulkhead, it's ok width and depth with spare removed,however my car is a turbo 996 hence has front diff which does impact on space quite significantly. Looking at the scooter and details it folds up to 15.5in (39.4cm) wide by 25in (63.5 cm) deep.
    if you need copy of the details send me your email address by pm and I'll scan the brochure for you
    regards
    Geoff

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    Re: Anyone using a 986 and also having to depend on a wheelchair? 2020/01/10 20:20:05 (permalink)
    Thanks Geoff,
    I'm going to see someone tomorrow in regard to getting a chair custom built. They say they could 'possibly' make one to fit when the spare is in situ. Fingers crossed but I'm not holding out much hope. As Cliff Wilkins has suggested a boot rack would be the answer but the thought of some light fingered friend helping themselves to a chair causes me doubt.......but it is a solution.
    Thanks anyway for your time and effort.
    Regards,
    David.
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