Some lightweight wheelchairs can fold to the size of a golf bag and can weigh as little as 30 pounds. These kinds of wheelchairs are perfect when going on a holiday or trip, going shopping or even just a visit to the doctor. It takes up very little space and is quite easy to fold up for easy storage.
Folding power wheelchairs prices start at around $1,000. If you look around you will be able to find discount coupons. Whichever folding power wheelchair you decide to go with, make sure it meets all of your needs. The prices of the chairs vary with their size and the amount of weight it can support.
Portability is Important
Lightweight folding wheelchairs are not as customizable as the rigid frame wheelchairs. This is because it folds into a compact size, which greatly reduces its ability for adjustments.
Since folding wheelchairs are opened and folded on a regular basis, the parts that are adjustable and removable tend to get lost or break fairly easily. The advantage however is that these parts are easily replaceable and the folding wheelchair is easier to fix compared to the rigid frame wheelchair.
Traveling with a Light Wheelchair
A lightweight wheelchair is more maintenance intensive than the other kinds of wheelchairs. The light frames tend to crack easily and the front forks will bend sometimes and this makes folding the wheelchair cumbersome and time consuming.
For those who do need a wheelchair constantly, a lightweight wheelchair can be handy to carry out various daily activities that don’t require much time or that are for short durations. If you are travelling with your lightweight wheelchair, be sure to ask for help when folding and unfolding.
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