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ramp too steep and not made to a safety standard
person too high in chair
person too far forward in chair
front wheels not positioned far enough forward
carer not paying attention to the ramp and possible risks
talk with disability persons equipment retailers as they have a good idea of the risks involved with wheel chairs and can advise you on how to overcome the problem
Alot of people feel just a little bit uneasy when it come to getting under a car when on car ramps. A little trick is to drive the car on the ramps, put blocks, or wheel chucks behind the grounded tires. Then using a jack, jack one of the ramped tires up enough to remove its ramp. Reverse that ramp and then lower the vehicle down. It can't roll down the ramps because it is wheel locked inplace. Please though reverse that prcedure to drive it off the ramps.
Please note, I selected Chevy as the manufacturer only because 'any' is not an option
I imagine if 106 people have responded then at least one may have asked if the squeak is coming from the wheels. I see it every week under warranty. the ramps and wheels need time to wear a little and until then they can be hideous. its counter intuitive being as that the ramps and wheels are supposed to be cleaned all the time. BUT, when new they make a racket and the easiest way to shut them up is a to rub a bar of soap on the ramp where the wheels travel. it shuts them up and holds a little dust over time to wear the shine off the wheels and make them act as they should. Beyond that I would need to know where the sound was coming from if not there.
I would suspect that the brake is not releasing causing your problem. When you place the handle in freewheel and you can't push the scooter easily then the brake pad is stuck on the motor housing. If you are able remove the seat and back cover remove the drive wheel on the side of the scooter nearest the freewheel lever usually the right side. you should be able to see the brake attached to the end of the motor with 3 or 4 hex head screws. take the brake off the end of the motor and carefully leave the wiring attached ( don't break or remove the wires going to the brake or the scooter will not run at all) remove the brake and place or tie it up where it won't fall or drag. Put the drive wheel back on and turn the scooter on and see if it will now move. If it moves like it should you will have to replace the brake. You can drive the scooter like this but remember you do not have brakes so the scooter can roll backwards or forward when not on and especially on ramps Hope this helps
Obtaining a 4-wheeled front section is the best way to improve stability. The 3-wheeled front section on rascal 235 and 245 scooters easily detaches and interchanges with the 4-wheeled front sections(235 models are a little shorter (less legroom).
Hi Rosemary. The best way is to remove the seat by releasing the lever to turn it slightly, then lifting it straight up and off.
Next take off the battery cover, disconnect the batteries and remove them from the scooter. This will make the machine much lighter and easier to lift or push up a ramp.
Next release the steering column and fold down towards the rear. Place a piece of packaging or similar under it, so that it doesn't rub on the body panels and scuff the paint.
Good luck. Neil.
If it were me I would make the rear landing bigger instead of having that scooter inside with me .. incase of an accident I wouldnt want that in the car floating around.. you could have a welder make your rear lift a little larger and put a small ramp on it for the scooter also.. just a idea.. thanks Jerry ..