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It's almost time for our trip & I am a little nervous about taking my ECV with me..
I know others have done this & I shouldn't worry (much)
I have 2 baskets on it one front & one back.. I really don't want to take them off because it's a pain, they have zip locks to keep them from moving.
Should I worry? I will let you all know how it went when I return. So anyone have good experiences to ease my mind?
I am mostly worried about the big back basket, I need it for shopping!!!!!!!!!
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If it was me, I would take them off and bring them on the plane with you. Anything that sticks up/out is something that can get snagged or crushed, no matter how careful the baggage handlers are.
ECVs and wheelchairs are loaded in the baggage compartment with other luggage, so it is possible for things to shift. I have heard of people having things like cupholders torn off because they got caught on something. When we travel with our daughter's wheelchair, we remove everything we can and fold down things like the backrest that stick up. In 21 years of travel with a wheelchair, we have had some scuffs and scrapes, but the only damage was a bent antitip bar on the back of her wheelchair. (that makes me sound ancient, but my daughter was not quite 3 when she got her first wheelchair).
The other suggestions I have seen for ECV users are to:
- cover the seat with something (if it's vinyl, you want avoid scrapes or scratches, if it's cloth you want to avoid dirt).
- write up instructions for putting it in and out of freewheeling and attach the instruction somewhere they can be seen easily
- have your name and (if you have one with) cell phone number on the ECV sonuou can be contacted easily with questions
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