GoDRIVE: Turning in Tight Spaces

GoDRIVE: Turning in Tight Spaces

In this goDRIVE video, we show you turning electric wheelchairs in tight spaces. Most of us are used to driving the 6-wheeled “Big Bertha”. Not all electric wheelchairs drive the same way. Some chairs are center drive, some are front wheel drive and some are rear wheel drive. Your FOLD & GO WHEELCHAIR is rear wheel drive.

Turning electric wheelchairs in tight spaces in this situation:

  1. Make sure to look at the opening you want to turn or drive through.
  2. Don’t look at the obstacle itself, look at the gap between the obstacles.
  3. Before starting your turn, make sure the rear wheels are past the obstacle you want to turn around.
  4. Turning the chair too early will cause the back wheels to run over the obstacle.
  5. On rear wheel drive chairs, your pivot point is the center of the rear wheel.

This has been another goDRIVE electric wheelchair driving tip video from Michele, our CEO.

About the author

Michele Klein

Michele was an all-star college athlete in basketball and track. At the age of 26 she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. By the time she was in her late 30s the disease had crippled her to the point that she could no longer stand or walk, and she was forced to be permanently confined to a wheelchair. Today, Michele has had six joint replacement surgeries: both knees, both hips, and both shoulders. She uses her own personal FOLD & GO Electric Wheelchair to help her get around when she has to be on her feet for long periods of time, or has lots of walking to do. Michele is happy and grateful to build a product that meets the needs of so many people, including herself! It is her passion to help others that drives our company to produce the best product and offer AMAZING customer service to EVERY SINGLE CUSTOMER.

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Comments (2)



I am researching electric wheelchairs and would like to know if you accept Medicare plus a supplement insurance. I’ve contacted my supplemental insurance and they will not pay unless Medicare pays first. Please respond as soon as possible because I want to purchase ASAP.

Thank you,

Deborah Romoser

    Julie Benjamin

    Unfortunately Medicare will not pay for our chairs. They view our chairs as “travel” chairs. They will buy you a 300 pound chair but not a chair in the “portable” category.

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