I’ve shared many stories about the fun our family have had since BJ got his own beach wheelchair many years ago (Here’s one to get you started.) Many of you have expressed a desire to buy one but told me that your budget won’t stretch that far. I’m hoping that the NDIS might make this liberating piece of equipment available to more people but even with the NDIS, not everyone will be able to do this or may not have it as a priority in their plan. Knowing this, I was excited to stumble upon a solution that can transform a manual wheelchair into a beach wheelchair for a quarter of the price. And this year (2019) the options just got easier.
UPDATE – NEW MANUAL TO BEACH WHEELCHAIR CONVERSION KIT NOW AVAILABLE
Like the kit below I shared some time ago, the WheelEEZ all-terrain conversion kit turns a regular manual wheelchair frame into a beach wheelchair, at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated beach chair. The new kit makes it even easier to convert, with no drilling required. Now you can ‘Go Anywhere’ in your very own chair, simply by adding the WheelEEZ® all-terrain conversion kits.
Just in time for Christmas and to celebrate International Day of People with Disability 2019, Drew from Beachwheels is generously giving Have Wheelchair Will Travel a beach wheelchair conversion kit to give away to one lucky Australian HWWT reader.
ENTRY TO WIN BEACHWHEELS WHEELEEZ CONVERSION KIT
To win a Beachwheels Wheeleez Conversion Kit valued at $1400 you need to answer a simple question and send your answer via email to me!
Please note the prize is the conversion kit – a wheelchair frame is not included. Prize winner is responsible for the wheelchair frame. Prize is the conversion kit alone.
Tell us in 50 words or less how the Wheeleez Conversion Kit will help you enjoy summer. In your answer include one word, or a combination of any of these words – Beachwheels, Travel Without Limits and Have Wheelchair Will Travel – send your answer via email to me, Julie, [email protected]
(Example answer – There will be fun for all the family when my son gets some Beachweels that will help him get across soft sand on our holidays. With the new wheels his travel will have no limits.)
Entries open 3 December and entries close 17 December at 11.59pm EST. Entry is available to all Australian states except Western Australia and Tasmania (sorry guys – freight costs!) AJ will judge the winner on 18 December and Drew from Beachwheels will be advised so he can fulfill the prize. No responsibility is taken for postage delivery. Prize fulfillment is by Beachwheels Australia.
ORIGINAL DIY ALL TERRAIN CHAIR KIT – REQUIRES DRILLING
We still have BJ’s old manual wheelchair which we keep as a backup chair for emergencies. It’s great for when BJ’s current chair is in for a repair and having the old chair at home means we don’t need to bring his chair home each day. If we didn’t already have a beach wheelchair for BJ, the old chair’s frame would be perfect to modify with the kit. I’m sure we are not the only ones with an old chair sitting at home?
I’m thinking this would make a fabulous gift with Christmas around the corner.
This option saves a lot of money. The only compromise I can see is that it is not recommended for use in the water due to the risk of rusting of the frame. I can see this being a wonderful solution for many people.
The kit contains
2 x 49cm Wheeleez Wheels
2 x 42cm Wheeleez Wheels
2 x Anodised Aluminum Axles
4 x Alloy Axle Brackets with Alloy Tube Housing
8 x Stainless Steel Bolts and associated nuts and washers
4 x Stainless Locking Pins
The kit can also be provided with 30cm Wheeleez Wheels for smaller frames
BJ in the Sandcruiser and AJ in the smaller Sandpiper beach wheelchair. You can contact Beachwheels Australia
Call: +61 (07) 5528 3478
Email: [email protected]