Seat Depth Growth System

Convaid extended the standard seat depth growth range to at least 5 inches to allow for up to 5 years of growth for convaid's full line of wheelchairs. This includes Convaid Rodeo, Convaid Cruiser, Convaid Cruiser Planar, Convaid Scout, Convaid Lite Rider, Convaid Safari, Convaid Ez Rider, Convaid Ez Rider Planar, Convaid Convertible and Convertible Planar wheelchair models.

These changes let individuals use convaid's wheelchairs for up to 5 years, and they comply with funding requirements for HCPCS codes, making it a whole lot easier for people to get a Convaid wheelchair funded by their insurance.

The additional growth and adjustment range also eliminates custom modification and allows parents or dealers to make the growth adjustment themselves. Adding growth to the chairs can be easily achieved by replacing the original set of seat tubes with a longer set that is included in the initial standard wheelchair purchase. Exception is the Rodeo, which will come with one tube that is suitable for five years of growth.

Benefits include:

  • Adds 5 years of growth
  • Growth is STANDARD on each model & shipped with two sets of seat tubes
  • Chairs comply with funding requirements for HCPS codes
  • Each chair includes the correct anatomical growth range based on hip width

HCPCS “anatomical growth range” Requirements

Chair Size
Depth Range
10
6” to 11”
12
8” to 13”
14
10” to 15”
16
11” to 16”
18
14” to-21”

Basic Growth Ranges

Wheelchair Model Size Seat Depth Range
Scout 12 8-13 in / 20-33 cm
Scout
14 10-15 in / 25-38 cm
Scout
16 11-16 in / 28-41 cm
Scout
18 14-21 in / 36-53 cm
Lite Rider
12 8-13 in / 20-33 cm
Lite Rider
14 9.5-14.5 in / 24-37 cm
Safari
12 9-14 in / 23-36 cm
Safari
14 11-16 in / 28-41 cm
Safari
16 13-18 in / 33-46 cm
Safari
18 15-20 in / 38-51 cm

Growth Range Based on Tube Size

Seat Tube Model
Scout*
Scout
Lite Rider
Safari
Color / Size Size 12 14 16 18 16 18 12 14 12 14 16 18
994779 in  
10-12
   
11-13
 
8-10
9.5-11.5
       
2.91 in / 7 cm cm  
25-30
   
28-33
 
20-25
24-29
       
994780 in  
13-15
   
14-16
 
11-13
12.5-14.5
       
5.91 in / 15 cm cm  
33-38
   
36-41
 
28-33
32-37
       
994777 in
8-10
 
11-13
                 
3.91 in / 10 cm cm
20-25
 
28-33
                 
994778 in
11-13
 
14-16
                 
6.91 in / 17.5 cm cm
28-33
 
36-41
                 
994781 in      
14.5-16.5
 
14-17
           
4.89 in / 12 cm cm      
37-42
 
36-43
           
994782 in      
17.5-19.5
 
18-21
           
8.89 in / 22.5 cm cm      
44-49
 
46-53
           
Safari in                
9-14
11-16
13-18
15-20
(No tube change) cm                
23-36
28-41
33-46
38-51

in - inch, cm - centimeters      Scout measurements 12 and 14 only

Tube Size and Model Use

(Scout, Lite Rider
Seat extension measurements are from the snap button to the end of the tube
994779
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout, 14, 16; Lite Rider 12, 14
994780
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout 14, 16; Lite Rider 12, 14
994777
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout 12
994778
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout 12
994781
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout 18
994782
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout 18

Seat Depth Tube Replacement

(Scout, Lite Rider)
Step 1
Wheelchairs ship with 2 set of seat tubes
Step 2
To change the seat tubes use a Phillips screwdriver to remove fabric retaining screws from both sides.
Step 2a
 
Step 3
Remove seat tubes, by pressing grey detent pin. Install new seat tubes, by pressing grey detent pin and release when desired setting is achieved. Repeat for opposite side.
Step 4
Reinstall fabric retaining screw and tighten. Repeat for opposite side.
 

Safari Seat Depth Adjustment

Step 1
Remove cushion.
Step 2
Unfasten cushion support upholstery and pull forward.
Step 3
Using the Tilt lever slightly tilt the chair to expose the Seat Tube retaining Screw.
 
Step 4a
Using tools provide with each wheelchair. hex key 5/32" and 7/16" remove the Seat Tube Retaining Screw.
Step 4b
Adjust the Seat Depth to desired length. Reinsert Seat Tube Retaining Screw and tighten bolt. Repeat sets 4a and 4b for opposite side.
 

Basic Growth Ranges - Scout with Cushion *

Wheelchair Model
Size Seat Depth Range
Scout w/cushion
12 8-13 in / 20-33 cm
Scout w/cushion
14 9-14 in / 23-36 cm
Scout w/cushion 16 10-15 in / 25-38 cm
Scout w/cushion 18 13-20 in / 33-51 cm

Growth Range Based on Tube Size - Scout with Cushion *

Note: Scout with cushion, seat extension tubes will use the colors listed in the chart below with the letter "P" designator.
Seat Tube Model Scout
Color / Size Size 12 14 16 18
994785   in       13-16
6.52 in / 16.5 cm cm       36-41
994786   in       17-20
10.52 in / 27 cm cm       43-51
994783   in 8-10 9-11 10-12  
4.45 in / 11 cm cm 20-25 23-28 25-30  
994784   in 11-13 12-14 13-15  
7.45 in / 19 cm cm 28-33 30-36 33-38  

Tube Size and Model Use - Scout with Cushion

Note: Scout with cushion, seat extension tubes will use the colors listed in the chart below with the letter "P" designator.
994783
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout 12, 14 and 16
994784
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout 12, 14 and 16
994785
Short Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout 18
994786
Long Seat Extension Tube used on:
Scout 18

Seat Depth Tube Replacement - Scout with Cushion

Step 1
Remove fabric seat by pressing the detent pin on both sides.
Step 2
Insert seat tube into chair frame. The detent pins should be facing towards the inside of the chair.
Note: Seat Mesh removed to show seat depth adjust settings.
Step 3
Facing the chair, tip the planar seat down at a 45 degree angle towards the seat back, with the support bars touching the frame of the chair.
Step 3
Push gently until the support bars go beyond the frame of the chair as shown.
Step 4
Lower the seat to a horizontal position and push the end caps/brackets onto the seat tubes until you hear a "click".
Step 5a
Make sure detent pin snaps in on both sides.
Step 5b
Make sure the arrows on the support bars are lined up with the green patch on each side of the cushion.
Step 5c

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does the additional set of tubes cost?
The Seat Depth Growth Sets are included with purchase of new wheelchair at no additional cost.

2. Can the new seat depth tubes be used on previous models?
Yes, only for growth options. New seat fabric will need to be ordered separately.

3. Can the new seat upholstery be used on previous models?
The new seat upholstery can effectively be used on the following models: Scout/Lite Rider/Safari.

4. Will Convaid still offer seat cut backs and seat depth extensions?
Convaid will only offer seat depth extensions.

5. Will on seat upholstery accoommodate the shortest/longest settings?
YES

6. Will the added seat depth growth affect other measurements?
NO

7. When set at the longest seat depths, will the angels change and/or will there be too much of an angle (incline)?
NO

8. Will the planar options still work when the shortest/longest seat depth settings are used?
YES