Electric lift for hab entrance (1 Viewer)

Jaws

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I am looking for an electric lift to replace the hab step to allow Maureen to get in the van
With both knees shot and a partially collapsed spine she simply cannot get in and out of the van without considerable pain and help
A step she can stand on and be raised up to enter the van ( and descend from ) is probable the only way we will ever be able to get away again
 

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cliffanger

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So sorry to read this John. We really hope you can get this sorted to enable you both to continue motorhoming.

I remember watching the step lift described above on a van last year, a brilliant bit of kit.

Lots of love to you both xx
 
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We bought a motorstep for our first van in view of Mrs KRO's mobility - they are really good but only on EHU but also have a manual handle for non power situations. However, they are fairly expensive (£1500 2 yrs ago) heavy and bulky and will eat into the payload. Currently we don't use ours but the firm are very good - delivered and then came down a week after on a BH because a fuse inside failed but they fixed it on the drive FOC
 

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We bought a motorstep for our first van in view of Mrs KRO's mobility - they are really good but only on EHU but also have a manual handle for non power situations. However, they are fairly expensive (£1500 2 yrs ago) heavy and bulky and will eat into the payload. Currently we don't use ours but the firm are very good - delivered and then came down a week after on a BH because a fuse inside failed but they fixed it on the drive FOC

According to the Motor Step website, it can be powered from the leisure battery as it's 12v and it weights 23Kg.
 
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There is one on eBay in Milton Keynes - offers around £1000
Sorry if this is a repeat post but my phone playing silly!
If you do secure the MK one I pass by once a week and can collect it for you.
 
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Hil has had her Powerstep for 2 years now and could not get into, or out of, the 'van without it.

They are not cheap but are available sometimes SH.

Ours is the one that uses 12 volts and I have wired a socket for it but they are available, more expensive, with a built in battery.

For the sake of payload I prefer the one we have - it works off of a battery box (car starter) if necessary (when we get to the 'van after it has been in storage for example) and also has a manual system for emergencies.

It would seem that if you buy one and it does not work for Maureen you would not lose when selling.

The Post Office collected our one from Manchester and delivered it to The Island for not a lot.

Good luck whatever you decide but I would definitely do it again to enable the good times to continue.

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We have a Power Step, which has enabled us to continue M/Homing. Great bit of kit.
Managed to get one S/Hand for around £700. They come up occasionally on auction sites!
 

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