Newly disabled would like info

Discussion in 'Motorhomes for the Disabled' started by june, May 14, 2018.

  1. june

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    Hi i find myself increasingly more relient on a wheelchair due to my MS and our I.H. motorhome (PVC) which we love is now not working for me very well so decided to buy another Fiat PVC and have it converted to our needs. It is a very time consuming job finding out whats available out there! We have an appointment to visit Coachbuilt GB but would like as much info as possible.. As the steps are now extremely difficult for me i am trying to find out ways of getting into the van. I know of the power step but we have no storage for it in this van. Guess the new van will have a wheelchair lift but its not always possible to use them! I have seen on line a transfer seat that fits onto bottom of passenger seat and takes you to the top (electric). Does anyone use this? I have thought of a hoist running along centre of roof but not sure if it could be used if i sat on the side floor area? would love to hear about how others manage to get in and move around inside their panel vans??
     
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    Can you stand at all June ? There might be something here, they will ship to the UK and are very good if you need spare parts.

    https://www.mobile-lifts.com/handy-lift-hd/

    Difficult to see, but here's Managements with the bin on it. :rofl:

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    Thanks super mike looks interesting will check it out.
     
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    Thanks but no space for anything larger than panel van 6m long
     
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    I find having a wider door the most help.
     
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    Thanks a lot for your suggestions, very helpful, have approached brookmiller and have emailed Murvi a week of so back but no response as yet and they are a bit far from us but their web page was interesting may make inroads into trying to contact the writer of the report sent to MMM seems he uses a hoist to get his wife onboard so that could be one answer. Thanks again all.
     
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    Hi June, sorry to hear about your MS progression. Sue has PPMS and I have adapted our 6 metre coach built Autocruise Star Spirit. We use an Autochair Milford hoist to get Sue into the passenger seat. You can google it. We bought it on eBay for £350 and it cost about £400 to fit. We have a transfer stand to transfer Sue to a wheel chair which I can push the length of the van. I use a false flloor and the transfer stand to get Sue on to the loo which is also the shower. We get away a lot. We tow a trailer with a TGA Breeze and a small Pride Apex Rapid. Sue has an indwelling catheter which makes life much easier for me. Please feel free to ask any more questions or to give any suggestions. Martyn.
     
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    June. Given your location you might chat to Ransomes mobility in Ipswich. They specialise in cars but also do bigger stuff and may be able to help.
     

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