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    Question Wheelchair accessible vehicles

    I'm looking at purchasing a vehicle that I can drive from my chair. I'm a C6 quad. I want something that is 4wd since I live in a snowy mountainous area. I'm looking at getting and then converting a chevy AWD van. Anyone done this or looked into it. Any other options out there?

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    I think this looks pretty cool.

    www.goshichi.com
    Last edited by BJH; 03-13-2010 at 05:26 PM.

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    www.sportsmobile.com
    the guys at Sportsmobile West build more of mobilty setups.

    They built our Wheelchair Accessible Van for Expeditions (WAVE) and we love it.
    Now you don't have to go for the camping van setup but it sure is nice to be able to get dual use out of a platform. Plus it then counts as an RV so you get cheaper insurance and 2nd home tax deduction.

    Granted our is a Ford but we are getting 15mpg regardless of city or trail.

    I know a few people who have gotten the Honda Element that is a few years old when they offered AWD (I don't think they still do but not sure).

    It is a real shame we can't get the 4wd Sprinter in the USA as those in a high top would be perfect.
    www.disabledexplorers.org
    Backcountry recreation for the disabled in the Wheelchair Accessible Van for Expeditions

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    I know you mentioned driving from your chair, but my injury is C6 & I drive a Subaru Outback... AWD, works great in the snow.

    I've also adapted a Jeep Wrangler that'll handle most anything you throw at it, but that's another can of worms to explain... will do a writeup later.

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    Honda Element ~ modified

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2othomas View Post
    I'm looking at purchasing a vehicle that I can drive from my chair. I'm a C6 quad. I want something that is 4wd since I live in a snowy mountainous area. I'm looking at getting and then converting a chevy AWD van. Anyone done this or looked into it. Any other options out there?

    Thanks
    I have the Chevy Express 1500 AWD and it does great in the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJH View Post
    I think this looks pretty cool.

    www.goshichi.com

    This is awesome. These should be commonplace by now, it's 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by semajh7 View Post
    This is awesome. These should be commonplace by now, it's 2010.
    Any ideas how much the conversion costs?
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    I have a ram 1500 there right now the conversion cost me $24,000 but that is because mine was a Dodge. I believe if you want a gmc it is slightly cheaper

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