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    Anyone have a lift installed in a Mercedes-Benz Metris?

    I'm looking seriously at the new Mercedes-Benz Metris to replace my aging GMC Safari. My vendor told me that the Mini Vangater lift has been discontinued. I'm hoping that there's a side door lift that works with the Metris.

    I am a quad, and use a lightweight 16" chair. So I'll need a 6 way power seat base too.

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    I'm having a Speedy Lift and Link chair installed in my Sienna. Seems like the should work in the Merc.
    http://www.adaptsolutions.ca/index.php

    I'll let you know how I like them in about one week.

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    You can have a look at this post : http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...des-Metris-Van
    If you want more informations I can try to answer.
    C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
    my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
    Also working on a French research about Peer counseling and Empowerment.

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    Thanks robotnik,

    It doesn't look like the driver's seat has an outside arm rest. Is that the case? I use that to push off of during transfers.

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    You're right, it doesn't. And I'm not sure it is an optionnal equipment here in Europe. May be in the US, you should ask.<br>The transfer from the seat to the wheelchair is a bit tricky, because the seat is also very narrow, and there's no room to put your left hand and push. After some use I've found a solution, I grab the passenger's seat and pull with my right arm, it allows my butt to slip a little, giving me enough room to put my left hand behind me. I've never been a transfer beast, so it takes me a noticeable amount of energy. But it works.
    C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
    my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
    Also working on a French research about Peer counseling and Empowerment.

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    Thanks robotnik.

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