Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Van broke, but still need to transport powerchair

  1. #1

    Van broke, but still need to transport powerchair

    Any ideas?

    I need to get the renaissance fest this weekend, but my ramp mini-van is broke. There's an electrical problem with the side door and they say it'll cost at least $500 and take awhile to get fixed.



    Any ideas on transporting a heavy powerchair w/o a ramp van?
    May the fetus you save be gay

  2. #2
    Senior Member Hunker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    In a wheelchair
    Posts
    3,860
    Do you have rental insurance?

  3. #3
    trailer for the car or van?

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    connecticut
    Posts
    8,272
    How about a rental mini van, you could transfer ino the passenger seat, and have someone drive you? Driver could put chair in the back with some pieces of wood for ramps. (Taking a seat out).

    OR, is there any transportation available? SOme of the towns around here (Not mine of course ) have wheelchair van transportation for seniors and disabled residents.
    Last edited by sjean423; 09-06-2006 at 02:18 PM.
    T7-8 since Feb 2005

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by onaroll
    trailer for the car or van?
    good idea. i could borrow a boat trailer from my dad or something.
    May the fetus you save be gay

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunker
    Do you have rental insurance?
    no
    May the fetus you save be gay

  7. #7
    Senior Member Hunker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    In a wheelchair
    Posts
    3,860
    Is this the motor for your door or your ramp. My friend Stan has MS and uses a van with automatic doors and lifts. When his motor on his lift broke I used a belt so he could pull up the lift. The door would open without the motor. I would take a friend who is AB and have some fun. We have one down here in Georgia and I enjoyed going (except the gravel, overpriced beer) but really fun and gets better every year. I help him now because Stan wrecked his NEW van so I have a tilt trailer and I get his manual chair, he drives up on the trailer and transfers to his manual. I strap his chair down and we have a big tarp in case of rain.

  8. #8
    yea. flip up the lever and put it in manual. someone ab can do it.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Hunker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    In a wheelchair
    Posts
    3,860
    Quote Originally Posted by Lizbv
    yea. flip up the lever and put it in manual. someone ab can do it.
    Flip the lever on the ramp or door? I am SCI and do it ok.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunker
    Flip the lever on the ramp or door? I am SCI and do it ok.
    my entervan has a lever inside thaT u lift. then you push lift open. not sure how others work

Similar Threads

  1. questions to ask when buying a van
    By alan in forum Life
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-26-2010, 09:50 AM
  2. Got My New Van Back
    By Linda H. in forum Equipment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-09-2005, 03:13 PM
  3. Onderzoek en genezing
    By sinbad in forum Cure
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-05-2002, 05:43 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-14-2001, 08:08 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-13-2001, 11:30 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •