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Old 01-03-2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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Show us your accessible Sportsmobile

We like what we see online about the Sportsmobile but would actually like to see one before making the trek to Fresno to start the order processs. Is there anyone in western Washington with a fully accessible (w/ lift, etc) Sportsmobile willing to show off their van to us? Place and time at your convenience, of course.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:39 AM   #2
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Re: Show us your accessible Sportsmobile

http://www.disabledexplorers.com/

This link will show you the most recent conversion. Keep in mind it is designed to serve a wide variety of disabilities.

It's a good place to start.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:00 PM   #3
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Re: Show us your accessible Sportsmobile

I have a 2WD modified EB-50 with a drivers side transfer seat, Braun UVL, full hand controls and a driver side running board lift. SMB-Fresno did the SMB part but my local mobility dealer in San Luis Obispo, CA did all the accessibility stuff. The UVL complicates things because it requires relocation of the house batteries....but I get a van interior uncluttered by a lift and lots of room immediately behind the drivers side for wheelchair/scooter, etc. The only way you can do a 4WD though is with an in van lift due to the ground clearance issues.

I also have a external Harmar scooter lift on the rear of the van so I can haul around my way cool 4WD scooter that weighs 350 lbs. SMB beefed up the rear end suspension with that in mind and it works well.

Overall, I love the van and all the freedom it gives me. I am an incomplete para and can walk short distances with crutches and brace but use a scooter/electric chair for most everything.

Good Luck,

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:08 PM   #4
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Re: Show us your accessible Sportsmobile

Pics Linda!!

I am actively trying to get my clients scooters
Sadly, thier generation (70's plus) have a big ego

I have about 30 clients that a scooter would change thier life
Only two have a scooter
and only One has a car transport for it.....

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Old 01-04-2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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Re: Show us your accessible Sportsmobile

patdar,
are you looking at 4wd or 2wd?
If 2wd a Sprinter setup is a great option, 20mpg, lots of room and low to the ground.

If 4wd then also depends on your mobility challenge.

Our rig is setup for lots of different people, like was mentioned but would be happy to send close up pics or give info.

We are in Arizona, I wish we were closer.
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