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    I am looking for some type of vehicle where I don't have to drive from my chair and I don't want to have to have a ramp. Something that is somewhat easy to load my chair into. Currently I have a 2 door car and trail blazer I dismantle my chair a lift it over me. Shoulders are starting to hurt, I just don't want a van with a ramp but need to find something easier. Any ideas....

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    http://www.di-customcars.ca/05_91_co...ddy%20Limo.php

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      #3
      Take a look at this http://www.goshichi.com/

      I may not get one but this may be something others are interested in.

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        #4
        I've seen several small trucks with lifts mounted in the bed that puts your chair in the bed once you've transfered into the driverseat. They look good in my opinion.

        The trucks that I've seen had manual chairs in them.
        http://www.bruno.com/vehicle-lift-out-rider.html
        Last edited by stumpybushman; 12 Jan 2012, 7:00 PM.
        SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
        T4,5,6 Incomplete
        Chair: TiLite TR3

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          #5
          Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon extended cab 2wd (for low height) is not a bad transfer. With the suicide rear doors it's easy to load behind the seat. I think you can get a simple hoist that can pull a folding chair in behind you. I don't know if there's enough width for a solid frame.
          http://www.mobilityvansales.com/hand...htm#adPhotoTop

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            #6
            Thats cool, now i want to build one.

            Anyone want me to build them a lowered floor limo or street rod with a ramp?
            Jim, MA, MMET
            Bridgewater, MA

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              #7
              Mazda 5 whith a speedy lift. Economical car and fast in and out.

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                #8
                Have you considered a mini van with a sliding door on the drivers side? I know a guy (para) that has one and he jumps into the drivers seat, swings his chair in behind him and is gone before you blink.
                C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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                  #9
                  I have a 2011 F150

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkUhD...e_gdata_player

                  Here is a video from the summer. It's pretty great. The transfer seat is by adapt solutions. The cap lift and arm are Bruno. It's pretty great.

                  If you want anymore info please let me know.

                  Keith
                  www.KeithLarocque.com

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by handiman View Post
                    Mazda 5 whith a speedy lift. Economical car and fast in and out.

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5FemOIZQjs

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                      #11
                      Does anyone know how much the speedy lift is, and how practical is to use it without the board or handle? This is interesting.
                      T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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                        #12
                        Chevy Colorado works out great, I've driven one since 2004, no problems pulling a folding chair behind you with the rear door open, with the ZQ8 suspension practically a level transfer. All you need in this vehicle is just hand controls, no lifts or anything.
                        "Life is about how you
                        respond to not only the
                        challenges you're dealt but
                        the challenges you seek...If
                        you have no goals, no
                        mountains to climb, your
                        soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                          #13
                          I really like this little lift. (by video only, I don't have one) Losing only oe seat is a definite plus! One drawback I can see is that you can't load a powerchair into it, but if you did this in a minivan you could get a small trailer or bumper mount to carry one if you needed to.
                          Dave

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