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    How's the Rollx conversion on Chrylser Pacifica

    Been looking at vans. I don't want an in floor nor like the VMI dealership where I'd have to buy so they're out. Looked at Toyota Sienna with Braun fold out option; again the dealer is not honorable and traveling 100t miles for service is too far. Still waiting to see if I can get the service in Canada 28 miles from home. I doubt they'll go for it.

    Am looking and talking with Rollx on a fold out conversion Chrysler Pacifica XLE. I like the idea I can buy a van on the open market and send to them for conversion or have the option of buying both from them. Does anyone have a Rollx conversion or have a Pacifica? Am interested in opinions.

    Still open to Toyota Sienna with Braun fold out but don't think a deal can be worked out satisfactorily. Am driving a 2000 Chrysler Limitred VMI in floor presently.

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    Forum member "Domosoyo" posted on another thread that she had experienced a "major incident" with her Rollx conversion (she didn't say which make or model vehicle). She indicated she would post about it soon. See Buying a Wheelchair Accessible SUV: https://www.carecure.net/forum/showt...Accessible-SUV

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      #3
      Thanks GJ.! You are such a welcome help to the forum.

      That was disturbing they had an incident with the Rollx. Will wait to hear what Domosoyo says. Looks like it might be back to the Pacifica wit Braun. course that leads to where can I buy and get it serviced. Surely not going to Seattle to buy and get worked on.

      Maybe I'll just stick with my current van.

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        #4
        I like my old abused 2002 Rollx alot. Comparing these internet vehicles to the rest though is kind of ticklish. My investment is very low, so a total loss matters not, but a major structural repair might have to be done by Rollx. That would run into added excess money. That said the service support department at Rollx is stellar. They have been very responsive to my questions and had no issues selling me Rollx parts at reasonable prices together with verbal followup repair instructions. They even diagnosed a Dodge door closing issue I had for which I got a new factory part off Ebay. BTW, as an aside the 6 way seat bases in that Rollx are better than the new B&D ones in my Express van.
        I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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          #5
          I have owned Rollx's(Caravan, Odyssey) for years. Wonderful vehicles with great support. I suppose anyone can have a bad experience as there are lemons with every company. I love I can get repairs wherever I am although have only had a couple service calls. I have not had the Pacifica but likely will get that for next vehicle. I do wish they were still doing Odyssey though. Best vehicle I have owned in 35 years of driving

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            #6
            pat, any dealer should be able to service the vehicle as long as they are a certified dealer, actually they have to if they are a certified dealer of the conversion. i had my van done at a different company than i have it serviced locally.
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              #7
              Originally posted by miltongm09 View Post
              I have owned Rollx's(Caravan, Odyssey) for years. Wonderful vehicles with great support. I suppose anyone can have a bad experience as there are lemons with every company. I love I can get repairs wherever I am although have only had a couple service calls. I have not had the Pacifica but likely will get that for next vehicle. I do wish they were still doing Odyssey though. Best vehicle I have owned in 35 years of driving
              Would you please explain the process of a service call? It seems to me I read a trained Rollx tech shows up, really?. I love my Rollx, I just wish it had 100k less miles on it so it would be reliable for long trips.
              I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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                #8
                If there is a local service center they are the first option, but in some states they don't exist. I had a problem once in Florida and they sent a regional tech to repair the problem. I just called the Rollx office and spoke with someone in service who troubleshooted than dispatched a tech once he knew it was necessary.

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                  #9
                  I understand that John thanks. My question is dealing with a dealer based in Canada and I in the US. Even Braun is having difficulties answering the question. Automotive Innovations made a good suggestion to just pay for the services needed in Canada. My insurance has paid for work done there on my present van so perhaps they'll do the same if I buy another van. But warranty issues is a different matter.

                  It's tough making a decision on which company to go with. All seem to have challenges with conversion reliability of some sort.

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                    #10
                    gotcha. jim(auto innovations) is a great resource, guy has been in the mobility biz forever.
                    Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                    I understand that John thanks. My question is dealing with a dealer based in Canada and I in the US. Even Braun is having difficulties answering the question. Automotive Innovations made a good suggestion to just pay for the services needed in Canada. My insurance has paid for work done there on my present van so perhaps they'll do the same if I buy another van. But warranty issues is a different matter.

                    It's tough making a decision on which company to go with. All seem to have challenges with conversion reliability of some sort.
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                      #11
                      I can't speak to the quality or reliability of the conversions, but I decided it was time to get a minivan so I could throw my entire chair in the back from a standing position and easily pass my crutches across my lap to the passenger seat. After doing some research, the Pacifica was clearly the best choice and the best value. It's solidly built, quiet, and has a surprising amount of power and torque. It's actually fun to drive. lots of headroom. Unlike the Odyssey and Sienna, FCA may be offering incentives to make it an even better value.

                      The one thing that took a little experimentation to solve was how to monitor the blind spots. The shape of the outside mirrors and built in blind spot indicator light make it difficult to monitor vehicles in adjacent lanes--especially at night, in rain, or when droplets of "salt spray" dry on the mirror.

                      This mirror has just enough of a gooseneck attach to the windshield and get around the A pillar....

                      http://tinyurl.com/y4mgrc7p


                      This was the best option I found for the passenger side...

                      http://tinyurl.com/y5fnd5yj

                      The one feature I wish the Pacifica had that is available for the Odyssey is their LaneWatch system. It shows on the interior display what's in the right lane using a camera that is mounted in the right outside mirror. Every vehicle should have this system...

                      https://youtu.be/eKKe4E6heUc
                      Last edited by SCI_OTR; 2 Mar 2019, 11:46 AM.

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                        #12
                        Thanks Guys, Congrats on the new minvan SCI! Am going up to Canada to check out the Sienna and Pacifica first hand again. Then, will make a decision on what and with whom. So far kind of leaning towards the Sienna XLE with Braun fold-out.

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                          #13
                          Hey Patrick, was it you who mentioned not wanting a vehicle with all the dead space in the wheel wells? For me that was a factor going with the Braun Sienna, I have a SE with 19” wheels. If you don’t need the interior height they just started making a Pacifica with less floor drop so it looks better. They don’t have steps at the front doors is the exterior give away.

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                            #14
                            May have been me re the wheel wells. I don't like the look of small wheels on a van. I'm 6'2" in a manual chair but down the road may end up not transferring to the drivers seat. Was told the 2019 XLE now comes with 18" wheels rather than 17" on the older models.

                            Other than the wheel size, what differences are there between the XLE and XSE?

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                              #15
                              Patrick, the SE is the “sporty” one. Steering and shocks are tweaked for handling, interior trim etc. Same options groups I think. The Limited has some dedicated options, HID headlights, memory seats and mirrors etc.
                              Im 5’11” and use a manual chair ( Motion Composites Apex) and have plenty of room to maneuver. B&D six way transfer seat, don’t like the way they offset it about an inch toward the drivers door, it puts the steering wheel offset which is weird to me and makes the reach to some controls long for me. I have the pendant cord on mine and the switch box is coming off to try it like that. Going to play with moving the whole base back over as well.
                              Happy shopping!

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