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Old 05-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Gas and Brake for left foot

I am moving up from a Class C to Class A M H. I am a R. Leg amputee and have always driven with my left foot. 25yrs. I will be looking for someone to modify my new coach with the gas and brake on the left. I have done some research and have found numerous sites for the gas pedal, just none with the brake also. We will be expecting our new 2014 H R 32 wbd at the end of May. It has the 18,000 lb. Ford chassis. Worst comes to worst I can always use my R foot for the brake, but a pedal or extension would be much better. Does anyone have advice or information on this? We live in the Los Angeles Area. Thanks
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
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I don't think it would be too much of a chore to either add a new set of pedals on the left side of the steering column or move the ones there to the left. I believe you probably have a wooden floor under the carpet, so cutting and installing the new pedals shouldn't be that difficult. Good luck with it and Happy Travels.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Assuming air brakes, there are only air lines connected to the brake valve under the floor so unless there is something structural in the way it should be easy to mount them anywhere you want. Same with the throttle - most are fly-by-wire so an easy job to shift them.
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I dont think the ford chassis has air brakes.

For the brake, could you add a couple pillow blocks and a new pedal that pushes the old one? That way it could be driven normally if needed.

I believe adding a 2nd gas pedal is as easy as a pedal with a cable.
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Just out of curiosity did you ask the manufacturer if they could make the neccessary mods during the build? It would be much easier to have it done then, and proabably cheaper.
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To expand on my original post....This unit is part of a trade settlement with Monaco/ Navistar RV. There were many problems with the Holiday Rambler Class C that we bought new in 2011. After many attempts at fixing it, this is what we are offered. Monaco/ Navistar has done everything possible to help us and stand behind their product. This unit is a substancial upgrade from the Class C we bought. Their customer service Dept. Is aecond to none, for those who were wondering. So to get back to the issue. I could probably try to go at that angle but would rather have this done myself. Kinda don't want to push to much. They have been very generous so far. I know I can get a portable left foot accelerator and use my right prosthetic foot for the brake, until I find a suitable permenant fix.
Thank you for the idea and sorry about the long winded reply...Thankful and Grateful in L. A.
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Have you checked these resources? My dad was a right foot amputee (motorcycle accident at age 68!)

Gas & Brake Pedal Extenders, Left Foot Gas Pedals, Buffalo, NY, WNY - Gas & Brake Pedal Modifications

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I think if you check out a similar model to your new unit, you could get some photos and measurements and start shopping.
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Have you checked these resources? My dad was a right foot amputee (motorcycle accident at age 68!)

Gas & Brake Pedal Extenders, Left Foot Gas Pedals, Buffalo, NY, WNY - Gas & Brake Pedal Modifications

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I think if you check out a similar model to your new unit, you could get some photos and measurements and start shopping.
I have checked many of the same or very similar sites. I do think that is what I will do. I am mech. Inclined enough to do bolt on and such improvements. Also am a welder by trade so I would imagine I will be able to come up with something. Probably wait until delivery which is 2 weeks away, then get at it. Nothing to hold a tape to. Smile....M C for me too. Age of 25 now 51 still have my knee which is a blessing..Thanks again
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