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Old 03-20-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Hi All,

We have a friend who has a business which he takes on the road from Spring until Winter. He is paraplegic and a wheelchair user.

He has just found out that his wheelchair accessible unit, which happens to be an Allstar Spartan Chassis just like ours has a severe rear axle problem that will have to be fixed by Spartan and could take over 6 weeks.

The problem is that he has event commitments beginning in mid April and he is in dire need to make some temporary arrangements such as renting an accessible motorhome of some kind for a short time until his is fixed.

Any leads you can give me are appreciated. I told him I would do some "shout outs" to people whom I knew would help if they could. That would be you!

You can post here or PM me or both. Many thanks. Handicapped equipped RV's are difficult to find on a rental basis. However, someone might have one they haven't used in a while or don't intend to use for a while and would rent it for some extra income.

For commercial sponsors here, our friend's on-the-road business could have some advertising benefits for you if you have a way to supply such a motorhome and still collect some rent.

We would loan him or rent him ours, but we have two trips planned during the time he needs one.

Many Thanks,

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I Googled 'wheelchair accessible RV rental' and hit quite a few resources. Here's a few:

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Also, unless the RV has some kind of unique rear axle, I don't know why a truck service center couldn't do a swap. The cost of renting a RV would be more than the repair at a truck center that wouldn't take 6 weeks.
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Well post above is good lead for sure. Is unit at all drivable? Why 6 weeks for service?? That does not sound like good service dept. Call around to other garages, or ask here for good service facility to use. Find the right people and they should be able to do much quicker repair, even if a used replacement is found, and put in. Which would be another option.
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Why not give Newmar a contact and see if they know of anyone the is renting their new handicap motor home.
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Well post above is good lead for sure. Is unit at all drivable? Why 6 weeks for service?? That does not sound like good service dept. Call around to other garages, or ask here for good service facility to use. Find the right people and they should be able to do much quicker repair, even if a used replacement is found, and put in. Which would be another option.
All good thoughts. However, because of a sponsor situation, and warranty, it has to be repaired by Spartan and he is subject to their schedule.
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Why not give Newmar a contact and see if they know of anyone the is renting their new handicap motor home.
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I will ask my friend. I have to believe that question has been asked since the unit is at Newmar now, on its way to Spartan. But, it's worth a try.

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