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Old 12-09-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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Toad for Wheelchair

We're looking for suggestions for a toad that would be low enough to the ground for relatively easy to transfer into it from a wheelchair but still have room to stow the wheelchair along with our 45lb Border Collie.

We were thinking about a Honda CR-V, but our daughter measured her's and the seat is about 24" above the ground. We'd like to be closer to the 19" wheelchair seat height, maybe within 2" or 21" above ground level. This measurement is the seat level when there is weight on it not the unladen height. My wife would be using a transfer board which is basically a plank used to slide back and forth from chair to seat.

So something similar in configuration to a CR-V but lower to the ground. 4x4 is not necessary.

I have an earlier posting about towing our Honda Odyssey. We're having a powered, accessible seat installed in it and will probably fit it out for towing but would like something smaller and lighter.

Any suggestions?
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Our previous car was a Subaru Forester which had a low passenger seat and was towable. Subaru no longer supports towing their cars 4-down so the options are getting smaller. The SRX is towable and can take the weight of a wheelchair lift at the back.The seat height is a little higher than the Subaru but we manage the transfers as I can lift my wife a little. My wife loves the full power seat and the much softer ride. The new XT5 is not towable so my suggestion would to look at the new Equinox/Terrain.
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Not sure if it would work for you but a pick up truck with rails to get in and out may work. Lots of room for the wheel chair in the bed of the truck. One with a back seat for the dog may work.
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Honda Fit as taod for wheelchair user

Hi,
We tow a older Honda Fit Sport behind a Canyon Star 3911.
My wife can transfer into the passenger or driver seat from her manual wheelchair. In the back we have her wheelchair, an 83lb Labrador, and a Stricker electic handcycle attachment.
We also have a bike rack on the back (mounted on a 1-1/4" hitch) and often a 14' kayak on the top.
Curb weight is about 2500 lbs. With the bike rack and Kayak we are still within the 4,000 lbs allowable towing weight for the Canyon Star.
I think the newer Fit has a CV trasmission which is not towable. A dolly may be required. You could also look at a Golf wagon with a dolly.
Hope this helps.
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