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Handicapped coach [message #329114] Tue, 13 February 2018 19:48 Go to next message
JShot is currently offline  JShot   United States
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All,
I have a good friend that will be looking for a coach, about 30', to be used for voter registration. It needs to be handicapped accessible from the side and possibly through the rear. Obviously a specialty coach. It needs to have a head and genny power. It can be used or new. Does anyone know where we can start to look for something like this?
Thanks,
John


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Re: Handicapped coach [message #329115 is a reply to message #329114] Tue, 13 February 2018 19:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Harry is currently offline  Harry   Canada
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A trailer may be the answer.
Handicap access needs 36" wide doors.
Re: Handicapped coach [message #329116 is a reply to message #329114] Tue, 13 February 2018 20:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lqqkatjon is currently offline  lqqkatjon   United States
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That is a tall order. I cant imagine anything that would come close.

I would think of a
Few things that come to mind. Buy a school bus with a wheel chair lift, but that may be too slow and work for access. Add a bathroom.

Take a GMC and rebuild the rear cap for a 36" door.


You are probably looking at a trailer. If you look at the custom ice houses they build around here in MN and wisconsin. 36" door, drop it easily to ground. Many do come with bathrooms now.





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Re: Handicapped coach [message #329117 is a reply to message #329114] Tue, 13 February 2018 20:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JShot wrote on Tue, 13 February 2018 20:48
All,
I have a good friend that will be looking for a coach, about 30', to be used for voter registration. It needs to be handicapped accessible from the side and possibly through the rear. Obviously a specialty coach. It needs to have a head and genny power. It can be used or new. Does anyone know where we can start to look for something like this?
Thanks,
John

John
Newmar makes a couple models with a lift for wheelchairs. One model I can think of is the Canyon Star 3911. They have been making them for years.



Tom Lins
Elkton, FL
77 GM Rear Twin, Dry Bath, 455
Re: Handicapped coach [message #329120 is a reply to message #329114] Wed, 14 February 2018 00:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Windrover is currently offline  Windrover   United States
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Have you given any thought to a used bus? Some of the newer ones have wheel chair lifts. Some even kneel down. You might have to put your own bathroom facilities in though. You don't even have to buy one, some dealers will lease them. Church, school, muni, articulating, you might even find a double decker. Goggle used buses for sale and prepared to be overwhelmed. Hope this helps.

Sunny Bunny, 23' 76 Birchhaven fresh out of Applied with a new heart. Now in Port Townsend, WA
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Re: Handicapped coach [message #329130 is a reply to message #329114] Wed, 14 February 2018 08:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
C Boyd is currently offline  C Boyd   United States
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Hi John, I believe Bob Dunahugh is offering to build a GMC to sell to customer specs. He is well experienced in handicap accessible. He does quality work and is not slow..






JShot wrote on Tue, 13 February 2018 20:48
All,
I have a good friend that will be looking for a coach, about 30', to be used for voter registration. It needs to be handicapped accessible from the side and possibly through the rear. Obviously a specialty coach. It needs to have a head and genny power. It can be used or new. Does anyone know where we can start to look for something like this?
Thanks,
John



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East Tennessee

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Re: [GMCnet] Handicapped coach [message #329142 is a reply to message #329130] Wed, 14 February 2018 11:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Kelley is currently offline  Mike Kelley   United States
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Charles B.:
I read Bob D.'s e mail re his 36"entry door and wheel chair access coaches, and believe his was trying to indicate it can be done, but not volunteering to do it.
Now - if you could convince him to - it would be top quality, affordable, and a Gr8 solution.
I have seen both of the coaches that he has refurbished for his wheel chair bound wife - and they are top quality.
They are well planned, well executed, and I believe would be the best solution to the problem, if you could convince him/pay him enough to do one.
JMHO! just my humble opinion!
Mike/The Corvair a holic

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> On Feb 14, 2018, at 8:58 AM, Charles Boyd wrote:
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> Hi John, I believe Bob Donahugh is offering to build a GMC to sell to customer specs. He is well experienced in handicap accessible. He does
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> JShot wrote on Tue, 13 February 2018 20:48
>> All,
>> I have a good friend that will be looking for a coach, about 30', to be used for voter registration. It needs to be handicapped accessible from
>> the side and possibly through the rear. Obviously a specialty coach. It needs to have a head and genny power. It can be used or new. Does anyone
>> know where we can start to look for something like this?
>> Thanks,
>> John
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Re: [GMCnet] Handicapped coach [message #329150 is a reply to message #329142] Wed, 14 February 2018 19:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I thought Tom H had one for sale in Grandville OH. Its been for sale for a while if I recall. Its still up on the GMCMI For sale listings.....





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Re: [GMCnet] Handicapped coach [message #329153 is a reply to message #329150] Wed, 14 February 2018 21:13 Go to previous message
Mike Kelley is currently offline  Mike Kelley   United States
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To Wayne R.:
I have seen that coach and it is very nice / am not sure that extra door at the back is 36" wide

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