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Car hoist

Hi, i have been given a suitable car hoist for my wheelchair, but i am now unable to find somewhere to do just the fitting and electrics. I am in Norfolk if anybody can recommend anywhere. Thank you


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,348 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there, sorry I cant give any specific recommendations not being in the area, have you tried any garages that are part of the mobility scheme they may be ablle to recommend somewhere  
  • JC1JC1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    So far ive only found places that want to sell me a new one!
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    what make is your hoist and car ?
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  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,269 Disability Gamechanger
    JC1 said:
    So far ive only found places that want to sell me a new one!
    Do you know what's involved in fitting it?  Just wondering if it's something simple enough for any garage to fit, or whether it would need to be a disability adaptions specialist?

    I know there's Ransome Mobility in Suffolk but would think there must be at least one similar place in Norfolk.
  • JC1JC1 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I wouldnt know where to start! I have found a garage who do adaptions who are at least prepared to enquire with mercedes if the model will fit.
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    In each area there are specialty companies that handle ALL Motability alterations. Very unlikely anyone else will have any experience. Something you should be aware of though..... all hoists have a load limit which must exceed (preferably with a good spare tolerance) the total weight of whatever you are using the hoist for (including battery if electric). You must also ensure that the boot size of the vehicle is spacious enough to give good clearance when swiveling in the item and placement is important for the same reason. You cannot fit it if the size of whatever hoisted requires the back seats lowered because they almost never go flat (excluding seats 6 & 7 in an MPV). Be aware that a restraint of some sort is highly recommended in case of an accident, you don't want whatever it is ending up in the front seats. I believe all that is needed is a 12v supply under, in or around the boot and the hoist MUST be earthed (not 100% sure about this last point).

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