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Old 05-29-2015, 04:54 PM   #1
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I'm considering another vehicle which can take a wheelchair and I wondered if anyone has seen or heard of a modified Interstate. I'm in a very early exploratory stage!
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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An Interstate is a very poor choice for a wheelchair-bound person. The aisle is only 19 inches wide at its narrowest point (at the widest point of the wet bath), which would make half the van inaccessible to a person in a wheelchair.

Other makers of Sprinter-based RVs have different floor plans that might be more suitable, including some that sacrifice counter and cabinet space for more floor space. Such as this one…
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:04 PM   #3
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Don't know about Airstream, but I do know Great West Vans has converted a Sprinter with a wheelchair lift. They are a small outfit and very amenable to modifications.
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I have not, but don't know why it couldn't be done.

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Old 05-29-2015, 05:56 PM   #5
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In craigslist Houston, Texas there is a 2012 interstate with a wheel chair lift for sale.

Listed on May 18

2012 Airstream Interstate Class B Motorhome

This motorhome is in excellent condition, with only 19,678 miles, and is equipped with a wheel chair lift. Call Dennis @ show contact info to schedule an appointment to take a closer look.

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Old 05-29-2015, 06:16 PM   #6
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In craigslist Houston, Texas there is a 2012 interstate with a wheel chair lift for sale.

This motorhome is in excellent condition, with only 19,678 miles, and is equipped with a wheel chair lift.
Having a wheelchair lift just means a person in a wheelchair can get in and out of it. Doesn't make it usable as an RV by a wheelchair-bound person. Most likely one or both second-row seats were removed and tie-down points added for securing the chair, allowing a wheelchair-bound person to safely ride in the van as a passenger. But the majority of the RV systems in the Interstate would still be inaccessible to a wheelchair-bound person.
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Maybe the rest was modified when the lift was installed?

By the way, Al, good for you for not giving up on enjoying life! You have my admiration!
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Al it may not be a Interstate, but there are choices out there for you. So happy to see you beginning the search and I will be happy to meet you down the road.
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