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Old 04-12-2004, 08:51 AM   #15
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thanks for the trailer link.

it is a perfect example of what we dont want to do...

they made it accessible by widening the door and removing the tub so one cn get to the toilet...thats great but now i cant shower....now im camping....

we are trying to push the envelope on the vission of what accessible/universal design..

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Old 04-12-2004, 09:12 AM   #16
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thanks for the trailer link.

it is a perfect example of what we dont want to do...

they made it accessible by widening the door and removing the tub so one cn get to the toilet...thats great but now i cant shower....now im camping....

we are trying to push the envelope on the vission of what accessible/universal design..

love the feedback
thanks
rich
Rich,
Check out some of Sunline's other floor plans, they have at least one that has a roll in shower. At least Sunline is making them available. As you found out most manufacturers are not in the least interested. FWIW Coleman had a wheelchair acessible popup back in the early 80's before Fleetwood bought them out.

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Rich also has a hard time getting into a boat to fish, so we could just make it a camping/boating/fishing AS and launch it this summer!! (sort of kidding, but if i could do it i would.)
Not that far-fetched, actually. Check this out...



That's the 45-foot Terra Wind, complete with an area for taking your jet ski along! Now, at between $850K and $1.2 mil, it ain't for everyone, but there's a large deck on the back for fishing. Based on Airstream's monocoque design, the whole Airstream-as-boat may not be that crazy after all. Remember that early 80's Disney movie, (maybe a remake of Swiss Family Robinson?) where a family crashed their giant old airplane into an island, then escaped by turning it into a boat? Same concept!

Back to reality: How did things ever turn out with the door entrance? Did you try tackling the drawbridge concept, or are you going a different route? Can't wait to see some pictures.
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Old 04-15-2004, 12:54 PM   #18
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hey brad..

door is coming along but looking for an item n you might/might-not be able to help...

im putting the door on hinge a the bottom of the door so it will open lika a drawbridge, but having a tough time finding a wench/wire-pulley system small enough to hide yet strong enough to lift....

any suggestions..

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How about a gas spring like those used on the rear hatches of cars or SUV's? A lot smaller and lighter than a pulley system. I've also seen a counterbalance used for heavy tools in industry, basically a cable wound drum with an internal spring to help lift, those would be from industrial suppliers.

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