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pros and cons for travel

My Mother has a bucket list and one that I want to make happen is a road trip. I have already decided to purchase a reclining wheelchair as she cant handle sitting up for long, that is going to set me back several hundred dollars. I have a cargo van and a ramp that I use for for my (work) equipment so I can get her in and out of the vehicle with no problem, but securing her inside is a big expense (tie downs cost hundreds of dollars) that I cannot afford by using the tie down systems. so I had a thought, I can easily secure a bed inside the van and get a nice high wedge for the bed so she can sit up and enjoy the ride without much expense. and I can add a seat belt to the bed. I thought of renting a wheelchair access van but that proved to be out of budget as well. can you think of any pros and cons that I need to know about my plan?

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  • WhileIBreathIHopeWhileIBreathIHope Member - under moderation Posts: 216 Pioneering
    mokachu said:
    My Mother has a bucket list and one that I want to make happen is a road trip. I have already decided to purchase a reclining wheelchair as she cant handle sitting up for long, that is going to set me back several hundred dollars. I have a cargo van and a ramp that I use for for my (work) equipment so I can get her in and out of the vehicle with no problem, but securing her inside is a big expense (tie downs cost hundreds of dollars) that I cannot afford by using the tie down systems. so I had a thought, I can easily secure a bed inside the van and get a nice high wedge for the bed so she can sit up and enjoy the ride without much expense. and I can add a seat belt to the bed. I thought of renting a wheelchair access van but that proved to be out of budget as well. can you think of any pros and cons that I need to know about my plan?
    There are tracking systems “unwin safety surface rail 3.6 m £42 and there are clamps and seatbelt fittings.

    sure you can find similar 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,852 Member - under moderation
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,733 Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @mokachu, how are you and your mum getting on? :)
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