Loading / Unloading wheel chair?

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Loading / Unloading wheel chair?

  • Loading / Unloading wheel chair?

  • Joe Lyddon

    Member
    August 22, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    With the wheel chair folded up, it is approx. 12″ high and weighs about 35-40 lbs.

    It must be lifted and moved into the trunk.

    In looking at the end of car, it looks like the opening is about ~12″ from the end. This is quite a distance to lift over to get into the trunk.

    It might be easier to lift over the side into deeper area of trunk.

    Using a heavy blanket over the car would have to be done to protect surface.

    Does anyone have any experience with this? Suggestions? Even possible without breaking ones back?

    Thank you!

  • Len Nowak

    Moderator
    August 22, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Well Aptera You Tube video on Debunking shows some typical larger items packed inside.

    An old Pet Kit rendering shows what looks like a protective pad in that area.

    I plan on trying to get my old 76# dog in the back by just flipping the seat forward to let her in and out. Not sure that is an option for you…

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    August 22, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Perhaps lifting it onto the tail upright and then “wheeling” it into the cargo bay before flipping it onto its side?

    Trying to do a “dead lift” over the side of the vehicle – which is taller and wider than the tail – might be very difficult…

    • Joe Lyddon

      Member
      August 22, 2022 at 9:28 pm

      That’s a good idea! Fold it… Load / wheel it… Lay it down… !!

      With a good tough blanket for protection!

      Thank you very much! You have made my day… perhaps, my purchase!

      🙂

      🙂

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Joe Lyddon.
  • Joe Lyddon

    Member
    August 22, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Don’t forget…. You will want to put that little ladder in there too!

    🙂

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Joe Lyddon.
  • Steve Wanamaker

    Member
    August 22, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    I had to load/unload a wheel chair in the back of a Toyota Sienna. I got used to a spin-hoist maneuver, but it was a real pain. I can’t imagine getting it in/out of the back of the Aptera because of the extra height and wider lip. Use a ramp? I wonder if you can find an ultra-light aluminum chair? I think a ramp would be the only way.

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