Kate Taylor
Digital Content Manager

See other News articles filed in ‘Motorhome’ written by Kate Taylor
   
YORKSHIRE-BASED WILDAX motorhomes has launched an all-new wheelchair-accessible model at the Spring Caravan Show at the NEC in Birmingham, in collaboration with mobility specialists Brook Miller.

YORKSHIRE-BASED WILDAX motorhomes has launched an all-new wheelchair-accessible model at the Spring Caravan Show at the NEC in Birmingham, in collaboration with mobility specialists Brook Miller.
         
The Fiat Ducato-based Callisto Independence has been designed from the ground up to accommodate wheelchair accessible features such as entry lifts, chair tie downs and person hoists, with a layout that takes into account the needs of wheelchair users.

Wildax wheelcahir liftStraight-through interior is designed to facilitate easy access

 

 

The 6.39 metre-long high-top camper has a large, open plan front lounge which incorporates the swiveled cab seats and a side-facing sofa, with a compact side-facing kitchen immediately behind, a spacious, walk-through central washroom and a second lounge in the rear, which makes up into a double bed.

The habitation area has a single level throughout, including the large washroom. The positions of storage units, switches and controls have also been optimised to make them easy to use from a wheelchair. The wardrobe is particularly clever – it slides and can be located above the kitchen when the rear lounge is in use, or above the rear lounge when the kitchen is in use.

General 2The wheelchair lift is built in on the side door

 

 

The Callisto Independence starts from £39,995 OTR – customers with disabilities will be eligible for VAT relief on that price, subject to a disability declaration. Since each camper is built to order, most of the mobility features are optional, allowing customers to tailor their ’vans to their exact needs. WildAx and Brook Miller are also able to cater to a wide range of design requests beyond what's available in their official options lists, and they'll even travel to your home to provide a no-obligations demonstration.

 

 

Wheelchair access in motorhomes is being debated on our Forum. Please click here to join in the chat...

 

Share with friends

Follow us on

Most recent motorhome reviews

The Practical Motorhome Auto-Trail Imala 732 review – 1 - The 2018 Auto-Trail Imala 732 is a four-to-six-berth, with two-to-four travel seats, depending on options (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Adria Coral Supreme 670 SLT review – 1 - The silver 2018 Adria Coral Supreme 670 SLT is certainly a head-turner – and has a handy 3500kg MTPLM (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Wellhouse Terrier Lux-XL review – 1 - The Wellhouse Terrier Lux-XL is priced from £42,000 OTR – this example is £44,175 OTR (© Nick Harding/Practical Motorhome)

Devon Vitesse

£52,536OTR

The Practical Motorhome Devon Vitesse review – 1 - You get an unusually high pop-top in this Mercedes-Benz-based camper van from Devon Conversions (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)

Auto Campers MRV

£47,500OTR

The Practical Motorhome Auto Campers MRV review – 1 - The Auto Campers MRV is priced from £47,500 – this example with its options comes to £53,836 (© Phil Russell/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Adria Coral 690 SC Platinum review – 1 - This Fiat Ducato-based 2017-season Adria is £57,990 OTR,
 £62,474 as tested – the Thule awning costs £675 (© Phil Russell/Practical Motorhome)