GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #65 - Page 36

The fresh water carrying capacity is reasonably generous . One 95L tank is fitted forward of the suspension , with the other sensibly mounted between the trailing arms . A grey water tank is fitted to the rear .
Now , you might be thinking that all of this adds up to a lot of weight . But in truth , its 2790kg Tare figure seems quite reasonable – the BRUNS wheelchair lift alone would be quite heavy . The 600kg payload capacity seems fair as well . However , its unladen ball weight is 310kg , which doesn ’ t leave a lot of wriggle room when matching this van to the most popular heavyduty tow vehicles , with their 350kg towbar maximum . Having said that , it ’ s essential to bear in mind that this is a custom build designed to suit a particular customer .
SUMMING UP
The thinking behind the Regal Access Van – creating a rig that allows wheelchair users to enjoy the RV lifestyle – is commendable . Of course , it ’ s not the first such van to be built . However , I feel this van displays particularly clever thinking and wisely employs technical solutions to the challenges someone in a wheelchair might face when on the road .
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