Disabled Explorers has been having a blast putting the Actions Trackchair through it's paces. Giving wheelchair using folks a chance to go out and explore beyond our vehicle has been a real hoot to watch.
On our recent Devils Highway Desert Solitude trip we were lucky enough to borrow a friends Adventure Trailer moto edition...but that thing is way too nice for what we need and way more money that I can afford.
For the most part I have been asking someone to volunteer to haul the 350lb beast in a truck bed, however we don't always have a volunteer aval as was the case last week when I took a guy out to the Verde River. Amazing outing, but due to sand he was trapped hanging out near the rig.
Off Roading in Arizona For People in Wheelchairs | Accessing Arizona
All we really need is something simple that can haul the Trackchair and some extra supplies. The goal is to have a setup that a wheelchair user could handle alone so they can see something like this in their future.
It is a shame to have a resource like this available but not be able to take it along without a means of transport.
The thought is to have something low with a ramp on it so a wheelchair user can handle the load/offload and securing of everything themselves. With 15" tires and a spring over axle flip we should be ok for going on mild trails.
I spent today driving around looking at small trailers and talking with companies. I ask about donations but that puts another burden on DE and take time away from the primary mission of helping the disabled.
Adventure Trailers has offered a Multi-axis coupler if we get a trailer, but we need support from all of you to make the trailer happen.
Multi-Axis Couplers by Adventure Trailers
You can go to our website and there is a button to donate, just mention it is for the trailer so we can thank you with some pictures of the tankchair in action.
Or you can use paypal to [email protected]
Thanks in advance for any help, the goal is to raise a $1000 and we will be able to give even more freedom in the backcountry to those with physical disabilities.