The wheelchair will be here in about 4 weeks. He is currently in a manual wheelchair -- we have an suv without a tow package. I am and have been transferring him into the front seat from the manual wheelchair. Then folding the chair & putting it in the cargo area. I only take him out a couple times a week right now as it is way too hard for me.
We have been told the new chair will weigh 300 lbs. He is 78 an quite a big guy 6'5" 250lbs. I am 73 and been doing the lifting. I am wondering how others have handled the car situation. Am thinking of a newer suv with a tow package and a fold up carrier/ramp. I have concerns about driving and parking with the carrier (length). Am also afraid if we get a side access van it will be much more costly and harder to sell later -- . Please give me your thoughts and ideas. I also want comfort for me. I will wait for the chair to arrive before doing anything but want to think about this now. Thank you for your thoughts.