Having accrued decades of experience in the field of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) – owning 7 different models over a span of 23 years – The Edwards Family knew just what to look for when setting out for what would be their eighth.
Their search ended at the Brotherwood Tigon – a lowered floor WAV conversion for the Toyota Proace Verso. With a flat, level lowered floor and inclusive, central travelling position for Megan; the Brotherwood conversion was perfectly suited to their needs.
Mr Edwards writes:
“Over the past 23 years we have purchased seven WAVs. This, our eighth, is the first one purchased from Brotherwood.
Over the years, our knowledge, experience and learning has grown in relation to the specific needs we have from a WAV and so, when we decided to make our latest purchase, we knew exactly what we required, and conversely, and in so many ways far more importantly, what we didn’t.”
We spent quite a bit of time looking around the market and there was always something we had to compromise on. That was until Brotherwood turned up a with the Toyota Proace Verso demonstrator.”
“The moment the rear tailgate was opened and we could see the seating position for our daughter, in between the two custom built rear passenger seats nearer to the driver and front passenger, so that as a family unit we were closer together and more connected – it was a done deal.
Couple this, with the excellence of the Toyota base vehicle design and the clever design accents with the Brotherwood conversion, their attention to detail, bespoking the vehicle for our specific needs, and the aftercare package just made complete sense.”
“It’s just a delight to deal with a company who really puts the customers needs first and foremost through taking pride in evolving clever design, product innovation and high quality craftsmanship to ensure a no compromise customer service.
Consequently, as a family, we highly recommend Brotherwood.”
About the Brotherwood Toyota Proace Verso WAV
The Brotherwood wheelchair access conversion for the Toyota Proace Verso provides the space and versatility a family needs. With a tall, wide, and inclusive central wheelchair location, the wheelchair user travels centrally on the flat, level lowered floor with ample headroom – even for taller wheelchair users.
The lightweight rear access ramp is counterbalanced, so that it can be lifted with minimal effort by foot or hand, and is finished with a high-traction surface that makes access easy for manual or power chairs.
The optional air suspension system can also be lowered, reducing the angle of the access ramp to just 9o for easier wheelchair access. A remote-controlled, powered front restraint system, also assists loading a wheelchair and passenger without the need to push.
The Brotherwood conversion can safely transport the heaviest of powered wheelchairs, and is robustly engineered to restrain large wheelchairs up to 200kg.
Brotherwood are the UK’s Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) Specialists and are recognised as the market leader in Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Design. We believe that every WAV should prioritise comfort, inclusion, and safety for the wheelchair user.
Offering a range of new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles for sale, as well as factory refurbished WAVs; Brotherwood also offer flexible, long or short-term accessible vehicle hire.
Brotherwood offer free, no-obligation home demonstrations across the UK, and work in conjunction with Case Managers and Occupational Therapists to deliver mobility solutions for wheelchair users.
Brotherwood are also a certified CPD Member, offering free training sessions, study days and workshops to healthcare professionals involved in the provision of accessible transport; ensuring that Case Managers are equipped with the knowledge to enable them to perform transport needs assessments, and ensuring their client’s needs are accurately measured and met.
Brotherwood are also members of WAVCA (The Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Convertors Association) and are approved suppliers to the Motability scheme.
For more information contact Brotherwood today on 0330 1747 555 or visit Brotherwood.com.