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Assistance needed - Tesla 3 to measure for mobility needs

Discussion in 'Florida' started by brianman, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #1 brianman, Jul 27, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2018
    We're working with some engineers at Harmar (Harmar) to evaluate custom and/or future product offerings for using accessibility/disability mobility scooters with the Tesla Model 3.

    Request: Harmar is located in Sarasota, FL, and I'm hoping a Tesla Model 3 owner in the area might be able and willing to coordinate with Harmar to allow them to evaluate the shape of the vehicle (take measurements, maybe put it up on a lift to inspect the undercarriage to see what the region behind the wheels looks like, etc.).

    This is the scooter we're considering:
    Transformer Scooter Homepage

    Regarding trunk lift installations:
    Regarding external hoist:
    Harmar - AL065
    2018 Tesla Model 3 Stealth EcoHitch

    We've also explored the idea of a hitch-mounted lifted for external transport. This has two problems: (1) lift + scooter is uncomfortably close to Torklift's recommended "10-15% below 200 lb. rating of ball" and (2) "waterproof" is apparently something that scooter manufacturers are just beginning to consider relevant (read: few offerings, each with additional issues).

    Sorry for the longish post. Thanks for taking a look.
     
  2. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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