Brotherwood have always believed in going the extra mile to ensure that our range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles are perfectly suited to the needs of our clients. We were delighted to be able to showcase this expertise when approached by Mr Jeans of Gloucestershire, who sought a couple of extra adaptations to our ‘Klastar’ Mercedes-Benz V-Class conversion to make every journey inclusive and comfortable for the whole family.
In addition to the Brotherwood ‘Klastar’ conversion – with a long, flat, level lowered floor that enables the wheelchair user to travel centrally between two second-row passenger seats, and electric powered, remote-controlled rear access ramp; Mr Jeans also wanted to be able to transfer into the front passenger seat.
We were happy to supply and install a Turny Seat from our friends at Braunability, which swivels and extends out of the vehicle electronically via remote control, giving Mr Jeans the freedom to switch to the front passenger seat more easily. Trimming the transfer seat in Silk Beige Nappa Leather, matched to the original Mercedes-Benz upholstery, ensured that the replacement seat did not look out-of-place in the stunning surroundings of the V-Class interior.
Further bespoke adaptations were also made to the floor to accommodate another important passenger – Henry, the family dog, who can now travel in equal comfort on a dedicated flat floor space.
Mr Jeans writes:
To say I am delighted with my new V-Class would be an understatement. I’ve had the good fortune to have Mercedes-Benz cars before my condition developed so that I couldn’t drive myself, so to be able to return to owning one again has been a real pleasure.
Brotherwood went to a great deal of trouble to make sure that the Turny seat ordered was finished in the same material and colour is the rest of the car. Throughout the standard of finish has been excellent and being in the car feels so normal, taking away an important part of the downside of being mobility impaired.
Brotherwood were even able to fit a bespoke shelf for our large dog. He’s very at home!
From start to finish, Brotherwood’s service has been exemplary. I always felt I was a person and not just a client number. I particularly liked the progress videos that were sent during the conversion process.
All in all, a very satisfied customer.
We wish Mr Jeans and family many happy miles in their new WAV.