Koller Helps Wheelchair Users Adapt VW Transporters for Staycations

Published: 25th June 2020

With travel to foreign destinations restricted, many Britons will with making the most of socially-distanced ‘staycations’ opting to holiday in their own motorhome or caravan. Koller has designed the first commercially available wheelchair restraint exclusively for the iconic VW transporter, helping to make it easy for owners to travel safely.

The innovative EXCEL Aries combined wheelchair and passenger restraint has been specifically engineered to fit VW T5 and T6 Caravelle rails allowing the vehicles to become wheelchair friendly by simply removing or repositioning rear passenger seats.

“We have recently received a lot of interest from VW transporter owners and convertors looking for a simple solution to allow wheelchair users to travel safely. EXCEL Aries has been made especially for the VW Caravelle as it is a popular choice for the conversion to wheelchair use due to its versatility and wide choice of adaptation options and configurations,” explained Andy Nurrish Koller Sales Manager.

“We have designed EXCEL Aries to be user-friendly. The restraint systems can be easily fitted without having to change any existing fittings. You just simply clip into the existing floor rails. We hope this restraint will make it easy for wheelchair users to get out on the road and travel safely to their holiday destination.” said Andy.

Crash-tested to ISO 10542, the EXCEL Aries has several benefits perhaps most notable, is that no vehicle modifications are required as it simply fits into existing rail. Precision machined carriages provide secure anchorage in the rails giving peace of mind and quick release tie-down fittings allow for fast release if required.

As simple to use as a standard seatbelt, EXCEL Aries includes the TITUS passenger harness for maximum comfort and safety. Also featured as standard is the EXCEL Compact over-centre buckle rear straps for maximum adjustability and tensioning and static front straps for easy wheelchair alignment.

Every detail has been considered to ensure EXCEL Aries is easy to operate, works perfectly with VW T5 and T6 Caravelle rails and most importantly is engineered for safety.

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