04:36AM | 03/14/03
Member Since: 12/02/02
6 lifetime posts
I need information on a rail or lift system that will allow me to get my parents up and down the lake bank.The pull will be about 150 to 200 ft.I think it's about a 15 to 20 ft drop from were the car will start to were it will stop.thank you for any help you can give me.Dad wants to go fishing!!


08:16AM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 01/20/03
12 lifetime posts
Check out They deal with chair lifts and elevators. I'm not sure if they deal with this sort of slope but you could also check out This sounds like it will be outdoors which means you may need to enclose the elevator.

Are your parents in wheelchairs? You may be better off building a paved ramp. If this is private property then you will need to conform to ADA Standards, which you will be able to check out at Depending on what state you are in you may have to involve an Architect. If this is public property though I would look into the town making it ADA accessible.

With a ramp you need to keep in mind that it will have to have railings on boths sides and 5 foot square landings and maximum slopes. This always eats up a lot of distance, like 200' or more.

Either way it will be expensive. I'd speak with an architect if you are seriously considering this project. Good Luck.

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