The Summit Restroom From Five Peaks Provides Wheelchair Accessibility, Room For Mom And Kids

The Summit Restroom From Five Peaks Provides Wheelchair Accessibility, Room For Mom And Kids
Chris Davis, international sales manager for Five Peaks, points out the features of the company’s Summit wheelchair-accessible and family portable restroom to an Expo attendee.

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Many special events encourage attendees to bring the whole family. And sometimes standard portable restrooms don’t offer the space and flexibility large families demand. With that in mind, Five Peaks created The Summit, a roomy wheelchair-accessible and family-friendly unit introduced to the market at the 2014 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International.

“The big call for this product actually came from our overseas customers,” says Chris Davis, Five Peaks’ international sales manager. “There is a big market for larger, roomier portable restrooms in Europe, and we believe there’s a fit in the U.S. as well.”

Five Peaks is marketing the unit as a cost- and space-efficient alternative to the larger ADA-compliant restrooms. It is smaller and easy to maneuver with one person, while remaining wheelchair accessible. It can also be used as an oversized restroom when extra space is needed or required.

“Many VIP-type events want a roomier unit, but they may not be a fit for a luxury trailer,” says Davis. “Because this unit is larger and roomier on the inside, and doesn’t have a lip to step over, it appeals to families with small children.”

The Summit is available in two tank configurations – a 40-gallon standard tank or a 74-gallon tank with an extended bench, allowing for easy transfer from a wheelchair to the seat. No wheelchair ramp is required to enter, and it has powder-coated wraparound handrails. Steel-reinforced corner extrusions add strength, while heavy-duty grab handles increase maneuverability.

“It’s light enough for one operator to position, which really helps servicing special events,” says Davis.

Other features include smooth exterior and interior walls that make spray-down cleaning easy, along with vent screens, a pneumatic door closer with safety chain, dual coat hooks and mirrors, a three-roll toilet paper holder and strap guides on the roof. It is available in blue, green and gray. Optional flush units are also available.

“We’re hoping to find a niche market for these units,” says Davis. “We believe there’s a need for handicap-accessible units that aren’t the massive ADA units.”

Five Peaks has displayed its units at the Expo, now known as the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show (WWETT), for more than a decade, and according to Davis, the company tries to bring a new, innovative product every year.

“This is the best event in this industry by far,” he says. “It’s always a great opportunity for us to get our products exposure in front of hundreds of PROs. We just put the finishing touches on The Summit, so the 2014 Expo was perfect timing.” 866/293-1502; www.fivepeaks.net.



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