5 Ramp Options for a Wheelchair Van
find an accessible vehicle is a big
purchase how you get in that accessible
vehicle can have an impact on what
wheelchair van you choose there are a
variety of ramp options available
choosing the right one that fits your
family’s needs is imperative to enjoying
your four wheeled investment the rear
entry manual by folding ramp is exactly
how it sounds the wheelchair rider
enters through the back door on a ramp
that folds in half to deploy the ramp
turn the locking handle with one hand
hold the handle and lower the ramp
slowly to the ground the ramp is
lightweight and easy to deploy it uses a
counterbalance system to make it lighter
to lift these are the police and behind
there is a pre-loaded spring to take the
weight off the ramp and we also have a
double latching mechanism so that’s a
ramp won’t rattle when it shut the rear
entry ramp is ultra wide it features a
34 inch ramp entrance allowing room for
the biggest wheelchairs and depending on
your parking situation the rear entry
may be a better option if space isn’t
available on the side this side entry by
folding ramp is all manual there are no
latches or police the side door is
opened and the ramp is unfolded and
lowered using handle similarly it is
easy to fold up hand here hand here and
then fold as you go right into the tight
magnets on the inside of the ramp help
it stay in place red Stoppers can be
adjusted to change the ramps resting
angle once folded the ramp sits
underneath the side window and does not
obstruct any view the side entry by
folding manual ramps is suitable for
smaller wheelchairs with limited moving
parts there’s less maintenance making
this ramp the most affordable choice the
side entry by folding power ramp can be
controlled remotely this vehicle also
features a power door and kneeling
option where the van lowers closer to
the ground reducing the angle of the
ramp the ramp can also be activated by a
button underneath the ignition and on
the door column in the case of a dead
battery you can still manually deploy
turn the power off and guide the rants
motion gravity will help it unfold
if maintenance is needed the ramp is
easy to access the side entry by folding
power ramp is the ultimate and
convenience is popular with wheelchair
driver applications and older adults or
caregivers that do not want to bend down
to deploy the ramp the side entry in for
manual ramp slides underneath the
vehicles floor when not in use it is a
great option that allows easy access to
the van when wheelchair access is not
it is easily deployed take the ramps
handle and walk it out you do not have
to bend down to deploy it it is
convenient and provides no obstruction
but because the ramp is in floor it is
harder to access if maintenance is
required this side entry in floor power
ramp also can be controlled remotely
this model features a power door and
kneeling option the ramp can be deployed
from the driver’s seat multiple ways it
is the embodiment of convenience and
luxury if power is ever lost to the
vehicle a backup battery system located
in the rear can be used to deploy the
ramp if the back of battery power system
dies the crank is provided to manually
access the ramp all the ramps have a
non-slip flooring for safety the ramp
angles differ from model to model so
manual chair users may need to carefully
examine and consider the steepness of
the angle for their daily use speak to
one of our automotive consultants for a
demo or come by a silver cross
automotive location near you
- 【Specifications】Our wheelchair ramp is 6' long, 8.3" wide, using height range is 6.3''-17.7".Recommended using height is 11.8'',you can choose according to the actual situation.Durable aluminum construction holds up to 600 lb capacity making it perfectly used for scooters and manual wheelchairs.
- 【Versatile use】This wheelchair ramp is made for doorways,steps,stairs,trucks,scooters,perfect for use in any area, both indoors and outdoors.
- 【Anti-skid Pad】Anti-skid pad in the top of the wheelchair ramp for safe use and prevent slip from the using occasions.
- 【Adjustable length】All locks in the wheelchair ramp are made of stainless steel. The bending degree of the locks in the ramp can be adjusted by using tools.You can use the locks to make the wheelchair ramp at any length you want.
- 【WARM TIP】If plastic parts and locks need to be replaced due to transportation damage, please contact us in time.This ramp is only suitable for manual wheelchairs, not electric wheelchairs.
Wheelchair Ramp for Van Review
The first and most obvious benefit of a wheelchair ramp for van is that it provides easy access for handicapped people. Most van owners love to park their vans in a ramp so that they can easily move their vans from one location to another without having to go through the trouble of walking.
This makes it very convenient to carry your van from the driveway to your home, or from the garage to your van when necessary. This feature is also useful for those who want to bring their car to places where it is not allowed, such as a friend’s house or the gym.
Some wheelchair ramps come with an option to raise it in a specific position to provide ease of entry to those who are in wheelchairs. Other ramps come with an automatic lift so that the handicap can easily get into and out of the van with just one hand.
Some wheelchair ramps are also manufactured with slats that fold away when not in use. These features make it easier to store the ramp on top of a van, as well as easy for the handicapped person to access it without having to remove his/her wheelchair and cane.
Wheelchair ramps for vans can be easily transported from one location to another by the owner. They are usually made of durable materials that can withstand any kind of weather. These ramps are usually attached to the side of the van using a special rack or hook, which can be connected to the van roof or to a frame. You just have to hang the ramp on these hooks and the wheelchair can simply be stored.
Another advantage is that the ramps are usually able to accommodate vans with different types of roofs. They are also designed to cater for those with low visibility. In fact, most ramps for vans come with an auto-lock mechanism to make the ramp more secure. Thus, even if your van gets stolen while you are on the road, your ramp will remain safely locked and secure until you return.
You may not always want to take your wheelchair ramp with you if you are using your vehicle for some other purpose. If this is the case, you can opt for folding ramps instead of a full-sized ramp for the van to fit inside it.
These ramps are also very lightweight, and they do not take much space to install. Once they are already installed on your van, you can easily fold them away when they are not in use. This feature makes them a very handy accessory, especially if you want to carry it from one location to another.
As you can see, these ramps are very useful, and they are also very affordable. They are perfect for people who need to travel in vans, but they are also very handy for people who do not have wheelchairs.
Dr. Jacob Rispler / Dr. Dave Miles. Last update on 2021-01-25 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate a Community Clinic Association team earns from qualifying purchases.