5 Ramp Options for a Wheelchair Van | Silver Cross Automotive

5 Ramp Options for a Wheelchair Van | Silver Cross Automotive


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 the ramp 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 needed 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 [Music]


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