Wheelchair VansGuest Post By: Nora D.
Being in a wheelchair should not remove any bit of independence. Vehicles, especially vans, are regularly modified for people that are physically challenged and in a wheelchair. Toyota has certified dealers that specialize in mobility programs. Toyota wheelchair vans offer a compact lift seat up to 330 pounds for the right front seat. There are organizations available to guide and help you find a new or used vehicle that fits your needs.
Some of the basic modifications are hand controls, a lower floor, a tie down system, and a wheelchair lift or scooter lift. There are two types of lifts, side entry or rear entry. For the tie down system, the measurements of the wheelchair are needed. The hand controls offer a high-tech system along with installed brake pedal guards. Having a lower floor in the van allows for additional head space. There are other custom modifications that can be made depending on the physical limitations of the individual.
Just so you are aware of your options, Dodge Caravan has the new 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan while Ford provides the VMI Tuscany Conversion van. Chevrolet Town & Country Limited van and the Chevrolet Uplander are both equipped with specialty equipment for the physically impaired person.
Toyota Sienna makes a wheelchair van called Rampvan, which uses the BraunAbility side entry ramp. Toyota also offers financial assistance or extended payment plans to make things easier on everyone. Don't allow transportation to be an obstacle any longer. The Toyota wheelchair van is here to pave a new road to freedom.