What Type of Vans Can be Converted to Wheelchair Vans?
Physical disability brings more challenges for a person in their everyday life, and one of the most difficult challenges is transportation. How are they going to travel from point A to point B if he/she is using a wheelchair or a scooter?
If he/she already have a minivan or a full-size vehicle in their possession, it might be converted to a wheelchair accessible van. You can add lifts, ramps, transfer seats, as well as specialized driving devices so that the person who will use it will be able to drive it themselves, or someone else can drive them to their destination.
Minivans, such as Dodge Grand Caravan, Toyota Sienna, Crysler Pacifica, as well as Honda Odyssey, can be easily converted. Fill-size vehicles, such as Mercedes Sprinter, RAM ProMaster, as well as Ford Transit, can also be converted to a wheelchair accessible van.
Are There Vehicles that can’t be converted?
A four-wheel or an all-wheel drive cannot be converted. You should also keep mileage in mind; the cap on mileage is 50,000. You also need to consider if the vehicle has ever had undergone any accident. The vehicle needs to be checked thoroughly by mechanics if it can be converted or not.
Can the Person Drive the VehicleSitting on the Wheelchair or Scooter?
If the person who is on the scooter or wheelchair wants to drive the vehicle, they can operate the vehicle b themselves sitting on the wheelchair or scooter, or can transfer them via a transfer seat on the driver’s seat. While using the wheelchair or scooter, you can use the power lockdown to fit it correctly to the position and be comfortable while driving the vehicle. There is equipment, such as hand controls, foot controls, as well as digital systems for driving. You can use them as needed as per your ability.
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