If you’re looking for a wheelchair lift to improve your mobility in your handicap vehicle, the Joey Model VSL-4000HW is one of the best options available on the market. The easy to use wheelchair and scooter lift effectively lifts and stores your unused scooter or powerchair inside your vehicle at the touch of a button. It works with both wheelchair accessible minivans and full-size wheelchair vans. All you have to do is roll your mobility device onto the platform from either side, hit the button, and let the lift do the rest of the work. Your scooter will be safely stored and out of the way. Continue reading
Are you looking for ways to improve your mobility and quality of life? If so, then handicap vans can provide exactly what you’re looking for. These vans offer those with physical disabilities the chance to regain their freedom and travel without restrictions. You’ll find both new and used wheelchair vans on the market today, but if your financial situation is tight (and whose isn’t?), then you might be wondering if used vans are a good option for you.
Used Vans Offer State of the Art Equipment
One of the first things that you’ll find is that used handicap accessible vans can certainly offer you all the mobility equipment that you need. Whether you want a ramp or wheelchair lift, hand controls, transfer seats, wheelchair locking systems or something else, you’ll find used vans with this equipment. If it’s not already installed, you can have it installed before you purchase the van.
Used Handicap Vans Are More Affordable
Another thing that you’ll discover is that used wheelchair vans are more affordable than their new counterparts are. Of course, buying used is almost always cheaper than buying new. However, the most significant thing about this price difference for you is that you might be able to afford to add more mobility equipment to the van and still come off cheaper than if you bought a new van.
Financing Is Available
Finally, you will find that used handicap vans can be purchased with the same financing plans as new vans. The trick is to work with a dealership that specializes in helping those with physical disabilities find the right mobility options for their situation. When you work with Superior Van and Mobility, you’ll find exactly that – we give you the information, help and vehicle selection that you need.
When selecting the right vehicle for your needs, consider both the mini and the full-sized wheelchair vans. In many cases, both vehicles can be upgraded to be accessible to individuals that have to remain in a wheelchair when entering or exiting the vehicle. Regardless, it is always necessary to consider a few specific aspects of both options before you make the decision about one or the other. Those investing in either option will find that in most cases, there are reasons to make either an acceptable choicee.
A wheelchair van is effective only when it works for your needs. For this reason, you should talk to a dealership like ours (Superior Van and Mobility) to determine what the best type of van for your situation and budget.
The minivan is one of the most consumer-appreciated and commonly available vehicles. Various manufacturers produce it. A standard minivan from a “normal” dealership can, in most cases, be modified to include accessible features for those with disabilities. This usually takes 4-6 weeks if you are sending your van away to be modified. This is not always possible, but it can be done on many chassis types. Another option is a wheelchair van already customized to your needs. Specialized dealers like Superior Van & Mobility carry ready-to-take- home vans right on their lots. They can range in features and styles as well as price range.
The Full Sized Van
Another option to consider is the full sized van. Full-size vans offer more height and floor room for wheelchairs users and use a lift (not a ramp) to enter and exit the vehicle. It is a larger vehicle overall so costs to fuel it tend to be higher than a minivan. Also, if you have never driven a full size van, some folks think it is a little harder to manage in parking spaces and on the road in general. It is still a great option for those who need more head room and or cannot fit their family in a smaller van.