Based on the same platform as the BraunAbility® Power Fold-Out, the XT model features the largest door opening in its class thanks to its 14-inch lowered floor. This is the go-to option for taller wheelchair users who need a taller door opening to enter and exit the vehicle. The door opening on the XT wheelchair van is 56.5 inches.
Easy to operate, this handicap-accessible wheelchair van boasts a spacious interior and numerous advanced features like a single-touch power entry and exit system, power sliding doors, power wheelchair & scooter ramp, automatic kneeling system (which helps reduce ramp angle), and removable front seats to allow for up-front passenger or from-the-chair driving. Click here for additional buying tips.
On the BraunAbility® Power Fold-Out XT, the Dodge Caravan wheelchair van, the vehicle sliding side doors, and the ramp are both power for ease of operation. By activating the open or close command on the vehicle’s factory key-less remote or use of interior switches, the door will open or close and deploy or stow the onboard ramp. In the event of power failure, the ramp can be easily operated manually.
The ramp on the BraunAbility® Power Fold-Out XT Dodge Caravan handicap-accessible van is 29.25 inches wide and is made of lightweight aluminum with a load capacity of 1000 pounds. The ramp’s surface is powder coated with a durable, non-skid, slotted finish that ensures superior traction and reduces the accumulation of debris.
The lightweight aluminum ramp extends to allow easy access to the interior for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A durable, non-skid powder-coated finish ensures superior traction, and the slotted surface helps to prevent your chair from tracking debris into your wheelchair van. In the event of power failure, the ramp can be operated manually.
To reduce ramp angle and make it easier to board, all BraunAbility® Power Fold-Out XT Dodge Caravan wheelchair-accessible vans feature an automatic, integrated “kneeling” system. When a deploy ramp command is initiated, the onboard computer activates an actuator mounted on the vehicle’s rear passenger side. Once engaged, the actuator works to lower the van’s ramp side, thus reducing the ramp angle. This option can also be turned off or on with a switch on the dash.
As part of the conversion process, the floor of the BraunAbility® Power Fold-Out XT Dodge Caravan wheelchair van is lowered up to 14 inches from the firewall (just behind the engine) to the rear axle. This floor lowering does two things: First, it allows for a taller door entry of 56.5 inches to allow for easy entry. Second, it provides a wheelchair user with a direct line of sight while either driving or riding as a passenger. (For a shorter door height, see the Power Fold-Out wheelchair van)
Standard on the BraunAbility® Power Fold-Out XT, Dodge Caravan wheelchair-accessible van, the front seats of the van are easily removed to allow access for a wheelchair user to either drive from his or her chair or ride as a passenger up-front. The seats are easily unlocked at the base, rolled away for easy storage, and can be reinstalled anytime.
|Usable Door Opening Width||A||31.5″|
|Usable Door Opening Height||B||56.5″|
|Inside Center Height||C||61″|
|Height at Driver & Passenger Position||D||60″|
|Length of Ramp||E||52″|
|Usable Ramp Width||F||29.25″|
|Angle of Ramp||G||9.6 Degrees|
|Length of Floor Behind Front Seats||H||57″|
|Overall Floor Length||I||87.5″|
|Width of Interior at B-Pillars||J||62″|
|Ramp Load Capacity||1000 lbs.|