Meet the new BraunAbility® CompanionVan, a wheelchair-accessible van built on the Chrysler Voyager chassis! This brand new wheelchair accessible conversion is a first from BraunAbility®. It is a first because it is the ONLY wheelchair van ever designed that can easily be converted from a standard manual ramp system to a full-power ramp system as an owner’s needs change.
Why is this important? Cost Savings! Owners & caregivers will be able to keep their vehicles longer! The easy conversion process that BraunAbility® developed eliminates the need down the road to trade your manual ramp system wheelchair van for a vehicle with a power ramp system as your needs change. Before the new CompanionVan from BraunAbility®, this was the only option for owners who needed to transition from one type to the next.
As stated above, the all-new Chrysler Voyager, BraunAbility® CompanionVan is the first wheelchair accessible van of its kind that can easily be converted from a manual to a power wheelchair ramp system. It’s like having two vans in one!
The Voyager CompanionVan is equipped with a 50/50 split, side-entry, fold-out wheelchair ramp system that is constructed from a high-strength aluminum alloy. This time-tested ramp system from BraunAbility® has a load limit of 1000 lbs. The ramp is easily deployed and stowed using the integrated handle.
Ramp Length – 52 inches
Ramp Width – 30.125 inches
Ramp Angle – 12.5-Degrees
Ramp Capacity – 1000 lbs.
Another great addition to the new Chrysler Voyager CompanionVan is the option to add a 2nd-row, flip & fold jump seat. The flip & fold seat is great for those who need added room for additional ambulatory passengers or those who need to be near the wheelchair user for continuous care during transport.
With the addition of a 2nd-row jump-seat, the Chrysler Voyager CompanionVan from BraunAbility® has enough room to accommodate up to six ambulatory passengers and one wheelchair user. The standard capacity is five ambulatory passengers and two wheelchair users without the jump seat.
To help save on cost, the BraunAbility® CompanionVan wheelchair-accessible van features a unique, 10-inch center-cut lowered floor. In a center-cut conversion, the lowering of the floor starts behind the front seats instead of the van’s firewall.
This reduced cut keeps the front passenger section of the vehicle factory. You can see this difference in the flooring height in the adjacent photo.
PROS: Less Road Noise – Cost Savings – Center Console with Cup Holders
CONS: Front Seating is Not Accessible to Wheelchair User
To further enhance the comfort and usability of the Chrysler Voyager, CompanionVan from BraunAbility®, owners have the option to add the following components.
3rd-Row Seat, Rear Footrest
Center Flip & Fold Jump-Seat
Power Ramp Upgrade
|Usable Door Opening Width||A||31.5″|
|Usable Door Opening Height||B||53″|
|Inside Center Height||C||56″|
|Length of Ramp||D||52″|
|Usable Ramp Width||E||30.125″|
|Angle of Ramp||F||12.5 Degrees|
|Length of Floor Behind Front Seats||G||51.25|
|Overall Floor Length||H||58.5″|
|Width of Interior at B-Pillars||I||62″|
|Width of Interior with Ramp Deployed to Optional Flip & Fold Seat (Stowed)||J||49″|
|Ground Clearance Loaded at full GVWR lbs. (to exhaust)||K||3.125″|