The Dodge Grand Caravan, CompanionVan Plus® and CompanionVan Plus® XT (Extra Tall) wheelchair vans are two of the newest conversions from BraunAbility®, and are designed to be economical while offering additional conveniences with caregivers in mind.
Unlike the standard, BraunAbility® CompanionVan® which features a center-cut lowered floor and power ramp, the CompanionVan Plus® and CompanionVan Plus® XT, Dodge Caravan wheelchair vans feature a full-cut lowered floor with removable front seats. This alternative design creates additional interior space that is accessible to the wheelchair user. By having removable front seats it allows the wheelchair user the option to ride up-front as a passenger.
Another big difference between the BraunAbility® CompanionVan Plus® and the Plus XT wheelchair van conversion is the door opening & interior height. The height of the door opening on the CompanionVan Plus® is 52.5 inches versus the CompanionVan Plus® XT at 56.5 inches.
The ramp on the BraunAbility® CompanionVan Plus® and Plus XT. Dodge Caravan handicap accessible vehicles are easily operated with a push of a button. Each of the ramps are 29.25 inches wide, made from a lightweight aluminum alloy, and have a load capacity of 1000 pounds. The ramps surface is powder-coated with a durable non-skid finish and slotted to aide in the removal of debris. The ramp is also 52 inches long and has a ramp angle of 11 degrees, which is why it is designed for use with a caregiver and not for independent use.
As part of the wheelchair conversion process, the floor of the, BraunAbility® CompanionVan Plus® and CompanionVan Plus® XT, Dodge Caravan wheelchair accessible van is lowered from just behind the firewall to the rear seat. The conversion is 87.5 inches from front to back.
During the conversion process, the lowering of the floor does two things: First, it creates a taller door entry to make enough room for wheelchair users to enter without hitting their head. Second, it provides a wheelchair user a direct line-of-sight while seated in their chair making transportation enjoyable.
|Usable Door Opening Width||A||31.5″||31.5″|
|Usable Door Opening Height||B||52.5″||56.5″|
|Inside Center Height||C||57.25″||61″|
|Inside Center Height – Front||D||56.25″||60″|
|Length of Ramp||E||52″||52″|
|Usable Ramp Width||F||29.25″||29.25″|
|Angle of Ramp||G||12.2 Degrees||11 Degrees|
|Length of Floor||H||87.5″||87.5″|
|Ramp Load Capacity||1000 lbs.||1000 lbs.|