The Dodge Grand Caravan, Power CompanionVan® is BraunAbility’s power ramp wheelchair van conversion that is not only built to be economical, but with caregivers in mind. It is the perfect choice for those who will be traveling with a caregiver or attendant at all times. This entry level, wheelchair accessible conversion features a center section lowered floor that is designed to provide wheelchair users ample headroom and adjusted line-of-site while riding. The factory front and third row seats remain as/is, allowing up to four ambulatory adults traditional seating. Featuring a manual sliding door and power ramp, this wheelchair van conversion provides the perfect economical solution to those on a budget.
July 2020, BraunAbility had a mid-year conversion change to the CompanionVan® conversion. The CompanionVan® wheelchair van conversion went from a manual wheelchair ramp to a new, power wheelchair ramp. Effective August 3, 2020, new BraunAbility CompanionVan® wheelchair van conversions will be built with the new power wheelchair ramp system. If doing research or shopping pre-owned units, be sure you verify the ramp type of interest since both vehicle types will be available for some time.
(Conversions After Aug. 3, 2020)
The ramp on the CompanionVan®, power fold-out, handicap wheelchair van is operated with a separate keyfob and is 29.25 inches wide. The ramp is made up of lightweight aluminum and has a load capacity of 1000 lbs. The ramps surface is powder-coated with a durable, non-skid finish and is slotted to aid in the removal of debris.
As part of the conversion process, the floor of the Dodge Grand Caravan, CompanionVan® is lowered from just behind the front seats to the rear bench seat and provides 55 inches, front to back, of wheelchair accessible space. This lowering of the floor does two things: First, it allows for a taller door entry to allow for easy entry. Second, it provides a wheelchair user a direct line-of-sight while riding as a passenger.
|Usable Door Opening Width||A||31″|
|Usable Door Opening Height||B||52.5″|
|Inside Center Height||C||57.25″|
|Length of Ramp||E||52″|
|Usable Ramp Width||F||29.25″|
|Angle of Ramp||G||12.5 Degrees|
|Length of Floor at Middle||H||59.5″|
|Ramp Load Capacity||1000 lbs.|