The Dodge Grand Caravan, Power In-Floor wheelchair van is BraunAbility’s in-floor wheelchair ramp model. With an in-floor ramp system, the ramp is stored and deploys from under the vehicle’s floor and is not visible when stowed away. Spacious enough to accommodate the entry and exit of wheelchair users sitting up to 55 inches, this stow n’ go ramp system is a breeze to operate. With no ramp blocking the entry of the doorway, access for passengers to the third-row seating remains unobstructed.
For night-time use, the wheelchair ramp features an LED lighting system, which, when deployed, lights the ramp’s surface for increased safety and maneuverability about the cabin. In addition to its unique in-floor ramp design, the power in-floor wheelchair van/handicap accessible van still features, BraunAbility’s long list of standard features: single-touch power entry and exit system, power sliding doors, automatic kneeling system (which helps reduce ramp angle, making it easier to enter and exit the vehicle), and removable front seats to allow for up-front passenger or from-the-chair driving. The Dodge Power In-Floor wheelchair-accessible van even has enough room for up to three wheelchairs! Click here for additional buying tips.
On the BraunAbility®, Power In-Floor, Dodge Caravan wheelchair van, the vehicle sliding side doors, and ramp are both power for easy operation. By activating the open or close command on the vehicle’s factory key-less remote or use of interior switches found just inside the sliding door or upfront on the dash, the door will open or close and deploy or stow the in-floor ramp. In the event of power failure, BraunAbility® has incorporated a backup safety feature allowing the ramp to be easily operated manually if deemed necessary.
The ramp on the BraunAbility®, Power In-Floor, Dodge Caravan handicap accessible vehicle is a whopping 32 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 aids in the removal of debris. An LED lighting system is included for enhanced safety that illuminates the ramp surface and vehicle opening.
Quiet Drive™ is a noise-reducing process that is found on every, BraunAbility®, Power In-Floor, Dodge Caravan wheelchair van conversion after 2012. Quiet Drive™ works to reduce road noise and vibration up to 25% of earlier models. By using state-of-the-art techniques and advanced acoustic materials, BraunAbility’s Quiet Drive™ helps enhance the driving experience by blocking unwanted noise at the source from entering the interior of the vehicle. Those of you who may have owned an older model wheelchair-accessible vehicle will be able to tell a huge difference.
To reduce the ramps angle to make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle, all power BraunAbility® handicap wheelchair vans feature an automatic, integrated kneeling system. When a ramp deploy command is initiated, the onboard computer activates an actuator that is mounted on the rear passenger side of the vehicle’s suspension. Once engaged, the actuator lowers 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.
Standard on the BraunAbility®, Power In-Floor, Dodge Caravan wheelchair van, the front seats are easily removed to allow a wheelchair user to either drive from their chair with the assistance of hand controls or ride as a passenger up front. The seats are easily unlocked at the base, rolled away for easy storage, and reinstalled anytime.
As part of the wheelchair van conversion process, the floor of the BraunAbility®, Power In-Floor, Dodge Caravan handicap van is lowered from the firewall (just behind the engine) to the rear axle. This lowering of the floor does two things: First, it allows for a taller door entry of 55 inches to allow for unobstructed access. Second, it provides a wheelchair user a direct line of sight while driving or riding as a passenger. (For a taller door height opening, see XT model).
|Usable Door Opening Width||A||32.5″|
|Usable Door Opening Height||B||55″|
|Inside Center Height||C||59″|
|Height at Driver & Passenger Position||D||57.75″|
|Length of Ramp||E||52″|
|Usable Ramp Width||F||32″|
|Angle of Ramp||G||9.5 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.|