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 floor of the vehicle 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 ramps 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!
On the BraunAbility®, Power In-Floor, Dodge Caravan wheelchair van, the vehicles sliding side doors and ramp are both power for ease of operation. By activating the open or close command on the vehicles factory key-less remote or use of interior switches found on just inside the sliding door or up front on the dash, the door will open or close and deploy or stow the in-floor ramp. In an event of power failure, BraunAbility® has incorporated a safety back-up 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 ramps surface is power coated with a durable non-skid, slotted finish that ensures superior traction and aids in the removal of debris. For enhanced safety, an LED lighting system is included 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 definitely be able to tell a huge difference.
In an effort to reduce ramp angle and make it easier to enter and exit your vehicle, all power BraunAbility® handicap wheelchair vans feature an automatic, integrated kneeling system. When a ramp deploy command is initiated, the on-board computer activates an actuator that is mounted on the rear passenger side of the vehicle’s suspension. Once engaged, the actuator works in lowering the vans ramp side, thus reducing 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 access for a wheelchair user to either drive from his or her chair with the assistance of hand controls or ride as a passenger up front. The seats are easily unlocked at the base and rolled away for easy storage, and can be 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 entry. Second, it provides a wheelchair user a direct line of sight while either 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.|