Built on the Dodge Grand Caravan chassis, the Summit wheelchair accessible van conversion from VMI, utilizes a durable, fold-out ramp system that provides years of reliable deployment. Equipped with 2-inch high side-rails, this fold-out ramp provides a safe operating environment for most all wheelchair users up to 54 inches in seated height.
Through advanced engineering, the VMI Summit, Dodge Caravan handicap van minimizes road noise while still incorporating all of Dodge’s most popular features and offerings. Plus! The 1.5-inch higher ground clearance helps reduce ground scraping; something commonly found in competitor vehicles.
The VMI Summit, Dodge Caravan wheelchair van conversion features a fold-out ramp design that can accommodate manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and mobility scooters with loads up to 1000 lbs. Both the sliding doors and wheelchair ramp are power, and are easily deployed from the factory key-fob remote or from numerous interior switches. In case of power failure, the ramp and doors are easily operated manually through, VMI’s Sure-Deploy system.
The floor from just behind the firewall to the third-row seat in the VMI Summit, Dodge Caravan wheelchair accessible minivan is dropped 11 inches. This lowering of the floor creates the needed headroom for the wheelchair user throughout the cabin. In addition, the door opening height is enlarged to a usable height of 54 inches, which makes the VMI Summit wheelchair accessible van conversion a suitable choice for most wheelchair users.
In an effort to reduce ramp angle to make it easier for the wheelchair user to enter and exit the vehicle, the VMI Summit, Dodge Caravan wheelchair van conversion features an automatic “kneeling” system. When the deploy ramp command is initiated, the onboard computer activates an actuator that is mounted on the rear passenger side of the vehicle. Once engaged, the actuator works to lower the vans ramp side, thus reducing ramp angle. This option can also be turned off with a switch found on the dash for various loading situations.
The obstacle-free front seats are easily removed as desired to create multiple seating arrangements for the wheelchair user and passengers. The space inside the VMI Summit, Dodge Caravan wheelchair accessible vehicle is large enough to accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side if needed.
All VMI Summit, Dodge Caravan wheelchair vans have floors made from galvaneal steel and are E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention. Something not found on competitor vehicles.
|Usable Door Opening Height||A||54″|
|Usable Door Opening Width||B||30.1″|
|Length of Fold-Out Ramp||C||49.8″|
|Usable Ramp Width||D||28.8″|
|Overall Floor Length||E||85.8″|
|Width of Interior Floor||F||60″|
|Inside Center Height||G||58.1|
|Angle of Ramp||H||10.9 Degrees|
|Ramp Load Capacity||800 lbs.|