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VMI Honda Odyssey Handicap Accessible Vehicle, Wheelchair Van Conversions For Sale With In-Floor Wheelchair Ramp

The Honda Odyssey Northstar Access360 is one of the industries newest handicap vans / wheelchair vans from Vantage Mobility International (VMI). Integrated with a full-power, in-floor wheelchair ramp deployment system, the unobstructed door opening on this new wheelchair van conversion has a usable width for its wheelchair users of 30.5 inches and a door opening height of 55.25 inches. These dimensions make the VMI Honda Odyssey handicap accessible van / wheelchair van larger than its closest competitor.

The VMI Honda Odyssey handicap van / wheelchair van is even engineered with an additional .75 inches of ground clearance to reduce vehicle scraping while going over raised or uneven surfaces; something that can be problematic in vehicles from competitors.

The VMI wheelchair van / handicap van is also engineered with their most advanced noise-reducing technology to create a much-quieter and more-comfortable ride than it’s predecessor.

In addition, the Honda Odyssey Northstar Access360 wheelchair van / handicap van from VMI has a full-factory climate control system in front AND rear (something not found in its closest competitor) where the OEM rear air/heating vents have been disconnected. The new VMI Honda Odyssey handicap accessible van also features an added rear-crash mitigation bar for added safety in a collision, and also features 1-year of VMI Assurance – a new Complimentary Mobility Roadside Assistance program that VMI has rolled out in select markets.

Automatic Doors and Power Wheelchair Ramp

The Northstar Access360 conversion on the Honda Odyssey handicap van / wheelchair van features a patented, ultra-low, in-floor wheelchair ramp deployment system with a 30-inch wide ramp surface and a 8.65-degree ramp angle for added ease of entry and exit by the wheelchair user. The in-floor wheelchair van’s ramp conveniently deploy’s from and stows underneath the floor of the vehicle, creating additional interior space and maneuverability for wheelchair users and his/her passengers. This new wheelchair ramp design is made from high-strength aluminum alloy and now can support loads up to 1000 lbs.

Automatic Kneeling Feature

In an effort to reduce ramp angle and make it easier for the wheelchair user to enter and exit his/her handicap van, this VMI wheelchair van conversion features an automatic, integrated “kneeling” system. When the deploy ramp command is initiated from the key-fob or set of interior switches, the on-board computer activates an actuator that is mounted on the rear passenger side of the handicap vans suspension. Once engaged, the actuator works to lower the wheelchair vans ramp-side of the vehicle, thus in return reducing ramp angle to only 8.65-degrees. This is especially important to those in manual wheelchairs. (This option can also be turned off or on with a switch on the dash as needed or so desired).

Removable Front Seats

The new Honda Odyssey wheelchair accessible van uses obstacle-free front, interchangeable seating which allows for easy removal and usage. This new seating design allows for multiple seating arrangements for not only the wheelchair user but passengers as well. The new interchangeable seating is a great feature only found on select VMI wheelchair vans / handicap vans and it allows users the ability to load one seat and switch from one-side to the other as needed. EXAMPLE: (Wheelchair user may start out on a trip driving from his/her wheelchair, but after some time become fatigued. The installed seat on the passenger side can easily be moved from the passenger to the driving position to now allow the passenger to drive while the wheelchair user takes a break riding along in the passenger side of the wheelchair van). The space up front is also large enough to accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side if needed.

Corrosion Resistant Galvanneal Flooring

ALL new VMI Northstar wheelchair van conversions have floors made from Galvanneal Steel and are E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention. This new material and advanced process in manufacturing makes new VMI wheelchair vans / handicap vans highly-resistant to rust issues found on other wheelchair accessible vehicles from the past and even most of its current competitors. The new steel also has an increased tensile strength which results in a stronger and more durable wheelchair accessible construction.

New 2020 Honda Odyssey Wheelchair Van Brochure from VMI, page 1
Honda Odyssey Wheelchair Van Brochure from VMI, vehicle specifications

VMI 2020 Honda Odyssey Wheelchair Van Advantages and Specifications
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Take A (Virtual Tour) Of Various Vehicle Conversions

Superior Van & Mobility is home to one of the largest selections of new and used handicap accessible wheelchair vans for sale. To learn more about conversion types, please follow this link to take a virtual tour of the inside of various wheelchair accessible vehicles that are currently available.

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