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Do You Have Questions About Wheelchair Vans & Adaptive Equipment?

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Review our FAQ page below to find the answers to the most frequently asked mobility transportation questions on wheelchair vans & adaptive equipment.

If you cannot find the information you’re looking for, please contact any mobility consultant at any location by calling 1-877-545-1888.

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Wheelchair-Accessible Van FAQ

How much do wheelchair-accessible vans & SUVs cost?

Pricing varies by manufacturer and chassis type but expect a NEW wheelchair van to start around $55,000 and NEW handicap SUVs to begin at about $76,000. A quality USED wheelchair van or SUV is typically priced between $26,000 and $63,000. Many factors dictate pricing.

Can I put a wheelchair ramp on my van?

No, the door opening and interior height in a standard minivan or SUV are too low. A wheelchair user would not fit. In addition, the ramp angle would be so steep that the wheelchair user would not be able to roll up or down the ramp.

Can I drive a handicap vehicle from a wheelchair?

Yes, most of our wheelchair-accessible vehicles are equipped with removable front seating. With the driver’s seat removed and proper wheelchair restraints, a wheelchair user can remain in their wheelchair and operate their vehicle.

Do they make 4x4 wheelchair-accessible vehicles?

Yes, VMI builds an AWD version of the Toyota Sienna Hybrid Wheelchair Van. 

Can I tow my boat or trailer with a wheelchair-accessible vehicle?

Yes, some wheelchair-accessible vehicles do have trailer towing packages. 

What is the difference between Pre-Owned and Used handicap vehicles?

Used vehicles are where the chassis and wheelchair conversion are used. Sometimes these are classified as used/used. Pre-Owned vehicles are vehicles where the chassis is used, but the wheelchair conversion is new. Sometimes these are classified as used/new.

Do you take trade-ins even if the vehicle is not converted?

Yes, we take non-converted trade-ins toward the purchase of a converted wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

I have a handicap-accessible vehicle, how can I get a trade-in value?

For the most accurate appraisal of your handicapped vehicle, please visit one of our locations. We will be happy to provide you with a trade-in value.

How many people can ride in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle?

This question can be tricky and best answered by one of our mobility consultants as different chassis, and conversion types have different capacities. However, some minivans with a full conversion and additional 2nd-row seating option can carry up to 7 occupants, with one being a wheelchair user. 

Will a handicap-accessible van or SUV fit in a standard garage?

Yes, most wheelchair vans and SUVs will fit inside a standard garage. However, a full-size wheelchair van might not. 

I'm tall, do you have wheelchair vehicles that provide extra headroom?

Yes, most models available today come in two sizes; standard and extra tall (XT). The difference between the two is the door opening height and available interior space of the vehicle. If you sit tall in your wheelchair, an XT model is generally the model for you.

What is the difference between a fold-out ramp and an in-floor ramp conversion?

A fold-out ramp is mounted inside the side doorway and is folded in half when not in use. The in-floor ramp is mounted inside the side doorway but under the vehicle’s floor, so it is out of the way until used. 

Do you have any wheelchair converted RVs?

No, we do not sell wheelchair-accessible RVs.

Can you make my existing vehicle wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, if your unconverted vehicle matches manufacturer requirements for chassis type, year, and mileage, we should be able to convert your vehicle. However, if your vehicle falls outside the current specs for conversion, then the answer would be no.

How much weight can the ramp on a wheelchair van hold?

The ramp capacity on most wheelchair-accessible vehicles is 1000 lbs. However, there are some models where the amount is slightly less.

What does it mean if a van is ADA?

ADA stands for American Disability Act. A van that is rated ADA has to meet the current ADA guidelines in door opening height, ramp/door opening width, etc. Most ADA vans are found as commercial units as to why they must meet the requirements. 

Do you have wheelchair vans under $10,000?

Most times you will find mobility vehicles in our inventory priced under $10,000. 

Do you have wheelchair vans under $5000?

It’s possible we could have a wheelchair-accessible vehicle priced under $5000, but generally, vehicles at this price are unavailable. Below $5000, the vehicle would be in rough shape and probably not very reliable or safe.

Will health insurance pay for a wheelchair van or adaptive equipment?

To date, there isn’t any health insurance that will pay for any vehicle modification. However, some benefits are available through Medicare/Medicaid in select states. Please contact one of our mobility consultants for details.

I’m unable to leave my house. Are you able to bring a wheelchair van to me to view?

Yes, we can bring a vehicle to your home for evaluation and/or purchase within our service area. Simply contact one of our mobility consultants for complete details and availability.

I no longer have use for our wheelchair-accessible vehicle. Do you buy back vehicles?

Yes, we are always looking for good quality used wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Please reach out to one of our mobility consultants for assistance.

Wheelchair Lifts & Mobility Seating FAQ:

Will a hitch-mounted scooter carrier work on my vehicle?

Hitch mounted scooter lifts & carriers are available for vehicles where the hitch recommended tongue weight is more than the weight of the lift + chair combination. In most cases, this is a viable application for transport. However, there are always some vehicles, mainly sedans, and coupes with hitches that have a low tongue weight making a hitch-mounted lift, not an option. 

What information do you need to determine what lift I can use on my vehicle?

We need the year, make, and model of your vehicle and the make and model of your power-chair, wheelchair, or scooter.

What if a scooter lift or carrier won't work on my car?

If a vehicle scooter carrier is not available for your vehicle we have other options.

Wheelchair Van Financing & Grant FAQ:

Do you have financing and leasing on wheelchair-accessible vehicles?

Yes, we have many financing options available at competitive rates with terms up to 10 years. Leasing, however, is not something that is generally available on consumer vehicles but is available on commercial vehicles.

Are there any assistance programs that help pay for a wheelchair van?

Many organizations do have assistance programs that can help with the purchase of wheelchair vans or adaptive equipment. Click here for a partial list of organizations.

Wheelchair Van Rentals FAQ:

How much does it cost to rent a wheelchair van?

We have daily, short-term, and long-term wheelchair van rental rates starting at $78. Click here for more information on rates and specials (CHECK RATES). 

Do you rent hybrid wheelchair vans?

Yes, we have Toyota Sienna hybrid wheelchair vans available for rent at most of our locations. Please contact a rental coordinator for availability.

Do I need a special license to drive a wheelchair van rental?

No special license is necessary to drive a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

What types of wheelchair vans do you rent?

Most locations have Toyota Sienna hybrid, Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Voyager, and Honda Odyssey wheelchair vans available for rent. Please contact a rental coordinator for exact availability.

Do your wheelchair van rentals have hand controls for driving?

We have hand controls available that can be added to any wheelchair van rental. The driver must have an endorsement on their license to use.

Do you have Commercial ADA vans for rent?

Yes, most of our locations have ADA full-size wheelchair vans for rent. Please contact a rental coordinator for availability.

Wheelchair Van Service FAQ:

Do you service wheelchair vans that you didn’t sell or models that you don’t sell?

We service most makes and models of wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Contact us for more details.

I see advertisements for your Superior Service, what does that include?

The Superior Service is the prevention service we recommend every 6 months or sooner if your vehicle has heavy use. The service includes a thorough process of inspections and adjustments of the conversion components and is designed to keep your conversion in top working order.

What if my wheelchair conversion stops working while I'm out?

We have available 24/7 emergency service in all our service areas. We generally can get you back up and running with a phone call, however, we do perform on-site maintenance if needed to get you back on the road safely.

Disabled Veteran Assistance FAQ:

I’m a veteran, does the VA provide benefits that pay for adaptive vehicles and equipment?

The VA has several plans available to Veterans of the Armed Forces who have service-connected disabilities. Some forms and qualifications must be met, but we can help you determine if you have available benefits.

I’m a non-service-connected disabled veteran. Are there benefits for me from the VA that I can use toward adaptive equipment?

Yes, there are benefits that might be available to non-service-connected veterans. You will need to contact one of our mobility consultants for complete details and a free consultation.

What is VA form 4502?

VA Form 4502 is the auto-grant form from the VA that must be completed and submitted when applying for service-connected veteran benefits toward purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. We can assist you in filling out this form.

What is VA form 1394?

VA Form 1394 must be completed and submitted to the VA when applying for benefits toward mobility equipment and lifts. We can assist you in filling out this form.

Mobility Driving Equipment FAQ:

Do you install hand controls?

Yes, we sell, install and service all types of driving hand controls from all major manufacturers. 

Can I buy and install hand controls myself?

No, hand controls alter the drive system of a motor vehicle and, if installed incorrectly, could result in the death of you and others. For liability and a safety precaution, we will not sell a set of hand controls to anyone if not installed by one of our certified technicians. 

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