Learn about the Different Types of Mobility Ramps for Vehicles

Vehicle ramps are advantageous especially to older people and those with physical disabilities who use wheelchairs and mobility scooters. This durable device allows easy access via a vehicle’s rear door or side door, making it more convenient for users to easily enter the vehicle. They are lightweight, portable and can even be folded. The various types of mobility ramps available for vehicles include suitcase ramps, multifold ramps and wheelchair ramps that are great options for vans, trucks and SUVs.

· Suitcase ramps — This ramp can be used to access stairs, cars, trucks, and other low to moderate rises. They can be separated into two pieces that facilitates their transportation and storage. The single fold design offers a simple and easy solution for wheelchairs and scooters to enter into and leave a vehicle easily. Suitcase ramp models include Suitcase Ramp Signature series and Suitcase Ramp Advantage series from EZ-Access.

· Multifold ramps — Leading providers of mobility equipment make available quality multifold ramps from trustworthy manufacturers such as Prairie view industries and EZ-Access. The platform of the multifold ramp provides excellent stability and accommodates wheelchairs and scooters with various wheel configurations. These ramps allow rear door access on utility trailers, SUVs, and vans. Furthermore, they can be folded like a suitcase, making it easy to carry, store and use. In order to ensure safety, steel security pins and safety DVD are included and the safety guide indicates whether the ramp is on a safe slope. Models of this product include WCR series (600–800 lb capacity) and EZ-Access Trifold Ramp Advantage Series (800 lb capacity).

· Wheelchair ramps for vans, SUVs and trucks from Prairie View Industries — These ramps help to load wheelchairs and scooters into and out of the vehicle through the rear door or side door. They can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters with different wheel configurations. These portable ramps are light, easy to handle and can be folded for convenient transportation. They feature a durable, welded construction and an anti-slip, high traction surface. They are provided with an extended hook to clear the rear bumper. Another feature is the safety guide that indicates whether the ramp is on a safe slope.

If you are planning to purchase a mobility ramp for your vehicle, approach a licensed and certified dealer of mobility equipment committed to providing a wide range of well-designed, well-fabricated and attractive mobility ramps for your vehicles. The advantage of choosing a company having vast experience in dealing with accessibility equipment is that they can guide you at every step right from the product selection to its installation. They can even custom design the product to fit your requirements. Their factory-trained and certified technicians offer quick and efficient installation of your device and also provide ongoing maintenance service.

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Living Free Home is your local New Jersey provider of home accessibility equipment: stair lifts, modular ramps, portable ramps, wheel chair lifts, and more.

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