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Mobility Van Features

Handicap Vans are specially modified vans for the sole purpose of enabling wheelchair-bound people who otherwise would not be able to be transported, to get inside a car, usually as a passenger, but in some cases even as a driver. Luckily there are many car manufacturers out there who have specialized in the conversion of their standard vans into reliable Handicap Vans. There are numerous standard features to make life easier for wheelchair-bound passengers.

Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
Cloth Medium Slate Gray/ Light
Automatic
Gasoline
123501 Miles
VIN: 2D8HN54119R564555
Stock #: 564555
Internet Price:

$15,999

Topaz
Gasoline
20182 Miles
VIN: 5FNRL5H69GB085257
Stock #: 085257
Internet Price:

$48,500

Crystal Black Pearl
Black
Automatic
Gasoline
30 Miles
VIN: 5FNYF5H77JB007630
Stock #: 007630
Internet Price:

$63,284

Silver
Gasoline
43076 Miles
VIN: 2C4RDGCG9DR545672
Stock #: 545672
Internet Price:

$27,995

Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
Black/Sandstorm
Automatic
Gasoline
44255 Miles
VIN: 2C4RDGCG0ER288905
Stock #: 288905
Internet Price:

$29,995

Blue
Manual
Gasoline
128599 Miles
VIN: 5FNRL38787B129780
Stock #: 129780
Internet Price:

$16,999

Octane Red Pearl Coat
Black/Light Greystone
Automatic
Gasoline
33 Miles
VIN: 2C4RDGBG6HR554708
Stock #: 554708
Internet Price:

$52,680

Green
Gasoline
16 Miles
VIN: 5TDKZ3DC1JS934834
Stock #: 934834
Internet Price:

$62,414

Silver
Gasoline
41555 Miles
VIN: 2C4RDGCG6FR556664
Stock #: 556664
Internet Price:

$29,995

Blue
Grey
Automatic
Gasoline
45485 Miles
VIN: 5FNRL5H65CB031187
Stock #: 031187
Internet Price:

$31,995

White
Gasoline
54088 Miles
VIN: 5TDKK3DC9GS706657
Stock #: 706657
Internet Price:

$54,088

True Blue Pearl Coat
Black/Light Greystone
Automatic
Gasoline
66051 Miles
VIN: 5FNRL3H40AB092513
Stock #: 092513
Internet Price:

$27,995

Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
Black/Light Greystone
Automatic
Gasoline
25500 Miles
VIN: 2C4RDGCGXGR311125
Stock #: 311125
Internet Price:

$34,995

White Diamond Pearl
Truffle
Automatic
Gasoline
18793 Miles
VIN: 5FNRL5H62GB135772
Stock #: 135772
Internet Price:

$49,995

Copper
Gasoline
2501 Miles
VIN: 2C4RC1GG4JR182851
Stock #: 182851
Internet Price:

$59,999

Velvet Red
Black
Automatic
Gasoline
12 Miles
VIN: 2C4RC1FG2JR310599
Stock #: 310599
Internet Price:

$63,480

Silver
Gasoline
13 Miles
VIN: 2C4RDGBG6JR268735
Stock #: 268735
Internet Price:

$55,700

Sandstone Pearl Coat
Black/Sandstorm
Automatic
Gasoline
30340 Miles
VIN: 2C4RDGBG9GR236970
Stock #: 236970
Internet Price:

$36,950

True Blue Pearl Coat
Black/Light Greystone
Automatic
Gasoline
13435 Miles
VIN: 2C4RC1BG2ER163728
Stock #: 163728
Internet Price:

$36,995

White
Gasoline
10 Miles
VIN: 2C4RDGB0JT1768610
Stock #: 768610
Internet Price:

$55,609

Features of a Handicap Van

Side or Rear Entry

Some vans can be accessed via a side entry while others feature a rear entry. Both types have their own advantages and can be chosen according to personal requirements or preferences. The advantage of a side entry is that the vehicle can be entered safely from the curb if the vehicle is parked on a road. This will make entering a lot safer for both the passenger as well as for the person who may assist. Vehicles with a side entry are often for handicapped people who are still able to drive on their own. Vans with a rear entrance generally have the advantage of offering a spacious interior and mid-passenger seats can be removed to create even more space.

Easy Entry Via Ramps and Lifts

Handicap vans feature entry ramps that can withstand a weight of up to 800lbs. These ramps allow either a side or a rear entry to the vehicle. The ramps make it easy to wheel up the passenger into the broad interior of the car without any lifting necessary. The ramps work either electronically or manually and there are basically two different forms of installation: fold-up ramps that fold in half right next to the passenger seat and in-floor ramps that are stored away under the vehicle's floor. Some vans alternatively feature a platform lift instead of a ramp. In these cases the wheelchair is placed on the lift which is at level with the outside floor and then lifted up electronically into the interior of the vehicle. Both options are easy and, more importantly, safe to use whenever the transport of a wheelchair-bound person is necessary.

Reinforced and Lowered Floor

The floor of the car's interior is designed to be very robust and strong enough to transport even heavier people including their wheelchair. Some bigger vans are designed to fit even two wheelchairs. The floor is partly lowered which gives more stability and enhances safety during the transportation.

No Pedals for Accelerating and Braking

In many vans acceleration and braking can be controlled directly by the steering wheel, which means that even people who are unable to walk or move their feet in any way, can drive safely and independently.

Tie-Downs for Security

Since the wheelchair-bound person can't get into a normal car seat with a standard security belt, an alternative needs to be present to guarantee the same level of security. Steadying and making the transport of a person in a wheelchair secure needs a little bit more than the standard security belt. Handicap Vans feature special Q-strained tie downs and special security in order to stop the wheelchair from moving around and to catch the passenger in case of an accident like a normal seat belt would do.