The wait time to receive your accessible vehicle can vary depending on the current order influx and shipping availability. Your BraunAbility dealer can give you an estimate at the time of order. The average wheelchair van conversion process for a customer-supplied vehicle is usually six weeks.
BraunAbility dealers maintain a stock of wheelchair accessible vehicles converted and ready for immediate delivery in their showrooms or lots. What’s interesting is that you can choose a vehicle and ramp styles you want to try out, allowing you to determine which vehicle meets your needs.
Absolutely! Just make sure to contact a Product Specialist or call your trustworthy BraunABility agent first to ensure that the vehicle you will be purchasing can be converted at your selected conversion company. BraunAbility mobility consultant’s inventory is the best first step to finding the vehicle conversion that fits best for you and your needs.
Possibly, but certain conditions must be met since BraunAbility can convert specific models only. The vehicle must also pass an age range requirement and have less than 50,000 miles on the odometer. Contact your BraunAbility Product Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 488-0359 to determine if your vehicle is eligible for BraunAbility conversion.
It is essential to know that a wheelchair ramp is just one aspect of the significant reengineering process required to create an accessible van. So, manually adding a ramp to your van is an absolute no, no. Remember, a standard minivan has door opening and interior height that are too low, and a user in a wheelchair would undoubtedly not fit. Besides, the ramp angle would be so large the wheelchair user would not be able to roll up or down the ramp.
The modification process in a wheelchair van/handicap accessible vehicle includes lowering the floor to create a larger door opening and seated height for wheelchair users. Teams of well-trained and skilled technicians work together to produce a wheelchair accessible vehicle with a lowered floor, extended doorway height, integrated wiring, a heavy-duty handicap ramp, and reconfigured seating blending well with the original design of the van. Without these additional vehicle modifications, a wheelchair user would not enter and exit the vehicle comfortably, eliminating your goal to provide both the passenger and driver convenient access to travel.
Like BraunAbility’s wheelchair accessible vehicles and other seating products, wheelchair lifts are only available and sold through 200+ certified mobility dealers located across the United States and Canada and installed by our credible technicians. If you have a wheelchair vehicle lift installed or serviced by an outside source rather than a BraunAbility accredited technician, you are at risk of voiding the lift’s warranty.