When you want to shop, dine, or see the latest movie without assistance, a wheelchair van allows you to get out on your own again. Real mobility and freedom improves your quality of life and helps you have an idea of which one is right for you before buying. Wheelchair vans are modified to allow you access to the driver's dashboard and controls from your wheelchair or scooter. There are several types of accessible vans, A wheelchair ramp van, for example, is modified with a floor lowered by 10 or 11 inches and provides a motorized ramp that descends and retracts with the push of a button. Wheelchair lift vans include hydraulic or electric platforms that raise your chair level to the door, allowing you to slide right behind the wheel. Where space is limited, lift vans are often the wiser choice, and are typically less expensive than ramp vans because they require less modification, and lifts can be installed without lowering the van floor. Wheelchair lifts are better when space limitations or height requirements make a ramp prohibitive; however, they do use more fuel. Make a list of the features you want and take your budget into consideration. Then browse the many listings on eBay for your new or used wheelchair van, and enjoy the freedom of hitting the road again.
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