Wheelchair Lift and Scooter Lift Guide for Vans and RVs
Many factors will influence your decision when it comes to selecting a wheelchair lift or scooter lift that best fits your needs and budget. This guide will help you understand those factors.
Your starting point should be an assessment of the physical capability of the wheelchair or scooter user – both now and in the future. The reason for considering future needs is that the physical capabilities of the wheelchair or scooter user sometimes deteriorate over time. Planning for the future can sometimes save tremendous amounts of time and money.
If the physical capabilities of the wheelchair or scooter user require the user to remain seated in the wheelchair or scooter when they enter or exit a vehicle, then a platform wheelchair lift would be a good choice. Another alternative might be a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.
BraunAbility offers a variety of platform lifts to address different wheelchair and scooter user needs. Nearly all of these wheelchair and scooter lifts are intended for larger vehicles such as a full-sized van or RV. The following sections provide a summary of each model. To learn more about a particular lift, click the 'More Information' button.
Your local BraunAbility dealer can provide a free, no-obligation mobility consultation to help you determine which wheelchair or scooter lift is right for you. Simply click the red button to schedule your consultation.
Under Vehicle Wheelchair Lift
The UVL, or Under Vehicle Lift®, is the wheel chair lift for those who demand the best of everything. With these wheel chairlifts mounted underneath the vehicle, they remain out of sight and out of your way until needed. That means easy access for ambulatory passengers and cargo, a clear side view for the driver while traveling and maximum interior space for passengers – something your friends and family will appreciate on every trip.
Folding Platform Wheelchair Lift
With its power tri-folding platform, the Vangater Series solves the problem of wheelchair access and ambulatory entry. Over half the van's side door is available for easy ambulatory access when the wheelchair lift is in the stowed position. But the touch of a button quickly unfolds the platform, revealing a fully-functional wheelchair lift in a compact package. For passenger comfort, the front seat can recline fully – a feature unique to wheelchair lifts mounted inside the vehicle.
Side-Entry Wheelchair Lift
The Millennium Series is the true workhorse of the BraunAbility line. Those who appreciate a strong, stable lifting platform and time-tested durability can choose this wheel chair lift series with confidence. Thoughtful features include the standard side-entry platform, which allows boarding in tight parking situations. With so much riding on your personal mobility, you can't afford to take chances. Trust the Millennium Series wheel chair lifts to get you there on time, every time.
Economical Wheelchair Lift
With dual hydraulic lift arms and a design that has withstood the test of time, the Century Series offers all of the benefits of a BraunAbility wheelchair lift in a streamlined, economical package. The simplified electrical system offers trouble-free operation, while the non-hydraulic spring-loaded roll stop keeps your chair securely on the wheelchair lift platform throughout the lifting cycle.
Car-Top Carrier for Standard Folding Wheelchairs
If you are able to transfer from your standard folding wheelchair, the Chair Topper is a unique solution to your personal mobility. Designed to fit a wide varied of automobilies, it automatically folds and stores a conventional folding wheelchair inside a stylish, weather-resistant car-top compartment.
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