BraunAbility Chair Topper® Wheelchair Car Rack

Enhanced storage for foldable manual wheelchairs, the Chair Topper is an innovative solution, designed to sit atop your vehicle and keeps your wheelchair safe and interior clean.

Think of this as valet service for your wheelchair! This convenient car top wheelchair car rack is an ideal solution for both drivers and passengers who would prefer their wheelchair not take up much-needed seating or storage space in their vehicle.

Once you’ve transferred into your car, the BraunAbility Chair Topper wheelchair car rack conveniently lifts and stores your wheelchair in the weatherproof rooftop compartment. And when you’re ready to exit, your wheelchair is retrieved and brought back to ground level at the push of a button. A convenient handheld control operates the folding, lifting, and storing of your wheelchair. It takes only 30 seconds to complete the cycle, and your wheelchair (and you) will be saved from the wear and tear of constant transfers. 

BraunAbility Chair Topper Wheelchair Car Rack Features

BraunAbility Chair Topper Wheelchair Car Rack Features

Retain Maximum Vehicle Seating

The BraunAbility Chair Topper is ideal for the traveler who prioritizes both cabin and trunk space. Whether traveling with a group or simply wanting to preserve the space in your vehicle, this is a great option for manual foldable wheelchair users.

Easy Operation

Storing your foldable wheelchair is simple with the BraunAbility Chair Topper. A user-friendly hand-held remote operates the lifting, folding, and storing of the wheelchair. 

Seamless Design

Your local BraunAbility dealer can arrange for the Chair Topper’s shell can be painted to match the vehicle’s exterior for an attractive finishing touch in many vehicle applications.

Durable and Weather Resistant

Your folding wheelchair will be safe from the elements within an appealing, watertight plastic cover. Easily mounted atop most vehicles, the aluminum framework guarantees a weatherproof finish for enduring protection.

Alternative Vehicle Accessibility

The BraunAbility Chair Topper is designed for individuals who are capable of transferring from a wheelchair to drive or ride independently. With a swift 30-second operation, this solution offers convenience and accessibility for seamless transportation.

One Size Fits Most

The BraunAbility Chair Topper wheelchair carrier is a universal mounting system that fits most vehicles. Contact a BraunAbility dealer for details.

Chair Topper Dimensions

Vehicle Type
Vehicle Dimensions
Vehicle Type
Wheelchair Dimensions




Length  A 56.25" (143 cm)
Width  B 51.5" (131 cm)
Height2  C 18.125" (46 cm)
Extension  D 35.875" (91 cm)
Chain Length  E 43" (109 cm)
Max Folded Height (Wheelchair)  F 36.625" (93 cm)
Max Folded Apex Height (Wheelchair)  G 32.625" (83 cm)
Max Folded Width (Wheelchair)  H 13.75" (35 cm)
Max Weight (Wheelchair)   44 lb. (20 kg)
Max Depth (Wheelchair)   44.5” (113 cm)
No Power-Assisted Wheelchairs    

Additional Product Information


Chair Topper Warranty

The Chair Topper has a limited 3-year part and a 1-year labor warranty. To protect your warranty, any repair or replacement work must be completed by a BraunAbility certified technician.


Chair Topper Specifications

The Chair Topper features a hand-held control box for easy operation, constructed with an aluminum frame and an ABS plastic base and shell. With a unit weight of 121 lb. (55 kg), it offers a lifting capacity of 44 lb. (20 kg)


Safety Release Backup

The Chair Topper has two ways to release your wheelchair, manually and powered. The Chair Topper is equipped with a manual override. This function can be activated in the event of a power failure.


Enter and Exit with Ease

The BraunAbility Chair Topper is the ideal solution for tight parking and only needs the width of your wheelchair to complete the transfer and easily stow on the top of your vehicle.

Downloads and Resources



BraunAbility Chair Topper Owner Manual




BraunAbility Chair Topper Brochure



Purchasing Your Chair Topper Wheelchair Car Rack

The BraunAbility Chair Topper is a subtle mobility feature for those with mobility challenges who are looking for an easy way to store their manual folding wheelchair on top of their vehicle.

Financing is also available through BraunAbility Finance and your local mobility dealer. Your purchase could also be eligible for automotive manufacturer rebates.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Chair Topper Wheelchair Car Rack

How do you install a wheelchair car rack?


BraunAbility Authorized Dealer locations offer certified mobility sales professionals and technicians that are trained in fitting and installing customers with the correct mobility solutions. The Chair Topper, BraunAbility's wheelchair car rack, is a convenient and efficient way to transport a manual folding wheelchair on the rooftop of certain applicable vehicles.  This installation should be done by a trained and certified technician and may include securing the carrier to the roof of the vehicle. In certain cases, a vehicle application may be able to utilize a roof rack for securement of the wheelchair carrier.  Find a BraunAbility dealer near you to get started. 

What types of folding or foldable manual wheelchairs are compatible with the Chair Topper?


The BraunAbility Chair Topper is designed to accommodate a wide range of folding or foldable manual wheelchairs. It is compatible with various sizes and styles, providing versatility for users with different mobility needs. You should consult with your local BraunAbility dealer for application assistance.

Is the Chair Topper compatible with different vehicle types?


Yes, the Chair Topper is designed to be compatible with most standard vehicles. It can be installed on a variety of car models, making it a versatile solution for wheelchair users who have diverse types of vehicles.

How is the Chair Topper powered?


The Chair Topper is powered by the vehicle's electrical system. It seamlessly integrates with the vehicle's power supply to operate the lifting and stowing mechanisms. The power source ensures reliable and consistent performance.

Can the Chair Topper be operated by the wheelchair user independently?


Yes, the Chair Topper is designed with user-friendliness in mind. It comes with an easy-to-use control interface, allowing wheelchair users to operate the device independently. The intuitive controls ensure a hassle-free experience when loading and unloading the wheelchair.

Does the Chair Topper have safety features to secure the wheelchair during transportation?


Absolutely. The Chair Topper has robust safety features to ensure secure wheelchair transportation. These features include secure locking mechanisms, sturdy straps, and sensors to detect and prevent any potential issues during operation.

Can the Chair Topper be easily removed or transferred to another vehicle?


Yes, the Chair Topper is designed for convenience. It can be removed and transferred to another compatible vehicle, providing flexibility for users who may have multiple vehicles or those who plan to upgrade their existing vehicle. It is best to consult with your local BraunAbility dealer for compatibility.

What maintenance is required for the Chair Topper?


It is recommended to have your Chair Topper inspected routinely to ensure that all components are secure and in good condition. Detailed maintenance instructions can be found in the product manual.

Where can I get more information or support for the BraunAbility Chair Topper?


For additional information, product support, or assistance, please contact our product specialist team or your local BraunAbility dealer

Other terms may be available with approved credit.

During operation, the product extends an additional 4” (10 cm) in height.