Convenient Wheelchair Carrier for Car Top
The BraunAbility® Chair Topper® wheelchair carrier for car saves space and is simple to use.
Practical convenience. Blended style.
Think of this as valet service for your wheelchair! This convenient car top wheelchair carrier 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 carrier for car 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.
Chair Topper Product Features
- A convenient option for anyone who uses a foldable, manual wheelchair and can transfer themselves into a vehicle
- Accommodates standard folding wheelchairs weight up to 44 lbs
- Molded plastic cover completely seals wheelchair from outside elements
- Store your wheelchair without sacrificing passenger or cargo space
- Able to operate in tight parking situations
- Chair hooks within easy reach of the driver
- Since the wheelchair never enters the cabin, your vehicle’s interior is kept clean of debris
- Ideal for tight parking as the Chair Topper only needs the width of your wheelchair to complete the transfer
Car Top Wheelchair Carrier Product Details
- Available as a driver configuration only
- Lifting capacity – 44 lbs.
- Unit weight – 123 lbs.
- Molded plastic shell with aluminum frame
- Adds approximately 22.5” in height to a vehicle
- Integrated manual back-up system
One Size Fits Most
The BraunAbility Chair Topper wheelchair carrier is a universal mounting system that fits most automobiles and light trucks; see your BraunAbility dealer for details.
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Chair Toppers - Car-Top Carriers for Folding Wheelchairs
At BraunAbility we make a wide variety of wheelchair lifts, wheelchair minivans, and paratransit van conversions. But, one of our most unique products is the Chair Topper, a rooftop carrier for your foldable manual wheelchair.
When people first see these things, they are amazed by the technology. Every Chair Topper user has probably heard the words "what will they think of next" a hundred times.
It's not unusual for people to stop and stare at the car wheelchair carrier. Our dealer in the United Arab Emirates saw one while he was visiting our shop. "I sold one," he told me "but we had to remove it." His customer would unload and go into a store then come back out to find a crowd of people around his vehicle. In their society it is considered rude for him to simply drive away, so he would spend the next half hour in the hot sun demonstrating the folding wheelchair car lift to his countrymen. The poor guy could never get anywhere without long delays, so he had it taken off.
People who see the car top wheelchair carrier for the first time are also convinced they are looking at a brand-new design. That is a tribute to the guys who first engineered the car wheelchair carrier because the basic design is over 25 years old. About 5 years ago we gave it a face-lift and a diet by replacing the outer covers with light-weight and attractive plastic covers and replacing some of the steel insides with aluminum components. Thanks to that lighter weight and its new "shipability" we now sell the Chair Topper all over the world.
Part of the secret of our Chair Topper's success is the time and patience our dealers take to properly fit their customers. The wheelchair must fit into the car wheelchair carrier and the Chair Topper must fit onto the car. A great deal of care goes into the measuring and fitting process.
The Chair Topper wheelchair car lift is part of so many stories, both humorous and serious because it's also a part of many people's lives. We're always interested in hearing them, so let us know if you have an interesting car wheelchair carrier tale by contacting us below!
Chair Topper Support
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