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Choosing a Handicap Van That Suits Your Needs

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Handicap vans come in full-sized vans, often loaded with features,
and mini-vans that manage to meet the needs of the individual. Choosing
between these two options can be an important decision and there are
several things to keep in mind when choosing the handicap van for you.There
are several good reasons to choose a full-sized converted handicap van.
First off, there is more headroom in a full-sized van. Many people in a
wheelchair will feel cramped in a mini-van and those who are either
taller or sit in a taller chair may even find themselves bending their
neck awkwardly to avoid hitting their head. Additionally if the van will
be used for long distance travel or just used a lot in general a
full-sized van will be more comfortable. It will also offer more
storage, great features, lots of space, and even more stability. The
full-sized van can also carry more weight. They are also ideal if you
will be transporting two wheelchairs, a wheelchair and a mobility
scooter, or even a larger family.On the other hand, there are
also great reasons to buy a mini-van converted handicap van. One of the
biggest reasons people choose a mini-van over a full sized van is the
better fuel efficiency. Gas prices are expensive and getting more miles
per gallon is often very helpful. Mini-vans can also be easier to park,
easier to maneuver and drive, and take up less space in the driveway.
Additionally there are is a greater selection of mini-vans available and
often mini-vans can be purchased at a cheaper rate.A full-sized
van is easier to convert into a handicap van. This is because the size
of the van aids in the conversion. To provide more space within the
full-sized van the floor can be lowered or the roof raised. On the other
hand, the floor of the mini-van must be lowered. This forces the gas
tank to be relocated, which is often time consuming and expensive. For
both conversions, the ramp or lift needs to be added, as does the tie
downs and the roll bar.To purchase a converted handicap van in
either size you will want to go to a mobility dealership. These
dealerships sell only converted vans and mobility equipment. If you want
to buy a van, it is important that you buy from dealers that are
members of the NMEDA and ADA to make sure you are getting quality care,
service and products. Good quality equipment brands include Braun, VMI
and El Dorado. Quality should always be considered when buying handicap
vans.There are several things to consider when buying a converted
van. You will want to decide how much you will use it, for what, and
what features do you have to have. Also consider gas mileage and the
original cost of the van and conversion.





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