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Rear-entry wheelchair van ramp conversions

Rear-entry wheelchair vans and handicap accessible vans have a lowered floor that extends from the rear of the vehicle to the front seats.  These conversions feature a wheelchair ramp at the rear hatch.  Rear-entry wheelchair vans can be configured to transport up to 2 wheelchairs, depending on the conversion chosen and the size of the wheelchairs.  Available with a  power or manual wheelchair ramp, rear-entryhandicap accessible vans are  generally more economical that side-entry wheelchair vans.  Rear-entry wheelchair vans have excellent ground clearance, making them perfect for our tough New England winters.  While thay aren’t a good choice for those who want to drive from their wheelchairs or ride in their wheelchairs in the front passenger area, rear entry handicap vans work well for those who need to transport individuals with very long wheelchairs or children in wheelchairs.  Because of the location of the wheelchair ramp, these vehicles can fit in any parking space and still make loading and unloading of wheelchair passengers a cinch.  Rear-entry handicap vans are ideal when handicap accessible parking is not available.

Greater Accessibility and Ease of Use
The benefits that come from a rear entry van are pretty big when it comes to both usability and accessibility. First and foremost, accessing the van from the rear actually allows for a wider ramp and a wider opening for access to the van, which is perfect for bulkier power chair models. In addition, rear access means that the actual access ramp itself can be longer, allowing an easier climb into the vehicle. And, because no side clearance is required, customers can park anywhere–even outside of the typical handicap parking space–without encountering maneuverability or space issues.

Boston Abilities Expo– Event for People with Abilities–Makes Boston Debut September 20-22

Abilities Expo–the Nation’s Leading Event for People with Abilities–Boston September 20-22

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BOSTON, August 22, 2013 /VMiNewswire/ — VMi New England’s community of people with disabilities—which also includes families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals—welcomes the much-anticipated return of the Abilities Expo Boston on September 20-22, 2013 at The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Admission is free.

Abilities Expo has enjoyed tremendous success in bringing life-enhancing products and services, education, resources and fun to people with disabilities in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and San Jose each year.

The Abilities Expo Boston will feature an impressive line-up of exhibits, celebrities, workshops, events and activities to appeal to people of all ages with the full spectrum of disabilities—including physical, learning, developmental and sensory disabilities.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to bring Abilities Expo to Boston,” said David Korse, president and CEO of Abilities Expo. “We can’t wait help people explore the possibilities and open their eyes to all the things they can do.”

The Latest Products and Services
Attendees will experience cutting-edge products and services for people with a wide range of disabilities. They will find mobility products, devices for people with developmental disabilities, medical equipment, home accessories, essential services, low-cost daily living aids, products for people with sensory impairments and much more.

Relevant Workshops
A series of compelling workshops which address pressing disability issues will be offered free-of-charge to all attendees. Sessions will focus on travel, emergency preparedness, therapeutic recreation, thriving as a parent of a unique child, home accessibility, finding the correct mobility device and that is just for starters.

Sports, Instruction, Dancing and More!
Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees of all levels of ability will learn the latest hip hop dance moves and play a host of adaptive sports like rowing, power soccer and more. And the kids will love the face painting!

Meet the Animals
Animals have become an intrinsic part of the community of people with disabilities. Some are essential to the healing process, while others help their human partners become more independent. Expo-goers will enjoy assistance dog demos, and learn how service monkeys can help people with special needs.

Celebrity Encounters
Meet Chelsie Hill, co-founder of the dance sensation Team Hotwheelz and one of the dynamic divas of Push Girls, Sundance Channel’s award-winning, boundary-breaking docu-series that traces the lives of four women in Hollywood who happen to be in wheelchairs.

Jennifer French, silver medalist for Sailing at the 2012 Paralympian Games and the 2013 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, will conduct a workshop and book signing for her new autobiography, On My Feet Again.

Come to VMi New England’s Mobility Center were every day is a Ability Expo

IS A REAR-ENTRY WHEELCHAIR VAN RIGHT FOR YOU?

IS A REAR-ENTRY WHEELCHAIR VAN RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Rear-entry wheelchair vans allow easy access to the ramp even when parked in a regular parking space or a single-car garage.  Also, the rear-entry lowered-floor area providesplenty of room for even the longest wheelchairs.  BraunAbility Vision’s Toyota rear-entry wheelchair vans are versatile for passengers or drivers with a disability.  Rear-entry wheelchair vans are popular with families, transport services, and care facilities.

Other major features:

  • Fold-out ramp is 32 inches wide to accommodate the largest power chairs.
  • Available with powered door and ramp, kneeling system.
  • Available with manual door and ramp, which costs less and needs less maintenance.
  • Optional transfer seat base for driver or front passenger.
  • Other flexible seating options include mid-row flip and fold seats, installation of available mid-row Vision seats, and fold-down rear bench seat.
  • Wireless remote for operating powered conversion.
  • 4-point wheelchair tie-down system.

 

Rear-entry wheelchair van ramp conversions

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Rear-entry wheelchair vans and handicap accessible vans have a lowered floor that extends from the rear of the vehicle to the front seats.  These conversions feature a wheelchair ramp at the rear hatch.  Rear-entry wheelchair vans can be configured to transport up to 2 wheelchairs, depending on the conversion chosen and the size of the wheelchairs.  Available with a  power or manual wheelchair ramp, rear-entryhandicap accessible vans are  generally more economical that side-entry wheelchair vans.  Rear-entrywheelchair vans have excellent ground clearance, making them perfect for our tough New England winters.  While thay aren’t a good choice for those who want to drive from their wheelchairs or ride in their wheelchairs in the front passenger area, rear entry handicap vans work well for those who need to transport individuals with very long wheelchairs or children in wheelchairs.  Because of the location of the wheelchair ramp, these vehicles can fit in any parking space and still make loading and unloading of wheelchair passengers a cinch.  Rear-entry handicap vans are ideal when handicap accessible parking is not available.

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A look inside:
Typically, the two center bucket seats can be left in the vehicle. An aftermarket rear bench seat, which folds up out of the way when needed, can be installed in the rear of the van for additional seating. The driver and passenger seats are not modified.

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Greater Accessibility and Ease of Use

The benefits that come from a rear entry van are pretty big when it comes to both usability and accessibility. First and foremost, accessing the van from the rear actually allows for a wider ramp and a wider opening for access to the van, which is perfect for bulkier power chair models. In addition, rear access means that the actual access ramp itself can be longer, allowing an easier climb into the vehicle. And, because no side clearance is required, customers can park anywhere–even outside of the typical handicap parking space–without encountering maneuverability or space issues.

The Advantages of a Rear Entry Wheelchair Van Over a Side Entry Model

The Advantages of a Rear Entry Van Over a Side Entry Model

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Rear Entry Wheelchair Vans

One of the biggest decisions that any van conversion customer will make is whether to place the vehicle’s ramp in the rear or on the side of the vehicle. This decision has some pretty big implications, including how easy it is to maneuver inside the cabin, overall cost and consideration for additional passengers. When choosing between these two popular options for handicap accessible vans, consumers should keep in mind the unique and distinct benefits of choosing a rear entry van over one of our side-access models.

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The benefits that come from a rear entry van are pretty big when it comes to both usability and accessibility. First and foremost, accessing the van from the rear actually allows for a wider ramp and a wider opening for access to the van, which is perfect for bulkier power chair models. In addition, rear access means that the actual access ramp itself can be longer, allowing an easier climb into the vehicle. And, because no side clearance is required, customers can park anywhere–even outside of the typical handicap parking space–without encountering maneuverability or space issues.

New and Used Handicap Vans with Rear Entry:

Less Conversion, Lower Cost

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A rear entry van actually requires a less complex conversion process and is therefore much more affordable for customers to purchase. Unlike a side conversion, the process of installing a longer access ramp in the rear of the vehicle is relatively simple and straightforward, and the greater amount of space in the rear of the vehicle allows for a quicker and simpler conversion process overall. It’s the kind of common-sense conversion process that saves customers money up-front, and ample amounts of time every time they use the vehicle on their own. It also means that the vehicle itself is closer to the original look and feel of its non-converted counterpart, which is a nice touch.

Increased Clearance with a Rear Entry Van

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While side-entry used handicap vans only grant about three or four inches of ground clearance, purchasing a rear entry van conversion actually gives the vehicle seven to eight inches of clearance. That promotes enhanced usability and the vehicle’s long-lasting integrity, which is key when buying a conversion in the first place. Making sure that the conversion is usable, and the vehicle is optimally designed, are the two most important things to consider when choosing a conversion overall.

 Call us at 508-697-6006 with your rear entry wheelchair van questions

Massachusetts Commercial Wheelchar Vans

Massachusetts Commercial Wheelchar Vans

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At VMi New England Mobility Center, we offer specialized transportation products and services for commercial use. Based out of Bridgewater, MA facility, we are able to service commercial sales throughout New England including the state of Massachusetts and the Greater Boston area, including Cambridge, Fall River, and Quincy.

If your business needs a used van, bus, shuttle or other commercial wheelchair vehicle in Massachusetts, call to find out more about our commercial accessible vehicles, used vans, buses and shuttles, modifications and accessories or shop our commercial wheelchair van and bus inventory now.

You can also contact us at VMi New England Mobility Center to discuss your needs with our experts. Our mobility specialists can help you evaluate how many passengers you need to carry, Massachusetts State regulatory requirements and other commercial considerations when buying or renting your Massachusetts commercial wheelchair van, replacement parts or accessories.

After you locate the perfect commercial van, bus, shuttle, other specialized conversion vehicle or modifications, we service what we sell! We can deliver right to your front door. We will drive, tow or trailer your wheelchair accessible vehicle, right to your business. We often make deliveries to Metro Boston, Nortfolk County, Plymouth County, Middlesex County, Essex County and Bristol County, so contact us today for your commercial mobility needs.

Learn more about delivery information for Massachusetts wheelchair vans and modifications and our commercial vehicle warranty.

We look forward to helping your business provide exceptional service to your wheelchair users, ambulatory patients, school students, nursing home residents, group homes, rehab centers, or extended care facilities in the great state of Massachusetts.

Nursing homes, group homes, rehab centers, and extended care facilities all have unique transportation vehicle needs that can be met only with a commercial handicap accessible van with commercial wheelchair lift.

Whether it is maximizing client capacity, choosing a style that will blend in a neighborhood setting, or maximizing headroom for client and staff comfort, we build wheelchair vans that balance these needs with the same great quality the industry has come to expect. We also have the expertise to ensure appropriate wheelchair securement through tie-down straps.

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VMi New England Mobility Center rear-entry wheelchair vans are very popular among commercial and municipal customers because of their quality, durability, reputation, and most importantly their price. Our customers know that they are getting a product that will last longer and be more affordable than other commercial wheelchair vans available on the market. Our vans are also very customizable. Choose form hundreds of floor-plan and material combinations to make a product that fits their specific needs and budget.

Feel free to contact our mobility center experts

Some of our most popular models are:

Wheelchair Van


Taxi


COTvan Non-Emergency Medical Transport

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Power Electric Ramp

VMi New England has raised the bar yet again with the Power-fold rear entry wheelchair ramp. Unlike automated rear entry ramps of the past, the Power-fold ramp is operated entirely by an electric motor that is quiet, reliable, and operates smoothly. The electric motor is clutch driven, which allows the ramp to be operated both by the motor and under manual power in the event of a power loss or accident.


The Power-fold system is also the most technologically advanced rear entry ramp on the market; incorporating obstacle detection and seamless integration with the vehicle’s OEM controls. By integrating the OEM obstacle detection, we were able to supply you with the safest automated rear entry ramp ever produced.  Just the slightest resistance will reverse the ramp cycle in the event that an obstacle is detected. The Power-fold system is also controlled by the vehicle’s existing buttons and key fob. You will never have to worry about carrying an extra key fob.



The Power-fold system was designed to operate smoothly in real-life driving situations. The ramp flap deploys fully six inches above level ground to make sure the ramp is fully deployed regardless of your parking situation. The ramp also has the ability to travel six inches below level ground to make sure you are always able to deploy the ramp smoothly. Simply put, the Power-fold system was designed with everyday use in mind.

The Power-fold system has also undergone rigorous cycle-testing to ensure that your rear entry wheelchair van will provide you with many years of comfortable and reliable use.
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Chrysler and Dodge Rear Entry Wheelchair Vans

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The Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country are the best-selling minivans in the world, so of course they would be the cornerstones of our wheelchair van fleet. Their superb handling and ride quality coupled with their top-of-class fuel economy and dependability, make Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country superb choices for any wheelchair van customer. Our Caravans & Town & Countrys can be configured many different ways to fit each individual customer’s needs and preferences.

What is a rear-entry wheelchair van?

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What is a rear-entry wheelchair van?

A rear entry wheelchair van is a vehicle where the rear bumper and floor have been modified to allow ease of access for wheelchair users through the rear of the vehicle. This allows wheelchair users to easily enter and exit the vehicle safely, from virtually any parking spot. Wheelchair tie-downs and restraints are included with each conversion.

 


What vans can we convert into a rear entry mobility van?

We can convert the Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, Toyota Sienna, and the Volkswagen Routan!

 


Where do I buy an rear entry  accessible van?


You can buy our vans directly from us at the VMi New England Mobility Center. Call us at 508-697-6006, or fill out the form. Live far from Bridgewater, MA we can deliver a rear entry van conversion directly to you house!

 


Do you sell used already converted wheelchair vans?

Yes! We stock pre-owned vehicles that have new conversions and we also take previously converted mini vans in on trade. These vehicles are not placed in our inventory until they undergo a series of rigorous safety, mechanical and cosmetic inspections. You can buy with confidence knowing you are purchasing a safe, dependable and appealing product!

 


How wide is the ramp?

The Chrysler, Dodge, and Volkswagen offerings come standard with a 34″ wide ramp that has 4″ side rails. Our Toyota vans are equipped with a 31″ wide ramp with 2″ side rails.

 


Will you convert a used van that someone brings you?

Of course! Call Jim Sanders @ 508-697-6006 for more information!

 


Doesn’t modifying the floor make the vehicle unsafe?

 

Quite the contrary.  Each rear entry wheelchair conversion is constructed with an ultra-strong metal alloy shell on a steel frame. This configuration provides a combination of strength and light weight economical features, which results in less maintenance and longer vehicle life. These lightweight alloys put less stress on the vehicle which gives AutoAbility vehicles their famous durability and longevity