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VMI Northstar Vs. Summit

VMI Northstar Vs. Summit
Shopping for a wheelchair van can be a confusing and long process, especially if you don’t know how or what to look for. All wheelchair-accessible vehicles are different and there are several features to consider before making such a large purchase. Think about things like your preferred make and model, how much space you need, whether you will be the driver or passenger, and what type of ramp system you want.

There are two basic wheelchair ramps for vans – in-floor and fold-out ramps. In-floor ramps, like VMI’s Northstar, store under the floor when not in use for added safety inside of the vehicle. Fold-out wheelchair ramps, such as the Summit from VMI, are stowed within the vehicle and extend outward when deployed.

Each van wheelchair ramp has its own benefits and can accommodate users of different sizes with different types of wheelchairs. Benefits of the fully-powered Northstar in-floor wheelchair ramps include:

  • An obstacle-free doorway for safe entry and exit
  • More open space to maneuver inside of the minivan
  • Cleaner interior free of dirt and debris
  • Accommodating high capacity and width

While the Northstar wheelchair ramp system is convenient for almost any wheelchair user, the Summit wheelchair ramps offer other helpful benefits, such as:

  • A great value at an affordable price
  • Easier navigation because of high side rails
  • Corrosion-resistant strength and durability
  • A manual deployment option for reliable access

Although both of these wheelchair van ramps provides users unique perks, both are great options and can increase independence through better mobility. If you need help deciding which wheelchair ramp would be right for you, contact us today.

New VMI Northstar E Series: A Manual Side Entry In-Floor Ramp Conversion

New VMI Northstar E-Series Van
Introducing The New VMI Northstar E-Series Wheelchair Van Conversion

What could compare to VMI’s innovative Northstar wheelchair accessible minivan? The economically driven Northstar E-Series. The nearly effortless manual slide-out ramp contains no powerdrive components, affording absolute reliability and assurance. An abundance of interior and cargo space provides more comfort and convenience on short drives or long trips. Distinct exterior styling presents an appearance every bit as notable as the fully automatic Northstar. Finally, freedom feels as good as it looks.

Standard in every VMI Northstar E-Series Conversion Minivan:
  • 11″ Lowered Floor
  • Maximum interior headroom
  • Manual In-Floor Wheelchair Ramp
  • Quick Release Front Seats
  • Optional Mid Row Seating
  • Complete undercoating and rust proofing
  • Automotive Quality Interior
  • Manual Wheelchair Tie-down System
  • Fully Crash Tested
  • Fully Carpeted Seat Bases
  • Ample Floor Space

WIN a Brand New 2015 Toyota Sienna VMI Northstar Access 360 Wheelchair Van!

WIN a Brand New 2015 Toyota Sienna VMI Northstar Access 360 Wheelchair Van!
VMI’s Star Spangled Salute
The 2nd Annual Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute Veteran Contest has now been launched by VMI (Vantage Mobility International) alongside Toyota Motor Sales USA. Enter for your chance to win a brand new 2015 Toyota Sienna with a VMI Access 360 in-floor ramp conversion system.

Eligibility
Only U.S. disabled veterans are eligible to win the free mobility van. If you are a disabled veteran or would like to enter the contest on a veteran’s behalf, simply fill out the form. Only one-entry per household.

Contest Details

  • Registrar to win a 2015 Toyota VMI Wheelchair Van
  • Entries must be submitted by 11/09/14
  • Winner announced Veterans Day, 11/11/14

Important Dates

  • 04/02/2014 – VMI will begin accepting The Star Spangled Salute entries
  • 11/09/2014 – The Star Spangled Salute Entries End
  • 11/11/2014 – VMI will draw and announce The Star Spangled Salute on Veterans Day
  • 12/31/2014 – The Star Spangled Salute Winner MUST claim prize before December 31, 2014


Terms and Conditions:

The 2014 Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute campaign is valid from April 2, 2014 to November 9, 2014 for all Disabled U.S. Veterans.

Winner will be randomly drawn and announced on November 11, 2014 and must show proof of military service. Winner will receive any 2015 Toyota Sienna with the VMI Northstar Conversion; no exceptions will be made.

No purchase necessary. Valid in the United States only. Limit one entry per household. Entries may be made at www.vans4vets.com or by calling 800-488-6148.

If the winner already purchased their Toyota VMI Northstar conversion between April 2, 2014 and November 10, 2014 – they can elect to be reimbursed for their out of pocket cost of the wheelchair accessible Toyota VMI Northstar minivan by December 31, 2014. Reimbursement will be coordinated between VMI and the winner directly if the vehicle was purchased prior to the winner being announced.

Campaign is not valid on any added accessories. Winner is responsible for the payment of applicable taxes and registration fees. Prize must be claimed by December 31, 2014 and is non-transferable. No exceptions will be made.

Dodge Grand Caravan With VMI Northstar Conversion – More information

VMI Northstar on a Dodge Grand Caravan
The VMI Northstar on a Dodge Grand Caravan is the result of the progressive engineering approach at VMI. Vantage Mobility International has included a multitude of accessible features on these wheelchair conversion vehicles. Items like Power Kneel, power in-floor ramp, and remote control activation make them the perfect choice for disability transportation.

Next Generation Thinking for a Handicap Conversion Van
Next generation thinking has been accurately implemented in the Dodge Grand Caravan with the VMI Northstar handicap conversion van.

Dodge Grand Caravans with the VMI Northstar mobility van conversion represent wheelchair access taken to a whole new level. VMI Northstar wheelchair conversion vans have been around since 1993 and have always been a crucial element to Vantage Mobility International’s product line.

Disabled Access in a Handicap Vehicle Conversion
Disabled access plays a major role in every aspect, from design to manufacturing. Featuring a power sliding passenger door and in-floor wheelchair ramp, the VMI Northstar handicap vehicle conversion is a great solution for disability travel.

The drive-ability for a wheelchair user is one of the most vital components of the Dodge Grand Caravan with the VMI Northstar mobility conversion van. Simple installation of hand controls, transfer seat, or other mobility driving aid can transform the VMI Northstar equipped Dodge Grand Caravan into a disabled driving system.

Dodge Grand Caravan Models
The VMI Summit is available on Dodge Grand Caravan Express, Main-street, Crew, and R/T minivan models.

Dodge Grand Caravan With VMI Northstar Conversion – Specifications

Dodge Grand Caravan with a VMI Northstar Conversion - specifications
Description

Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar

  • Interior handles, and switches, buttons are easily accessed
  • Front passenger seat retains regular functions
  • No additional noise from handicap ramp
  • In the event of an accident, the accessible ramp is under the floor-not inside the mobility van
  • Works on curbs up to 10 inches tall
  • Increased maneuverability due to greater space inside the accessible van
  • Ramp-free doorway allows easy entry/exit for ambulatory passengers
  • Minimized handicapped van conversion wear and tear (fewer wheelchair ramp cycles to load/unload additional passengers)
  • Uncluttered and clean wheelchair vehicle interior
  • Mobility vehicle interior gets less dirt inside
  • Increased handicapped ramp width

Specifications

  • Maximum Floor Drop – 11″
  • Handicap Vehicle Ground Clearance – 5.5″
  • Door Opening Width – 31.25″
  • Door Opening Height – 55.25″
  • Usable Mobility Ramp Width – 29.25″
  • Wheelchair Ramp Length – 44″
  • Length from Back Seats to Kickplate – 58″
  • Overall Floor Length – 85.5″
  • Floor Width at Front Doors – 61″
  • Interior Height at Driver & Passenger Positions (Without Sunroof) – 57.25″
  • Interior Height at Center Position – 58.5″
  • Steering Wheel Bottom to Floor – 29.5″
  • Measured Down from Front Edge of Steering Wheel to Front Kick-Up – 16.25″

Standard Features
Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar only

  • Extremely-low 8.0° handicapped ramp angle
  • Sure Deploy backup system leaves accessible van conversion usable even with power failure
  • Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind
  • 600lb. handicap ramp weight capacity

Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar AND Summit

  • Fully-powered accessible van ramp
  • 11” drop FLEX Floor maximizes interior space and headroom for better maneuverability
  • Complete undercoating and rust proofing
  • PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
  • Seamless integration with Dodge Grand Caravan vehicle electronics
  • Complete control through Dodge keyfob and interior switches
  • Removable front passenger and driver seat bases
  • No-skid wheelchair ramp surfacing
  • Complete crash testing and compliance with all government safety standards
  • 3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Optional Features

  • Durafloor (rubberized flooring) to match Dodge Grand Caravan interiors

Dodge Grand Caravan With VMI Northstar Conversion – Information

Dodge Grand Caravan With VMI Northstar Conversion - Information
VMI first developed the Northstar handicap van conversion in the early 1990’s to meet customer preferences for increased interior space. To this day, the VMI Northstar on the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan remains one of the best mobility ramp vans in America.

By sliding out of a space below the floor, the Northstar mobility ramp maximizes space inside the accessible vehicle. There are so many benefits of an in-floor wheelchair ramp, it is easily understood why its so popular.

Chrysler Town and Country With VMI Northstar Conversion – More Information

Chrysler Town & Country Handicap Conversion Vehicle
The VMI Northstar wheelchair van conversion on a Chrysler Town & Country minivan is the culmination of the forward thinking philosophy at Vantage Mobility International. Some of the accessible features on these handicap conversion vans include a power in-floor ramp, remote control activation, and Power Kneel for a reduced wheelchair ramp entry angle.

When properly implemented, innovative thinking is communicated from design to final product, and VMI believes their VMI Northstar on a Chrysler Town & Country is a superior mobility conversion vehicle.

The Chrysler Town & Country with VMI Northstar handicap conversion vehicle represents the ultimate in wheelchair access. Since its original development in 1993, the VMI Northstar wheelchair vehicle conversion has remained the cornerstone of the Vantage Mobility International accessible van product line. In fact, there are over 10,000 VMI Northstar minivans on the road today.

Every detail has been meticulously designed and manufactured with disability access in mind. From the power in-floor mobility ramp to the power doors, the VMI Northstar handicap van conversion answers the call for disabled transportation. Even the center console has been modified for improved front seat maneuverability.

Important Mobility Vehicle Conversion Features
One of the most important features of the Chrysler Town & Country with VMI Northstar mobility vehicle conversions is the ability for a person in a wheelchair to drive. Whether using a transfer seat, hand controls, or other handicap driving device, the VMI Northstar on a Chrysler Town & Country is a totally independent driving solution.

Chrysler Town & Country Models Available
The VMI Summit is available on Chrysler Town & Country LX, Touring, Touring-L, and Limited minivan models.

Chrysler Town and Country With VMI Northstar Conversion – Specifications

Chrysler Town and Country With VMI Northstar Conversion - Specifications

Description
Chrysler Town & Country with VMI Northstar

  • Handicap vehicle interior left clean and more like the original minivan
  • Reduced debris carried into the accessible vehicle carpet
  • Width of wheelchair ramp increased for wider wheelchairs
  • All interior switches, buttons, and handles are within reach
  • Keep full functionality of front passenger seat
  • No rattling or squeaking from mobility ramp
  • Handicapped ramp will not become a dangerous obstruction in the event of an emergency
  • Deployable on curbs up to 10” in height
  • Maximized space inside these handicapped vehicles for maneuvering a wheelchair
  • Simple exit/entry for additional passengers due to unblocked doorway (no folding mobility ramp in the way)
  • Do not have to activate handicap ramp for ambulatory people to enter/leave vehicle (less wear and tear on the wheelchair accessible van)

Specifications

  • Maximum Floor Drop – 11″
  • Wheelchair Vehicle Ground Clearance – 5.5″
  • Door Opening Height – 55.25″
  • Door Opening Width – 31.25″
  • Mobility Ramp Length – 58.5″
  • Usable Handicap Ramp Width – 29.25″
  • Overall Floor Length – 85.5″
  • Length from Back Seats to Kickplate – 58″
  • Floor Width at Front Doors – 61″
  • Interior Height at Center Position – 58.5″
  • Interior Height at Driver & Passenger Positions (Without Sunroof) – 57.25″
  • Steering Wheel Bottom to Floor – 29.5″
  • Measured Down from Front Edge of Steering Wheel to Front Kick-Up – 16.25″

Standard Features
Chrysler Town & Country with VMI Northstar only

  • Ultra-low 8.0° wheelchair ramp angle
  • Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind
  • 600lb. mobility ramp weight limit
  • Sure Deploy backup makes these handicapped accessible vans reliable even when power fails

Chrysler Town & Country with VMI Northstar AND Summit

  • All-electric conversion and handicapped ramp
  • 11” drop FLEX Floor maximizes headroom and interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
  • Complete rust proofing and undercoating
  • PowerKneel system lowers the minivan for a reduction in the angle of the ramp
  • Seamless integration with Chrysler Town & Country electronic systems
  • Controlled via Chrysler keyfob and switches located inside the mobility van
  • Removable front driver and passenger seat bases
  • Skid-resistant handicap ramp
  • Compliant with all government safety standards and fully-crash tested
  • 3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Optional Features

  • Durafloor (rubberized flooring) to match Chrysler Town & Country interior

Chrysler Town and Country With VMI Northstar Conversion – Information

Chrysler Town and Country With VMI Northstar Conversion - Information



In order to accomplish an open interior and greater interior space, VMI engineered the first Northstar mobility van conversion almost 20 years ago. Nearly 20 years on the road and the VMI Northstar on the Chrysler Town & Country is still setting the standard for handicapped vans.

The Northstar wheelchair ramp slides out from underneath the floor of the handicapped vehicle instead of using valuable interior space. It is easy to see why the Northstar is so popular within the disabled community when the advantages are so obvious.

Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar Conversion – More Information

Culmination of Wheelchair Accessible Vans
The VMI Northstar wheelchair accessible van represents the culmination of our forward thinking philosophy. VMI Northstar mobility minivans on a Honda Odyssey chassis feature a power in-floor mobility ramp for open and unrestricted entry by those with a disability.

The Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar handicap van conversion also offers amazing interior maneuverability. The VMI one touch remote control allows easy and simple wheelchair ramp deployment at your fingertips, while VMI Power Kneel gives an extremely low handicap ramp angle in these mobility vehicle conversions.

The VMI Northstar handicap conversion van on Honda Odyssey minivans is the end result of years of work by Vantage Mobility International engineers. The result is one of the finest and most accessible mobility conversion vehicles on the road.

Different Wheelchair Van Models Available
VMI Northstar wheelchair van conversions are available on Honda Odyssey EX, EX-L, Touring, and Touring Elite. Whether you are searching an affordable disability transportation solution or a fully loaded handicap conversion vehicle, the Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar has a niche for you.

The combination of accessible features on the Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar handicap conversion vehicle is unmatched in its wheelchair access. The in-floor wheelchair ramp offers entry and exit into the mobility van conversion, and once inside, a person who is disabled can choose anywhere inside the vehicle to ride. Even the front passenger or drivers position are accessible!

More Information-Compatible Wheelchair Van Accessories
Hand controls or other handicap driving aids can also be added for a completely independent driving solution in Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar wheelchair vehicle conversions.

Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar Conversion – Specifications

Honda Odyssey VMI Northstar Conversion Specifications

Description

  • Maximum interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
  • Obstruction-free doorway allows easy entry/exit for able-bodied passengers
  • Reduced accessible van conversion wear (no need to deploy mobility ramp for able-bodied passengers)
  • Clean, uncluttered handicapped vehicle interior
  • Less dirt and debris from ramp into handicap accessible vehicle interior
  • Wider usable accessible ramp surface
  • Easy access to all interior buttons, handles, and switches
  • Full use of front passenger seat
  • No squeaking or rattling from wheelchair ramp
  • Handicap Ramp stowed safely under floor in the event of a collision
  • Deployable on curbs up to 10” in height

Specifications

  • Door opening height – 55″
  • Door opening width – 30.75″
  • Wheelchair Ramp length (angled ramp and transition plate) – 59″
  • Mobility Ramp length (distance ramp protrudes from mobility vehicle) – 43″
  • Usable Handicap Ramp width – 30″
  • Overall floor length – 91.5″
  • Length (from back of seat bases to kickplate) – 61.75″
  • Floor width at B pillar – 60″
  • Floor width at front doors – 60.5″
  • Interior height at center position – 60″
  • Interior height at driver’s position – 57.25″ without sunroof

Standard Features
Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar only

  • Ultra-low 8.0° accessible ramp angle
  • 750lb. wheelchair ramp capacity
  • Sure Deploy backup system allows users to stow or deploy the mobility ramp van conversion even in the event of complete power failure
  • Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind

Honda Odyssey with Northstar AND Summit

  • Full-power ramp and conversion
  • 12.75” drop FLEX Floor maximizes headroom and interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
  • Patented independent rear suspension designed to preserve Honda ride quality and performance
  • E-coated floor for maximum corrosion resistance
  • NEW, ultra-reliable hydraulic PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
  • Seamless integration with Honda Odyssey electronics prevents damage to vehicle/conversion
  • Conversion control through Honda keyfob and interior sliding-door switches
  • Halo-lit, one-touch interior conversion button
  • Ramp ON/OFF switch allows users to disable all conversion features for guest drivers, valets, car wash attendants, etc., and open sliding doors for able-bodied passengers without deploying the ramp
  • NEW lightweight, removable front seats are easier to install or remove
  • NEW quick-release straps allow users to remove front seats in seconds without removing plastic covers or searching for handles/pedals beneath the seat
  • Non-skid handicapped ramp surface
  • Fully crash-tested and compliant with all government safety standards
  • 3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Optional Features

  • Durafloor (rubberized flooring) closely matched to the existing Honda Odyssey interior

Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar Conversion – Information

Honda Odyssey VMI Northstar Conversion Information

To satisfy our customers’ needs for additional interior space and a clean, obstruction-free accessible vehicle interior, VMI pioneered the development of the Northstar in-floor wheelchair ramp system for the Honda Odyssey minivan. After almost two decades of refinement, the Northstar remains the most technologically advanced handicap ramp system on the market. Instead of taking up space inside the handicap vehicle, the Northstar wheelchair ramp simply rolls out from beneath the floor. When one considers the advantages of the Northstar in-floor wheelchair ramp system, there is no question why the Northstar is far and away VMI’s best-selling product.

Toyota Sienna With VMI Northstar Conversion – Specifications

Toyota Sienna With VMI Northstar Conversion - Specifications
Description

Toyota Sienna with VMI Northstar

  • NEW – Access360 design with more space to enter and maneuver inside the mobility van
  • NEW – Access360 design allows for more flexibility and ease of use
  • Obstruction-free doorway allows easy entry/exit for able-bodied passengers
  • Clean, uncluttered handicapped vehicle interior
  • Greater safety in the event of a collision
  • Less dirt and debris from in-floor ramp into wheelchair accessible vehicle interior
  • Wider usable accessible wheelchair ramp surface
  • No interference with factory seats or controls
  • Full use of front passenger seat
  • Obstacle-free front row floor
  • Ramp stowed safely under floor in the event of a collision
  • 9″ more floor length than any other Toyota Sienna conversion on the market today

Specifications
Toyota Sienna with VMI Northstar

  • NEW – Access360 design with more space to enter and maneuver inside the mobility van
  • NEW – Access360 design allows for more flexibility and ease of use
  • Obstruction-free doorway allows easy entry/exit for able-bodied passengers
  • Clean, uncluttered handicapped vehicle interior
  • Greater safety in the event of a collision
  • Less dirt and debris from in-floor ramp into wheelchair accessible vehicle interior
  • Wider usable accessible wheelchair ramp surface
  • No interference with factory seats or controls
  • Full use of front passenger seat
  • Obstacle-free front row floor
  • Ramp stowed safely under floor in the event of a collision
  • 9″ more floor length than any other Toyota Sienna conversion on the market today

Standard Features
Toyota Sienna with VMI Northstar only

  • Ultra-low 8.0° accessible ramp angle
  • 800lb. wheelchair ramp capacity
  • Sure Deploy backup system allows users to stow or deploy the mobility ramp van conversion even in the event of complete power failure
  • Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind

Toyota Sienna with Northstar AND Summit

  • Full-power ramp and conversion
  • 12.75” drop FLEX Floor maximizes headroom and interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
  • Patented independent rear suspension designed to preserve the Toyota ride quality and performance
  • E-coated floor for maximum corrosion resistance
  • NEW, ultra-reliable hydraulic PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
  • Seamless integration with the Toyota Sienna’s electronics prevents damage to vehicle/conversion
  • Conversion control through Toyota keyfob and interior sliding-door switches
  • Halo-lit, one-touch interior conversion button
  • Ramp ON/OFF switch allows users to disable all conversion features for guest drivers, valets, car wash attendants, etc., and open sliding doors for able-bodied passengers without deploying the ramp
  • NEW lightweight, removable front seats are easier to install or remove
  • NEW quick-release straps allow users to remove front seats in seconds without removing plastic covers or searching for handles/pedals beneath the seat
  • Non-skid handicapped ramp surface
  • Fully crash-tested and compliant with all government safety standards
  • 3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Optional Features

  • Durafloor (rubberized flooring) closely matched to the existing Toyota Sienna interior

Toyota Sienna With VMI Northstar Conversion – Information

Toyota Sienna With VMI Northstar Conversion - Information

The all new Toyota Sienna with a VMI Northstar wheelchair van conversion is vehicular perfection for people living with disability. The Toyota Sienna handicap accessible van with a power in-floor ramp offers the most wheelchair access in a flexible package. And like everything from Toyota, the quality and value are unmatched.

The VMI Northstar handicap van engineers put together the Access360 performance package through years of research and experience that have accumulated into the most versatile mobility van on the market. There is more entry space, more interior height, and better aesthetics. It all adds up to Toyota Sienna wheelchair vans that offers flexibility, ease of use, and safety.

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Information · For Sale

Our New 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Mobility minivan has a New VMI Northstar conversion

Additional Information

20 miles
 3.6L V6 DOHC 24V
 Fuel Type: Gasoline
 MPG City/Hwy: 17 city/25 hwy

Pictures
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Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar Conversion

VMI first developed the Northstar handicap van conversion in the early 1990′s to meet customer preferences for increased interior space. To this day, the VMI Northstar on the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan remains one of the best mobility ramp vans in America.

By sliding out of a space below the floor, the Northstar mobility ramp maximizes space inside the accessible vehicle. There are so many benefits of an in-floor wheelchair ramp, it is easily understood why its so popular.

Description
Interior handles, and switches, buttons are easily accessed
Front passenger seat retains regular functions
No additional noise from handicap ramp
In the event of an accident, the accessible ramp is under the floor-not inside the mobility van
Works on curbs up to 10 inches tall
Increased maneuverability due to greater space inside the accessible van
Ramp-free doorway allows easy entry/exit for ambulatory passengers
Minimized conversion wear and tear (fewer ramp cycles to load/unload additional passengers)
Uncluttered and clean wheelchair vehicle interior
Mobility vehicle interior gets less dirt inside
Increased handicapped ramp width

Specifications
Maximum Floor Drop – 11″
Handicap Vehicle Ground Clearance – 5.5″
Door Opening Width – 30.75″
Door Opening Height – 55.125″
Usable Mobility Ramp Width – 29.25″
Wheelchair Ramp Length – 45.75″
Length from Back Seats to Kickplate – 58.25″
Overall Floor Length – 86″
Floor Width at Front Doors – 61″
Interior Height at Driver & Passenger Positions (Without Sunroof) – 58″
Interior Height at Center Position – 57.63″
Steering Wheel Bottom to Floor – 29.5″
Measured Down from Front Edge of Steering Wheel to Front Kick-Up – 16.25″

Standard Features
Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar only
Extremely-low 8.0° handicapped ramp angle
Sure Deploy backup system leaves accessible van conversion usable even with power failure
Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind
800lb. handicap ramp weight capacity

Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar AND Summit
Fully-powered accessible van ramp
11” drop FLEX Floor maximizes interior space and headroom for better maneuverability
Complete undercoating and rust proofing
PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
Seamless integration with Dodge Grand Caravan vehicle electronics
Complete control through Dodge keyfob and interior switches
Removable front passenger and driver seat bases
No-skid wheelchair ramp surfacing
Complete crash testing and compliance with all government safety standards
3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Optional Features
Durafloor (rubberized flooring) to match Dodge Grand Caravan interiors

Dodge Grand Caravan Wheelchair Van Conversion

Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar Conversion

VMI first developed the Northstar handicap van conversion in the early 1990’s to meet customer preferences for increased interior space. To this day, the VMI Northstar on the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan remains one of the best mobility ramp vans in America.

By sliding out of a space below the floor, the Northstar mobility ramp maximizes space inside the accessible vehicle. There are so many benefits of an in-floor wheelchair ramp, it is easily understood why its so popular.

Dodge VMI Northstar at Automotive Innovations www.bridgewatermobility.com

VMI New England Dodge Northstar Wheelchair Van VMiNewEngland.com

Description
Interior handles, and switches, buttons are easily accessed
Front passenger seat retains regular functions
No additional noise from handicap ramp
In the event of an accident, the accessible ramp is under the floor-not inside the mobility van
Works on curbs up to 10 inches tall
Increased maneuverability due to greater space inside the accessible van
Ramp-free doorway allows easy entry/exit for ambulatory passengers
Minimized conversion wear and tear (fewer ramp cycles to load/unload additional passengers)
Uncluttered and clean wheelchair vehicle interior
Mobility vehicle interior gets less dirt inside
Increased handicapped ramp width

Specifications
Maximum Floor Drop – 11″
Handicap Vehicle Ground Clearance – 5.5″
Door Opening Width – 30.75″
Door Opening Height – 55.125″
Usable Mobility Ramp Width – 29.25″
Wheelchair Ramp Length – 45.75″
Length from Back Seats to Kickplate – 58.25″
Overall Floor Length – 86″
Floor Width at Front Doors – 61″
Interior Height at Driver & Passenger Positions (Without Sunroof) – 58″
Interior Height at Center Position – 57.63″
Steering Wheel Bottom to Floor – 29.5″
Measured Down from Front Edge of Steering Wheel to Front Kick-Up – 16.25″

Standard Features
Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar only
Extremely-low 8.0° handicapped ramp angle
Sure Deploy backup system leaves accessible van conversion usable even with power failure
Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind
800lb. handicap ramp weight capacity

Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar AND Summit
Fully-powered accessible van ramp
11” drop FLEX Floor maximizes interior space and headroom for better maneuverability
Complete undercoating and rust proofing
PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
Seamless integration with Dodge Grand Caravan vehicle electronics
Complete control through Dodge keyfob and interior switches
Removable front passenger and driver seat bases
No-skid wheelchair ramp surfacing
Complete crash testing and compliance with all government safety standards
3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Optional Features
Durafloor (rubberized flooring) to match Dodge Grand Caravan interiors


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Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Summit Conversion

The Summit folding wheelchair ramp van conversion on a Dodge Grand Caravan is an economical choice compared to the popular Northstar in-floor handicapped ramp conversion from VMI. Summit mobility ramps utilize siderails that are 2 inches tall. This is especially important for those with a hard time navigating an incline. VMI Summit handicapped accessible van on the Dodge Grand Caravan also includes an industry best access ramp length of only 50.25”.

The short handicap ramp provides two key advantages to VMI customers. First, passengers can easily use the Dodge handle for the sliding door and switches because the handicapped ramp is not covering them. Second, users in wheelchairs have more room to move on and off the ramp when other vehicles park too close.

Dodge VMI Summit at Automotive Innovations www.bridgewatermobility.com

VMI New England Dodge Summit Wheelchair Van VMiNewEngland.com

Description
Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Summit Only
2” siderails help people with a disabilities stay on the ramp when coming in and out
When other vehicles park too close, 50.25” ramp leaves users more room to maneuver
By simply pushing outward on the ramp, it can be deployed incase of a mechanical/power failure
Handicap ramp surface allows debris to fall through so it doesn’t end up inside the vehicle
Mobility ramp has a quiet cabin dut to an anti-rattle device
600lb. handicapped ramp rating

Dodge Grand Caravan with VMI Northstar AND Summit
Fully-powered accessible ramp
11” drop FLEX Floor maximizes head clearance and interior space for maneuvering a wheelchair
Complete undercoating and rust proofing
PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce wheelchair ramp angle
Total integration with Dodge systems prevents damage to vehicle/ conversion
Accessible van conversion is controlled through interior sliding-door switches and Dodge keychain
Easy-out passenger and front driver seat stands
No-slip handicapped ramp
Total crash-testing and compliance with all government standards for safety
3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Specifications
Maximum Floor Drop – 11″
Mobility Vehicle Ground Clearance – 5.5″
Door Opening Height – 54.25″
Usable Wheelchair Ramp Width – 28.88″
Handicap Ramp Length – 50.25″
Length from Back of Seats to Kickplate – 58.25″
Overall Floor Length – 86″
Floor Width at Doors – 61″
Interior Height at Center Position – 58″
Interior Height at Drivers & Passengers Position (Without Sunroof) – 58″
Steering Wheel Bottom to Floor – 29.5″
Measured Down from Front Edge of Steering Wheel to Front Kick-Up – 16.25

Standard Features
Power Folding Wheelchair Ramp with Non-Skid Surface
Power Sliding Door with Easy Manual Operation
Maximum Interior Headroom
Undercoating and Complete Rust Proofing
Manual Backup Ramp Operation
Warranty – Mobiltiy Conversion Van
Fully Crash Tested
Remote Control Activation
600 Pound Load Rating for Handicap Ramp
9.7 Degree Handicap Ramp Angle

Optional Features
Rubberized Flooring

Veterans Star Spangled Salute – Wheelchair Van Giveaway

Veteran Wheelchair Van Boston MA

Contact us for more info on your chance to win a 2013 Toyota Sienna SE, with a VMI Northstar Conversion. The Star Spangled Salute campaign is valid from March 13, 2013 to November 10, 2013 for all Disabled US Veterans.

***Limit one entry per household!***

Toyota Sienna VMI Northstar at Automotive Innovations www.bridgewatermobility.comWin A 2013 Toyota Sienna SE

In Phoenix, AZ a 2013 Toyota Sienna SE minivan, that is wheelchair accessible, is up for grabs in a new contest sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. and Vantage Mobility International.

The contest, The Star Spangled Salute, runs from March 13th 2013 through November 10th 2013 and is open to all disabled veterans.

The winner will be picked in a random drawing on Veteran’s Day.

The Toyota Sienna SE Wheelchair accessible minivan features VMI’s Access360 In-floor Ramp Conversion.

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“Access to reliable transportation is critical for wounded warriors who are reclaiming their independence,” said former Air Force Lieutenant General John F. Regni, who is a member of the VMI board of advisers. “A VMI-converted Toyota Sienna will give them the mobility to secure a job, take care of their family and travel to the doctor.”

Terms and conditions: Star Spangled Salute campaign is valid from March 13, 2013 to November 10, 2013 for all Disabled US Veterans.  The winner will be randomly drawn on November 11, 2013 and must show proof of military service.  The winner will receive a 2013 Toyota Sienna SE with the VMI Northstar Conversion; no exceptions will be made.  No purchase necessary. Valid within the United States only.  Limit one entry per household.  Entries may be made HERE or by calling 800-488-6148. If the chosen winner has already purchased their VMI Toyota Sienna Northstar conversion between 3/13/13 and 11/10/2013, they can elect to be reimbursed their out of pocket cost of the wheelchair accessible VMI Toyota Sienna Northstar van on or by December 31, 2013. Reimbursement will be coordinated between VMI and the winner directly if the vehicle was purchased prior to the winner being announced.  Campaign is not valid on any added accessories. Customer is responsible for the payment of applicable taxes and registration fees.  Prize must be claimed by December 31, 2013 and is non-transferable.  No exceptions will be made.

2013 Toyota Sienna Information · For Sale

Our New 2013 Toyota Sienna LE Mobility minivan has a New VMI Northstar conversion

Additional Information

6 miles
3.5L V6 EFI DOHC 24V
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG City/Hwy: 18 city/25 hwy

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Toyota Sienna With VMI Northstar Conversion Information

The all new Toyota Sienna with a VMI Northstar wheelchair van conversion is vehicular perfection for people living with disability. The Toyota Sienna handicap accessible van with a power in-floor ramp offers the most wheelchair access in a flexible package. And like everything from Toyota, the quality and value are unmatched.

The VMI Northstar handicap van engineers put together the Access360 performance package through years of research and experience that have accumulated into the most versatile mobility van on the market. There is more entry space, more interior height, and better aesthetics. It all adds up to Toyota Sienna wheelchair vans that offers flexibility, ease of use, and safety.

Description
Toyota Sienna with VMI Northstar
  NEW – Access360 design with more space to enter and maneuver inside the mobility van
  NEW – Access360 design allows for more flexibility and ease of use
  Obstruction-free doorway allows easy entry/exit for able-bodied passengers
  Clean, uncluttered handicapped vehicle interior
  Greater safety in the event of a collision
  Less dirt and debris from in-floor ramp into wheelchair accessible vehicle interior
  Wider usable accessible wheelchair ramp surface
  No interference with factory seats or controls
  Full use of front passenger seat
  Obstacle-free front row floor
  Ramp stowed safely under floor in the event of a collision
  9″ more floor length than any other Toyota Sienna conversion on the market today

Specifications
Toyota Sienna with VMI Northstar
NEW – Access360 design with more space to enter and maneuver inside the mobility van
NEW – Access360 design allows for more flexibility and ease of use
Obstruction-free doorway allows easy entry/exit for able-bodied passengers
Clean, uncluttered handicapped vehicle interior
Greater safety in the event of a collision
Less dirt and debris from in-floor ramp into wheelchair accessible vehicle interior
Wider usable accessible wheelchair ramp surface
No interference with factory seats or controls
Full use of front passenger seat
Obstacle-free front row floor
Ramp stowed safely under floor in the event of a collision
9″ more floor length than any other Toyota Sienna conversion on the market today

Standard Features
Toyota Sienna with VMI Northstar only
Ultra-low 8.0° accessible ramp angle
800lb. wheelchair ramp capacity
Sure Deploy backup system allows users to stow or deploy the ramp  even without power
Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind

Toyota Sienna with Northstar AND Summit
Full-power ramp and conversion
12.75” drop FLEX Floor maximizes headroom & interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
Patented independent rear suspension designed to preserve the ride quality and performance
E-coated floor for maximum corrosion resistance
NEW, ultra-reliable hydraulic PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
Seamless integration with the electronics prevents damage to vehicle/conversion
Conversion control through Toyota keyfob and interior sliding-door switches
Halo-lit, one-touch interior conversion button
Ramp ON/OFF switch allows users to disable all conversion features
(You can open sliding doors for able-bodied passengers without deploying the ramp)
NEW lightweight, removable front seats are easier to install or remove
NEW quick-release straps allow users to remove front seats in seconds
Non-skid handicapped ramp surface
Fully crash-tested and compliant with all government safety standards
3-year/36,000-mile warranty

Optional Features
Durafloor (rubberized flooring) closely matched to the existing Toyota Sienna interior

Welcome to VMi New England’s Mobility Center!

VMi New England Automotive Innovations Mobility Center is located in Bridgewater Massachusetts. We provide our customers with access to the custom fitment, service and repair of all the leading mobility wheelchair accessible vehicles. We specialize in installing hand / foot controls and devices that can offer greater freedom and independence. Our lineup includes Vantage Mobility International products, and we have a team of Certified Mobility Consultants who are always ready to help properly fit you to your new (or existing) handicapped accessible vehicle.

''VMi New England's Indoor Showroom" 1000 Main Street Bridgewater MA 02324

”VMi New England’s Indoor Showroom”
1000 Main Street Bridgewater MA 02324

We specialize in proper fitment of important features such as transfer seats. We carry brand names such as Chrysler/DodgeFordHondaToyota and keep a selection of new and used vehicles in stock and we accept trade in vehicles as well. All of our mobility vehicles offer tie downs and other important safety features as well as the ability to be easily upgraded with EZ Locks and other equipment.

We are a member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. Whenever you contact one of our Certified Mobility Consultants, you can rest assured that you are contacting a professional team member who will always offer the highest quality service in the business. We adhere to the highest standards in the industry and always provide our customers with the best service possible. Veteran’s are eligible for special benefits; we work directly with the Veterans Administration and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

VMi New England in Bridgewater, Massachusetts understands what your needs and desires are. Contact us today for a demonstration on what our vehicles and equipment can offer to help make your life more mobile and convenient. Our Certified Mobility Consultants will be happy to answer all of your questions and will gladly take the time to discuss the handicapped accessible vehicles and options that you feel might be the best fit to meet and fulfill your mobility needs. We will even come to you, demonstrating our vehicles at your home or place of work.

We been designing, engineering, and installing mobility equipment like hand controls, zero effort steering, servo steering, servo gas brake left foot gas pedals and installing them for more than 25 years.

David Fowler – VMI Testimonial

David Fowler is the President of the Texas Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. David and MaryLou just purchased their fourth wheelchair accessible van, however it is their first VMi! Hear what they think about their new VMi Toyota Sienna.