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Toyota Mobility Rebate Information

Toyota Mobility Assistance Program
This program provides cash reimbursement of up to $1,000 of the cost of any aftermarket adaptive equipment or conversion, for drivers and/or passengers, when installed on any eligible purchased or leased new Toyota vehicle.

  • Under this program, the cash reimbursement will be provided for the exact cost you paid to purchase and install qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons with physical disabilities
  • This offer applies to all purchased or leased new Toyota vehicles

The program also applies to purchasers of the Toyota Factory Installed Auto Access Seat, where the full $1,000 cash reimbursement will be paid directly to you.
Expect to receive payment within 6-8 weeks after all the paperwork is submitted. Incomplete paperwork will delay the payment.

Leased vehicles require advance written lessor approval of adaptive equipment installations.

Only vehicles sold or leased and delivered to a retail customer by an authorized Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. dealer are eligible under this program.

The adaptive equipment must be installed within 12 months of vehicle purchase or lease.

A Reimbursement Application Form must be submitted to the Toyota Mobility Assistance Center within 90 days of complete installation of adaptive equipment

Qualifying adaptive equipment or conversion is defined as any aftermarket alteration or equipment installation on an eligible Toyota vehicle that provides to the disabled user convenient access and/or the ability to drive the vehicle.

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Service and Repair for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles and/or Accessible Ramp/Lift?

Are you having trouble with your wheelchair van, ramp van, braun ability van, vantage mobility van, eldorado, amerivan, ricon lift, braun lift, grey market van, ams Legend, Edge, Edge II, Freedom, FR ?

No Worries We Can Fix It!

Even if you have had other Toyota dealer, Dodge dealer, Ford dealer, Honda dealer or a different adaptive mobility equipment dealer try and fix it. Call us, we can help.

Almost all wheelchair van and lift problems can be attributed to three main things. I would like to talk a little about each one and what you can do to be proactive in preventing problems that could stop your lift from operating.?

Reason Number 1: Operator Error. It may not be P.C. to bring it up, but many issues are caused by the user hurrying, not taking the proper precautions, or simply attempting to operate the van or lift in a situation it is not designed for. Let me expand on this a little.

We all know the obvious things an operator can do wrong. Lowering a lift on to extremely uneven ground or folding a platform into a van door that is not fully opened, if you have manual doors. The things that you need to think about are the issues that aren’t so obvious, but can still cause damage. Things like making sure you fully fold the platform when you are putting it in the stowed position. A lot of times people tend to release the fold switch too soon because the lift makes excessive noise when it cinches tight. Far from being a problem, that noise is a good thing What you’re hearing is the electric actuator “ratcheting,” which tells you that the lift is fully stowed and will not rattle as much while you’re driving. A tightly stowed platform will prevent certain lift components from wearing out prematurely, so be sure to keep the fold button pressed!

Another not-so-obvious issue is to make sure the outer roll stop deploys fully before you exit the platform. Think about it. If you are in a hurry and the roll stop is not completely down on the ground, your weight when rolling off of it is going to put excessive stress on those parts and you could cause problems that are easily avoidable. Even if the tip of the roll stop is up just a little bit, take the time to lower it completely before you exit the platform.?

Reason Number 2: Lack of Maintenance. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance – I can’t say those words enough! Your dealer should set up a maintenance program for you and your lift should be in their shop for a regular check up at least twice a year. Every lift built after 2005 has a cycle counter on it that will tell us the total number of times you’ve used your lift, and all lifts should be maintained every 750 cycles. This is a short point. All you need to know is that if you don’t maintain your lift, something will eventually stop working!

Reason Number 3: Broken Parts. No matter what the product, we’ve all encountered that unexpected broken part that seems to go bad for no apparent reason. This actually represents a small percentage of wheelchair lift failures, and it can usually be avoided if the van or lift is maintained on a regular basis (see reason #2 above!). A typical situation might be a wiring harness that gets cut by component. This type of issue rarely happens out-of-the-blue, and with routine maintenance your dealer should be able to see the problem starting to occur and fix it before it gets worse.

That about sums it up The bottom line is that a properly operated and maintained wheelchair van or lift should give you years of reliable service. Read your manual and work closely with Automotive Innovations to make sure your lift is ready to go whenever you are. If you have any questions or are having an issue with your wheelchair van or lift feel free to call us at 508-697-6006.

Adaptive Mobility Equipment Financing Options

Adaptive equipment describes an installed device, in addition to a structural modification, that is necessary for a person with a permanent physical disability to drive or be transported in a vehicle.

Some equipment not thought of as typical adaptive equipment, or equipment which is not available from the factory, that serves a need to operate or ride in a vehicle for persons with disabilities such as but not limited to: assist handles, keyless entry, keyless ignition switch, lumbar support, headrest adjustment, pedal extensions power seats, remote liftgate opener, running boards, seat belt extenders, seat modifications, and special mirrors may be eligible for reimbursement and require additional documentation. You will be notified if additional documentation is needed such as a letter or prescription clearly describing the permanent physical disability requiring this equipment, prepared by a licensed or certified medical professional.

Factory installed options such as air conditioning, running boards, lumbar seats and power windows are not considered eligible under the terms of the program.

Driving is a privilege for people stroke survivors with limited mobility; it provides a sense of stability in their lives so they can regain their independence. They love the flexibility their adaptive mobility equipment provides, but they often face exorbitant costs when it comes to financing the purchase of the equipment.

“The number one reason people with disabilities don’t have access to adequate transportation is because they cannot afford it.” The good news is that funding assistance to purchase adaptive equipment is becoming increasingly available.

Sources of funding determine a person’s “buying power.” Unlike the financing options provided by original equipment manufacturers, Mobility Equipment Dealers, such as such as ourselves, have access to financing options specifically for adaptive equipment purchases; they offer options and solutions for the customer.

Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers grants enabling 100% service related disabled veterans to purchase a new or used modified vehicle and adaptive equipment. Automobile grants are available once in the service member’s lifetime and adaptive equipment grants are available for special equipment that may used more than once.  For more information, call 1-800-827-1000 or read the VA’s “Automobile and Special Adaptive Equipment Grants” fact sheet.

State Programs

  • State Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab) Agencies may be able to assist with the costs associated with purchasing an adaptive vehicle (or adding adaptive equipment to an existing one) if the vehicle is necessary in order for a person to get to and from work.
  • State Assistive Technology Loan Programs may also be able to provide assistance to help pay for modifications to the vehicle.
  • Center for Independent Living (CIL) can provide additional information on programs that may be available in your state.

Government Programs

  • Medicaid: Medicaid is a jointly administered federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. Medicaid benefits differ by state and are approved on a case-by-case basis when a request for funding is presented through a prior approval.
  • Medicare: Medicare is a federal program and in some instances they will pay for adaptive equipment following a specialty evaluation performed by a qualified practitioner. For more information, call 1-800-633-4227.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI offers a Plan to Achieve Self-Support program, or PASS, which helps those with disabilities pay for items or services needed to achieve a specific employment goal – to ultimately return to work.
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Often sales-tax exemptions on equipment purchases and other out-of-pocket costs can qualify for tax deductions as medical expenses. Contact a tax adviser or get literature from the IRS that outlines the tax code for medical equipment by calling 1-800-829-1040 and asking for publications with extensions 3966, 907 and 502.

Workman’s Compensation:
Your insurance or workman’s compensation policies may also pay for vehicle adaptation. Check with your HR department or workman’s comp. organization for more information.

Fundraisers, Charitable Organizations/Churches
These may not be for everyone, but they can be effective and many people have successfully raised the money to pay for a wheelchair accessible vehicle and adaptive equipment using these options.

Automakers Rebate Programs
Many automobile makers are providing people with disabilities a wide range of rebates and incentive programs to cover adaptive equipment installation. Below is an overview of some programs offering rebates or reimbursements for adaptive mobility equipment.

  • Ford Motor Company: The Ford Mobility Motoring adaptive equipment reimbursement offers up to $1,000 off for a vehicle modification. You may also qualify for up to $200 for alert hearing devices, lumbar support, or running boards installed on any new Ford or Lincoln vehicle purchased or leased from a U.S. Ford or Lincoln dealer during the program period.
  • Daimler Chrysler Corporation: Once you have a 2010-2013 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicle that fits your transportation needs, contact a reputable and qualified adaptive equipment installer to ensure that it can be adapted to meet your needs.
  • General Motors Company Reimbursement Program:  New vehicle purchasers/lessees who install eligible adaptive mobility equipment on their new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles can receive up to a $1,000 reimbursement for the cost of the equipment.
  • Toyota: The Toyota Mobility Assistance Program provides cash reimbursement of up to $1,000 of the cost of any aftermarket adaptive equipment or conversion, for drivers and/or passengers, when installed on any eligible purchased or leased new Toyota vehicle within 12 months of vehicle purchase or lease.

The decision to purchase adaptive mobility equipment stems from a need for mobility freedom for people with disabilities, including stroke survivors. The purchase process begins with selecting a reputable dealer to provide the adaptive equipment and installation, locating options to finance the purchase, and ends with insuring the adaptive equipment.

Make sure the after-market mobility modifications are professionally installed by a NMEDA mobility dealer. Once the adaptive mobility equipment is financed and installed, notify your insurance agent with a full disclosure of all adaptive mobility equipment installed in the vehicle.

Make sure your auto insurance company provides coverage for the conversion and adaptive equipment. Make sure you request coverage for “special” equipment, not just “handicapped” equipment.

  • “Handicapped equipment” covers only basic equipment such as the ramp or lift, not the lowered floor, kneeling system, lockdown system or other adaptive equipment.
  • “Special equipment” covers the conversion in its entirety. Be sure and send your insurance company an itemized list of every modification (which you can get from the mobility dealership that performed the conversion).

VMi New England Mobility Center is an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities. If you need help with converting or buying a wheelchair accessible car, truck or van, please contact us at 508-697-6006  info@newenglandwheelchairvan.com

2014 Star Spangled Salute Winner Announced

Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 Star Spangled Salute – Susan Kirsch of Washington!
We thank you for your service!

2014 Star Spangled Salute Winner Announced - Susan Kirsch

Susan Kirsch served in the Air Force and was one of roughly 2,000 disabled veterans who entered the Star Spangled Salute contest. Thanks to VMI and the Toyota Motor Corporation, she will be receiving a 2015 Toyota Northstar Access360 wheelchair van. Susan uses a power wheelchair and has a son that could also benefit from their new accessible van. She’s excited that her new van will simplify their many trips to and from the doctors that are necessary to their care.

The Star Spangled Salute is just one celebration in honor of VMI’s daily dedication to the men and women who have served. From its specialized team of Veteran Advocates and veteran financing, to special partnerships with the VA and beyond. Through reliable products and functional design, VMI’s fleet of mobility vehicles achieves independence and freedom for veterans, independent wheelchair users and their families.

“We are so fortunate to live in the United States and experience the freedoms so many like Susan Kirsch have served for,”  Doug Eaton,VMI’s CEO said. “Veterans Day and our Star Spangled Salute contest are amazing opportunities to honor our deserving veterans, but VMI is committed to empowering these incredible individuals and their loved ones every day of the year.”

“The buzz surrounding this year’s Star Spangled Salute contest has been exciting,” added Mark Oldenburg, Toyota’s National Fleet Marketing, Mobility and Strategic Planning Manager. “We’re honored to show our appreciation for those who’ve bravely served our country in the military with this program. I truly look forward to delivering a new Toyota Sienna with a VMI Northstar conversion to the winning veteran.”

Click here to watch the big announcement!

Calling All Veterans! Don’t Forget To Enter The Star Spanged Salute Today For Your Chance To Win!

Calling All Veterans! Enter 'The Star Spanged Salute' Today For Your Chance To Win!
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.

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.

Service and Repair for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles and/or Accessible Ramp/Lift?

Service and Repair for wheelchair accessible vehicles, ramps and lifts
Are you having trouble with your wheelchair van, ramp van, braun ability van, vantage mobility van, eldorado, amerivan, ricon lift, braun lift, grey market van, ams Legend, Edge, Edge II, Freedom, FR ?

No Worries We Can Fix It!

Even if you have had other Toyota dealer, Dodge dealer, Ford dealer, Honda dealer or a different adaptive mobility equipment dealer try and fix it. Call us, we can help.

Almost all wheelchair van and lift problems can be attributed to three main things. I would like to talk a little about each one and what you can do to be proactive in preventing problems that could stop your lift from operating.?

Reason Number 1: Operator Error. It may not be P.C. to bring it up, but many issues are caused by the user hurrying, not taking the proper precautions, or simply attempting to operate the van or lift in a situation it is not designed for. Let me expand on this a little.

We all know the obvious things an operator can do wrong. Lowering a lift on to extremely uneven ground or folding a platform into a van door that is not fully opened, if you have manual doors. The things that you need to think about are the issues that aren’t so obvious, but can still cause damage. Things like making sure you fully fold the platform when you are putting it in the stowed position. A lot of times people tend to release the fold switch too soon because the lift makes excessive noise when it cinches tight. Far from being a problem, that noise is a good thing What you’re hearing is the electric actuator “ratcheting,” which tells you that the lift is fully stowed and will not rattle as much while you’re driving. A tightly stowed platform will prevent certain lift components from wearing out prematurely, so be sure to keep the fold button pressed!

Another not-so-obvious issue is to make sure the outer roll stop deploys fully before you exit the platform. Think about it. If you are in a hurry and the roll stop is not completely down on the ground, your weight when rolling off of it is going to put excessive stress on those parts and you could cause problems that are easily avoidable. Even if the tip of the roll stop is up just a little bit, take the time to lower it completely before you exit the platform.?

Reason Number 2: Lack of Maintenance. Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance – I can’t say those words enough! Your dealer should set up a maintenance program for you and your lift should be in their shop for a regular check up at least twice a year. Every lift built after 2005 has a cycle counter on it that will tell us the total number of times you’ve used your lift, and all lifts should be maintained every 750 cycles. This is a short point. All you need to know is that if you don’t maintain your lift, something will eventually stop working!

Reason Number 3: Broken Parts. No matter what the product, we’ve all encountered that unexpected broken part that seems to go bad for no apparent reason. This actually represents a small percentage of wheelchair lift failures, and it can usually be avoided if the van or lift is maintained on a regular basis (see reason #2 above!). A typical situation might be a wiring harness that gets cut by component. This type of issue rarely happens out-of-the-blue, and with routine maintenance your dealer should be able to see the problem starting to occur and fix it before it gets worse.

That about sums it up The bottom line is that a properly operated and maintained wheelchair van or lift should give you years of reliable service. Read your manual and work closely with Automotive Innovations to make sure your lift is ready to go whenever you are. If you have any questions or are having an issue with your wheelchair van or lift feel free to call us at 508-697-6006.

Toyota Mobility Rebate Information

Toyota Mobility Assistance Program
This program provides cash reimbursement of up to $1,000 of the cost of any aftermarket adaptive equipment or conversion, for drivers and/or passengers, when installed on any eligible purchased or leased new Toyota vehicle.

  • Under this program, the cash reimbursement will be provided for the exact cost you paid to purchase and install qualifying adaptive driving or passenger equipment for transporting persons with physical disabilities
  • This offer applies to all purchased or leased new Toyota vehicles

The program also applies to purchasers of the Toyota Factory Installed Auto Access Seat, where the full $1,000 cash reimbursement will be paid directly to you.
Expect to receive payment within 6-8 weeks after all the paperwork is submitted. Incomplete paperwork will delay the payment.

Leased vehicles require advance written lessor approval of adaptive equipment installations.

Only vehicles sold or leased and delivered to a retail customer by an authorized Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. dealer are eligible under this program.

The adaptive equipment must be installed within 12 months of vehicle purchase or lease.

A Reimbursement Application Form must be submitted to the Toyota Mobility Assistance Center within 90 days of complete installation of adaptive equipment

Qualifying adaptive equipment or conversion is defined as any aftermarket alteration or equipment installation on an eligible Toyota vehicle that provides to the disabled user convenient access and/or the ability to drive the vehicle.

Prepare Your Mobility Equipment For the Colder Weather

Cold temperatures not only slow wheelchair users down, but can also slow down their vans and accessible equipment. For example, if you use a hydraulic wheelchair lift, you may have noticed that the colder the weather, the slower the lift reacts. The cold thickens the fluid, making it move slower through hoses, valves and cylinders.

There’s not much you can do about that, but preparing other equipment for cold weather is important to help avoid accidents and breakdowns.

If you live in the New England area · call our Mobility Center today (508) 697-8324 · We’ll rust proof your wheelchair accessible vehicle, give you an oil change, tune-up, and/or semi-annual ramp/lift service and have any other accessible equipment checked before the temperature dips. If you ask we can also check your battery, antifreeze level, heater, brakes, defroster and thermostat.

Do It Yourself:

  • Purchase winter wiper blades that cut through snow and ice.
  • Keep the gas tank at least half full. It reduces condensation and makes your vehicle easier to start on cold mornings.
  • Buy tires that have MS, M+S, M/S or M&S on them, meaning they meet the Rubber Manufacturers Association guidelines and can bite through mud and snow.
  • For better traction and control, rotate tires so the best ones are in the front.
  • Get an electric engine block heater. It warms the engine so the motor can start. It connects to normal AC power overnight or before driving. In extremely cold climates, electrical outlets are sometimes found in public or private parking lots. 
  • Cold weather is tough on accessible van batteries. Buy one with greater starting power, higher cold cranking amps and reserve capacity for energy when the engine isn’t running.
  • Use synthetic oil to make starting a cold engine easier.

Before you drive:

  • Keep rock salt on hand to melt ice off walkways for a safer wheelchair ride.
  • Clean the snow off the roof and hood so it doesn’t “avalanche” onto the windshield and block your vision.
  • Clear the head and tail lights for best visibility.
  • Scrape the ice off mirrors and windows.

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Here at VMi New England Mobility Center and Automotive Innovations we’ll service and repair your wheelchair accessible vehicle and/or equipment even if you didn’t buy it from us! So bring us your mobility van no matter the year (old or new), chassis (Honda, Dodge, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, excreta..), or conversion (Side Entry, Rear Entry, VMI, Braun, Ricon, Rampvan, Elorado, Amerivan, excreta..)!!

Toyota Sienna wheelchair van Information

Toyota Sienna wheelchair van Information newenglandwheelchairvan.com

As you search for the wheelchair conversion van that best fits your needs, the number of choices available to you today is likely overwhelming. We can help make that choice easier for you. Whether you’re interested in new or used wheelchair vans, VMi New England Mobility Center can assist you every step along the way.

Deciding which vehicle manufacturer you should choose is one of the most important steps in the purchasing process. Here’s some useful information about new and used Toyota wheelchair vans that you should consider:

Why Choose A Toyota Wheelchair Van?

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As soon as the Toyota Sienna Minivan was available, there was a lot of interest generated in using it as a wheelchair conversion van. The good news for Toyota wheelchair van consumers is that from the start, Toyota was working to make the Sienna available with a low-floor wheelchair conversion.

Toyota recognized the potential to broaden Sienna’s market to individuals who are disabled, as well as to the rapidly growing senior population. As a result, Toyota was proactive in seeking out a U.S.-based wheelchair van conversion company to supply this market. Toyota selected Independent Mobility Systems, Inc. (IMS)—located in Farmington, New Mexico—to be their mobility conversion partner because of IMS’ quality manufacturing capabilities and extensive U.S. dealer network. The result was the 2003 IMS Sienna Rampvan.

Conversion Van Features

Interior layout of the Toyota Sienna wheelchair van newenglandwheelchairvan.com

IMS was purchased by The Braun Corporation in 2004,

 Now manufactured by one of the best and largest wheelchair van supplier in the world, the Toyota Sienna with a Vantage Mobility Northstar Conversion is considered one of the premier Toyota wheelchair vans in the industry. This partnership with Toyota has created new wheelchair van manufacturing techniques and processes that have increased quality and shortened lead times, making VMI Northstar and Summit conversions seem like it’s manufactured directly by Toyota. In addition, VMi New England Mobility Center set’s a higher standard than other mobility dealers in the area.

The following are some of the outstanding features of the Toyota Sienna wheelchair van:

By combining the Toyota Sienna with Vmi New England’s superior upgrades to the wheelchair conversion process, the Northstar rampvan provides among the safest, most comfortable Toyota handicap vans available today.

More Choices for Toyota Wheelchair Conversion Vans

While Vantage Mobility has been focusing on Side-Entry, Automatic Wheelchair conversions for the Toyota Sienna, other companies have been building  Rear Entry Wheelchair Van Conversion with a Manual ramp and door. Some companies have always been exclusively focused on the rear-entry market and their customers were asking for product on the Toyota Sienna platform.

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Some people prefer a rear entry wheelchair van because of their parking situation, the environment in which they drive or their budget. With a VMi New England Mobility Center Toyota Sienna, these wheelchair van consumers now have all the benefits of a rear-entry wheelchair conversion van on the Toyota Sienna that they desire.

Models Available for Your Toyota Handicap Conversion Van

Toyota offers 4 Sienna models, and all of them can be converted into a wheelchair accessible minivan:

  • CE: Toyota quality for the budget conscious consumer
  • LE: Familiy value with additional option packages
  • XLE: Well appointed with many standard options included and many more available.
  • Limited: Includes luxury appointments and standard options for those that desire the finest Toyota Sienna available.

Toyota Models Typically in Inventory

Toyota Sienna Wheelchair van 2012 2013 2014 2015

VMi New England Mobility Center works very hard to make sure that we have the Toyota handicap vans that you want in our inventory at our Bridgewater facility. This allows you ample opportunity to see, and drive them and they are available for immediate delivery.

The Toyota Sienna LE and Toyota Sienna XLE are, by far, the most popular models with our customers and we do our best to have these in stock in colors that will please the majority of wheelchair van consumers. For wheelchair van buyers who are seeking the low cost of the Toyota Sienna CE or desire the added features and luxury of the Toyota Sienna XLE, we can place special orders or draw from the inventory of other Mobility Centers across the country.

Depending on availability, we can usually have the exact Toyota handicap van you are looking for within as little as three days.

Toyota Wheelchair Van Conversion Specifications

See the following table for the various conversion options we make available to you for the Toyota Sienna Minivan:

Wheelchair Conversion Vans available on Toyota Sienna
Mobility Conversion Style Product Manual/Automatic
Rear-Entry Wheelchair Ramp Toyota Sienna Manual Ramp
Side-Entry Fold-up Wheelchair Ramp Toyota Sienna Summit Automatic/Power Ramp and Door Conversion Only
Side-Entry In-Floor Wheelchair Ramp Toyota Sienna Northstar Automatic/Power Ramp and Door Conversion Only

We are the oldest NMEDA Quality Assured Dealer in MA

We are your local mobility fitment center offering you the best Lowered Floor vans available. We have been the leader in Custom Handicap van fitment for decades in the New England area including the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country power or manual side entry and power or manual rear entry.

adaptive mobility equipment installations are no problem.

Call us for Veterans resources or to find out more about our FREE to Veterans maintenance program.
We are minutes from Providence RI, not far from Warwick RI, very close to Fall River MA, a short drive from Boston MA, right up the road from Cape Cod MA, in the back yard of Plymouth MA , 20 minutes from Attleboro MA, 45 minutes from Worcester MA, a little farther from Springfield, MA, a short boat ride from Mystic CT, and a short helicopter flight from New Haven CT (call ahead of time if you need space to land your helicopter). Call 506-697-6006 for more info.

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Toyota Sienna Wheelchair Accessible Van Conversions

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There are so many ways to configure the Toyota Sienna to meet your individual transportation needs. Toyota’s expanding selection of partner conversion companies allows for confident choices based upon your lifestyle and preference.

These lowered-floor wheelchair accessible Siennas allow users to travel in the front, center passenger positions or rear. Removable seating can be configured to allow individuals to either transfer into the driver’s seat or drive from their wheelchair. Choosing the option that’s right for you means less compromise, greater mobility.

This conversion includes a complete reconstruction of the van’s floor by cutting out the original and replacing it with a purpose-built floor that adds inches to the height of the door opening for easy entry and exit. As the door opens, the vehicle also kneels to make the ramp angle as low as possible, making it easier for those in a manual wheelchair to get into their van. The fold-out ramp is an industry standard and has been proven safe over years of service. When deployed, the ramp is perfectly flat, then folds in half and stores against the curb-side door for travel.

Fold-out ramp Siennas are available from BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility International (VMI)

Siennas featuring an in-floor ramp represent an interesting twist on the traditional fold-out ramp by storing the one-piece ramp under the floor. Just like the fold-out, this conversion includes a complete reconfiguration of the chassis and has the kneeling feature. The in-floor configuration means the floor stays hidden until needed, allowing you to choose the style that suits your taste.

In-floor ramp Siennas are available from BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility International (VMI).

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Toyota Mobility ramp vans are sold through specialized mobility facilities like the VMi New England Mobility Center.

They are not sold through local Toyota dealerships.

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An economical solution for many families is the rear-entry wheelchair accessible option. The front of the Sienna chassis remains intact and a path is formed into the rear of the van for access. Additional folding passenger seats can be added to the middle row position to accommodate larger families or for use in taxi service where the wheelchair accommodation may not be consistently used. The rear entry configuration allows entry and exit even when parked in a standard parking space or in a one-car garage.

Rear entry Siennas are available from VMi New England Mobility Center.

New Toyota Siennas converted for wheelchair access are warranted under the same terms and conditions as Toyota’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty; conversion-related modifications are warranted by Toyota’s conversion partner. Your wheelchair accessible Sienna also comes standard with Toyota Care, the complimentary car maintenance plan that includes 24-hour roadside assistance for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Siennas converted for wheelchair access also qualify for Toyota Mobility Assistance; details on reimbursement submission are available through your local mobility dealer.

Where to buy

For wheelchair accessible vans, visit your local Toyota Mobility Dealer to select the Sienna model grade, color combination and equipment you like best, the Toyota mobility sales professional will assist you in locating the Sienna you prefer.

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History of Toyota Mobility:
Toyota began providing mobility solutions back in 2001 by introducing the Tundra pick-up truck with a wheelchair lift installed by local mobility centers like VMi New England. Since then they have continued to expand our vehicle lines that offer mobility assistance products and partnered with some of the best conversion companies in the market today: Vantage Mobility International has been converting Sienna ramp vans and VMi New England has been installing hand controls, spinner knobs, left foot gas pedals and lift-up seats in just about every popular sport utility vehicles including RAV4 and Highlander models. Wheelchair lifts, scooter lifts and hand controls are can be installed in most Toyota models.

Our commitment to you is to continue to provide some of the best mobility solutions on the market today.

Fold-out ramp Siennas are available from Vantage Mobility International and BraunAbility

Siennas featuring an in-floor ramp represent an interesting twist on the traditional fold-out ramp by storing the one-piece ramp under the floor. Just like the fold-out, this conversion includes a complete reconfiguration of the chassis and has the kneeling feature. The in-floor configuration means the floor stays hidden until needed, allowing you to choose the style that suits your taste.

In-floor ramp Siennas are available from BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility International (VMI).

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Toyota Mobility ramp vans are sold through specialized mobility facilities like the VMi New England Mobility Center.

They are not sold through local Toyota dealerships.

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An economical solution for many families is the rear-entry wheelchair accessible option. The front of the Sienna chassis remains intact and a path is formed into the rear of the van for access. Additional folding passenger seats can be added to the middle row position to accommodate larger families or for use in taxi service where the wheelchair accommodation may not be consistently used. The rear entry configuration allows entry and exit even when parked in a standard parking space or in a one-car garage.

Rear entry Siennas are available from VMi New England Mobility Center.

New Toyota Siennas converted for wheelchair access are warranted under the same terms and conditions as Toyota’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty; conversion-related modifications are warranted by Toyota’s conversion partner. Your wheelchair accessible Sienna also comes standard with Toyota Care, the complimentary car maintenance plan that includes 24-hour roadside assistance for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Siennas converted for wheelchair access also qualify for Toyota Mobility Assistance; details on reimbursement submission are available through your local mobility dealer.

Where to buy

For wheelchair accessible vans, visit your local Toyota Mobility Dealer to select the Sienna model grade, color combination and equipment you like best, the Toyota mobility sales professional will assist you in locating the Sienna you prefer.

Does Toyota offer any special incentives, etc., for disabled veterans?

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Will you have any special incentives, etc., for disabled veterans?

Toyota customers can receive $1,000 Toyota Mobility Customer Assistance. Furthermore, a Sienna wheelchair van conversion may be eligible for other incentives provided by State and Federal programs made available to disabled veterans.

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Toyota Mobility ramp vans are sold through specialized mobility facilities like the VMi New England Mobility Center.

They are not sold through local Toyota dealerships.

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Do Toyota Mobility reimbursements apply to leased vehicles?

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Do reimbursements apply to leased vehicles?

Usually. Reimbursements can apply to leased vehicles when a written letter of authorization for the installation of adaptive equipment is obtained from the lessor is submitted with the Reimbursement Application Form. Please note: Not all leasing companies will approve the installation of adaptive equipment, so be sure to check and obtain written approval first. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) will approve only the following types of adaptive equipment on a TFS leased vehicle:

  • Hand controls
  • Left foot accelerator
  • Wheelchair/scooter lift
  • Turning automotive seating

 

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Toyota Mobility ramp vans are sold through specialized mobility facilities like the VMi New England Mobility Center.

They are not sold through local Toyota dealerships.

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Can I get assistance for financing my Toyota mobility equipment?

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Can I get assistance for financing my mobility equipment?

Yes, assistance is available through Toyota Financial Services and participating Toyota dealers upon credit approval. Toyota Financial Services provides flexible, extended-term financing for persons with physical disabilities, or their families, for purchasing a new Toyota vehicle with the installed adaptive equipment (including installation costs). Please contact your local Toyota dealer for details.

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Toyota Mobility ramp vans are sold through specialized mobility facilities like the VMi New England Mobility Center.

They are not sold through local Toyota dealerships.

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Who has access to Toyota Mobility?

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Customers may visit any of the over 1200+ Toyota dealers in the continental USA (including Alaska) or VMi New England Mobility Center for more information on Toyota Mobility. Toyota Mobility assistance is provided to any original purchaser or lessee of any new Toyota vehicle and applies to adaptive mobility equipment purchased within the first 12 months of the customer’s vehicle delivery date.

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Toyota Mobility ramp vans are sold through specialized mobility facilities like the VMi New England Mobility Center.

They are not sold through local Toyota dealerships.

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What is Toyota Mobility?

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Toyota mobility is a program designed to address the transportation needs of people who have a disability or who have a family member with a mobility issue. The program provides both financial assistance and a variety of mobility solutions to meet your needs. Financial assistance includes customer cash assistance up to $1,000 to supplement the cost of required adaptive equipment and extended-term financing up to 96 months for the vehicle and adaptive equipment through Toyota Financial Services. Toyota Mobility solutions fall into different categories: Like Wheelchair accessible Sienna Northstar and Summit Rampvans, and other adaptive mobility equipment which can be installed on other Toyota Cars, SUVs, and Trucks. Please contact the Mobility Center @ 508-696-6006  for more information.

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Toyota Mobility ramp vans are sold through specialized mobility facilities like the VMi New England Mobility Center.

They are not sold through local Toyota dealerships.

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Are mobility ramp vans available at Toyota dealerships?

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Are mobility ramp vans available at Toyota dealerships?

No

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Toyota Mobility ramp vans are sold through specialized mobility facilities like the VMi New England Mobility Center.

They are not sold through local Toyota dealerships.

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VMI and Toyota Motor Sales USA Announce “Star Spangled Salute” Van Giveaway for Disabled U.S. Vets

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VMI and Toyota Motor Sales USA Announce “Star Spangled Salute” Van Giveaway for Disabled U.S. Vets

 

Vantage Mobility International (VMI) and Toyota Motor Sales USA have teamed up for the Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute, a national contest to give America’s disabled military veterans the chance to win a 2013 Toyota Sienna SE with VMI’s Access360 In-floor Ramp Conversion. The online contest will run March 13 to November 10, 2013, and is open to all disabled U.S. Veterans. The winner will be randomly drawn on Veteran’s Day, November 11. The Star Spangled Salute contest is a part of VMI’s Operation Independence program.

“We established Operation Independence in 2011 to help educate our disabled military service men and women about federal grants and mobility options available to them,” said Doug Eaton, president of Vantage Mobility International. “We wanted to support a group of people who have sacrificed so much for this country. So we were excited when Toyota Motor Sales USA agreed to donate a Sienna SE for the Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest.”

All disabled veterans are eligible to enter the Star Spangled Salute contest. The winner, who will be randomly drawn on November 11, 2013, will receive a new Sienna SE, which was donated by Toyota Motor Sales USA and features the Access 360 In-floor Ramp Conversion system that is being donated by VMI. To enter the Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest and for contest rules, terms and conditions.

“Toyota has been a longtime supporter of Paralyzed Veterans of America and we are excited to benefit one of our country’s disabled veterans through VMI’s Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest,” said Mark Oldenburg, Toyota’s national fleet marketing, mobility and strategic planning manager. “We appreciate the opportunity to put such a deserving individual behind the wheel of the Toyota Sienna.”

Operation Independence is a national program developed by VMI and the VMI Select Dealer Network and is supported by Paralyzed Veterans of America. A portion of the Operation Independence program is to educate veterans about Federal Grant 21-4502, which is available to disabled U.S. veterans. To learn more about the program and grant, veterans can visit www.pva.org/vmi.

Earlier this year, former Air Force Lieutenant General John F. Regni accepted a position on the VMI Board of Advisors. “Access to reliable transportation is critical for wounded warriors who are reclaiming their independence,” said General Regni. “A VMI converted Toyota Sienna will give them the mobility to secure a job, take care of their family and travel to the doctor. It is truly live-changing for a disabled veteran.”

ABOUT VANTAGE MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL

Vantage Mobility International is a manufacturer and distributor of the most innovative, reliable, highest quality and easily accessible transportation in the world. Their full line of products include domestic and import minivan conversions, full-size van conversions, platform lifts, scooter and wheelchair lifts and transfer seats.

ABOUT TOYOTA

Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. There are nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the U.S. which sold more than 2 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals over $26 billion.

Honda Odyssey vs Toyota Sienna – Which Is Better For Families?

Honda Odyssey vs Toyota Sienna

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When you’ve got a family and an active lifestyle, minivans just make sense. Sliding doors and plenty of doors and plenty of room
you and your family can get where you’re going with all the soccer equipment, science fair projects, and car seats that need to come along. Assuming that you’ve already figured out your budget and determined that your family really needs a minivan, the next step is to start comparing models.

The Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are two popular models that many families carefully consider – here’s a look at the pros and cons of each model and how they compare to one another.

The Basics

Seating: Both models offer standard seven passenger seating, which is a 2-2-3 arrangement (two seats up front, two in the second row, and three in the third). Eight passenger seating is available in both models, only you must upgrade to get it.

Safety: According to federal crash test data, the Honda Odyssey is a bit safer than the Sienna, with a 5-star overall crash test rating instead of the Sienna’s 4-star rating. The IIHS, which also evaluates crashworthiness, rates the Sienna and the Odyseey the same, stating that they are both “Top Picks.”

Fuel Economy: The Odyssey has a slight advantage here as well, with EPA fuel economy ratings of 18mpg city, 27mpg highway on the EX and LX, and 18mpg city, 29mpg highway on the Touring models. The Sienna is rated at 18mpg city, 25mpg highway across the board.

Powertrain: Both vans come standard with powerful 3.5L V6 engines and front-wheel-drive. However, the Sienna offers optional (and class-exclusive) all-wheel-drive that consumers in cold-weather climates may find useful.

Pricing: When similarly equipped, the Sienna is a little less expensive than the Honda. However, it’s hard to do a direct price comparison as many options are offered in expensive packages. It’s also important to remember that incentives (such as cash back or low interest rate financing) can change the equation. SO, be sure to compare the total cost of both vans before you buy.

Still, the Sienna is likely to be less expensive than the Odyssey when it’s all said and done.

Warranty:
Both 3-years/36,000 mile Basic, 5-year/60,000 mile Powertrain, and 5-years/Unlimited mile Corrosion/Rust Thru. The difference really comes down to the features and safety ratings.

2013 Honda Odyssey Pros and Cons
The biggest benefit to owning and driving the Odyssey is it’s agile, almost sporty driving feel. Minivan buyers who don’t want to feel like they’re driving a big old van will surely appreciate this feature.

Additionally, the Odyssey’s excellent fuel economy rating (up to 29mpg on the highway) can be a nice benefit if your regular commute includes a good portion of highway use. Finally, many people like the Odyysey’s third-row seating design a bit better than the Sienna’s.

The biggest con of the 2013 Honda Odyssey is the higher price – you’ll pay a little more for the Odyssey compared to a similar Sienna. Additionally, some people find that Honda’s option packages come with a lot of features they don’t want or need. SO, if you’re looking at the Odyssey, it’s a good idea to make sure you understand what features come with the numerous packages available.

2013 Toyota Sienna Pros and Cons
Many minivan buyers appreciate that the Toyota Sienna is a good-looking vehicle that doesn’t scream “minivan.” The Sienna’s optional all-wheel-drive system (not available on a side entry wheelchair converted van) is a big benefit to folks that live in climates where snow and ice are a common occurrence. Finally, Toyota’s standard 2-year/25,000 mile roadside assistance and complimentary maintenance program is a nice benefit as well.

The cons of the 2013 Toyota Sienna focus more on driving characteristics than anything else. Reviewers often dislike the Sienna’s milk-toast steering response, indecisive transmission, and generally mushy feel. The Sienna also missed the mark a bit in federal crash tests, earning only a 4 star rating. However, the IIHS – which is a non-profit that also tests vehicle safety – rated the Sienna a “Top Pick,” so it’s not wise to ding the Sienna too heavily for their lower score.

The Winner Is . . .
Call us to help you pick out the ideal wheelchair minivan for your family. 508-697-6006

Drivers looking for safety, fuel economy, lots of space, and a good price. Considering how close the Odyssey and Sienna are in all of these respects, a case can be made for either vehicle.

Give us a call or come the Mobility Center to give both of them a try first hand

Veterans Star Spangled Salute – Wheelchair Van Giveaway

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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!***

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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.

How Do I Select the Right Vehicle Modification for My Toyota Wheelchair Van?

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How Do I Select the Right Vehicle Modification for My Toyota Wheelchair Van?

Choosing the right adaptations for your Sienna wheelchair minivan will make all of the difference in world. Having a Toyota wheelchair van converted based upon your exact individual needs is the best way to maximize accessibility and to experience years of safe, comfortable driving. The process of selecting modifications should be based on three principals: Consultation, Accurate Information and Communication.

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Consultation

You may know more about your personal needs than anyone in the world but that doesn’t make you an expert on the subject of wheelchair van modifications. The information you have about your preferences, strengths and limitations will be integral to the process, but in order to do things the right way, you’ll want to involve the professionals at VMi New England.

One of the most important players in selecting the right modifications for your Toyota will be Jim Sanders one of the qualified people in the country at building driving equipment and vans for passengers and individuals who drive from a wheelchair. . He has more than 25 years of specialized training to assess a driver’s individual circumstances in order to determine which adaptations will allow them to get the most from their van.

A good evaluator may have a few years of experience assessing your strength, coordination, range of motion, reflexes, stamina and other physical factors involved in driving. But have no experience when it comes to building and fitting custom adaptations to your specific needs. He or she may be able to investigate your decision making and judgment as it applies to driving. That information will allow the evaluator to produce an extensive report outlining the adaptations that will best meet your individual needs.

Jim has been doing all of the above longer than anyone else in all of New England and some would say most of the Untied States.

Setting up a consultation shouldn’t be particularly problematic. You can find him most days at what has been called the best equipped mobility dealership in all of New England located in Bridgewater Massachusetts. Where every day is a Abilities Expo. Alternatively if you already bought a van from a different mobility equipment dealer, feel free to call upon the experts at VMi New England to have there certified professional staff repair, service and or improve upon what you already have.

When we preform modifications to your Toyota wheelchair van its always a team process where everyone has a in depth understanding of your needs and vision.

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Communication

You should see a common thread running through our outline of the modification selection process. You will be an active communicator when preparing for the conversion of your Toyota wheelchair van. Open, honest and accurate communication is one of the best ways to get the best possible results.

Asking and answering questions at all levels, along with a willingness to share your perspectives and expectations with everyone involved in the process allows us to build you the best van possible. Converting a Sienna for wheelchair use isn’t a cookie cutter proposition. It’s not something you get from a new car dealer, a used car dealer, or a internet direct seller of grey market wheelchair vans. Different people require different adaptations and you want to make sure that the final product of these efforts delivers exactly what you need it to deliver.

When everyone involved understands you and what you need, you’re more likely to choose and experience the optimal mix of modifications for your Toyota wheelchair van.

You need to be involved in consultation with someone like Jim, as well as those making the modifications and equipment installations. You must supply all parties with the best possible information at all stages of the adaptation process. A commitment to outstanding communication needs to be part of everything that happens, as well. If those three principals direct your selection of modifications, you’re certain to find yourself behind the wheel of the perfect Toyota wheelchair van for you.

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

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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
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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

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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