B&D Independence | Transfer Seats | Mobility Seating

B&D Independence Transfer Seats

Mobility Seat VMi New England Massachusetts

The new B&D Independence leadership series of handicap transfer seats that are equipped with a variety of new benefits. These seats are designed to give you maximum comfort while driving or riding in a handicap accessible vehicle, providing a seamless entry into the vehicle from your wheelchair.

This new leadership series of seat bases includes a 24 month warranty on parts and 12 month limited warranty on labor, providing peace of mind in the event of a product malfunction. They also have a 500 pound total combined weight capacity, test certification to meet various requirements with a semi-integrated seatbelt system, new central wiring distribution channel, repositioned wiring harness, direct vehicle chassis ground system, 12 inch swivel gear for smooth turning, swivel adjustment screw that allows for a 5 degree adjustment, Delrin bearings for quieter operation and stability, an actuator protective cover that prevents objects from falling into the actuator, two position adjustable switch box, application specific part numbers, and a direct mounting system that requires no drilling to operate.

These are just some of the features that make our selection of seat bases one of the best purchases you can make for your accessible vehicle. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger you deserve maximum comfort and there is no reason why your mobility should be limited. Contact us today for more information on how to purchase a new transfer seat.

Transfer Seats for Minivans

The mobility industry converts a wide selection of various minivans, which B&D Independence is proud to support with direct-mount seat bases. These include:

  • Chrysler Town & Country
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Honda Odyssey
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Volkswagen Routan

We also carry seat bases for older minivans conversions such as Ford Freestar, Ford Winstar and Chevy Venture.

Our Products

Leadership 51

The L51 is our most popular model. Designed for lowered minivans, this 6-Way Transfer Seat Base is available for both driver and passenger sides. The 6-Way Transfer Seat moves forward and back, raises up and down, and swivels.

Travel Horizontal: 20”
Travel Vertical: 6 3/8”
Swivel: 100º
Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.

Chrysler Town & Country with Braun Entervan Conversion
Honda Odyssey with VMI Conversion
Chrysler Town & Country with Braun Entervan Extra Tall Conversion Dimensions
Length: 33 1/2″
Width: 14 1/4″
Down Height: 6 1/8″ to 8 7/8″
Chrysler Town & Country with VMI Conversion
Toyota Sienna with Braun Rampvan Conversion
Honda Odyssey with Braun Entervan Conversion


Leadership 53

The L53 is a 4-Way Transfer Seat for the driver or passenger side. It has similar features as the L51 as it moves forward and back and swivels. This 4-Way Transfer Seat does not raise up and down.

Travel Horizontal: 20”
Swivel: 100º
Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.

Length: 33 1/2″
Width: 14 1/4″
Down Height: 6 1/8″ to 7 5/8″


Leadership 75

The L75 is a 4-Way Transfer Seat for Chrysler, Dodge and Toyota Mini Vans that have been converted for rear entry or not had the floor altered. This 4-Way Transfer Seat Base does not raise up and down.

Travel Horizontal: 35” to 37”
Swivel: 100º
Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.

Length: 55 1/4″
Width: 10 1/2″
Down Height: 3 5/8″ to 5 5/8″
L75 for Rear Entry Minivan


Minivan Options (L51, L53, and L75 Models)

180 Degree Swivel: Allows rotation of the seat 180 degrees, so that the user has greater flexibility in how they transfer into and out of the seat.

Trim Package: A set of three covers that match the OEM interior of your vehicle. Providing OEM aesthetic quality and made with ABS material, these covers keep the moving mechanisms of the base concealed and protected. (Available on model L51 only.)

Hand Held Pendant: Our standard Easy Access switchbox with an extended harness and shorter switches, provides the user with increased range of where they place their controller.

Extended Travel: Certain transfer seat base models for the minivan can be extended four inches. Speak with your Dealer to see if your vehicle may qualify for this option.