Key Measurement Issues to Consider When Purchasing a Wheelchair Van:
Door Height – Will I be able to easily roll in and out of the van without hitting the top of my head?
Ramp or Lift Width – Is my chair too wide to safely and easily roll up and down van ramp?
Ramp or Lift Capacity – Is my combined chair and body weight within capacity specifications?
Belt Strap or Docking Securement – Do I prefer seat belt type of restraint or a docking station, such as an EZ-Lock system?
Tie-Down Locations – Where in the van will I be positioned and how many tie-down points will be needed? Do I need to have retractable tie-downs based on my physical limitations?
Interior Maneuverability – Is the space in the van large enough for me to easily rotate and turn my chair?
Driver and Passenger Positioning – Should I plan on being in the front passenger or driver position – with removable seat bases?
Other Passengers – How many other people will typically be in the van with you? Will they be able to enter and exit frequently without any major inconvenience to you secured in your wheelchair?