A wheelchair accessible van can bring significant convenience to your life, but there’s a lot to consider when purchasing the right mobility van to meet your needs. From brand-new wheelchair accessible vans to more affordable used models, there’s likely a van that’s perfect for you on our lot, and we want to help you find it!
Used vs. New Wheelchair Accessible Vans
Perhaps the most important point to consider is whether you should buy a new or used wheelchair accessible van. There are benefits to both, but the one you choose depends on several factors, like your budget, your credit, and the features you need in your van.
Mileage and Reliability
Used vans will have higher mileage on them than others, which could be a drawback if its previous owners didn’t keep up with routine maintenance and important repairs. However, a used vehicle with more miles doesn’t automatically equate to broken down and worn out. [...]
When it comes time to customize your mobility van, you will need to consider which type of lift best meets your needs. The vans from Paul Sherry Conversion Vans mostly use Ricon lifts, where are known for their versatility and reliability. There are four main lifts from Ricon. By learning more about them, you will be better informed and ready to make an educated decision as to which one you want for your van. While they all share numerous features, they are fairly different, making the decision a bit more challenging. Remember that regardless of the lift you choose, all were designed for DOT Public Use vehicles, meaning they comply with the official regulations.
Clearway Wheelchair Lift
The Clearway wheelchair lift relies on a fully automatic split platform with a unique design. This platform folds up and then moves out of the way when you press the relevant button, giving you clear access to the [...]
There are many types of vans available but the RAM ProMaster is among the most frequently converted into a wheelchair van. These are high-quality vans to begin with and have been for years, letting drivers choose from new or used models as a way to save money. The team at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans can help you create a custom van starting with the RAM ProMaster chassis. We choose this particular model to base our conversions off of for numerous reasons; here are just a handful of the RAM wheelchair van performance advantages.
One of the best things about the RAM wheelchair van is that it is highly efficient. Most large vans will guzzle gas like crazy, leaving you with a high fuel bill and frequent trips to the gas station. The RAM ProMaster with its wheelchair [...]
Fitting a Vehicle to a Person with Mobility Problems
Those of us who have family members or friends with mobility problems understand the difficulties of transportation for them. Travel is not just an issue of vehicle, but also of access to the vehicle by the wheelchair-bound passenger or driver. In attempts to make a wheelchair van compatible and accessible, the vehicle may be less convenient for others, even limiting how a person enters the vehicle or is seated in the vehicle.
Paul Sherry’s Answer—The RAM ProMaster Conversion Van
The RAM ProMaster begins life as a chassis with safety and security options like advanced front airbags (supplemented by seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain front airbags), electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, and more… The point is, this front-wheel-drive van is fully outfitted in both low roof and high roof designs, and can safely carry a payload of 4,440 pounds. The sidewalls of the Ram ProMaster are [...]
When you need to get a conversion van, you need to consider how much your investment in the van should amount to. You can put a great deal of money in a New Conversion Van, or you can get yourself a Used Conversion Van. Each van is going to serve you well, but you need to figure out which investment is going to serve you the best.
When you come to purchase a used conversion van, you need to remember that these vans have varying mileage on them. You can get a van that has many miles on it for a small amount of money. However, you will need to spend more money on a van that has less mileage.
Also, when it comes to Conversion Vans, the accessories on the van are going to alter the price. [...]
Many people like being able to travel in comfort. When they want to drive around their hometown or even take longer drives across the country, they may want a vehicle that gives them plenty of room and provides them with the safety that they desire. These desires are no less with travelers who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Regardless of the distance they plan to travel, people can get the comfort, style, and safety they want when they invest in a Paul Sherry conversion van.
A wheelchair van from Paul Sherry Conversion Vans provides important safety features that make it easy to drive and operate in all traffic conditions. With its front wheel drive, people can brake easily and steer their van in whatever direction they choose without fearing that the back wheels will lock up or pull away from the direction in which the van is being steered. [...]