Across the US, approximately 2.7 million Americans use a wheelchair on a regular basis. For many of those Americans, a full-size wheelchair van represents the most convenient way to move around without needing to pack and unpack a potentially heavy and unwieldy wheelchair.
The size of full-sized wheelchair vans is often quoted as one of the reasons people avoid them, with drivers worried about fuel economy and their ability to find parking in urban centers.
However, full-sized wheelchair vans offer so many benefits that far outweigh needing to wait a little longer to find the right parking space and, to make them clearer, we’ve made a list of them.
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1. More Transportation Options
Using a full-sized wheelchair van means you can get more people in it, it’s as simple as that. Most full-sized wheelchair vans can accommodate three passengers in the rear, a wheelchair [...]
As you explore the new mobility vans available, you will notice plenty of exciting new lift options, giving you the freedom you need to move around and get in and out of the van with ease. Depending on the van you select, you can choose from one of several different lifts, each with its own advantages and disadvantages and situations that it is designed for.
One of the most popular options is the Revability conversion of the Chrysler Pacifica, which features the option of a rear or side-mounted commercial platform lift that has a 1,000-pound capacity. This model also offers the option of a rear ramp with a 1,000-pound capacity that is 42 inches wide.
Ricon Clearway Lift
Another new mobility van lift choice for the ProMaster is the Ricon Clearway with its unique, fully-automatic split platform that folds up to get out of the way when you press a button. The system [...]
When you head to Paul Sherry Conversion Vans to look at the new RAM passenger van models, you will notice some updates to the 2018 RAM ProMaster. Since all the Sherry RAM Conversion Vans are based on the ProMaster, keep these updates in mind when you look for the one you want. Both the full-size ProMaster and the compact ProMaster City have more convenience and safety features than in previous model years.
New Standard Features for the ProMaster
The newly standard features on the 2018 RAM ProMaster include a Uconnect 5.0 infotainment system, which you can choose to equip with navigation. To further help with connectivity and convenience, RAM also added integrated voice command, Bluetooth, and audio controls on the steering wheel. There is also now a rear backup camera as [...]
With so many Chrysler Pacifica Mobility vans, there are options for everyone. However, the REV Mobility Advantage Package easily stands out from the crowd with its unique features that you will not find anywhere else. It has a spacious interior and exclusive recessed side pockets, along with many other useful features.
Recessed Side Pockets
Those recessed side pockets might not seem like much at first, but they can make a huge difference. You will only find this exclusive feature on the REV Mobility Advantage Package. These side pockets tie down to help keep any equipment out of the way. They are also covered by a 50,000-mile/5-year conversion warranty, so your Pacifica Conversion will always stay organized.
Many accessible wheelchair vans have somewhat narrow entry areas, despite the wide interior of the Chrysler Pacifica. However, the engineers behind the REV Mobility Advantage Package worked hard to maximize width while making the minivan accessible. The [...]
In addition to helping you find your new conversion van, our team at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans can assist you with all of your financing needs. We want to ensure that you drive off the lot with the van to meet your needs, and by offering competitive auto loans, we can make that a reality. Thanks to our efforts, we are the best choice for financing your next auto.
We Compare More than 20 Options for You
When you search for auto financing, most lenders will only have a single offer for you. At Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, we feel that working with a single lending institution would be too limiting, which is why we will always contact more than 20 different credit unions and banks in the local area. We put in all the time and effort of contacting them for you, so you don’t have to do anything. Then, we’ll tell you what [...]
Those interested in a 2017 RAM ProMaster will appreciate the range of updates the automaker added for this year. Thanks to the updates, it is now easier than ever before to upfit the van, resulting in a better conversion from our team here at Paul Sherry. Let’s take a closer look at the changes for the latest RAM ProMaster Conversion Van.
The most exciting change for most drivers is the adjustments to the cutaway and chassis cab models that will improve upfitting. On both of these models, RAM has made the rear axle wider, making it easier for service bodies to fit snugly onto the van. Essentially, it lets the upfits be applied in a flusher way, enhancing the quality and ease of these upfits. To make upfitting even better, the ProMaster also now comes standard with wiring prep for rear speakers and upfit interface connectors, regardless of the model you look at.
When it comes time to buy your new mobility van, getting it from Paul Sherry Conversion Vans is a smart decision. We understand our clients and work hard to get you exactly what you are looking for. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and knowledge of our inventory. This helps make the shopping experience stress-free for you, letting you move around town in your mobility van in almost no time.
We have a great selection of mobility vans at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans since this is one of the areas that we specialize in. While most are based off the RAM ProMaster, we have several other models for you to choose from. The conversions are all of the highest quality, giving you confident access to
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 [...]
For those who need some extra help getting around, a RAM ProMaster Wheelchair Van can be the perfect solution. These vans can easily be converted to feature an empty interior space that fits one or more wheelchairs and accommodates a wide range of lift styles. The team at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans can give you specific information on the lifts available for your RAM ProMaster, but you should know that nearly every style would work.
Features That Help Accommodate the Lift
The RAM ProMaster wheelchair on sale at Paul Sherry were designed specifically to be able to accommodate a range of lifts. It helps that the step-in height from the floor to ground is only 21 inches, as this means that the lift doesn’t have to move the wheelchair as far. The doors are also designed in a way that allows you to put a lift on the side doors of the RAM ProMaster, [...]
Vans aren’t known for getting the best fuel efficiency, but you can easily change this. By taking care of your vehicle and driving carefully, it is possible to make your van more efficient. Of course, you will want to choose an efficient model over those that consume more fuel, but following these steps can boost how far you go on each tank of gas.
Don’t Drive Aggressively
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to help your Sherry Van be more fuel efficient is to pay attention to your driving habits and avoid aggressive driving. In fact, starting suddenly and hard braking may lead to consuming up to 40 percent more fuel. Instead, accelerate smoothly and slowly before getting into your high gear quickly.
Keep a Steady Speed
Cruise control can be your best friend when it comes to fuel economy. Driving at a steady speed is one of the top methods of going further on [...]
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 [...]
Ram ProMaster Diesel Conversion Vans offer a high quality product from the get-go. The Ram ProMaster offers a better starting point for conversion vans when compared to other vans. This is thanks to class superlative engines, class-leading features, car-like handling and class-leading Fuel Economy. The reviewers love these vans, and it’s easy to see why.
The Best Reviews
Usually commercial vans are a bit ho-hum, but the Ram Promaster has the reviewers raving. Edmunds.com, a leading automotive reviewer, calls the Promaster ‘a strong choice for American consumers.’ AutoWeek, which test drove the EcoDiesel, bragged about the great engine and how wonderful the handling is. TheFastLaneTruck.com and TheTruthAboutCars.com agreed, praising the front wheel drive. Reviewers also praised the numerous configurations, the fuel economy, the low floor, and the wide-open doors. TheTruthAboutCars.com noted that the [...]
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. [...]