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Toyota Wheelchair Vans vs Honda Wheelchair Vans
Choosing a wheelchair van that works for your lifestyle and your budget is important. It can be overwhelming looking at all the similarities and differences. In the case of a Toyota and a Honda wheelchair van, we have made a hassle-free comparison to help you make an informed decision.
Comparing a Toyota Wheelchair Van to a Honda Wheelchair Van
In order to properly compare the two, we need to ensure each vehicle is outfitted with the same conversion kit. In this case, the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey we will be comparing, are both outfitted with the VMI in-floor converter.
Toyota Wheelchair Vans
The typical van that is used as a wheelchair van is the Toyota Sienna. When converting the Toyota Sienna, VMI has to make a few changes to the actual vehicle. This includes:
Moving the rear axle and the seats backwards [...]
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The term conversion van covers a broad range of vehicles. In its most basic elements, a conversion van is a van that can be converted into a bunch of different things. In order to understand the different types, and help you choose which one suits your needs, we will go into detail about the van conversion types and converters.
Van Conversion Types
There are many types of conversion vans including:
Camper Vans / Class B Vans
A basic conversion van is typically a completely bare van that can be converted to suit the needs of the customer. This completely bare van can be a full-size van or a mini-van. Full-size conversion vans, such as the RAM ProMaster, are typically converted into business vans. While conversion mini-vans are typically converted into [...]
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A conversion van was once one of the most popular types of vehicles for travel enthusiasts who longed for adventures with their families or friends. In more recent years, we hear more about RVs and even large SUVs taking over the job. Are conversion vans still made? If so, what do they offer to modern drivers?
Are Conversion Vans Still Being Produced?
Yes, new conversion vans are still being produced and manufactured. You might just not hear about them as much because they aren’t as widely used as they once were. However, today’s conversion vans are still built for convenience and comfort, just like they always have been.
Sherry Vans is one of the top selling dealerships of new conversion vans available for consumer purchase in the USA. We have 7, 9, and 12-passenger conversion vans for personal and commercial use, as well as mobility vans that can be tailored to the unique needs of [...]
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Are you considering purchasing a passenger van? These incredibly convenient vehicles offer a spacious interior for several passengers to commute at one time, making them an excellent choice for private or public transportation. However, passenger vans come with a broader range of risks than most vehicles because of their size and design. Here’s what you need to know about passenger van safety and how to keep your van operating as safely as possible for your passengers:
What dangers exist in passenger vans?
Driving any vehicle carries a safety risk, but passenger vans aren’t built the same as the average car, pickup truck, or SUV. To make room for 9, 12, or 15 passengers, these vans are long and tall, allowing passengers to enter and exit them comfortably. Because they’re top-heavy and carry multiple passengers at a time, they carry greater risks than your average vehicle, like rollovers and long brake times. Passenger vans also have [...]
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If you are in the market for a new conversion van, then you will likely want to know how much you should plan on paying for the vehicle. In addition to the sticker price of the vehicle, there are some other fees that you will need to keep in mind. Take a look at all of the factors that go into pricing a conversion van so you can save up accordingly.
As with any other purchase that you make, you will have to pay tax on your conversion van. In Ohio, the state itself collects a tax of 5.75% on any vehicle bought. Certain counties charge an additional 2% in taxes. Keep these figures in mind because while the percentage is fairly small, it can add up to a few hundred dollars depending on the price of your conversion van.
Keep in mind, however, that these taxes are not applied to any discounts you [...]
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When you think of tailgating, do not forget to consider the RAM conversion van. While most people do not picture a van for tailgating, the RAM conversion van actually checks off all the boxes of what you want for this type of vehicle and even throws in some bonus features.
Rear Doors Swing Fully Open
One of the great things about the RAM conversion van is that the rear doors swing open completely. This means that you can easily access the interior while tailgating, eliminating the need to waste time unloading all your gear from the vehicle. Or just take advantage of the widely opening rear doors to easily get your gear like a cooler, chairs, or even grill out of the van, so you can start tailgating without struggling to remove items from the car.
TV With Premium Sound System
The RAM conversion van also comes with a TV, so you do not have [...]
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Those who plan on getting a 2019 conversion van will notice some changes from conversion vans based on earlier model years thanks to updates to the 2019 RAM ProMaster that these vans are based on.
One of the biggest changes for the 2019 RAM ProMaster is the fact that there are more models available than before. In the past, there was just a single ProMaster van along with the ProMaster City. Now, however, you can get one of three new models. These include a ProMaster 2500 Cargo Van featuring a low roof plus a ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van with a high or a low roof. All three of those new configurations have 136-inch wheelbases. Time will tell if these new ProMaster 2500 and 3500 Cargo Vans are also used for conversions or if the other RAM ProMaster will remain the go-to option.
Those who plan on using their 2019 conversion van [...]
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One of the most popular 9 passenger vans for sale can be at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans. It appeals to a wide range of people with its long list of features and incredible passenger capacity. The nine-passenger vans truly fit nine adults in comfort, so there is no need to struggle to fit inside like you would in a minivan.
Who Will Love the Nine-Passenger Van?
Nearly anyone can appreciate the RAM nine-passenger vans, particularly if you need room for more than four adults who want to spread out. Families who don’t want anyone to feel squashed will love the RAM nine-passenger vans on their next road trip or even just a quick drive around town, especially if they need to buy groceries with everyone in the vehicle.
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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 [...]
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Introducing the first 8 Passenger Sherry Van!
Key Features of This 8 Passenger Van Include:
Under the hood, you will find a 3.0L EcoDiesel I4 producing 174 Horsepower with a 6-Speed Automated-Manual Transmission.
Rear Entertainment includes a 32″ Vizio HDTV, LG Blu-ray/DVD Player, Premium JVC Stereo, Wireless Headphones w/ Storage Cases, AC Power Outlet, Remote HDMI Input, LED Indirect Accent and Mood Lighting.
The dashboard of this particular van includes a 5″ Touchscreen Uconnect 5.0 Navigation Receiver, AM/FM Stereo With CD Player, Satellite Radio, Bluetooth Calling/Streaming, USB Charging Port, USB/Auxiliary Input. D.I.C. Driver Information Center.
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When it comes time to start looking for a conversion van, you will have a few options, including those from multiple manufacturers. While the RAM ProMaster and other RAM vans are currently the leaders in the world of conversion vans, GMC held that title for a long time. Because of this, you will find a nice mix of both brands in your search for a van. To help figure out why you should choose one over the other, take a look at how they compare to each other.
A Note about Used vs. New
An important thing to keep in mind is whether the van is new or used. Because RAM vans are currently the class leaders in numerous metrics, you will almost always be able to find them new and be able to customize them however you want. Because of their popularity, you can also find a used RAM van without an issue, including [...]
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There are a relatively limited number of places to find RAM ProMaster conversion vans, but there are still enough to offer several choices. That said, Paul Sherry typically will be the right choice, no matter where in the United States you live. In addition to an excellent selection, Paul Sherry can help you customize your own ProMaster if you don’t find what you are looking for, offers ways to save money, and can help arrange delivery of your conversion van to any state.
Although we have a range of vehicles at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, the vast majority are RAM ProMasters. Because of this, there is always an excellent selection of vans from a range of model years and in varying conversion styles. This means that whether you want a newer conversion van, [...]
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Next time you have a large event, consider hiring a limo van instead of taking multiple cars or just sticking to a regular limo. A limo van is the perfect combination of a passenger van and a luxurious limousine with seating for a large group of people and premium accommodations, like leather seating and extra climate control. You can use a limo van for nearly any situation, but here are some of the times when you will really appreciate having hired one.
Bachelorette and Bachelor Parties – People have been hiring limos for decades to help them celebrate their bachelor or bachelorette parties, but a limo van is an even better idea. They are more spacious so you can bring a larger group without feeling squished or risking your safety. At the same time, you still get all the premium features that make limos so popular for bachelorette and bachelor parties: entertainment systems, tables, [...]
Comments Off on The Difference Between a Sherry Van and Waldoch Van
When you start to look at the large selection of vans available at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, you will notice that there are two main types: those converted by Sherry and Waldoch vans. In either case, you will be looking at a van that has been enhanced to make it more comfortable and modern or simply to include more features or seating. Both Sherry and Waldoch vans are excellent choices, but you may want to learn more about what sets them apart if you are thinking of buying one.
Flip or Stationary TV
One of the first differences you will notice between Sherry and Waldoch vans is the arrangement for the TV. While both have 32-inch HDTVs, the system on the Waldoch van will flip down, meaning that you can keep it against the roof of the van when not in use. By comparison, [...]
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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 [...]
At Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, we offer only high-quality products, including vans converted by companies with decades of experience. By working with only the best manufacturers, we are able to sell vehicles to our clients without worrying about their quality or future customer satisfaction. This is why we work with the Waldoch van company, maker of Galaxy Vans. The Waldoch company does an incredible range of conversions, allowing us to offer passenger vans, wheelchair vans, and limo vans.
How It Began
The Waldoch van company began in Forest Lake, Minnesota, in 1974. Donald Waldoch was proud of his woodworking skills. One day, someone asked him to create custom-built cabinets for the interior of a van. His project was a success, and word soon spread. Soon Waldoch hired an employee, and they did every aspect of the conversion projects themselves. [...]
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Going camping in a conversion van is one of the best ways to take advantage of your vehicle’s interior space. You can bring along a tent and set it up outside, using the interior of your van to bring people and camping supplies. Or you can remove some of the seats from inside your van and turn it into your tent, perfect for one or two people. With some clever accessories, like tents that attach to the vehicle, you can even combine both options. To make the most of your van camping, you need to pack it correctly, including bringing along the proper supplies and making sure they are accessible.
Keep the Essentials on Hand
Whether you are camping inside the van or just using it for storage, you need to make sure you have all the essential items with you. This should include things like toilet paper, a lighter and candles, a sleeping bag [...]
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No matter the type of youth sports that you coach, you will need a vehicle that can take the whole team from place to place in comfort. While you could ask a few parents with minivans on the team to help out on a regular basis, this is putting a great deal of pressure on them. You will find it much easier to just buy a conversion van for your team and never have to worry about a parent having to cancel last minute.
Excellent Rear Storage
When you think about a van for youth sports, you will need something that can fit all of the gear along with the team. Some vans only let you maximize passenger room but require some odd maneuvering to fit things like hockey sticks or baseball bats inside. This isn’t an issue with a Sherry van with its incredible cargo area. Since the interior height is 6 feet 4 inches, [...]
While most people on the road will stick to cars, trucks, or SUVs, some will find that a luxury van from Paul Sherry is the ideal option. These vans fit seven or nine passengers with ease and are spacious with premium appointments. They let everyone ride in comfort and give you unlimited options for uses. While you could always use your luxury van for a shared taxi service, there are plenty of other uses, as well.
If you have a larger family, then a Sherry luxury van will be the ideal choice. Since they are ready for nine passengers, you don’t have to worry about having room for everyone when you go to the store, movies, or on another outing. They will always have room for you, your spouse, and several kids, plus their friends.
Business, School, or Hotel Shuttle
Those who run a hotel, business, or school may find a luxury van [...]
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No matter where you plan to drive your conversion van, you want to make sure that you are ready for your road trip. Some things to take with may seem obvious, like snacks, but people are likely to forget about other important items to bring. Although there are dozens of things you should check off your list before hitting the road on your next trip, make sure to at least have the following four items, as they are the most important.
It should be a given that when you go on a road trip you need to have a map of some sort with you, but in this day and age, the definition of a map can vary. You may feel fine using the map application on your smartphone, but you don’t want to rely on just that. If you feel comfortable navigating with your smartphone or GPS unit, that is fine, but don’t [...]
Planning a road trip with a family is even more challenging than going with a group of friends since you have to keep the little ones entertained. Luckily, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of games you can play with your children during a road trip so they don’t get bored. Factor in other entertainment, like books, books on tape, travel versions of games with magnetic pieces, and portable DVD players, and you don’t have to worry about your children asking if you’re there yet. To save you some time, here are the best family road trip games and everything you need to prepare to play them.
The alphabet game is pretty straightforward. You just look for the letters of the alphabet in order. Depending on how old your children are and whether [...]
Uber is an app and service that makes it convenient to get around many cities. It provides a more pleasant and often cheaper alternative to taxis. Uber has gotten so popular that people are starting to think about what type of vehicle to purchase if they want to become Uber drivers. There are several good reasons to choose the Sherry Conversion Van if you want to be an Uber driver.
The Convenience of Uber
When you have the Uber app, you can either offer your services as a driver or get a ride when you need it. Presently, the service is most popular in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and many others. It is, however, rapidly expanding to smaller cities and other countries. It is already available in more than 50 [...]
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At Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, we are pleased to provide a selection of New and Pre-Owned Conversion Vans to Ohio residents as well as to other folks throughout the country. We are grateful to our customers for making us the leading conversion van dealer in the nation! Take a look at just a few of the reasons why so many people consider Paul Sherry Conversion Vans their go-to place for dependable vehicles.
Quality Made Products
The people who visit us at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans do so for a variety of reasons. Some customers want to find a van they can use for work while others are looking for a vehicle that is big enough to seat a large family. No matter the reason, we understand the importance of providing a selection of quality made, dependable vans [...]
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The front-wheel drive Conversion Van is gaining in popularity because of its lack of a full-length drive train. This means that the interior of the cabin can be more spacious, and because the van rides closer to the road level, vertical interior space has increased. The Ram ProMaster Passenger Van is an excellent example of how a workable platform can be used to create a very nicely appointed cabin.
Advantages Of The Ram ProMaster
First and foremost, the platform upon which the ProMaster is built allows for plenty of weight for interior amenities without drastically reducing the fuel efficiency. The Ram ProMaster gets better fuel mileage than either of its closest competitors, namely the Chevrolet Express/GMC Savanna twins and the Ford Transit Conversion Van.
The low-riding design means a low-top appearance, but this should not be considered a minus when considering a new conversion van [...]