Rear Entry Vans vs Side Entry Vans: Pro’s & Con’s of Each Conversion

rear entry vans vs side entry vansWhen it comes to purchasing a wheelchair van, there are several models and conversion styles to choose from. Rear entry wheelchair vans and side entry vans each have their own advantages and disadvantages. As the end user of the vehicle, it is important to know the differences between the types of conversions available and which conversion works best in your situation.

I have compiled a list of pros and cons for each conversion type to help make the decision process easier for you. If you are ready to choose your wheelchair van in Winnipeg, talk to us today. Click here to check out our wheelchair van options.

Rear Entry – Pros

1. Easy Entry & Exit

Rear entry wheelchair vans offer easy entry and exit with the manual bi-fold ramp. The advantage to you [...]

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is now available.

 

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is now available in Canada. The van has been on the road now for the past couple of months and is just as nice as the 2015 models. Dodge didn’t make any major changes to the 2016’s. The design has kept fairly consistent since the van’s revamp in 2010. The interior changed in 2011 where Dodge increased the appearance of quality in the interior trim.

After doing some research and reading a variety of automotive review websites like www.car-buying-strategies.com and Edmunds.com, these are the top 9 reasons why people choose the Dodge Grand Caravan over other vans like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

If you are ready to learn more about how to convert your van into the perfect wheelchair van for your needs, talk to our team today. Use the form at the bottom of the page to get more information.

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The Van

If you are looking for a wheelchair van with style, class and comfort, look no further than the 2015 VMI side entry Toyota Sienna. According to MoneySense.ca, the Toyota Sienna is in the top three best minivans in Canada. The Sienna is rated #2 just below the Honda Odyssey and is followed by Dodge’s Grand Caravan. The van comes standard with several features such as Bluetooth capability, cruise control, air conditioning, a backup camera, power windows & locks as well as Toyota’s Star Safety System.

For power, the van comes with a 3.5L V6 266 horse power engine and standard seating for seven with the option of eight seats. Please keep in mind, in a wheelchair configuration for either side entry or rear entry, the seating capacity does change. The van offers 13L/100km for city driving and 9.5L/100 km on the highway. Overall, the Toyota Sienna offers a nice, quiet, [...]

4 to 1 Occupancy: Expanded Safety Requirements For Passenger Vehicles

An end to the confusion surrounding the 4 to 1 occupant debate

4 to 1 occupancy debate

The 4 to 1 occupancy debate can finally come to an end! There has been a lot of confusion the past year-and-a-half about how many occupants you are allowed in certain types of vehicles when you have a wheelchair involved. Is it considered one chair or four chairs, which types of vehicles does it apply to, and whom does it apply to?

Recently, the Province of Manitoba released a document which helps provide the much needed clarity in the 4 to 1 occupancy debate. Basically, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) is putting Highway Traffic Act (HTA) amendments in place. This will expand the Safety Fitness Council program. The expansion applies to additional passenger vehicles designed for seating with 11 or more seats (including the driver.) If a vehicle [...]

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