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Ride in Style! 2016 VMI Honda Odyssey Side Entry Minivan

 

The new 2016 VMI Honda Odyssey side entry minivan is now available from Vantage Mobility. The wheelchair van offers the same level of comfort as the 2015. New additions have been made by both Honda and Vantage Mobility in 2016.

 

Honda Odyssey Overview

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The 2016 Honda Odyssey side entry wheelchair accessible minivan provides comfort and safety. The Odyssey boasts best-in-class fuel economy for an 8-passenger minivan. All models of the Honda Odyssey comes with a six speed V6 248 horsepower engine. For driver safety anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability assist and electronic brake-force distribution comes standard. Depending on the model, 18″ aluminum alloy wheels are available.

 

New Features

The new changes to the 2016 VMI Honda Odyssey Side Entry Minivan Models include:

  • Simplified diagnostics with VMIQ
  • Standard rear view camera and expanded driver mirror
  • HondaVAC (standard on Touring Elite and [...]
Get The Answers You Need About Our Wheelchair Van Conversions

Chances are if you have been thinking about getting a wheelchair van conversion you have questions you would like to have answered. We get asked a lot of questions at MoveMobility about our wheelchair van conversion very everyday. There are 10 common questions our customers ask. Here are the answers to those burning questions.

#1 – What type of wheelchair van conversions do you sell?

There are two types of wheelchair van conversions to choose from. You have the choice between rear entry or side entry for your wheelchair van conversion. Depending on how many passengers you need to transport or the size of your chair, sometimes a full-size wheelchair van may be needed.

#2 – What brands of wheelchair van conversions do you carry?

We sell two brands of wheelchair van conversions. The first is a side entry conversion done by Vantage Mobility. You [...]

Unparalleled Value Comes Standard With The Ram Promaster

 

When it comes to full-size wheelchair accessible vans, Ram has done a very good job to compete with the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit, and Nissan NV. The new 2016 RAM Promaster 2500 vans are now becoming available. They are just as awesome as the 2015 models.

 

Overall Review

The Ram Promaster 2500 comes as a 159” wheelbase. There are extended models available. The model I will be reviewing is the high roof window van model. This is the model used for our mobility full-sized wheelchair van. The wheelchair van handles well, offers a lot of cargo space and has a sleek but simple euro design. The Ram Promaster was modeled after the Fiat Ducato. This wheelchair accessible model has been driven in Europe for a long time. The Ram Promaster makes for the ideal mobility vehicle as it offers a lot of space. It gives [...]

decide on a vehicle

When it comes time to decide on a wheelchair accessible vehicle, a lot of thought and consideration needs to go into this decision. For most people, buying a wheelchair van is the second largest purchase they will make besides a home and definitely an important decision overall. A vehicle is something that is driven for anywhere between three and eight years depending on the type and model of vehicle(5).For some, they may know exactly how they want to decide on a vehicle and which vehicle they are going to purchase. However, for 43 percent of individuals buying a vehicle, this is a decision that takes weeks or months of research(4). The Internet plays a dominant role in peoples decisions. In fact, 83 percent turn to the Internet to do their research when [...]

Wheelchair Van Financing Options

Which option is right for you?

A lot of options exist these days to pay for your wheelchair van. There are two common wheelchair van financing options. The first is financing the wheelchair accessible vehicle through a loan. The second option is a vehicle lease. I have written a post on wheelchair van financing options before and can be found here. Depending on your situation, one option may work better for you than the other. Sometimes our clients look for 3rd party funding to help offset the cost of their wheelchair van. For example, President’s Choice Children’s Charity is a common charity client use.

The approval process for a loan or lease can be quick. It can take as little as a couple of hours or can take a couple of days. In personal situations, usually, a standard credit check is all that is needed for both options. For businesses, government organizations or non-profits, the process can take longer. For example, the organization is [...]

mobility vehicle questions

This week’s blog post is all about deciding when you are ready to start looking for a mobility accessible vehicle. You might have been toying with the idea for a while but things have come to a point now where you think it might be time. You might be debating a side entry van or rear entry wheelchair van, hand controls, transfer boards and the like.

To help make things easy for you, I have compiled a list of the 10 most popular reasons people tell us they are are ready to transition into a mobility vehicle.

 

Top 10 Signs You Are Ready For A Mobility Vehicle
Sign #1 – You’re finding it harder to get around

You may have noticed over the past few months your mobility is slowing down [...]

5 Tips For Choosing The Right Wheelchair Van Conversion

Find The Right Wheelchair Van Conversion

Dodge Northstar E Manual Grand Caravan Wheelchair Van Conversion

Finding the right wheelchair van conversion can take time.

 

Sometimes for our customers it’s a routine purchase as they have bought a few wheelchair vans in their lifetime. For others, it is their first time purchasing a wheelchair van and there may be a lot of mixed emotion with the purchase.

Everyone has different needs and preferences for a wheelchair van. It’s not always a one size fits all type of purchase. The five tips below serve as a road map on how to find the right wheelchair van for you and your family or organization.

Tip #1 – Know your budget range ahead of time

Buying vehicles these days has become very easy. Auto manufacturers have created a lot of different programs to help their customer when it comes [...]

Top Five Benefits To Choosing a Rear Entry Wheelchair Van

Rear Entry Wheelchair Van vs Side Entry Wheelchair Van
Thinking About A Rear Entry Wheelchair Van?

 

Choosing the right wheelchair van can be a challenge. If you have been debating between a side entry or rear entry wheelchair van for sometime, I wanted to help provide some reasons why people choose this type of conversion. Based on our years of providing vehicle solutions, here are the top five reasons to choose a rear entry wheelchair van.

Reason #1 – More Affordable than a Side Entry

Buying a wheelchair accessible van is not a cheap expense. Even with financing and lease options, the wheelchair vans do cost more than your standard vehicle. You can learn more about wheelchair van financing and leasing options in my post 3 Important Things to Know About Van Financing & Leasing.

Costs can vary greatly depending on the style of conversion you choose. A side entry van has two main options available, manual or powered entry. As well, you can choose [...]

Your Wheelchair Van Is Meant For Than Just Driving!

 

With summer upon us, now is the perfect time to head out and explore with your wheelchair van. Road trips across the country, days at the beach and new adventures around the city are all great ways to enjoy your wheelchair van. Here are 10 ideas for you to do this summer with your wheelchair van and enjoy all that summer has to offer before it’s too late.

10 Nearly Free Ways To Enjoy Your Wheelchair Van10 Nearly Free Ways To Enjoy Your Wheelchair Van

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