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Spring has finally arrived in Canada! Gone are the days of needing to drive through slushy, slippery streets, fight your way through ten foot snow banks and deal with the frigid cold. The snow is melted, the weather is getting warmer every single day and slowly, but surely, the leaves and grass are turning green. Wheelchair users are happy as the clear sidewalks make getting around a lot easier and more inviting to get out and about.

With the change in season, now is a really good time to buy a rear entry van in Winnipeg. The new models are in, the prices are great right now and there are both new and used units available for sale.

 

New Fiscal Budgets Are Being Approved

With the start of new fiscal year for many non-profit, First [...]

Review of the Amerivan Conversion

Side & Rear Entry Conversions for the Dodge, Chrysler and Toyota Chassis
amerivan van 3 Conversion Options For The Amerivan


Do you find yourself needing a side entry wheelchair van that won’t break the bank?

Or what about finding a side entry van with outstanding quality?

My guess is the answer to both of these questions is a resounding YES!

Well…the good news is MoveMobility is now a dealer for El Dorado Mobility.

We are a proud provider of quality wheelchair accessible vehicles in Winnipeg. We will work with you to find the perfect vehicle for your needs. Ready to get started? Contact our team.

 

Who is El Dorado Mobility?

El Dorado Mobility is located in the United States and they are the makers of the Amerivan. They started making the wheelchair van in the early 2000’s when they acquired the mobility van division from Ricon Corporation. El Dorado moved operations from Ricon’s [...]

5 Misconceptions About Rear Entry Vans

The Truth About Rear Entry Vans

Rear entry wheelchair vans can get a bad rap from the public. In our experience, this usually has to do with poor information being shared about them as well as the lack of information on the Internet about how great rear entry vans really are. As a local supplier of wheelchair vans in Winnipeg, we are dedicated to only providing quality wheelchair van options for our clients. Earlier last year, I wrote a blog post dedicated to the advantages of rear entry wheelchair vans called the Top Five Benefits To Choosing a Rear Entry Wheelchair Van.

The rear entry van has been our number one accessible van for many years and the customers who use them, love them. To quickly summarize why you should want to own a rear entry van, here are the Top Five Benefits:

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Comparison of the Vantage Mobility Honda Odyssey & Toyota Sienna Side Entry Vans

 

When it comes to side entry vans, finding the right option to suit your needs can be a bit of challenge. Each wheelchair accessible van has it’s own advantages and drawbacks. Each conversion offers different features or the van offers something a bit different. Vantage Mobility offers conversions to the four top selling van models. The Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. Most of these models come with the option of a manual or power ramp.

Today I am going to look at the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. Both vans compete in the Top 5 selling minivans in Canada. Both being imports, it makes for a nice comparison on features and quality. The Sienna and the Odyssey sit behind the Dodge Grand Caravan and Honda Odyssey. The Dodge Grand Caravan is the number [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Northstar E Side Entry Toyota Sienna

Choosing an entry method for your wheelchair van requires some thought and consideration. There are several questions to be answered to find the right fit. In the end, taking the time to answer these questions will make choosing the right wheelchair van easy and give you the peace of mind that you chose the right vehicle.

#1 – Do you have a preference for side or rear entry?

You may have a preference on the type of entry method you like to use. It may have been from a past wheelchair accessible vehicle you have ridden in or it may be because it is what you drive now. This can save a lot of time if you have already made a decision on which wheelchair van conversion is best for you and your family.

#2 – How many people will be in the [...]
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