Top Five Benefits To Choosing a Rear Entry Wheelchair Van

Rear Entry Wheelchair Van vs Side Entry Wheelchair Van

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

The need for handi-bus services is not going to go away. In fact, the demand for handi-bus service is only going to increase. According to Statistics Canada, the number of seniors aged 65 and over has increased by 14.1% between 2006 and 2011 to nearly five million. This rate of growth was higher than that of children aged 14 and under (0.5%) and people aged 15 to 64 (5.7%). The fastest increase is coming from the 60 to 64 year old demographic where growth is happening at 29.1%. Increased age may also mean decreased mobility that will put additional stress on handi-bus type vehicles and services.

The challenge we continually see at MoveMobility with handi-transit type services is funding continues to drop and the costs of running these types of programs continually increase.

The Big Problem with Handi-Buses

The first and probably the biggest challenges handi-bus type services are running into is the cost to [...]


Canada Day typically marks the first official day of summer vacation season. From trips up to the lake or across the country to see family, the next nine weeks will be very busy for most people. Getting out and getting around is critical to enjoy all that summer has to offer. Renting a wheelchair van offers a great option to explore and to have the freedom provided by a standard vehicle. But before going and renting a van, there are three important things to know. Knowing these three things will save you money, time and effort.


#1 – Know how you are planning on using the vehicle

When renting a wheelchair van it is important to know who will be driving the van. With both side and rear entry options available for rent, you want [...]

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