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Do you remember the feeling of buying your new mobility van?
That feeling of being proud of your purchase. You babied the new wheelchair accesible van everywhere you went, picked up every speck of lint or dust you saw, all drinks and food had to be eaten outside the vehicle and you practically tucked your mobility van into bed each night with a blanket and bedtime story. It was your baby…
Fast forward a few months or years and the picture looks a bit different now. Life has become busy. Maybe you’re driving your kids to and from soccer practice and friends places, transporting clients around or shuttling new people each day to their destinations. There are coffee stains in the carpet, garbage strewn about the van, sticky goo from lattes spilling over into the cup holders, dog [...]
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How To Buy A Used Wheelchair Van & Be Confident In Your Decision
Have you been thinking about buying a used wheelchair accessible van in Winnipeg lately? Buying a used wheelchair van is a great option but there are definitely some questions that need to be asked before buying a vehicle. Buying a used wheelchair van is a bit different than buying a typical used vehicle as you not only have to be concerned about the vehicle but also need to consider the wheelchair van conversion. There is always the fear that the vehicle you are going to buy will be a lemon or turn out to be something else other than what you bought.
To help you out, I have put together a list of 10 questions to ask the next time you are looking at buying a used wheelchair van. They will help you get the information you need to make a choice you are [...]
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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 [...]
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Adapting Your Rear Entry Dodge Grand Caravan To Be More Flexible
The Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the most popular vans to convert into a rear entry or side entry wheelchair van. A lot of people like them because they are affordable, quality and offer a variety of options to meet people’s budgets and needs. In a typical rear entry wheelchair van conversion on a Dodge Grand Caravan, you are able to have the driver, front passenger, and the two mid row captain’s seats plus a single position for a wheelchair. This works most of the time, however, for some who purchase a rear entry Dodge Grand Caravan, they need more options than this wheelchair van offers.
There are six seating options now available for the rear entry Dodge Grand Caravan. Depending on how many wheelchairs need to be carried or who is traveling in the wheelchair van, there is a seating configuration [...]
When 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 [...]
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, [...]
When it comes to wheelchair van conversions, there are several questions that do come up when looking at your different options. For example, someone might ask what colour the wheelchair accessible van may come in. Others will ask about power options for the side entry models. Others will ask if it is possible for the driver’s seat to turn so the person in the wheelchair can easily transfer to the driver’s seat.
To make things simple for you, we have compiled the top 8 questions we get asked on a regular basis. Knowing the answer to these questions will make shopping for your wheelchair van a lot easier and hopefully alleviate some of the confusion.
Buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle or van is not an easy task. Having the information you need to make [...]
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.
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.
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
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.
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 [...]