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Updated:  14-May-09

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Wheelchair Ramps.  All Wheelchair users need a small portable ramp even if they don't yet realise it! To keep with them, permanently, while out and about in their disabled adapted vehicles.

 

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I personally always keep a small two foot long folding ramp in my van at all times. Because you can guarantee that there is some curb or step somewhere ready to spoil my day!

I don't need it very often, but on the odd occasion I do need it, then it is absolutely invaluable. 

It pays to be prepared and get get one of these  BEFORE you are stopped from getting into that shop/bar/courtroom/wedding or whatever.  Be prepared!

I just got mine out of the van. Its a typical example. Its short at two feet, because that is adequate to get up the majority of steps or curb stones, or up a step into a shop or onto a dance floor to chat up that fit bird!  It folds in half as most do, and weighs very little so I can easily carry and deploy it alone from my wheelchair. I can even pick it up again using my Grabber!

There are many manufacturers of these things and sellers all over the internet. Do yourself a favour and go buy one online! If you are a full time wheelie then you cant really justify NOT having one!

One hand is enough to lift or carry it much like a suitcase once folded up.

Longer ones are available of course, in multiples of feet. So 3 feet, 4, 5, 6 are all available. But what's the point of a longer ramp that you wont leave in your vehicle since its too big?  And longer than 3 feet tend to be a little flexible and weak for a full sized powerchair with an adult in it anyway. Or too heavy.

The step that this one is leaning on is my staircase. Now obviously I can get up that! It was meant to show how it works and how steep it is.

That step is tall at 10 inches. The ramp looks quite steep. But I use it on similar steps and curbs all the time in my powerchair without any bother. If its too steep then I just reverse up! Better than tipping out the back!

A 3 feet long one is both too big for leaving in the van and not long enough for two steps. A four feet long one folds twice. As does the 5 feet long version so is heavy.

These larger ones CAN do 2 steps. But while they fold up quite small but thicker and heavier they struggle with the weight of an adult in a heavy full size power wheelchair.  At least all the ones I have tried. If any other manufacturers wish to send some for me to check out then feel free!

So for automotive "keep with you" gear then longer ones are a step too far. The weight and inconvenience seems too much and they take too much space. Much better to stick with the small light 2 foot long one shown below.

Ramp for Wheelchair

No, I am not going upstairs. This is just an example of how it looks against a 10 inch step. These are 2 inches wider than my powerchair is each side. (29 inches RAMP WIDTH) Every wheelie should have some of these in the car boot (Trunk) ready for that day that you need it...  What are you waiting for?  Buy one quickly while you remember!  You will regret it one day soon if you don't!

Ultimate indoor capable all terain powerchairAnd strong enough for this!

   


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