All posts by Cyndee Duhon

Renting a Wheelchair Van for the Holidays?

Wheel chair vans for rent

MobilityWorks is One of the Largest Renters of Handicap Vans in the United States. Many of Our Vans for Rent Are Booked Weeks Ahead of Time During the Busy Holiday Season.

It’s that time of year when relatives and friends come home or to visit. I you’ve never had a disabled person in your family, then you may not have ever needed to find a wheelchair van that you can rent. The good news is that rental vans are available from many different providers around the country that serve most major cities. The bad news is that holidays are the busiest time of year for renting one, so if you haven’t gotten your reservation in already it may be too late. Read more

Scooter and Power Wheelchair Lifts for Vans or SUVs Come in Many Different Styles.

Bruno Curb-Sider scooter lift. Bruno Out-Sider meridan platform lift
Left: Bruno Curb-Sider scooter lift. Right: Bruno Out-Sider Meridian platform lift.

Scooter and Power Wheelchair Lifts for Vans or SUVs Come in Many Different Styles. Careful Consideration Needs to Be Taken When Selecting a Model for Your Particular Type of Scooter and Vehicle.

When it comes to scooter lifts, there’s no one size fits all solution. Your particular scooter or power wheelchair design has as much to do with the selection of which lift you use than the make and model of the minivan or SUV where it’s going to be installed. Scooter lifts can help to store the scooter (or chair) inside the vehicle or outside, depending on its design and your preference. To avoid a very costly mistake, the style you decide to use should be made with particular care and with the advice of a certified mobility consultant. In most cases, a qualified NMEDA QAP dealer can be found near you that should be able to find the right solution. Read more

Measuring Wheelchairs for Interior Maneuverability, Tie-Downs and Other Securement Devices

Measuring Wheelchairs for Interior Maneuverability, Tie-Downs and Other Securement Devices is a Critical First Step When Selecting or Modifying Handicap Vans

Not all wheelchair vans and tie-down systems are the same or will work properly for every type of wheelchair. Door height, ramp width, interior maneuverability, wheelchair lifts, seating positions inside the van and tie-down locations on the floor all need to be considered when ordering or modifying an existing wheelchair van. MobilityWorks certified mobility consultants can explain these considerations to you and the reason why accurate measurements are necessary for planning your adaptive equipment installation. Read more

MobilityWorks Launches New Search Page

MobilityWorks Launches New Search Page for Finding Wheelchair Vans for Sale by Year, Make and Price Range.

MobilityWorks has released its new Inventory Search tool that allows its web site visitors to find new and used wheelchair vans by Year, Make, Conversion Type and Price Range.

Examples of the custom search would be: 2010 Dodge Wheelchair Vans — or All 2009 Handicap Vans for Sale listed on the site. There are typically 150 to 180 vans listed at any given time according to Guy Hanford, MobilityWorks Director of Marketing. “We usually have more than 200 vans for sale at any given time. With vans being sold and arriving daily, there’s a lot of turn-around that never get on the Internet.” According to the company, it’s best to start a dialogue with one of their Certified Mobility Consultants as soon as possible — even if you’re not ready to buy. Read more