There are a lot of vehicles available in the car sales industry. This is also true for the wheelchair vans industry. With so many options to choose from, how does one even know where to begin? When it comes to wheelchair vans for sale, you hear a lot about minivan accessible conversions. But, we are here to tell you that there’s another popular option in the wheelchair vans industry for wheelchair users: the full size van.
Full size van models offer the same great seating flexibility of minivans conversions, but have the added benefits of additional headroom, the ability to support even the largest, heaviest of wheelchairs, and additional cargo storage. In this brief guide, we will cover all the options for full size van customization and what makes these lift vans a great option for wheelchair users, their families and their caregivers.
Full Size Lift Van Models
The full size vehicle lineup at Rollx Vans is second to none and includes models like the GMC Savana, Chevy Express, Dodge Ram Promaster, and Ford Transit van conversions. These vehicle models offer a range of benefits to wheelchair users, but the number one reason why customers select these vans is because of their size. Full size vans offer wheelchair users and their families an incredible amount of interior cabin space that simply cannot be matched by any other vehicle in the marketplace. This additional space allows for more maneuverability for the wheelchair user within the vehicle, without compromising the space needed for passenger seating.
In addition, the full size van models can be customized to fit the unique needs of each individual wheelchair user. But before we dive into the full size van customization options, let’s take a closer look at each of the full size van models available:
- GMC Savana. Available in either cargo or passenger van models, the GMC Savana comes standard with a six speed automatic transmission, fold away exterior mirrors, anti-lock brakes, side airbags for added safety, and more. With a range of trim packages available, the GMC Savana can also include features like power reclining lumbar front seats or a power sunroof with sun screen, among others. Plus, this van has options for 4×4 and all-wheel drive, making it a vehicle that has an option for everyone.
- Chevy Express. A mechanical twin to the GMC Savana, the Chevy Express is converted with the same six inch lowered floor that gives way to a 55 inch door opening and 58 inch interior cabin height. With this vehicle model, and the GMC Savana alike, wheelchair users will also be able to select non-standard options like heated seats, navigation, USB charging ports, and more.
- Dodge Ram Promaster. Another option for wheelchair lift vans is the Dodge Ram Promaster model. This vehicle, which gives wheelchair users an extra six inches in length than the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, is a mid-size vehicle option that is built on a standard chassis. Ideal for wheelchair users that don’t require extra headroom or more storage than a standard full size van, this model still allows for a full 58 inch door opening for wheelchair users to enter and exit with ease.
- Ford Transit. Available in three different sizes, the Ford Transit van is the perfect full size van for commercial or personal use. Even in its smallest model, the Ford Transit full size van will fit the largest power wheelchairs alongside multiple passengers or families that need the extra space. Plus, this van offers a variety of amenity options like leather seating, wood highlights, window shades, video systems, and more.
Full Size Van Customization Options
As you can see, when it comes to full size van models available for wheelchair accessibility, the options truly are endless. But, it doesn’t stop there. Wheelchair users don’t just pick from a pre-selected inventory that is sitting on a lot and ready for them to drive it home. They get to fully customize their ride, right down to their personal vehicle preferences. What does this mean? It means they can select their make, model, trim package, exterior color, interior color, and more. If the manufacturer makes it, our team can get it and convert it into a wheelchair accessible van that is unique to their needs for a vehicle.
Full Size Van Accessibility
Once a wheelchair user selects their full size van for customization, our team works with them to select the accessibility features for their vehicle that will help them lead more independent lives. For our full size van customers, we will cover the lift options available for the full size van model they choose. We will also discuss their needs for interior height within the van and where within the van they would like to sit. If they plan to be a driver or front passenger, we will also go over their option for our 180 degree trackless transfer seat and any securement devices they need for their wheelchair. Likewise, if the wheelchair user will be driving the van we will cover options for hand controls for the steering column.
We discuss each of these, sometimes at length, so we can ensure our customers understand what they are buying and get exactly what they need. We know that not every wheelchair user has the same needs, so we know that their mobility needs will be unique to their personal situation, as well. That’s why our team at Rollx Vans doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all package for accessibility and we fully customize each of our lift vans to fit the needs of each of our individual customers.
Full Size Vans. The Rollx Vans Way.
At Rollx Vans, we take pride in helping each of our customers on their way to leading more independent lives and we know that starts with creating a custom van to fit their individual transportation needs. With more combined experience than any other team in the Nation, our Rollx Vans sales team is ready to help you and your loved ones get started. Contact us today to learn more about our full size van customization. Whether you are just starting the research process or you already know which van you want to make yours, we are here to help you on your way to a more independent future.