Used Wheelchair Van - Used Wheelchair Vans
Why Used Wheelchair vans are the best way to go
You are happy that you finally got your wheelchair which has really given you the freedom and mobility that you never thought that you would have again, and you have even installed a indoor wheelchair lift that will help you get over the porch and even a stair lift that will help you to bypass the stairs in your house to get from level 1 to level 2. To top it all off you even have an outdoor wheelchair lift. You got your favorite cousin to volunteer to take you and your wheelchair around town in his van but there is one problem. The van isnít wheelchair accessible. There are now 3 options you can go for you. You can buy a new wheelchair accessible van, get your van outfitted so that it is wheelchair accessible or you can purchase a used wheelchair van.
The problem with option no 1 is that most people cannot afford a van that expensive and will usually opt to not purchase it. Newly built wheelchair vans start at the $25,000 and that is the bare minimum cost, but in reality they are in the low to mid 30 thousand dollar range and that can often put too much of a burden on a wheelchair bound person.
If you want to outfit your van so that it becomes wheelchair accessible this is not cheap also. If you want to make your van wheelchair accessible from the back of the vehicle this can cost up to $12,000 which can be a huge hit to your pocketbook and if you want to make the van wheelchair accessible from the side it can cost in upwards of $17000. This is a no win situation for your wallet.
The best option is shop around and purchase a used wheelchair van. Used wheelchair vans are fully equipped and have already been approved to carry a wheelchair in it. Itís been driven and tested out so you know that it has been used already for this function. A good used wheelchair van can usually be had at under the $10,000 mark. This is a huge amount of money that you can save or put to good use to pay off any other medical bills or house bills that need to be taken care of. Just make sure when you are buying a used wheelchair van that you properly check the van itself to make sure that it has been maintained and repaired regularly. Also make sure that you check the ramps or any other added feature in the van to see if itís working right.