handicap accessible vehicles

  • Van Products: Your Trusted BraunAbility Dealer

    When it comes to purchasing a wheelchair accessible van, Van Products knows that there is more to it than just selling a handicap van. Instead, our team of mobility specialists also strives to educate each of our customers, letting them know what their options are and providing the resources and support they need before, during, and after the sale.

    Partnering with a Dealership That Puts You First

    Our customers are at the forefront of everything that we do - from offering in-home demonstrations to scheduling appointments to offering personalized mobility options and more. Therefore, when it's time to make the decision to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle, we want you to feel comfortable partnering with a wheelchair van dealership that will be with you long after that initial transaction has taken place.

    At Van Products, Inc. we have an experienced and knowledgeable staff that is always available to answer any questions you may have in order to help you make the best choice to suit your specific mobility needs.

    A Reputation for Quality & Safety

    Van Products offers 24-hour emergency service, along with our guarantee that you will never be left alone in the event of an emergency. Our experienced service department has all the tools and resources necessary to get you back on the road in no time.

    As your trusted BraunAbility dealer, we understand that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to mobility. Our team will work side-by-side with you to find the an accessible vehicle for you and your family that best suits your unique mobility needs. Perhaps most importantly, we provide the service support that you need should anything come up. For more information, about being a BraunAbility dealer, view the video below.

    Interested in speaking with one of our mobility specialists or stopping by one of our showrooms? Contact us here.

  • Handicap Accessible Ford Transit Connect Conversion

    As one of the leaders of new and used handicap vans and other wheelchair accessible vehicles in the Southeast United States, Van Products is proud to sell a newly converted Ford Transit Connect Van.

    Ford Transit Connect Conversion Van by Van Products

    About the Ford Transit Connect Conversion Van

    Built by Ford, we took the Ford Transit Connect Van and converted it to make it wheelchair accessible for our customers who have mobility challenges.

    Though the Ford Transit Connect Van was initially built for commercial use, it also works well for handicap passengers. Our Ford Transit Connect Conversion Van features:

    • Rear entry
    • Lowered floor conversion
    • 800 lb. ramp capacity
    • Roomy interior
    • Rear liftgate swing up (for easy entry)
    • Meets ADA, FMVSS vehicle requirements
    • Comes with warranty
    • And more!

    Ford Transit Connect Conversion Van by Van Products

    Style, Comfort, & Safety

    At Van Products, the safety of our customers is our top priority. This is why we've equipped the Ford Transit Connect with all of the mobility features needed. Additionally, if there are other types of conversion features that you require, we will make sure you have them!

    The newly converted Ford Transit Connect is a great option for nursing homes, seniors with limited mobility, those who are temporarily disabled due to an accident, veterans, and others. Best of all, the Ford Transit Connect has plenty of space for wheelchair users and additional passengers. It will hold up to 6 adult passengers (including one wheelchair)!

    Whatever mobility features you can dream of, we're already two steps ahead! With the Transit Connect, there is no need to move the 2nd row of seating to add a wheelchair position. One of the key features of this conversion van is its convenient fold-up ramp system, which folds flat and stows away when not in use.

    Ford Transit Connect Conversion Van by Van Products

    Ford Transit Connect for Personal or Commercial Use

    One of the great things that we love about the Ford Transit Connect is its versatility. With our recent conversion, the Ford Transit Connect is even more versatile than ever, making it convenient for wheelchair users and families or for commercial use.

    Now, you can experience even more freedom of mobility with a wheelchair accessible vehicle that offers you ease of access, good gas mileage, plenty of room for family and friends, and other mobility features that make getting around town easier than ever.

    Stop by our Raleigh location today to experience the features in person, or request a demo of the Ford Transit Connect Conversion Van by filling out our simple, online form here.

    Ford Transit Connect Conversion Van by Van Products

    Contact Us Today!

    For additional information about the Ford Transit Connect Conversion Van, contact one of our mobility specialists today by calling: (919) 209-6133. Our mobility specialists will be able to provide you with answers to any questions you have regarding availability, cost, financing options, and delivery information for your area.

  • BraunAbility Debuts All New Mobility Crossover Vehicle

    BraunAbility, the worldwide leader in wheelchair accessible vehicles, recently announced the debut of its all new Mobility Crossover Vehicle (MXV).

    MDX = Better Handicap Accessibility; Improved Mobility Options

    Built on the 2015 Ford Explorer, this new addition from BraunAbility changes everything. The MXV will fit thirty of the most commonly prescribed power chairs, has multiple configurations (passenger or driver or both) and will be sold at an affordable price point. Check out the video below for an in-depth view of this awesome, handicap accessible vehicle.

    Features & Specs of the MXV

    Some of the features of BraunAbility's all new MXV include:

    • Power Glide Door integrated w/factory key fob
    • 28" in-floor ramp width
    • 54 1/4" door entry height
    • Integrated LED ramp lighting system
    • Adjustable sliding gear lever
    • Cantilever seat bases for easy removal (and/or additional interior room)
    • Integrated towing package

    The MXV will also incorporate a lowered floor design to increase interior height, automatic power doors, an electric actuated kneeling system to reduce ramp angle and an in-floor power ramp system for the deployment of the in-floor wheelchair ramp. The new MXV will soon be available at Van Products and BraunAbility dealers nationwide.

    Leave us a comment to let us know if you are interested in learning more!

    Mobility Crossover Vehicle (MXV)

    [photo credit: NMEDA]

  • What Kind of Adaptive Driving Equipment Is Right For Me?

    Thanks to all of the latest technological advances in the automotive industry, those faced with physical disabilities now have more options than ever when it comes to selecting the right kind of wheelchair van or other mobility product to help them meet their unique needs. The following are some things to consider when trying to assess what kind of adaptive driving equipment you may or may not need.

    *This information is intended to be used purely for informational purposes. Please consult with your doctor as well as one of our qualified vehicle modification dealer specialists to help you make the most informed decision.

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    Evaluating YOUR Needs

    What is my budget?

    The type of adaptive driving equipment that you need will depend, largely, on your budget. Know ahead of time how much money you will need, based on the actual cost of the adaptive technology you require.

    What are the limitations within my disability?

    Each disability is different, and the type of adaptive driving equipment you’ll need will depend on a number of factors, which the NHTSA lists as:

    • Muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion
    • Coordination and reaction time
    • Judgment and decision making abilities
    • Ability to drive with adaptive equipment

    The NHTSA states that driving rehabilitation specialists will perform comprehensive evaluations to help identify the adaptive equipment most suited to your needs. You’ll also want to work with your medical care team as well.

    Selecting a Wheelchair Accessible/Handicap Vehicle

    Other questions to think through when considering adaptive equipment needs include:

    • Will a regular passenger sedan suffice, or will my adaptive equipment require a wheelchair van?
    • Will the vehicle be able to handle the amount/type of adaptive equipment that may need to be installed?
    • What about additional room for passengers/family?
    • Do I have adequate space at home to park my vehicle and get out?
    • What additional modifications may need to be made down the line?

    As you can see, there are numerous considerations to take into account when selecting mobility products and adaptive driving equipment for your wheelchair van or vehicle.

    If you are just getting started in the selection process and have questions or concerns about which types of adaptive equipment is best suited to your specific mobility situation, contact a Van Products mobility specialist today. All of our mobility specialists are highly trained professionals in the area of wheelchair vans, adaptive vehicle equipment, and various other mobility needs.

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    (919) 878-7110

    Toll Free: (800) 662-7572

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    (910) 793-5661

    Toll Free: (866) 381-7192

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