making an SUV accessible to small people
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making an SUV accessible to small people

I had to buy a bigger vehicle to fit all of my kids in comfortably. When I was looking for a new vehicle, I knew that I had to get something that sits higher off the ground than a van, but knew that it would be difficult for myself and my younger children to get up into. I narrowed my list of potential vehicles down to three and started looking for accessories that I could use to make it possible for all of us to get in easily. Visit my blog to find out what we have done to our new SUV to make it more accessible and comfortable for the entire family.

making an SUV accessible to small people

Finding The Right Handicap Van For Your Transportation Needs

Ellen Sakala

Finding a van that will accommodate you if you have a disability is important. A van that is labeled a handicap van but does not have specific modifications is nothing more than a van with a large price tag. You need to make sure you get what you need to make the van a good fit and value for you and your family.

Vans For People In Wheelchairs

One reason to get a van is if you or a family member is in a wheelchair. The chair can be easily loaded and unloaded from a van with a ramp and the interior can be set up to accommodate the wheelchair as well. If you will be driving the van yourself, the seat can be removed and the controls set up so they work for you. The idea is to make the van fit your needs, not try and conform to what the van has in it. If you are going to buy a handicap van, make sure it has what you need in it since they are not always made the same way.

Custom Vans

Another option is to buy the van from a garage or dealer and send it to the customizer and have them build the van to meet your needs. If that means one change or a hundred, it is important to have what you need in the van. The interior, exterior, and even the drivetrain can be modified if you need it. Ramps and custom doors can be added. Pretty much anything you want to change can be changed, so talk with the company building the van for you and ask them about anything you would like to see done. They will tell you if they can do it or not and they may have some other ideas that you had not considered.

Used Handicap Vans

If you want to find a van to purchase that is used, it is a good idea to take it to your local mechanic and have it checked out. Have the mechanic check everything mechanical on the van and do a complete safety check at the same time. It is better to find any issues before you buy the van than to get a surprise later. If you have concerns about anything on the van, talk to the dealer selling it and ask them to fix the issues or lower the cost of the van so that you can pay for the repairs yourself. You might be able to get a discount on the purchase price of the van if you offer to fix it yourself.

For more information, contact a company like Lone Star Handicap Vans