When shopping for a new mobility van, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is what type of ramp you want. If you are a driver or passenger who uses a wheelchair, here are some of the features to help you determine which one will best fit your needs.
As the name suggests, in-floor ramps are stored under the floor of an accessible vehicle. This provides additional space and maneuverability inside the vehicle. In-floor ramps create an obstruction-free doorway, with a clean and uncluttered interior. They also allow for a bit more room for passengers and personal items.
Fold-out ramps offer both strength and durability. When not being used, these ramps store folded in the doorway of the mobility vehicle. When activated, they extend outward in an unfolding motion. Many models come [...]
Jesse Billauer is a well-known surfer from Pacific Palisades, California. Jesse suffered an accident at the age of 17 in 1996, hitting his head on a shallow sandbar after being knocked off his surfboard by a wave. The force broke his neck, severing his spinal cord at the C6 level and instantly rendered him a quadriplegic. Just three years later, Jesse designed a surf board equipped with a bar to hold on to, allowing paralyzed individuals like him to get back to surfing. He took his passion one step further starting the life Rolls On Foundation, an organization dedicated to introducing wheelchair users to skating and surfing.
WATCH THE VIDEO! Jesse explains how the Ford MXV has changed his life. You will feel his excitement.
Jesse Billauer was never interested in owning a wheelchair accessible [...]
People who use wheelchairs can now choose a practical vehicle that’s not a minivan. Built on the Ford Explorer chassis, the BraunAbility MXV™ (Mobility Crossover Vehicle) is the first wheelchair accessible SUV being offered to the mass market.
The MXV personifies action and independence while allowing for easy access and safe driving by people living with physical disabilities as well as caregivers. It has been described as offering the freedom of an accessible van with the style and swag of an SUV.
Brought to market by trusted mobility conversion manufacturer BraunAbility, the MXV is getting rave reviews across the country. The vehicle has recently become available for purchase in New York State and is available at local mobility dealer Bussani Mobility’s four locations.