In-Floor vs. Fold-Out Wheelchair Ramps: What’s the Difference?
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 equipped with side rails for easy navigation, along with perforations in the floor of the ramp for easy cleaning and debris removal. You can also operate these ramps manually if needed. Another big benefit of fold-out ramps is that they are generally more affordable than in-floor options.
Both the in-floor and fold-out ramp options provide unique features that can assist greatly with mobility. At Bussani Mobility, we have trained industry professionals who can help you to find the right ramp for you and the mobility van of your choosing.