With Halloween right around the corner we are speeding up towards the Holiday season. The need to travel to see family, friends, and enjoy the Holiday season can be hard to do if you are in need of a mobility vehicle for you or your loved one. Wheelchair Van Rentals are a wonderful way to ensure all of your family is together for any holiday gathering. At BLVD.com you can find wheelchair accessible van rentals near you just in time for your upcoming holiday gatherings.
Haven’t rented a wheelchair accessible van before? No problem here’s a few quick tips to help ensure you get an accessible rental that will meet your needs.
Know what kind of power wheelchair, manual wheelchair, or scooter is going to be used.
Measure the widest points on the device, this is usually the main wheels-make sure to include the handrails on the wheels of a manual chair.
Measure how tall the individual sits on their device, you will want to measure from the ground to the top of their head, or the highest point on their device.
Two main types of accessible rental vans, both allow for the individual using their mobility device to go into the vehicle without transferring to a seat first.
A rampvan, a minivan with a side or rear ramp. This is the most common rental.
A lift van, usually a full size van with a lift, the individual would ride up on the platform of the lift and then go into the vehicle.
Accessible rentals will allow for the individual who is using a power or manual wheelchair to ride in the vehicle without having to transfer to a seat.
If the individual is using a power scooter they should not ride on the scooter in any circumstance.
Now you are prepared to contact your local dealer and reserve an accessible rental vehicle. For the holidays it is wise to book as far ahead as you are able, many companies will hold a vehicle for you for a minimal or no fee. To be safe reserve a van at least 3 months before any important events, holidays, weddings, birthdays etc.
We at BLVD.com wish you a Happy Holidays and safe travels!