Scooter Lifts - Which One Is Best For You
Scooter Lifts For Cars, Trucks, Minivans or SUV's simplify travel making transporting your scooter easy, fast & effortless in your minivan, car, truck or SUV. A scooter lift easily installs into most types of vehicles for fast loading and stowage of an unoccupied scooter while traveling down the road. With more than 50 models of scooter lifts from more than 5 manufacturers, there is an application for almost every vehicle and scooter combination out there.
Now you have a scooter or a smaller wheelchair to assist with you mobility and getting around the house. These scooters tend to get very heavy to try and lift in and out of your vehicle. This is where a scooter lift comes in. With a scooter lift, you can easily transport you scooter safely down the road. Scooter lifts are available for many types of vehicles including, minivans, SUV's, pickup truck, cars and full-size vans. With several different types to choose from, we help you determine which scooter lift is best for you.
The 3 Types of Scooter Lifts
- Platform Lift: The easiest solution. You simply drive the scooter onto the platform, secure it down via manual or automated solutions, then push a button and it stows away inside your vehicle. These are the easiest type of lift for you scooter, but also consume the most space inside your vehicle and will also consume that space even when the scooter is not loaded.
- Crane Style Scooter Lift:These lifts can lift both power wheelchairs and scooters from many different mobility device manufactures. Applications can range from minivans, SUV's, full size vans and pickup trucks. Power chairs and scooters will need to be adapted with a docking device for the Crane lift to connect to begin loading. Many models are available to accommodate most vehicle-mobility device applications.
- Outside and Hitch-Style Scooter Lifts: These are becoming more and more popular as power wheelchairs and scooters are getting larger while most door openings on vehicles are getting smaller. This will require a hitch to be on the vehicle with basic four-prong wiring in order to be installed. Securing the device is relatively simple and in some cases the lift will do it automatically. Keep in mind that you will want to research the tongue capacity of your vehicle and follow OEM manufacturers recommendations.