Wheelchair ramps are very useful in that they can give users access to locations that they were unable to access before. But they can not be transferred to another location, that’s until now when they made portable wheelchair ramps that user can dismantle and move to another location. Now you can use the same ramp to access your minivan and then use it for accessing our home too.
Depending on the manufacturer the ramps are designed for different reasons, so when you look to buy a new portable ramp take note of its purpose and what you need the ramp for, the distance you need to bridge and the height too. Remember to consider the size of the storage area too when your wheelchair ramp is not in use.
Portable ramps start at around three to five foot long and are very compact in design and roll into a small cylinder, to make them rigid they have side rails that lock the ramp stable for your climb. The portable wheelchair ramps are lightweight but they can only climb up around two steps.
Suit case ramps or single fold ramps are another form of portable ramp they typically take up more space as they normally only fold in half so the longer they are the move space they take up. They form a sturdy lightweight portable ramp and are good for average height and incline
Multi-fold portable wheelchair ramp folds into 4 sections can be longer than the suitcase style ramp, these ramps are heavy duty and can be up to 12 foot in length and are much heavier than other portable ramps and are able to climb over high inclines than others.
Adjustable-length track ramps or telescoping ramps can extend up to lengths of up to 10 feet. This allows the same ramp to be conveniently carried and used to cover tall thresholds and short steps. They come in sets of two tracks, each one to be placed under the wheel of a manual wheelchair.
Power scooters and power-base wheelchairs with six wheels cannot use this system because the wheels will not fit in the tracks, but for the right type of wheelchair these tracks are extremely light-weight and portable. The weight capacity is lower than that of a folding wheelchair ramp.
If you can measure the height difference and the length of ramp required and most manufacturers will tell you what ramp is best suited for your needs. Portable wheelchairs come in a variety of sizes for you to choice from.