Recommendations or experiences for a light-weight, portable, wheelchair ramp to use for rental car or SUV?

RaySharpton

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Recommendations or experiences for a light-weight, portable, wheelchair ramp to use for rental car or SUV?

I own a Fold and Go Heavy-Duty Wheelchair that weighs 55-lbs.

I don't own a car and I will rent a rental car when not flying to my destination like WDW.

I can deadlift my Fold and Go Heavy-Duty Wheelchair when folded into the rear of a rental SUV halfway into the rear until it tilts inward. Then with the front two wheels down, it is lighter to lift and push it the rest of the way in.
When all four wheels are touching the rear of the SUV flooring, I can just push and roll it in the rest of the way and lock the wheels when done.

It is much easier to remove using gravity as my friend.

But I can't do that with my upcoming two-week vacation to see the Fall leaves in the Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway.

Five weeks ago today, I was vacationing in Kissimmee, Florida timeshare condo after a mandatory evacuation from Daytona Beach, Florida. I slipped and I hit the tile floor after a shower very hard landing my full weight on my dominant left hand.

I treated my severe wrist sprain in hopes it would get better to visit WDW.

After two weeks, I reluctantly drove back home in Atlanta.

It was not easy. It took a very long time. I rested at almost every rest stop.

A couple of days ago, I gave in and visited an urgent care center to find out why I still couldn't rotate my wrist normally after five weeks.

I was worried that I had more than a severe sprain. I worried about torn ligaments.

The urgent care center physician said I had broken my radial bone, but the x-rays couldn't show ligament or tendon tears.

So, next Wednesday, I have an appointment with a specialist to check to see if I have torn ligaments or torn tendons or broken bone complications that are still keeping me in pain when picking up things or turning my wrist a certain way.

Okay, I'll stop my pity party.

I'm glad I can use the local rail and bus system to get to the medical office.

Since I need two hands to lift my 55-lb. Fold and Go Heavy-Duty Wheelchair, I am Googling lightweight, portable wheelchair ramps.

I wish I could find a lighter weight ramp the size of my wheels.

I saw this ramp for special tricycles, but it either needs a car hitch or a heavy steel ramp holder.

Easy Load Ramp System (ELRS) providing unencumbered, safe loading and unloading wheelchair to and from a transporting vehicle for persons with limited mobility as well as those persons of able body.
http://www.easyloadrampsystem.com/Products.html








I also saw this hand made ramp, but it looks too bulky for me to put together with my non-dominant right hand.


This video no longer makes this ramp which I really liked. It was light enough and sized for a lightweight wheelchair like mine.


It would be nice if I could find two ramps the size of my wheels that could fold together or slide together with some kind of a bar to tether to the rental SUV protruding lock latch to keep it from sliding out.

The ramp could be heavy-weight plastic or light-weight metal.

I was thinking o sawing a pipe in half. Then the wheels would always follow the curve. I don't know how it would fold for storage or how to connect the two ends to hold the 55-lbs.

Anyway, anyone with ramp experiences loading an unoccupied wheelchair into an SUV or even a car trunk?

I hate missing going to the Smoky Mountains to see the Fall colors and explore Tennessee, North Carolina,
South Carolina, and Georgia Mountain driving around.

And I'm tired of typing with one hand and afraid of slipping or falling down and many other issues I can't talk about.

If I can't find one above, I may buy this one below, but I want a smaller width for my smaller wheels.

Ruedamann 8' Adjustable Portable Aluminum Wheelchair Ramp,Telescoping
  • 1.Size: 8 ft
  • 2.Product size : L8' x W8.3" x H2"
  • 3.Folding size: L53.9'' x W8.3'' x H2''
  • 4.Product net weight: 23.1 lbs






Non-skid holes surface
Non-skid holes surface design on the wheelchair ramp,can be kept outside and exposed to bad weather.





Stainless steel lock&Anti-skid pad
Stainless steel lock on the sides secure the wheelchair ramp firmly.

The anti-skid pad at the bottom of the wheelchair ramp which can effectively prevent skid.














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kaytieeldr

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This company https://www.amramp.com/local/boston-metro-west-cape-cod/?msclkid=84800e40dffd17f41e9753e8700be473&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=(Boston) - Wheelchair Ramp&utm_term=+wheelchair +ramps&utm_content=Wheelchair Ramps is local to me, but I found it by Googling "automated wheelchair ramp". It would probably be fine in your own vehicle, but I doubt any rental agency would let you modify their vehicle, even temporarily.

You might be able to rent a lift-installed van, but they're expensive. And I wouldn't recommend trying to jury-rig anything.
 
  • RaySharpton

    Retired and going to Disney.
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    This company https://www.amramp.com/local/boston-metro-west-cape-cod/?msclkid=84800e40dffd17f41e9753e8700be473&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=(Boston) - Wheelchair Ramp&utm_term=+wheelchair +ramps&utm_content=Wheelchair Ramps is local to me, but I found it by Googling "automated wheelchair ramp". It would probably be fine in your own vehicle, but I doubt any rental agency would let you modify their vehicle, even temporarily.

    You might be able to rent a lift-installed van, but they're expensive. And I wouldn't recommend trying to jury-rig anything.
    Hi, kaytieeldr.

    I used your link, but I didn't see a ramp for a car. I just saw ramps for home use.





    I can't use any ramp that is permanent.

    It has to be portable so that I can use it in a rental SUV and light enough for me to use with one hand to put together.

    I did fill out their form to see if they have anything or can make one.
     
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    Starwind

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    Ray, what about a portable dog ramp ? Many people have them for helping their dogs get into their SUV/car. Lightweight, portable, intended to be carried in an unmodified vehicle. Quick google search shows some can handle 400 lb but be really lightweight. You'd presumably need two.

    Since you need it to get the device into the car, not a human on the device, some of the features of the portable wheelchair ramps may not be needed and the pet ramps may give you more options, like telecoping etc.

    SW
     

    RaySharpton

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    Ray, what about a portable dog ramp? Many people have them for helping their dogs get into their SUV/car. Lightweight, portable, intended to be carried in an unmodified vehicle. Quick google search shows some can handle 400 lb but be really lightweight. You'd presumably need two.

    Since you need it to get the device into the car, not a human on the device, some of the features of the portable wheelchair ramps may not be needed and the pet ramps may give you more options, like telecoping etc.

    SW

    Hi, Starwind.

    Thank you. I looked into many different portable dog ramps. I would have to buy two of them because I couldn't find one wide enough for my wheelchair.

    My Fold and Go Heavy-Duty Wheelchair folds together front to back instead of folding together side to side like a manual wheelchair.

    24 inches at the widest part.
     
  • RaySharpton

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    No advice to add but I hope you heal up quickly!
    Hi, Pooh2. Thank you very much.

    It has been quite a revelation having a left severe wrist sprain and now a radial bone fracture after five weeks.

    I never really realized how much I depended on my dominant left hand and forearm to help keep myself from falling down when I lose my balance.

    My left leg is strong, but not my right leg. My left leg sometimes gives out when walking or standing. I could usually catch myself with my left hand or forearm using a wall or counter.

    I used to use my left hand to walk with my cane.

    But I haven't been able to do that for over five weeks. I use my right hand to use my cane.

    I also didn't realize how I depended on my left hand to help balance myself.

    I can't use my cane in my sprained left hand when I carry anything in my right hand. I don't have my left hand to help balance myself if I feel like I am going to fall down.

    I have a terrible time taking a shower because I don't have a hand to balance myself when I am using my other hand to wash.

    I have adapted, of course, but I still worry about slipping and following down in the shower.

    Especially since I haven't been going out much, I realize out of shape I have become and out of breath I get after several days even using my wheelchair.

    I sure hope the specialist can give me some more answers this Wednesday about my sprain and radial bone fracture. I am afraid that I may torn ligaments in my wrist/hand, too.

    I still use my sling when up and about to discourage me from turning a doorknob or lift anything with my left hand/wrist.

    And I always wear my wrist brace.

    But I still hurt it a couple of times a day and night.

    I am going to cancel my next Smoky Mountain vacation.

    I hope I don't have to cancel my WDW vacation in December.

    I am very lucky to have two arms and two legs.

    I have gained some appreciation for others that may not be so fortunate.

    I guess I am just a big baby and frustrated and constantly afraid of falling down.

    But I am very, very careful when I bathe and walk where ever I go.

    I do not want to end up on the floor again, because it was very hard to get up with one good leg and one good hand.

    I know, I am a big ole baby complaining when so many people learn to adapt with so much less than what I have to deal with.
     

    mamabunny

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    @RaySharpton you are most assuredly *not* a big baby!

    The older we get, the further away the ground is when we fall... and the harder it feels. That's a universal truth, my friend. I know, because almost 2 years ago, I fell and broke my right side - shoulder to toes, literally - and I have the x-rays (and ambulance bills!) to prove it!

    Your challenges are magnified because you live and travel solo. (Thankfully, you are NOT the same as "Solo in Carbonite". LOL, sorry I couldn't resist a bit of Star Wars humor... 😁 ) It does highlight the vulnerability of your situation - and the fact that we need to brainstorm you some accessibility features, pronto, my friend!

    I know we have talked about this product around here before, but please grab a roll of this stuff from Amazon, and cut a length for the bathroom, shower floor, and any hard, slippery floor. It's not a "get out of jail free" card, but it does improve safety dramatically. You can wash it with your regular laundry if you want to - just don't put it in the dryer! Personally, I keep several large pieces in my luggage that are dedicated to travel now.

    If you are not able to use something like that (sometimes it can be hard if you have a foot that drops a bit) you can consider some safety socks like these that have non-slip patterned soles. I have some women's yoga socks that I even wear into the pool when I do water therapy at PT - they help me "grip" the bottom of the pool when I am exercising!

    You can consider getting something like this, in case you *do* fall, and keep it always with you, by your side: https://www.easyrisertools.com

    And maybe consider this type of walker/rollator that helps you stand (so that you can move about your home easier)

    Not to be indelicate, but while your dominant hand is healing, consider this for personal hygiene purposes. This may be handy as well. Remember not to flush any "wet" style wipes unless they are marked as flushable and safe for septic.

    OK. Ramps.

    Ramps are tricky. I have been looking at the same situation as you, because when I move to the Fold and Go, I'm going to need my own set of ramps. So far, here is what I have found:

    - This is a tri-fold ramp; you would need to buy 2 of them, but they fold up into a nice small size. Weight is 15 pounds per ramp.

    - This ramp is free standing, so you don't have to worry about attaching it to any vehicle. Again, you would need to buy 2 of them. Weight is 17 pounds per ramp.

    - This is one of the highest rated, bi-fold ramps I could find that only weighs 13 pounds per ramp. 2 ramps would be required.

    - I love the idea of this ramp/step hybrid, just because it's clever, but - you would need 2 of them, and even at 15 pounds each, they would still take up a LOT of room.

    - This ramp telescopes, but again you would need 2 of them. Weight is stated at 16 pounds - but it's the price here that stops me.

    - Here is another telescoping ramp with 3 sections, and a somewhat lower price point, but you would still need 2 of them - the weight of each ramp is 13 pounds.

    - This won't work, but dang, if you could hyperextend those steps - you would have a ramp that weighed 10 pounds, and folded down to next to nothing. Alas, we would still need 2 of them, regardless!

    - I did find these ATV ramps that are sold in pairs. They are apparently about 15 pounds each, and fold in half, but I honestly don't know how easy they would be to wrangle.

    - Here's a telescoping pair of ramps that are meant for mobility devices. Weight is 13 pounds.

    - And finally... (Yep, I had to run out at some point! LOL) we have a pair of telescoping ramps made for mobility devices that come with their own carrying case, and weigh in at 10 pounds each. This is (for me) the product I am leaning towards the most at the moment.

    Please don't despair, Ray. I know what it's like to lose the use of your dominant hand/arm. For me, I healed faster and had much less pain doing specific physical therapy; you may need to find someone who is trained in hand rehab.

    Hang in there - you will start to heal soon - and getting a good diagnosis from the right doctor will go a long way towards setting you on the right path!
     
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    RaySharpton

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    Hi, mamabunny. Wow! Thank you for all of the great info.

    I can't imagine how much that hurt with all of those broken bones and how difficult it must have been with activities of daily living.lo.

    Ha..ha... about Solo.

    I do fill like a big baby when I consider so many others with disabilities that are wheelchair-bound or the loss of limbs.

    I can get out of my wheelchair and walk with a cane on most days or a walker on worse days. Using a wheelchair allows me to get around without help and use public transportation.

    But I know what you mean and I appreciate all of the info and kindness.



    @RaySharpton you are most assuredly *not* a big baby!

    The older we get, the further away the ground is when we fall... and the harder it feels. That's a universal truth, my friend. I know, because almost 2 years ago, I fell and broke my right side - shoulder to toes, literally - and I have the x-rays (and ambulance bills!) to prove it!

    Your challenges are magnified because you live and travel solo. (Thankfully, you are NOT the same as "Solo in Carbonite". LOL, sorry I couldn't resist a bit of Star Wars humor... 😁 ) It does highlight the vulnerability of your situation - and the fact that we need to brainstorm you some accessibility features, pronto, my friend!

    I know we have talked about this product around here before, but please grab a roll of this stuff from Amazon, and cut a length for the bathroom, shower floor, and any hard, slippery floor. It's not a "get out of jail free" card, but it does improve safety dramatically. You can wash it with your regular laundry if you want to - just don't put it in the dryer! Personally, I keep several large pieces in my luggage that are dedicated to travel now.

    If you are not able to use something like that (sometimes it can be hard if you have a foot that drops a bit) you can consider some safety socks like these that have non-slip patterned soles. I have some women's yoga socks that I even wear into the pool when I do water therapy at PT - they help me "grip" the bottom of the pool when I am exercising!

    You can consider getting something like this, in case you *do* fall, and keep it always with you, by your side: https://www.easyrisertools.com

    And maybe consider this type of walker/rollator that helps you stand (so that you can move about your home easier)

    Not to be indelicate, but while your dominant hand is healing, consider this for personal hygiene purposes. This may be handy as well. Remember not to flush any "wet" style wipes unless they are marked as flushable and safe for septic.

    OK. Ramps.

    Ramps are tricky. I have been looking at the same situation as you, because when I move to the Fold and Go, I'm going to need my own set of ramps. So far, here is what I have found:

    - This is a tri-fold ramp; you would need to buy 2 of them, but they fold up into a nice small size. Weight is 15 pounds per ramp.

    - This ramp is free standing, so you don't have to worry about attaching it to any vehicle. Again, you would need to buy 2 of them. Weight is 17 pounds per ramp.

    - This is one of the highest rated, bi-fold ramps I could find that only weighs 13 pounds per ramp. 2 ramps would be required.

    - I love the idea of this ramp/step hybrid, just because it's clever, but - you would need 2 of them, and even at 15 pounds each, they would still take up a LOT of room.

    - This ramp telescopes, but again you would need 2 of them. Weight is stated at 16 pounds - but it's the price here that stops me.

    - Here is another telescoping ramp with 3 sections, and a somewhat lower price point, but you would still need 2 of them - the weight of each ramp is 13 pounds.

    - This won't work, but dang, if you could hyperextend those steps - you would have a ramp that weighed 10 pounds, and folded down to next to nothing. Alas, we would still need 2 of them, regardless!

    - I did find these ATV ramps that are sold in pairs. They are apparently about 15 pounds each, and fold in half, but I honestly don't know how easy they would be to wrangle.

    - Here's a telescoping pair of ramps that are meant for mobility devices. Weight is 13 pounds.

    - And finally... (Yep, I had to run out at some point! LOL) we have a pair of telescoping ramps made for mobility devices that come with their own carrying case, and weigh in at 10 pounds each. This is (for me) the product I am leaning towards the most at the moment.

    Please don't despair, Ray. I know what it's like to lose the use of your dominant hand/arm. For me, I healed faster and had much less pain doing specific physical therapy; you may need to find someone who is trained in hand rehab.

    Hang in there - you will start to heal soon - and getting a good diagnosis from the right doctor will go a long way towards setting you on the right path!
     
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  • Pooh2

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    Aww Ray, I hope you don't miss your December Disney Trip!
    We will be down there the first week of Dec, really looking forward to all the Christmas atmosphere!
    Feel better!
     

    RaySharpton

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    Aww Ray, I hope you don't miss your December Disney Trip!
    We will be down there the first week of Dec, really looking forward to all the Christmas atmosphere!
    Feel better!
    Aw, thanks, Pooh2.

    The nice thing about my WDW trips, I don't have to lift my wheelchair flying and using WDW DME bus. I also have an Atlanta MARTA rail service near me that has a station inside the Atlanta International Airport, too. I can attach my spinner suitcase to the rear of my wheelchair push bar with a metal carabiner clip.

    But, it is my just getting around away from home that may stop me from wanting to get out and about at WDW. It may not make sense, but usually, when I am healthy, I only get out every other day.

    We'll see what the wrist and hand specialist physician says this Wednesday.
     

    RaySharpton

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    Okay.

    I have been Googling a lot lately about my wrist and wheelchair ramps.

    But I recently saw on a Google search an eBay ramp and put in a low bid and I won.

    I Googled the same wheelchair ramp for price, lightness, and specifications. This one was an open box that looked brand new from an eBay Liquidator. I didn't really expect to win it because of the others selling for a lot more expensive price.

    DMI PORTABLE WHEELCHAIR RAMP TELESCOPING 3 TO 5 FEET IN...
    Contact seller | Return item | Sell this item


    Estimated delivery Friday, Oct 25, 2019
    DMI PORTABLE WHEELCHAIR RAMP TELESCOPING 3 TO 5 FEET INCLUDES CARRY BAG

    DMI PORTABLE WHEELCHAIR RAMP TELESCOPING 3 TO 5 FEET INCLUDES CARRY BAG
    Item price$60.99
    Quantity1
    Item number362779723616
    Shipping serviceUPS Ground
    Here is some info from Amazon of the same ramp:

    DMI Portable Wheelchair Ramp for Home, Van, Steps, Adjustable Telescoping Retractable Lightweight Wheelchair Ramp with Cover, Adjustable Length from 3 to 5 Feet, 4.5 Inch Inside Width


    Price:$117.62 & FREE Shipping. Details

    • NON-SKID PORTABLE WHEELCHAIR RAMP is perfect for steps, curbs, vehicles and more with non-skid u shaped tracks for added safety and stability. DIMENSIONS OF ONE RAMP: 7-inch x 3-feet 5-feet with a 4.5-inch inside width
    • EASILY ADJUSTABLE, TELESCOPING, AND RETRACTABLE for easy and convenient storage at home, in vehicles, and more. Adjusts from 3 to 5 feet with simple push-button lock mechanism
    • RUST RESISTANT, DURABLE, AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINUM construction as each wheelchair ramp can support up to 300 pounds, totaling 600 pounds between them, but only weighs 6 pounds each
    • NO TOOL EASY ASSEMBLY AND INCLUDES NYLON STORAGE BAG making it great for travel, transporting, and storing. Inner track sized at 4 inches wide with track rails 2.25 inches high
    • WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE: Amazon Exclusive Limited warranty may apply. Please see the product for additional details. Note: we can only guarantee the quality of this product when sold through Amazon.com or Brazos Walking Sticks
    • To be used by occupied wheelchairs with the assistance of another person

    How to Use

    Two ramps are included. To extend the ramps, pull sections one and two until the locking buttons are fully extended into the holes and snap into place. After use, simply retract them and put them away in their convenient nylon carrying bag. They are easy to take with you when traveling.

    Features
    • Two telescopings, adjustable wheelchair ramps easily extend for use with steps, curbs or vehicles then retract for storage
    • Strong rust-resistant aluminum construction with durable non-skid u-shaped tracks for added safety
    • Easily adjustable from 3 to 5 feet with push-button lock mechanism; see measuring instructions before ordering
    • Each ramp can support up to 330 pounds for a total of 660 pounds between them
    • Ramps are lightweight (6 pounds each) and portable in a convenient nylon storage bag; great for travel
    • Inside track area: 4 inches wide
    • Retracted size: 6.5 x 29 inches
    • Easy to assemble with no tools
    I can't see the photos on the webpage now since it is closed, but here are some other photos that look similar.




    Product weight?
    6 pounds per ramp.





    Weight capacity?
    330 pounds per ramp; 660 pounds total.




    It's nice that it comes with a bag because that usually costs extra.



    I only paid $60.99, so I guess that I can try them. My Fold and Go Heavy-Duty Wheelchair has thin enough wheels and I don't have to worry about the space beneath the wheelchair interfering with the sides of the ramp. A few mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs have a lower height limit underneath their device that won't fit over the sides of the ramp to roll up the ramp. If that makes sense.

    I'll try it in a rental SUV when I get a chance.

    Seven pounds per ramp is light enough for me.

    We'll see.
     
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    bluecruiser

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    Looks nice Ray, and you can't beat that price!

    I was just coming here to post a video that showed up on my YouTube home page. I don't have a clue about how much this costs, but I doubt it's less than what you paid. Anyway, the product is called Roll-A-Ramp and they have portable versions, either one wide ramp or two narrow ones like what you bought.

     

    RaySharpton

    Retired and going to Disney.
    Joined
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    Looks nice Ray, and you can't beat that price!

    I was just coming here to post a video that showed up on my YouTube home page. I don't have a clue about how much this costs, but I doubt it's less than what you paid. Anyway, the product is called Roll-A-Ramp and they have portable versions, either one wide ramp or two narrow ones like what you bought.

    Thank you, bluecruiser.
     

    mamabunny

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    Okay.

    I have been Googling a lot lately about my wrist and wheelchair ramps.

    But I recently saw on a Google search an eBay ramp and put in a low bid and I won.

    I Googled the same wheelchair ramp for price, lightness, and specifications. This one was an open box that looked brand new from an eBay Liquidator. I didn't really expect to win it because of the others selling for a lot more expensive price.



    Here is some info from Amazon of the same ramp:



    I can't see the photos on the webpage now since it is closed, but here are some other photos that look similar.




    Product weight?
    6 pounds per ramp.





    Weight capacity?
    330 pounds per ramp; 660 pounds total.




    It's nice that it comes with a bag because that usually costs extra.



    I only paid $60.99, so I guess that I can try them. My Fold and Go Heavy-Duty Wheelchair has thin enough wheels and I don't have to worry about the space beneath the wheelchair interfering with the sides of the ramp. A few mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs have a lower height limit underneath their device that won't fit over the sides of the ramp to roll up the ramp. If that makes sense.

    I'll try it in a rental SUV when I get a chance.

    Seven pounds per ramp is light enough for me.

    We'll see.

    Sounds like you got a *bargain*! (I love a good bargain LOL)

    I will be super interested to see if those work, since this is one of my "sticking points" as well. Most of the folding ramps for mobility devices just look unwieldy to use (especially for one person) and the pet ramps are never more than 20" wide (because... dogs LOL) so you have to get 2 of them.

    It seems like there is a hole in the market for a product like what we seek - a lightweight, easy to use ramp for the newer, lightweight (say less than 75 pounds) mobility devices that do NOT have a rider. I presume the reason no one has made something like that yet is due to (potential) liability issues for the inevitable time when some fool tries to ride a 300 pound ECV into the back of a vehicle...

    Personally, I would love to see some sort of "suitcase elevator" - something like this: https://www.amazon.com/HERCULES-Portable-Automated-Folding-Transformer/dp/B074Q36V6K that would be able to work for *any* kind of mobility device as long as the weight was within the limits.
     

    bluecruiser

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    I’m still waiting on Fold and Go to announce their lift.
    I've been waiting over a year!
    Update from Fold & Go - they finally announced a portable lift system.


    "FOLD & GO Lift System

    $900.00 $750.00

    This is an Authentic FOLD & GO Lift. This FOLD & GO Lift can easily fold up travel in the trunk of your automobile along side your FOLD & GO Wheelchair. This Lift uses the battery power from your FOLD & GO to raise and lower the wheelchair. The Lift is designed to be portable and fits any vehicle for loading and unloading your FOLD & GO. If you can’t lift your chair, then this 29 pound lift can do the work for you.

    Our FOLD & GO Lift is only available to FOLD & GO Customers – We verify every order.

    This is an Authentic FOLD & GO Lift. This FOLD & GO Lift can easily fold up to travel in the trunk of your automobile along side your FOLD & GO Wheelchair. This Lift uses the battery power from your FOLD & GO Wheelchair to raise and lower into place. The Lift is designed to be portable to FOLD & GO as it fits in any vehicle for loading and unloading. If you can’t lift your chair, then this 29 pound lift can do the work for you, with just a click of the toggle. Please watch the How-To video for instructions on how to operate with your wheelchair.
    • Lift Weight: 29 lbs
    • Lifting Weight Capacity: 75 lbs
    • Folded Dimensions: 28″ x 16″ x 12″
    • Unfolded Dimensions: 60″ x 36″ x 30″ "
     

    mamabunny

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    Update from Fold & Go - they finally announced a portable lift system.


    "FOLD & GO Lift System

    $900.00 $750.00

    This is an Authentic FOLD & GO Lift. This FOLD & GO Lift can easily fold up travel in the trunk of your automobile along side your FOLD & GO Wheelchair. This Lift uses the battery power from your FOLD & GO to raise and lower the wheelchair. The Lift is designed to be portable and fits any vehicle for loading and unloading your FOLD & GO. If you can’t lift your chair, then this 29 pound lift can do the work for you.

    Our FOLD & GO Lift is only available to FOLD & GO Customers – We verify every order.

    This is an Authentic FOLD & GO Lift. This FOLD & GO Lift can easily fold up to travel in the trunk of your automobile along side your FOLD & GO Wheelchair. This Lift uses the battery power from your FOLD & GO Wheelchair to raise and lower into place. The Lift is designed to be portable to FOLD & GO as it fits in any vehicle for loading and unloading. If you can’t lift your chair, then this 29 pound lift can do the work for you, with just a click of the toggle. Please watch the How-To video for instructions on how to operate with your wheelchair.
    • Lift Weight: 29 lbs
    • Lifting Weight Capacity: 75 lbs
    • Folded Dimensions: 28″ x 16″ x 12″
    • Unfolded Dimensions: 60″ x 36″ x 30″ "
    I got the email on Friday!!! I'm SO excited - my family has already promised to get me one! Figgy and I will be fully adventure-ready! Yay! (LOL can you tell I'm excited?)

    Also - I think it's interesting that it's basically an adaptation of this device which was created for Solax and Hercules scooters. I think all they had to do for F&G was adapt the power cord from the looks of it. I had bookmarked the Solax/Hercules version a long time ago because I had been searching all over for different ideas on how to get my F&G into/out of the car. (Hopefully F&G's version will be a little more budget-friendly)

    Yay!!!
     


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