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How To Safely Install A Wheelchair Ramp

For those who want to make their businesses or homes more accessible, installing a wheelchair ramp is a great idea. With over 6.8 million Americans using assistive devices like wheelchairs, scooters, or canes, it is important to think about their mobility! Of course, when it comes to ramps, there are many options to choose from. Of these options include: temporary ramps, permanent ramps, or portable ramps. Depending on your mobility and situation, we suggest different items. For the most part, portable ramps are a great way to ensure that yourself, a family member, or a patient is always able to move about their surroundings. To learn more about how these ramps work, keep reading!

What is a Portable Ramp?

Portable wheelchair ramps are essentially ramps that require no formal installation. In other words, no screws or bolts necessary! Instead, they arrive preassembled and simply need to be unfolded and placed in the desired spot. Because they can easily fold up, they can also be transported in the back of nearly any vehicle- which makes it perfect for on the go individuals. Furthermore, these ramps are capable of supporting up to 600 lbs! Many individuals feel that because these ramps and not permanent structures, that they are not as safe as other options. But this isn’t the case! Because they are made from premium metals like aluminum, they are lightweight to carry but extremely dependable.

How Do I Use a Portable Ramp?

Portable ramps are extremely user friendly. The first step one should take is to position the ramp correctly! Depending on the length of your ramp, you should place is a similar length away from the step you are trying to cover. Next, place the ramp upward with the open end down and undo whatever locking mechanism is in place. Then, unfold the first end of the ramp which has the main hook. It is important to ensure that this hook is firmly placed against the edge of the first step to stabilize the ramp! After that, extend the ramp’s width if is has that feature. Ta-da! You have successfully installed your portable ramp. If it sounds too easy to be true, we have some news for you. It really is that easy. If you prefer a video tutorial to show you in greater depth, click here!

All in all, a wheelchair ramp is a great investment for anyone! It is an easy way to make your business or home more accessible and put a smile on people’s face. With set up that takes less than 5 minutes, portable ramps are a great tool. Moreover, their ability to fold up and go wherever you need them to is an added plus.

Check Out These Awesome Ramps To Choose From

1) Wheelchair-Scooter Aluminum Folding Ramp

This ramp is a great option for those who are on the go. Complete with a carrying bag, this ramp folds up quickly and neatly and can fit in almost any vehicle. It also has perforated slots to keep water from collecting on ramp- a major safety issue. Not to mention this small device is capable of supporting 600 lbs!

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2) Single Fold Safety Ramp

From the leader in powered mobility auto lifts comes a world-class series of portable ramps designed for ease of use at home or while traveling. These commercial quality ramps are built to traverse steps, curbs and other unkind elevation changes.

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3) EZ-Access Suitcase Single Fold Ramp

From the leader in powered mobility auto lifts comes a world-class series of portable ramps designed for ease of use at home or while traveling.  This portable ramp, with its single-fold design, sets up quickly and is ideal for scooters and wheelchairs.  These quality ramps with extruded slip-resistant tread are built to traverse steps, curbs and other unkind elevation changes.

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