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Portable ramps for wheelchairs allow you to take that freedom of mobility you enjoy at home with you wherever you go. Unfortunately, not all homes or businesses accommodate wheelchairs and handicapped individuals. Preparing yourself ahead of time with portable ramps for wheelchairs lets you travel without worry.

When the weather is nice the last thing you want is to stay home. Read on to learn how a temporary wheelchair ramp can help you daily and on special occasions.

What Are Portable Ramps for Wheelchairs

Portable handicap ramps move wherever you need them. They are usually lightweight and can fold for easy storage and transportation. Portable metal ramps are not a permanent solution, but they do give you freedom when you need to leave your home. Further, it’s not meant to be your home ramp and your on-the-go ramp since that may be too much stress for the parts. Note, the removable wheelchair ramps are limited to 800 lbs including the weight of the equipment.

Portable handicap ramps are available in 2- to 8-foot lengths and are made to suit your lifestyle. They allow you to visit family and friends without requiring any heavy lifting or installation by the homeowner.

Portable Handicap Ramps Specs

Not all portable handicap ramps are the same, but below is an example of the measurements of a few options. Be sure to check the space requirements of your vehicle or the spaces where you plan to use the ramp ahead of time.

  • Usable size: 2′ x 30″, 3′ x 30″, 4′ x 30″, 5′ x 30″, 6′ x 30″, 7′ x 30″, 8′ x30″
  • Folded size: (L x W x H) 24″ x 15″ x 3¾”, 36″ x 15″ x 3¾”, 42″ x 15″ x 3¾”, 48″ x 15″ x 3¾”, 60″ x 15″ x 3¾”, 74″ x 15″ x 3¾”, 86″ x 15″ x 3¾”
  • Weight (lbs.): 11, 17, 23, 29, 34, 41, 47
  • Weight capacity (lbs.): 800

Don’t forget to consult the user manual for the proper degree of incline and never exceed the recommendations.

What are Suitcase Ramps for Wheelchairs?

Similar to a modular ramp, suitcase ramps help make almost any home a wheelchair-accessible home. As the name suggested, suitcase ramps fold compactly. Consider the US-made Suitcase Signature Series from EZ-Access with many designImage of an assortment of tools for a blog about suitcase ramps versus other portable ramps. enhancements, including:

  • Setup without injury thanks to a no-pinch, non-protruding, full-length live hinge
  • Easily move it with ergonomically designed handles
  • Prevent slips with extruded tread for superior traction
  • Lightweight aluminum body
  • Up to an 800 lb weight capacity (never exceed recommended weight)
  • Great for wheelchairs and scooters
  • Available in 2 to 8-foot lengths

You can also purchase a portable wheelchair ramp with a platform that allows you to move from the ramp onto any surface with a self-adjusting transition plate. Threshold ramps also ensure you can easily and safely move over doorsills and thresholds.

For more information on portable ramps for wheelchairs and other ramps, contact Williams Lifts today.