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Suitcase portable ramp - Buyer's guide

If you are shopping online for a suitcase portable ramp, there are a few brands out there to comparison shop. The most popular brand, EZ Access, sells a number of wheelchair ramps in various lengths. Take a look at this manufacturer as well as Handi Ramp and Porta Fold before making your purchase.

The distinguishing feature to suitcase portable ramps, are that they are made of lightweight aluminum and travel conveniently in an easy to carry suitcase with handle. When not in use the ramp can be folded up in to ¼ their usable size for transport.

For portablility, you can easily load power or manual wheelchairs, scooters or just about any thing with wheels. Suitcase wheelchair ramp structures can load onto porches, curbs, landings, or into full-size and mini vans as well as the back of pick up trucks.

For safety, look for an aluminum wheelchair ramp that features a durable, non-skid driving surface and safety edge to prevent accidentally rolling off the side. Designed of durable aluminum, ramps can typically support up to 600 - 700lbs.

What size ramp do you need?

Before you choose a portable ramp, you will want to determine which size ramp is suitable for your needs. Lengths are sold in 2 - 6 feet and widths vary from 24" to 26."

To determine ramp size needed, you may want to either call the toll free number listed on the website for information or quite possibly there is a handy formula for you to follow, available on the website.

One we found at portable-wheelchair-ramps.com suggests this information to measure the rise for the suitcase ramp:
-First, what is the total rise you are climbing with the ramp. This is the total vertical height you need to climb (in inches).
-For stairs, measure each stair and add them together.
-For Vans, Minivans or other vehicles, measure from the ground straight up to the highest point inside the vehicle you will need to reach.
-For other applications, like porches, measure from the ground straight up to the highest point you will need to reach.

For more information about access ramps, please click on the link.

About the Author:

Nicole Martins is a contributing author and publisher to http://www.wheelchair-ramps-and-mobility-aids.com a comprehensive guide to the mobility products available online, helping you to overcome disabilities and live a more active life.


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