Life shouldn’t have to stop because you have a mobility restriction. With a Suitcase ramp, often called a portable/on-the-go ramp, those pesky steps are no challenge. Read on to learn all about the benefits that a Suitcase ramp can offer you.
What is a Portable/Suitcase® Ramp?
A portable ramp gives you the ability to access areas without permanent wheelchair ramps. Whether it’s a grocery store, a family member’s house, or even putting your power wheelchair or scooter into your vehicle, portable ramps give you the freedom to go anywhere you want! Simply place one end of the ramp at the top of the steps or at your vehicle’s landing and the other end on the ground. Then, ride your power wheelchair or scooter up the ramp to your destination. Getting from Point A to Point B has never been easier.
Finding the Right Portable Ramp for You
There are a few factors to consider before purchasing a portable ramp. First, you will need to measure the height of the top step or your vehicle’s landing that you will most often be using your ramp for. Next, you will need to look in your mobility device’s manual for the recommended degree of incline. Your next step is to take the two proceeding numbers you found and look at an incline chart. This will tell you what size ramp you will need. Last, but not least, you need to make sure that your portable ramp will fit in your vehicle! At Progressive Mobility & Medical, we can help you with the entire process. Call or stop in today for assistance.
Portable/Suitcase® Ramp Options
We want you to have the best of the best, which is why we only offer the top-of-the-line products by Harmar® and EZ-ACCESS. Here are a few portable ramps that we recommend:
Suitcase® Advantage Series® Ramp
. This ramp manufactured by EZ-ACCESS and sold at Progressive Mobility & Medical helps you overcome steps with ease. Light and portable, yet safe and strong, this ramp has a single fold design that easily let’s you set it up in any area that you need. A self-adjusting transition plate allows for easy conversion from the ramp to the ground. You can extend the usefulness of your ramp by adding in an optional TLE (Top Lip Extension) — this increases the standard 3” lip to become 9” and allows the ramp to clear the rear bumper.
Harmar® Multi-Fold Safety Ramp
. This ramp by Harmar can be moved in either one or two lightweight components and, in total, only weighs 40 pounds, but includes a weight capacity of 700 pounds. Choose either a 6”, 7”, or 8” multi-fold ramp. This safety ramp folds three times into a compact unit, making it simple to take anywhere.
How Progressive Mobility & Medical Can Help
No matter what type of portable ramp you are looking for, we have the products you need to travel freely. Stop by and see us at Progressive Mobility & Medical or call us at 724-228-4568 for a consultation.