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Medical Scooter Lifts for Accessible Mini and Full Size Vans

Author: Todd Dawson
by Todd Dawson
Posted: Mar 06, 2015

Few words on Medical Scooters

Medical scooters are great vehicles that ease the lives of thousands of people around the world. Since there are many different models on the market, choosing one appropriate model for your specific needs will make a difference in your everyday functioning for sure. There are few scooter lifts that will definitely come handy: swing-in scooter lift, scooter carrier lift and hybrid lift.

Types of scooter lifts

Swing-in lift is the simplest lift. In most cases, it is attached to the hitch of the car. It is a crane-like structure with a line that lifts the mobility scooters up and swings it into the car's trunk, and then lowers it into the trunk. It can be used in most vans and trucks. The swing-in scooter lift is one of the least expensive mobile scooter lifts available for purchase. There is one downside though – it requires a limited physical strength to manually swing the lift into the trunk. However, that strength does not even begin to compare with the strength needed to lift the scooter.

The position of the mobility scooter carrier lift is the same as the previous one. It operates by first lowering the lift platform to the ground, then driving the scooter onto the lift platform, and then simply raising the lift platform to the normal driving level. Since it includes the lifting platform and the electric motor to lift the platform with the scooter on it, this option costs more. The good thing about it is that it does not require any physical strength of the operator. It can be used with a sedan, truck, van, or minivan.

The hybrid lift is great for handicap vans and minivans. It combines the best features of the swing in scooter lift and the scooter carrier lift. It enables storage and transportation of the scooter inside the van or minivan, in place of the second row of the seats. The process includes lowering the platform to the ground first. This platform is positioned in front of the sliding side door of the van or minivan. Once the mobile scooter is at the right height, it slides it straight into the van or minivan. Hybrid lift brings the scooter closer to the driver or passenger door, after what the mobility scooter is secured inside of the van providing more security. The parking and navigating the van are not affected when the mobility scooter is inside the van. One may find just one downside of the hybrid model lift – the price, since it is slightly more expensive than regular mobility scooter carrier lift.

Choosing model to use

Choose the model that suits you the most, so you can transport your scooter using a car, truck or van. Your mobility options will greatly expand. If you are not ready to give this much money, you can purchase a used mobility scooter, just make sure it is tested. There is no reason why you shouldn’t explore this option.

If you need advice from experts on scooters or lifts go to Los Angeles Better Life Mobility Center or ask a question online at BetterLifeMobility. Years of experience and fantastic customer support is trade mark of Better Life Mobility Company.
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Todd Dawson Is a freelance writer

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