Ricon PowerChair & Wheelchair
Lifts & Electric 6 way adjustable seat base...
I have one of these wheelchair
van... They are well made to industrial standard but still
look good. So far mine has been reliable. It does not block
my side door because it folds away as it reaches the parked
position. So this door can be used normally once I have got
into my van in my wheelchair. Its wide enough and strong enough
for use with a heavy electric powerchair. There are several types
of wheelchair lifts by Ricon,
mine is this one, the "Clearway".
The only complaints I have
is that the motors are noisy, but then my Quickie F55s is
pretty heavy as powerchairs go and it "rattles" a
This is noticeable only because my van (VW Caravelle VR6
Auto) is so smooth and quiet normally.
Also the two "pads" that
contact the ground are steel, so rust! These would be better
made from nylon or stainless steel? Recommended
generally though. And fairly cheap compared to some.
In the event of a flat battery or other electrical failure
the lift can still be operated by a helper via a handle.
patented Clearway wheelchair lift from Ricon gives new
meaning to the term accessibility. The Clearway's fully
automatic split platform folds up and out of the way at the
push of a button, leaving the doorway clear. The Clearway’s
strong steel frame and powerful hydraulic pump ensure a
fast, secure means of entry and exit of all wheelchairs. When you add Ricon
power door operators and remote controls, your Clearway can
provide even more independent operation. Your entire family
will find the Clearway convenient and easy to operate.