If you or someone you love is in a
wheelchair, you understand how hard it can be to get the chair
from one location to the next. Wheelchair racks make the job of
transporting your chair a little easier. These racks are
mounted on the rear of a vehicle, like a bicycle rack. Some
racks have special set ups that are mounted on the trunk of a
car, or van. These are mostly used for folding wheelchairs, or
electric scooter wheelchairs. It has been only in recent years
that wheelchair racks have been a means of transporting
Another type of rack manufactured for electric wheelchairs
use a hydraulic platform that raises the platform up and down
on the back of a vehicle. This is even more convenient for the
owner of the wheelchair. Electric scooter racks are not much
larger than an electric wheelchair rack; both types have just
enough room to fit the chair or the scooter onto the lift
themselves. Whereas, an electric wheelchair is simply a chair
mounted on top of the electric propulsion system. The scooter
is a system that use handlebars for maneuvering.
There is a type of ramp that is not considered as a rack,
but more of a way to maneuver the scooter into a small van.
This is called a solid ramp.
Another type of wheelchair rack is more like a large lift
and is usually seen on the side of vans where the owner of the
chair can stay seated while someone lowers the lift to the
ground. These are manufactured for the more serious handicap
With all the types of wheelchair racks and lifts that are
available today, handicapped people are no longer restricted to
staying at home. They can carry on quite a normal life, using
the wheelchairs and their wheelchair racks to go shopping, to
go to work, or go to flea markets and family outings, and to
even to pay bills.
If you are interested in obtaining a wheelchair rack in the
near future, you can do a search on the internet, and you can
find many websites that offer all types of wheelchair
accessories. Some of these websites may even offer a discount
if you purchase wheelchair items from their site. So try the
internet before you visit a local medical supply.