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  • How To: Using the Mobility Ramp Calculator

    Dec 20, 13 • How-To, Mobility, VideoNo Comments
    How To:  Using the Mobility Ramp Calculator

    To use the calculator click here DiscountRamps.com provides an easy to use online calculator to estimate the length of ramp needed to load a mobility scooter or wheelchair unto a raised surface. This animation shows what measurements are needed and how to use the calculator...

  • How To: Prepare Your Home for Guests with Limited Mobility

    Nov 12, 13 • Featured, How-To, MobilityNo Comments
    How To: Prepare Your Home for Guests with Limited Mobility

    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year or in charge of Christmas brunch? Do you have a parent who uses a wheelchair, or a cousin with a disability that limits their mobility, who will be visiting you during the holidays? Since most homes are not built to accommodate people with disabilities, you may want to consider some [&hellip...

  • How To: Determine Proper Wheelchair Ramp Length

    Oct 23, 13 • How-To, Mobility2 Comments
    How To: Determine Proper Wheelchair Ramp Length

    Determining the proper length of ramp for handicap access. Determine how much of an incline your power wheelchair or scooter can go up (should be listed in your owners manual). If it is a straight shot into or up the stairs/step measure the amount of space or distance that you have going straight out from [&hellip...

  • How To: Choose between full width portable wheelchair ramps and track ramps

    Sep 23, 13 • How-To, MobilityNo Comments
    How To: Choose between full width portable wheelchair ramps and track ramps

            What are full width portable wheelchair ramps? Full width portable wheelchair ramps are the most popular style ramps that have been designed to load manual wheelchairs, powerchairs, or scooters. These ramps generally come in a few different styles to help ease mobility along with minimizing the storage space required to store [&hellip...

  • Video – WCMF Portable Multi-Folding Scooter & Wheelchair Ramps

    Sep 23, 13 • How-To, Mobility, VideoNo Comments
    Video  – WCMF Portable Multi-Folding Scooter & Wheelchair Ramps

    For more information on the WCMF Portable Multi-Folding Scooter & Wheelchair Ramps click here The Silver Spring Scooter Ramp is an easy to use, portable solution to your mobility needs. Perfect for use with wheelchairs, powerchairs or mobility scooters, the multi-folding design allows you to roll over stairs, up to a ledge or into a [&hellip...

  • How To: Options for transporting wheelchairs and scooters

    Aug 23, 13 • How-To, MobilityNo Comments
    How To: Options for transporting wheelchairs and scooters

    Options for Transporting Wheelchairs and Scooters When selecting a method of transporting a wheelchair in a vehicle the appropriate choice depends largely on the weight of the wheelchair and the caregivers or user’s ability to handle the wheelchair. Unoccupied wheelchairs and other loose accessories should be secured within vehicles, preventing them from becoming loose projectiles [&hellip...

  • Video – SC500-V3 & SC400-V2 Xtra Mobility Scooter Carrier Kit

    Aug 5, 13 • How-To, Mobility, VideoNo Comments
    Video  – SC500-V3 & SC400-V2 Xtra Mobility Scooter Carrier Kit

    For more information on the SC500-V3 X-tra click here – http://www.discountramps.com/power-wheelchair-carrier.htm For more information on the SC400-V2 X-tra click here – http://www.discountramps.com/mobility-scooter-carrier.htm In this video we demonstrate the use of both the SC500-V3 and SC400-V2 X-tra Hitch Mounted Mobility Scooter Carrier Kit. Keep your valuable mobility device out of the weather during transport with this [&hellip...

  • How To: Requirements for Harmar Lifts

    Jul 23, 13 • How-To, MobilityNo Comments
    How To: Requirements for Harmar Lifts

    What special considerations do I need to know about the Harmar Lifts? The Harmar Lifts have different distances in which they can travel from the ground to loading or traveling height. The Outside Lifts (Example: AL100) will travel 19″ from the top or stored position to the ground without the Swing Away Optional Attachment and [&hellip...

  • How-to: What wheelchair ramp to use when loading in the rear door of an SUV or Mini-van

    May 23, 13 • How-To, MobilityNo Comments
    How-to: What wheelchair ramp to use when loading in the rear door of an SUV or Mini-van

    Recommended wheelchair ramp for rear vehicle loading of wheel chairs? We highly recommend our UTW series portable wheelchair ramps for rear entry to load your chair into your vehicle. Why? Because of the 9 ½ attaching lip end of the ramp that is designed specifically to fit over the vehicles bumper and still allow the [&hellip...

  • How To: Choosing a Hitch-Mount Carrier for Your Power Wheelchair or Scooter

    May 10, 13 • Featured, How-To, MobilityNo Comments
    How To: Choosing a Hitch-Mount Carrier for Your Power Wheelchair or Scooter

    For anyone who uses a power wheelchair or power scooter to get around, you are well aware of the significant role it plays in your freedom and independence. But the chair itself is only part of the equation. Unless you are OK with being limited to very short, local trips within “wheeling” distance of your [&hellip...