To enhance the range of mobility of wheelchairs and scooters, investing in the right ramp is necessary. They come in different sizes with varying weight capacities and very useful non-skid surfaces that facilitate easy loading and offloading. If you are looking for a portable wheelchair ramp, here are ten of the best ramps in 2017.
10. Literamp 6ft Double-Fold Detachable Wheelchair Ramp
The 6-foot Literamp wheelchair ramp enhances wheelchair mobility thanks to its very portable design. The ramp has a total capacity of 700 lbs which translates to 350 lbs for each piece. It is easy to attach on and off without using any tools. The ramp also folds easily to make it convenient to carry it around.
It is made from lightweight but strong aircraft-grade aluminum. It also features a thin layer of skid-prevention tape that gives the wheels of the wheelchair maximum traction when going up the ramp. Its 29-inch width is more than sufficient to accommodate even the widest wheelchairs. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
9. EZ-Access 4ft Advantage Series Suitcase Ramp
The portable EZ Access suitcase ramp is one of the handiest in the market. It is a 4-foot single fold ramp that can easily be detached into two by removing two hinge pins at the center. Both convert easily into light suitcases that have comfortable handles.
The wheelchair ramp has a maximum weight capacity of 800 lbs. The surface consists of a layer of slip-resistant material that enhances wheel traction. Other features of the wheelchair ramp include a self-adjusting bottom transition. It is compatible for use with a Top Lip Extension.
8. HSC 6ft Wheelchair Ramp
This sturdy wheelchair ramp is designed for swift and effortless mobility of scooters and wheelchairs among others. It features a premium-grade pure aluminum construction that is rustproof, scratch resistant and very durable.
The surface of the HSC wheelchair ramp is coated with a non-skid material that facilitates smooth loading and offloading even in wet and slippery conditions. The durable wheelchair ramp has a maximum capacity of 600 lbs. It comes with a handy side-mounted handle for easy portability.
7. Titan Ramps 7ft Aluminum Wheelchair Mobility Ramp
The 7ft Titan wheelchair ramp is perfect for loading and offloading wheelchairs and scooters from curbs, vehicles, landings, steps, and porches. The ramp is constructed from a sturdy aluminum material that is also very lightweight for enhanced portability. Its multi-foldable design also contributes greatly to the portability of the ramp.
6. Titan Ramps 6ft Multifold Wheelchair Ramp
This ramp is a smaller, more ergonomic version of the massive 7ft Titan Ramp. Nevertheless, it is still very capable of getting the job done with its powerful construction that makes it capable of carrying up to 600 lbs. Its range of use includes loading wheelchairs onto vehicles, porches, steps, landings, et cetera.
The ramp also features a multi-foldable design that makes it even easier to carry around considering it is smaller when folded. Its surface is coated with a gripping slip-resistant surface that facilitates maximum wheel traction. An ergonomic nylon handle lessens the burden of carrying it around.
5. Titan Ramps 3ft Wheelchair Loading Briefcase Ramp
The compact and very ergonomically designed 3-foot Titan Ramps briefcase ramp is perfect for enhancing the mobility of scooters and wheelchairs. The folding utility ramp is still capable of withstanding weights of up to 600 lbs while remaining small enough to be easily stored.
The ramp features a sturdy but lightweight aluminum construction. The serrated surface on top prevents skidding and enhances wheel traction when loading wheelchairs. A 2-inch angled top with holes allows you to further secure the ramp onto the surface. When folded, it can be carried easily using a soft nylon handle.
4. HomCom 6ft Portable Suitcase Ramp
The sturdy rustproof aluminum alloy construction of the 6-foot HomCom wheelchair ramp makes it one of the most durable in this range. The wheelchair ramp facilitates easy mobility of wheelchairs and scooters when loading and offloading them on porches, vehicles, curbs and other elevated surfaces.
The surface of the ramp is coated with a skid-proof material to enhance wheel traction. Furthermore, the installation of guardrails on both sides prevents the wheelchair from toppling off the sides. The wheelchair ramp folds up easily into a compact suitcase that includes an ergonomic carrying handle.
3. Prairie View Industries UTW630 Portable Wheelchair Ramp
The extended lip of the UTW630 portable wheelchair ramp guarantees you safer loading and offloading of wheelchairs and scooters. The extended lip can be placed in a more secure position rather than being placed precariously on the edges of the elevated surfaces. The ramp can be folded easily into a suitcase to facilitate easy portability.
The construction of the wheelchair ramp features a sturdy welded fabrication and a convenient center joint hinge that makes it easier to fold and unfold. Anti-skid tape enhances wheel traction even in wet and slippery conditions. Other features of the ramp include a 30-foot usable width, a detachable design and an attached visual aid to help determine the safety of the slope.
2. Prairie View Industries TH1232 Wheelchair Ramp
The compact TH1232 wheelchair ramp is ideal for small scale loading and offloading of wheelchairs and scooters at home. It features a lightweight but very durable build that can easily rise to reach thresholds as high as 1 foot. Pre-drilled holes on the top facilitate easy securing when loading and offloading.
The TH1232 is made from sturdy aluminum that has been coated with non-skid tape to enhance wheel traction. It has a 600 lbs maximum weight capacity that sufficient for home use. Its design is specifically suited for doorways and it comes with all the necessary hardware to facilitate securing it to doorway thresholds.
1. Prairie View Industries SFW330 3ft Single-Fold Ramp
The highly compact SFW330 wheelchair ramp is a portable and lightweight single-fold ramp that can be carried around conveniently. It can be conveniently folded in half to become a suitcase with an ergonomic handle for easy carrying and storage.
The surface of the ramp is coated in the non-skid tape that facilitates enhanced wheel traction even in slippery conditions. Its 30-inch width is sufficient for even the widest wheelchairs and scooters. Welded fabrication ensures more durability and makes it able to support heavy weights easily. It comes with a safety- instructional video and extra security pins.