Portable Wheelchair Ramps

Portable Wheelchair Ramp InstructionsOur standard wood wheelchair ramps are heavy and designed to stay in place until the need for a wheelchair ramp is no longer required. Portable wheelchair ramps are needed when a user has:

  • multiple places where wheelchair ramps are needed.
  • a desire to easily set up and remove the ramp on an ‘as needed basis.’
  • portable wheelchair ramps are needed in a van so the patient can travel. Most portable wheelchair ramps for vans must be 6 feet to 8-feet long due to the height of the van entry.

The total cost of building a pair of portable wheelchair ramps is about $125.

Portable wheelchair ramps can be made quickly, easily and are convenient to store. You can even store them under a vehicle between the wheels. Obviously, the vehicle cannot leak oil. These portable wheelchair ramps can support 600 lbs, however over 350 lbs total weight, the ramps will have more deflection than the traditional straight ramps.  Our construction steps explain how to add additional support to minimize the deflection.   Also, they can be used with scooters or power chairs.   The caregiver has the choice of walking on the ramps or between the ramps when pushing an occupied wheelchair.  The portable wheelchair ramp “Kit” comes with two top brackets and two bottom transitions.  Portable ramps are recommended for situations with one or two steps, max 18″ of height.

If the use of a wheelchair ramp is infrequent, the design of portable wheelchair ramps is often the best choice;

  • for a garage doorway entry, as it does not permanently take up a parking space
  • when used for an exterior entry, as needed, the portable wheelchair ramps will not detract from the curb appeal of the home.

A portable wheelchair ramp can be made in 1-2 hours with these common tools;
- electric drill with 1/4″ and 1/8″ bits
- hammer
- crescent wrench