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Portable Ramps for Wheelchair Users – Six Best Portable Ramps for 2021

Portable Ramps for Wheelchair Users – Six Best Portable Ramps for 2021

Limited mobility can be caused by a multitude of issues. Whether caused by an injury, illness, or old age these limitations on our mobility can be overcome by the use of a wheelchair. While this may solve one problem it sort of creates another. The world around us is relatively uneven and can create obstacles for those in wheelchairs. What is the safest way to overcome this obstacle? Portable ramps can be the answer to this dilemma and return our sense of independence and quality-of-life.

 Portable Ramps for Wheelchair Users: An In-Home Utility

Six Best Portable Ramps for 2021

For able-bodied people, traversing the world around us can be difficult at times. Now imagine having your independence and mobility-limited due to an injury or illness. Wheelchairs are extremely effective on level ground, but anytime there is a change of elevation (even the slightest) the world around us becomes an obstacle. The best way to overcome this challenge is with a portable wheelchair ramp. Many portable ramps are easily transported with you so you can be ready to tackle any terrain you experience.

Try these six options to overcome the uneven world around us:

1. EZ Access Transitions Angled Entry Ramp

This portable ramp is a standalone ramp with independently adjustable legs and swivel feet. EZ Access Angled Entry Ramp can be used as a temporary ramp to traverse over doorways that swing in/out, uneven surfaces, or even single step rises. With a vertical adjustment of 1 3/8 to 5 7/8 inches in height, the slip-resistant surface can be used in just about any weather safely. For safety reasons, the 700 pounds rated load should never be exceeded.

Features of EZ Access Transitions Angled Ramp

  • Swivel feet accommodate varying heights, angles, and surface types
  • Made of high strength aluminum that will not rust or corrode
  • Extruded, slip-resistant surface for superior traction
  • 36 inches wide
  • Weight Capacity is 700 lbs.

Advantages of EZ Access Transitions Angled Ramp

  • The sturdy, seam-free surface makes the Transitions ramp a safe solution for wheelchair, scooter, walker, and cane users
  • Attractive designs are available in multiple styles and materials to suit user needs and taste
  • Slip-resistant tread and surfaces
  • Durably designed for years of continued use
  • Quick and easy setup and removal - installs in minutes so there’s a little-to-no disruption
  • Ideal for doorways, sliding glass doors, and raised landings
  • Portable, convenient, and durable

Safety and Maintenance of EZ Access Transitions Angled Ramp

  • Regularly check ramp for damage and tighten any loose fasteners
  • Keep ramp surface clear of ice, snow, dirt, leaves, and other debris
  • For snow or ice, remove accumulation and sweep the surface clean
  • To remove dirt, leaves, and other debris, sweeping the surface or using a garden hose will usually suffice
  • If needed, use a damp cloth or soft brush with non-alkaloid detergent and water
  • Rinse well and use extra caution if the ramp surface is wet
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2. EZ Access Transitions Angled Entry Mat

Ideal for traversing sliding glass doors, EZ Access Portable mat for homes does not interfere with the track of the sliding doors and is made of 100% recycled rubber. This smooth and safe entry/exit can handle harsh outdoor conditions and is slip-resistant. The usable width of 36 inches can handle 850 pounds of weight and is available in 1.5 and 2.5 inch rises that can be trimmed/notched if need be.

Advantage of the EZ Access Transitions Angled Entry Mat

  • The sturdy, seam-free surface makes Transitions ramps, mats, and plates the safe solution for wheelchair, scooter, walker, and cane users
  • Attractive designs are available in multiple styles and materials to suit user needs and taste
  • Slip-resistant tread and surfaces
  • Durably designed for years of continued use
  • Quick and easy setup and removal - installs in minutes so there is a little-to-no disruption for you and your family
  • Ideal for doorways, sliding glass doors, and raised landings
  • Portable, convenient, and durable

Fitting Transitions Angled Entry Mat

  • Mat can be easily trimmed to accommodate lower heights and narrower widths and, if necessary, notched to suit the doorjamb configuration.
  • If door threshold is equal to the height of the mat, use Angled Entry Mat as it is.
  • If door threshold is less than the height of the mat, trim the mat to the desired height.
  • Use caution when operating any non-manual saw as serious injury may result due to unexpected binding or pinching of rubber mat material. Always follow tool manufacturer safety guidelines.

Fastening the Mat to the Landing

Attaching to Wood

  • Place mat in the desired location and ensure that surface is free of dirt and debris.
  • Fasten mat using supplied Phillips head screws (two each). Space screws evenly and drive until the head is 1/4" below the mat surface.

Attaching to Concrete

  • Place mat in the desired location and ensure that surface is free of dirt and debris.
  • Using a 1/4" diameter masonry bit, drill a hole that is 2" deep 1" from the edges of the corners at the taper.
  • Ensure the holes are free of any residue.

Drive the supplied 1/4" diameter mushroom head pin anchors (two each) into the holes with a hammer until the head is seated.

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3. Roll-A-Ramp 36-Inch Wide Portable Ramp

Roll-A-Ramp 36-Inch Wide Portable Ramp is the most portable, versatile ramp which is great for use as a wheelchair ramp and scooter ramp for users who want an option to expensive chair lifts, permanent ramps or conversion vans. It has patented unique design construction, allowing to change the length with simple tools provided with ramp by simply adding additional links. Roll-A-Ramp Center Support Stands (Code G3612-S) - is recommended to users for ramps over 12 feet in length.

Roll-A-Ramp is compatible with:

  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Powerchairs
  • Scooters
  • 3-wheel scooters
  • Walkers and bariatric chair

Features Roll-A-Ramp Portable Ramp

  • Strong and has lightweight aircraft aluminum construction
  • Allows access to your vehicle and can transfer to an entry ramp for your house in minutes
  • Traction and safety in any weather
  • Ramp includes angled approach plates on each end for smooth entry and exit
  • For public applications or larger chairs
  • Rolls up for easy storage and transport
  • The portable ramp is safe to use with built-in side rails
  • Carrying strap included

How to use Roll-A-Ramp?

  • To use Roll-A-Ramp, lay the rolled-up ramp on its side, remove the strap and then unroll the ramp to its full length before putting it in place
  • To roll up the ramp, reverse the process, snap on the strap, and go
  • Yellow pinch point covers are secured to the head of each bolt and are designed to keep the fingers out of the pinch zone and must be on at all times
  • Do not use your ramp without all Pinch Point Covers in place
  • Never tamper with or remove these covers for any reason as injury may occur

Ramp Placement

  • To ensure safety and to prevent damage to the ramp, one must place the first load-bearing link of the elevated end of the ramp on the landing
  • The approach plate is not a load-bearing link
  • Notice that one end of each ramp is marked Upper End
  • This end must always be the elevated end of the ramp
  • The links on the upper end of your Roll-A-Ramp have a 1° Camber and the links on the lower end have a 0°Camber
  • This 0° loft at the lower end of the ramp allows the wheelchair, machine, or another device to get on the ramp on a non-arched plane
  • As the wheelchair goes up the Roll-A-Ramp, the arching links allow the user to more easily enter a van, porch, or doorway because of the more favorable approach angle
  • This also ensures clearance for lower devices
  • Again, by placing the ramp with the Upper End at the elevated position, the operation will be more favorable

Changing Ramp Length

  • Roll-A-Ramp is designed so one may change the length by simply adding additional 1-foot links or removing links
  • This is done by removing the bolt and nut from the link on the lower end and inserting additional 1-foot links as needed

Versatility

Lightweight Roll-A-Ramp rolls up and comes with its own handy strap/handle for convenient carrying and storage. One can configure the Roll-A-Ramp for many different uses. Besides using it as a completely portable ramp system, one can modify the Roll-A-Ramp so that the ramp is rigid or folds in the center for easy mounting into a vehicle. To make the ramp fold in the middle one will want to have two pivot points per single ramp.

  • Versatility To convert the Roll-A-Ramp so that it folds in the middle:
  • Lay the Roll-A-Ramp bottom side up
  • Add washers under nuts where the ramp will be rigid
  • Fully tighten all bolts using the 1/2 (13mm) Wrench and Allen Wrench
  • Do not tighten the bolts at the pivot point
  • One may find that a socket wrench (1/2) works better Ramp

Assembly Instructions

  • Step 1: Remove both sections of the ramp from their individual boxes taking special note of the TOP section and the BOTTOM section as noted on the boxes.
  • Step 2: Identify the Owner Manual and tools to assemble the ramp. Also, identify any accessories ordered with the ramp. The accessories will be included in a separate cardboard box inside one of the sections of the ramp or in the zip-lock bag with the Owner Manual.
  • Step 3: Remove zip-ties from the ramp sections and then place the ramp on edge and roll out. Place on a flat surface with the top surface of the ramp down.
  • Step 4: Place two sections close together. One section of the ramp will have a bolt, caution cover, and nut attached through the bolt holes. Remove this hardware and move the two sections together so that the tabs are overlapping on both sides and the sides of the ramp are even.
  • Step 5: Insert bolts with yellow caution cover through both holes. This may take some maneuvering to line up the holes. Put on the nut.
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4. EZ Access Suitcase Single Fold Advantage Series Ramp

Wheelchair portable ramps are only as effective as the ease of their portability. Difficult to transport, difficult to use!! The Single Folded Advantage Series Ramp is easily transported, so they can be used where ever they are needed. Available in an assortment of sizes ranging from 2 feet to 6 feet, any uneven terrain or grade can be overcome. Simply remove the pin and this ramp is separated into two, easy to carry sections. It offers a 29-inch platform that can support up to 800 pounds and has a nonskid surface for a safe, secure traverse. This portable handicap ramp offers self-adjusting bottom transition plates which can independently adjust to match the ground beneath it. This folding wheelchair ramp is safe and secure!!

EZ-Access Suitcase Singlefold Ramp Highlights

  • Made of welded aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Folds in half to be carried like a suitcase
  • Unfolds to a 29" wide platform
  • Strong, safe, easy to carry
  • Non-skid surface

Features EZ-Access Singlefold Advantage Series Ramp

  • Ramp Hinge Separation - By simply removing the hinge pins, the Suitcase Singlefold AS Ramp separates into two easy-to-carry sections
  • Ergonomically Designed Handles - Easier to carry ergonomically designed handles are flexible, non-breakable, and offer ultimate comfort when carrying Suitcase ramp sections
  • Self-adjusting Bottom Transition - To make the conversion from portable ramp to ground, the Suitcase Singlefold AS Ramp offers self-adjusting bottom transition plates, which independently adjust to the ground surface
  • Features an applied skid-resistant tape with reflective safety stripes

How to use EZ-Access Suitcase Singlefold Ramp?

  • Read and follow all instructions before use.
  • Do not use if the ramp is damaged or unstable.
  • For wheelchairs and scooters only (not intended for commercial use).
  • The ramp is shipped fully assembled. To separate the ramp into two halves for easy storage and transportation, remove bolts and install hinge pins as follows: Position the Ramp. Align hinges, then insert hinge pin into each hinge assembly and connect ramp sections together before use. Spring section of the pin should be on the underside (non-treaded side) of the ramp. The ramp may be separated for use when loading or unloading unoccupied mobility equipment only. When used with occupied mobility equipment, use ramp as one unit (ensure both halves are joined with hinge pins or bolts firmly installed before use).
  • Place ramp on landing in the folded position, making sure that the top lip transition plate (labeled TOP) is resting securely on the landing.
  • Unfold ramp and center on landing.
  • For ease in carrying and storage, the ramp can be disconnected and carried in two sections. (When hinge pins are not in use, store in one side of a hinge or on the underside of the ramp by inserting into the gap behind the top I-beam).
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5. PVI Wheel-A-Bout Portable Ramp

PVI Wheel-A-Bout Portable Ramp is easy-to-handle and set up which accommodates wheelchairs and scooters with various wheel configurations, its full platform, and durable welded construction provides excellent stability. This Ramp features a closure strap which locks ramp panels together and anti-slip for a high traction surface.

PVI Wheel-A-Bout Portable Ramp Highlights

  • Stores upright in the garage
  • Simply wheel out to the required location
  • Quick-release pins used to secure latch straps
  • Long top hook
  • Stable surface

Features PVI Wheel-A-Bout Portable Ramp

  • Stores Upright in Garage
  • Safety DVD And Steel Security Pins Included

How to determine Wheel-A-Bout Ramp length?

  • To determine the length of ramp for your application, first, you will need to determine the rise
  • The rise is the vertical measurement between the ground and where the top of the ramp is going to sit
  • To find a 2:12 slope, take the total amount of rise and divide it by 2
  • If you have a 12" rise, divide by 2 and the resulting number would be the length of the ramp which is required in feet or you would need a 6'' ramp
  • A 1:12 slope would require 1 foot of ramp for every inch of rise
  • Prairie View Industries recommends NOT to exceed a 2:12 slope on most applications.
  • Some ramps may need to meet ADA (1:12 slope) requirements that are specified by your state
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6. EZ Access Suitcase Trifold Advantage Series Ramp

Ideal for raised landings, steps, or larger vehicles, EZ Access Suitcase Trifold portable handicap ramp folds into two individual sections to be used to navigate stairs or be a portable wheelchair ramp for cars/vans. The 800-pound weight capacity offers an applied, slip-resistant surface and is designed to be used and carried as one single unit. Specifically designed for mobility scooters and wheelchairs, it should not be used for commercial purposes. It allows for greater portability when longer ramps are required since it can be transported in two separate sections to reduce handling weight.

Why choose Suitcase Trifold Wheelchair Ramp?

  • Designed to be used and carried as one unit
  • Can be quickly separated into two individual sections
  • Made in the USA

Features of EZ-Access Trifold AS Ramp

  • The unique design of the portable ramp makes it easy to set up and easy to transport from place to place
  • This ramp can separate into two easy-to-carry sections
  • Interlocking hinge are designed for smoother operation and reduced pinch points
  • Surface the ramp offers an applied slip-resistant surface
  • Self-adjusting Bottom Transition Plate:
  • Features self-adjusting bottom transition plates, which adjusts the ramp to most surfaces, making this ramp one of the safest portable ramps
  • Allows for ultimate portability when longer ramp lengths are needed
  • Applied, slip-resistant surface
  • 800-pound weight capacity

Installation Instructions for EZ-Access Trifold AS Ramp

  • Read and follow all instructions before use.
  • Do not use if the ramp is damaged or unstable.
  • For wheelchairs and scooters only (not intended for commercial use).
  • Ramp is shipped fully assembled. To separate the ramp into two halves for easy storage and transportation, remove bolts and install hinge pins as follows: Position it. Align hinges, then insert hinge pin into each hinge assembly and connect ramp sections together before use. Spring section of the pin should be on the underside (non-treaded side) of ramp. The ramp may be separated for use when loading or unloading unoccupied mobility equipment only. When used with occupied mobility equipment, use the ramp as one unit (ensure both halves are joined with hinge pins or bolts firmly installed before use).
  • Place ramp on landing in the folded position, making sure that the top lip transition plate (labeled TOP) is resting securely on the landing.
  • Position ramp approximately its full length out from vehicle or step. Facing the vehicle or step, begin working from the left side. Stand ramp upright on end with the hinged edge facing to the right. Lift up first top half of the ramp toward step or vehicle and place ramp so that the top lip transition plate is securely supporting the ramp.
  • Unfold the second top half of the ramp so that both halves are fully extended lengthwise with one half lying face down on top of the other.
  • Note: Applied slip-resistant tread should not be exposed at this time. Open complete ramp, exposing entire applied slip-resistant tread surface, then center on landing.
  • For ease in carrying and storage, ramp can be disconnected and carried in two sections. (When hinge pins are not in use, store in one side of a hinge or on the underside of the ramp by inserting into the gap behind the top I-beam.)
  • To prevent ramp halves from swinging open, ensure that the Dual Lock tab (interlocking fastener) is pressed together and firmly locked in place. Prior to use, locate both of the 1" x 3/4" Dual Lock tabs (found opposite the applied slip-resistant tread side of the ramp, near the top and bottom edges), and then remove the top piece (it’s used only as a protective covering).

Safety and Maintenance of EZ-Access Trifold AS Ramp

  • Regularly check ramp for damage, and check and tighten any loose fasteners
  • Keep ramp surface clear of ice, snow, dirt, leaves, and other debris
  • For snow/ice, remove accumulation and sweep the surface clean
  • To remove dirt, leaves, and other debris, sweeping the surface or using a garden hose will usually suffice, but, if needed, use a damp cloth or soft brush with non-alkaloid detergent and water
  • Rinse well and use extra caution if the ramp surface is wet
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Understanding your surrounding environment and limitations should be part of the decision-making process when deciding on the type of portable handicap ramp you need. The world around us is uneven at best and can cause problems to those with limited or no mobility. Portable handicap ramps allow these folks the freedom to overcome these obstacles and maintain their quality of life and make sure they can access anywhere and any place they wish.

 

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