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swmn

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Does anyone have a quality portable ramp for a power wheel chair? my PALS friend needs to have a portable / semi protable ramp system to get up a 3 foot rise...
Any ideas or used equipment would be greatly appreciated!:-D
 

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Have you checked with ALSA/MDA loan closet. I got one there.

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portable ramps

Hi, I lost my father and grandmother to ALS. I have just found this web site and thought I would check it out to see if I can help anyone. My husband is a MS patient and we was able to get a portable ramp at Gould's Medical Supplies here in Louisville, KY. They called this a suitcase ramp, it cost about $300. It weighs about 50 lbs and folds, we are able to put his electric wheelchair in the back of the minivan (without him in it).
 

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Swmn,
Standard rise for a ramp is 1foot of ramp for every 1 inch of rise, 3feet, being 36 inches, gives you a VERY long ramp. I don't know if a portable ramp would be that long? Can you have a permanent ramp built?
Andrea - wife of Pals Jim
 

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Like Al said check the loan closet. You can't beat free.

There are portable folding ramps over 10 feet in length and rated at 500 lbs. Just do a quick search for folding wheelchair ramp and you'll find several companies. You should be able to find a ramp to fit your purpose for $150 or less.

There are places that rent them as well. The person I bought my chair from was renting an 8 foot ramp that worked quite nicely.
 
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