Portable ramp

A portable ramp in the car helps deal with the occasional step with the wheelchair.

Portable ramp lying in the cargo area of the vehicle
Portable ramp lying in the cargo area of the vehicle

Description
Portable telescoping ramps from Kvistberga. The user removed the upper corner of the edge facing the inside of the ramps to prevent the wheelchair from getting stuck.

Users comments
The Permobil has poor clearance. When riding down the ramp it is easy to get stuck on the inner edge. Therefore Conny removed the upper corner. Backing down the ramp also helps him avoid getting stuck. Having the ramps in the car at all times is extremely practical. There are always a few steps when you want to visit people, or at a restaurant, etc. The ramps work for the Permobil and for manual wheelchairs.

Made by
In Sweden for example Kvistberga, www.kvistberga.se (last checked March 2017).

Paid for by
County council

Whose idea
Conny Örnesved

This tip is from 2005

Portable ramp with corner cut off of upper ramp edge
Portable ramp with corner cut off of upper ramp edge

Tipsare: Conny

Conny lives in a house together with his daughters. He is working part time. In 1994 he was injured and he has a high lesion (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 3,5 hours a day he has two persons assisting him.