VMI / Freedom Motors

Wheelchair Van Conversions Information

Side Entry Minivans

VMI – Vantage Mobility International Side-Entry Conversions

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Toyota Sienna wheelchair accessible minivans from VMI feature the amazing Access360 technology that allows all VMI handicap van features to work together for unprecedented access. Sienna moblity vans from VMI represent a new era in wheelchair access vehicles.

Toyota Sienna with VMI Northstar only

  • Ultra-low 8.0° accessible ramp angle
  • 800lb. wheelchair ramp capacity
  • Sure Deploy backup system allows users to stow or deploy the mobility ramp van conversion even in the event of complete power failure
  • Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind

Toyota Sienna with Northstar AND Summit

  • Full-power ramp and conversion
  • 12.75” drop FLEX Floor maximizes headroom and interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
  • Patented independent rear suspension designed to preserve the Toyota ride quality and performance
  • E-coated floor for maximum corrosion resistance
  • NEW, ultra-reliable hydraulic PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
  • Seamless integration with the Toyota Sienna's electronics prevents damage to vehicle/conversion
  • Conversion control through Toyota keyfob and interior sliding-door switches
  • Halo-lit, one-touch interior conversion button
  • Ramp ON/OFF switch allows users to disable all conversion features for guest drivers, valets, car wash attendants, etc., and open sliding doors for able-bodied passengers without deploying the ramp
  • NEW lightweight, removable front seats are easier to install or remove
  • NEW quick-release straps allow users to remove front seats in seconds without removing plastic covers or searching for handles/pedals beneath the seat
  • Non-skid handicapped ramp surface
  • Fully crash-tested and compliant with all government safety standards
  • 3-year/36,000-mile warranty

pacificaThe VMI Chrysler Pacifica combines VMI's unrivaled 360˚ maneuverability, interchangeable seating, and adaptive equipment with the automotive industry’s most stylish and equipped van.  The Chrysler Pacifica comes in four models the Touring, Touring L, Touring L Plus and the Limited.

Chrysler Conversions

Northstar Access360™

The Chrysler Pacifica with Access360™ is the only Pacifica on the market with a power, in-floor conversion; reducing dirt and debris in the interior and allowing for optimal maneuverability for larger power chairs. Our conversion gives greater access to life through more space, flexibility and ease of use. Features include:

  • Interchangeable seats – driver and passenger switch easily
  • Unobstructed 360° maneuverability
  • Industry-best headroom via 14″ dropped floor
  • High 5.25″ ground clearance to reduce scraping
  • And so much more

VMI Exclusive Features

  • Access360® industry-leading interior space
  • PowerKneel® self-lowering suspension
  • VMIQ™ one-touch electronic control
  • Extra 7” of rear legroom

Chrysler Pacifica with VMI Northstar only

  • 15" lowered floor with undercoating/rust-proofing
  • 30" wide, power in-lfoor ramp with 800lb capacity
  • Manual emergency ramp release
  • Interchangeable and removable front seats
  • Extensive interior sound deadening
  • Manual four-point wheelchair tie-down system
  • Step flares
  • Remote control entry
  • Access 360 floor
  • 56" door opening height
  • Proprietary VMI-designed suspension
  • Bi-color, halo-lit conversion switch
  • SURE DEPLOY™ back-up system
  • PowerKneel™ suspension
  • Labeled toggle switches
  • Rear bench footrest

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Dodge Grand Caravan with Northstar-E

  • The Northstar E wheelchair-accessible minivan is the only caregiver-focused conversion to offer front-seat wheelchair access and an in-floor, slide-out ramp. With an uncluttered interior, obstruction-free doorway and optional mid-row seats, the Northstar E offers practicality, ease of use and flexibility at an affordable price. Features of these new and used conversion vans include:

    • Easy manual operation for caregivers of any size or age
    • Side-entry benefits for the cost of a rear-entry conversion
    • Long-term reliability with minimal maintenance

Dodge Summit Conversion

  • 11" Lowered floor with undercoating/rust-proofing
  • Power fold-out ramp with capacity of 600lbs. and non-skid ramp surface
  • Removable seat bases
  • Extensive interior sound deadening
  • Manual four-point wheelchair tie-down system
  • Labeled toggle switches
  • Propietary VMI-designed suspension
  • Bi-color, halo-lit conversion switch
  • Remote control entry
  • PowerKneel™ suspension

Dodge Northstar Conversion

    • 11" Lowered floor with undercoating/rust-proofing
    • Power in-floor ramp with capacity of 800lbs. and non-skid ramp surface
    • Manual emergency ramp release
    • Removable seat bases
    • Extensive interior sound deadening
    • Manual four-point wheelchair tie-down system
    • Labeled toggle switches
    • Propietary VMI-designed suspension
    • Bi-color, halo-lit conversion switch
    • SURE DEPLOY™ back-up system
    • Remote control entry

PowerKneel™ suspension

Dodge Northstar E Conversion

  • 11" Lowered floor with e-coating
  • Manual in-floor ramp with capacity of 800lbs.
  • Removable seat bases
  • Extensive interior sound deadening
  • Manual four-point wheelchair tie-down system
  • Propietary VMI-designed suspension
  • Mid-row seat capable

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Honda Odyssey mobility minivans have quickly become a top seller for VMI, in part due to their stylish appearance. However, there is more than meets the eye to these wheelchair minivan conversions, and wheelchair access in a Honda Odyssey minivan is unlike any other.

Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar only

  • Ultra-low 8.0° accessible ramp angle
  • 750lb. wheelchair ramp capacity
  • Sure Deploy backup system allows users to stow or deploy the mobility ramp van conversion even in the event of complete power failure
  • Manual secondary backup system for additional peace of mind

Honda Odyssey with Northstar AND Summit

  • Full-power ramp and conversion
  • 12.75” drop FLEX Floor maximizes headroom and interior space for wheelchair maneuverability
  • Patented independent rear suspension designed to preserve Honda ride quality and performance
  • E-coated floor for maximum corrosion resistance
  • NEW, ultra-reliable hydraulic PowerKneel system lowers the minivan to reduce ramp angle
  • Seamless integration with Honda Odyssey electronics prevents damage to vehicle/conversion
  • Conversion control through Honda keyfob and interior sliding-door switches
  • Halo-lit, one-touch interior conversion button
  • Ramp ON/OFF switch allows users to disable all conversion features for guest drivers, valets, car wash attendants, etc., and  open sliding doors for able-bodied passengers without deploying the ramp
  • NEW lightweight, removable front seats are easier to install or remove
  • NEW quick-release straps allow users to remove front seats in seconds without removing plastic covers or searching for handles/pedals beneath the seat
  • Non-skid handicapped ramp surface
  • Fully crash-tested and compliant with all government safety standards
  • 3-year/36,000-mile warranty


 

Rear Entry Vans

Freedom Motors Rear Entry Conversions

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The Freedom Motors Kneelvan Chrysler and Dodge Wheelchair Van
The Handicap Accessible Dodge Grand Caravan Kneelvan Conversion…A Wheelchair Van with a Proven History of Comfort, Reliability, and Functionality.
As you may know, Dodge and Chrysler created the first minivans in the mid-1980’s as an alternative to full size vans and ushered in a new era in family transportation. While many automakers followed suit with their own minivan models, the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country remain the first of their kind and are credited with breaking new ground in the areas of convenience, safety, and reliability. In 1987, the Dodge and Chrysler minivan platform was selected by Freedom Motors for the first rear entry wheelchair van conversion ever produced, and, to this day, FMI remains the original and longest standing producer of handicap accessible minivans. Prior to this innovative new lowered floor conversion, Accessible vehicles were limited to full size vans with a wheelchair lift. When you purchase a new or used wheelchair van from Freedom Motors, you’re choosing over 20 years of expertise in creating the safest and most reliable handicap accessible van conversions on the mobility market today.

It’s no mistake that the Dodge Grand Caravan remains the best selling minivan of all time. Whether you’re looking for rugged durability or world class luxury, Dodge has a Grand Caravan van model to fit your needs. The Grand Caravan minivan is well known for its five star safety ratings, roomy interior, powerful engine, great fuel economy and rugged durability, so it’s no surprise that more commercial paratransit companies utilize wheelchair accessible Dodge Grand Caravan minivans than any other wheelchair accessible van model. Battle tested in the commercial market, the Kneelvan wheelchair van conversion of the Dodge Grand Caravan has proven itself to be one of the most reliable wheelchair vans available. Whether you’re purchasing a new or used Dodge wheelchair van, you can rest assured you’ll get years of mobility from these amazing accessible conversions.

The Chrysler Town and Country Kneelvan accessible van conversion…Wheelchair vans with a perfect balance of luxury and functionality…
The Chrysler Town and Country minivan remains one of the leading American made luxury vans and is a perfect match for the FMI Kneelvan wheelchair van conversion. Our engineers designed our Chrysler handicap van modifications to preserve the luxurious and smooth ride these minivans are known for, and while you’re driving, you’ll find it hard to tell the difference between an unconverted van and a van with the Kneelvan wheelchair van conversion. From snug suspension that hugs the road to the sleek and amenity-rich interiors, the Chrysler Town & Country Kneelvan handicapped van conversion is sure to give your family years of enjoyment and true freedom of mobility.

What makes a Freedom Motors Kneelvan wheelchair van conversion different?
Freedom Motors has spent over 25 years listening to our handicap accessible van customers and we’ve used your suggestions to create the most versatile accessible wheelchair vans available…

Seating for up to 7 adults including a scooter or wheelchair user
One of the first things you’ll notice about the rear entry Kneelvan wheelchair van is the incredible number of available seating options. With seating for up to seven adults including a wheelchair or mobility scooter user, you’ll never have to compromise on your wheelchair accessible vehicle’s comfort and functionality again. At FMI we offer true freedom of choice, and whether new or used your wheelchair van will be built with the seating configuration that YOU determine will work best for you and your family. While driving down the road of life, everyone deserves a seat, don’t they?

Park Anywhere Without Needed a Handicap Van Parking Spot!
The Kneelvan wheelchair van conversion allows you amazing freedom of mobility. Rear-entry wheelchair ramp access means never being blocked in by some ignoramus parking too close to your side-entry wheelchair van. For Kneelvan owners, handicap parking spaces are a thing of the past as they park their wheelchair accessible vehicle anywhere they please and experience true freedom every time they leave their homes. The freedom to go where you want, when you want is the point of having a wheelchair accessible van to begin with, isn’t it? Experience it day in and day out with the wheelchair accessible Kneelvan conversion…

Built in Safety
The Kneelvan handicapped van conversion is designed with safety in mind. Using much of the same safety technology developed to protect drivers piloting modern racecars 200+ miles per hour, our engineers have created what we believe to be is the safest wheelchair accessible minivan conversion available today. You can rest assured that the safety features built into your Kneelvan wheelchair van conversion will be there when you need them. All FMI new and used wheelchair accessible van conversions are built utilizing duty-tested hydraulic systems that allow you to easily exit the vehicle in the case of power loss or emergency, and Freedom Motors has successfully crash-tested more wheelchair accessible vehicle types than any other U.S. handicap van converter. All passed on the first attempt. At FMI, we believe you can’t put a price tag on your family’s safety, but your wheelchair van shouldn’t break the bank either…When you purchase a handicapped accessible Kneelvan van conversion, you’re not only saving money. You’re also gaining 25+ years of accessible safety experience and innovation that will be there when you need it most…

Our exclusive Iso-Parabolic Wheelchair Van Kneeling System
When you leave your home, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not your handicap accessible vehicle is going to function properly. That’s where the Kneelvan’s exclusive Iso-Parabolic wheelchair van kneeling system comes in. Designed to allow natural OEM suspension travel by disengaging when not in use, FMI’s kneeling system drastically cuts down on your accessible vehicle’s wear and tear, giving you unprecedented reliability and years of additional use. Utilizing the same heavy duty hydraulic technology the aviation industry trusts to keep airplanes safely in the sky, the entire wheelchair accessible Kneelvan van conversion works when you need it, where you need it…period.

Freedom of choice
Enter a new dimension of choice with Freedom Motors. Experience true wheelchair accessibility coupled with the most popular and reliable minivans and vehicles on the market. Our engineer’s select minivan models for wheelchair accessible van conversions based on what you, the customer, demand from your accessible vans. With FMI, you’ll experience the luxury and comfort of the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey, the rugged reliability of the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, and the sleek, German engineering of the Volkswagen Routan. In addition to having the best wheelchair accessible van, SUV, and car selection on the planet, Freedom Motors is also one of the only handicapped vehicle converters in the world that does not charge customers extra fees for supplying their own existing, non handicap accessible minivan for conversion. It’s up to you on whether you choose to convert a vehicle purchased from you favorite local dealership, or you select from one of the hundreds of existing handicapped vans and wheelchair accessible vehicles in our inventory. At FMI, true freedom also means freedom of choice. It’s your vehicle…drive what you want.


Full-Size Vans

VMI – Vantage Mobility International Conversions

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The VMI Classic full-size handicap van has a modern design in a practical yet luxurious package.

VMI Classic wheelchair vans feature all the luxury imaginable, but they are also much more. A wide variety of options also exist to personalize the wheelchair access for individual needs.

Customers can choose from Ricon Reliant, Klearvue, Clearway, UNI-lite, or Slide Away mobility lifts, as well as the new Fiorella F500.

Body modifications can also be made for better disabled access. A raised roof, raised door, 6" center cut lowered floor, or 6" full cut lowered floor are all options to increase the handicap van conversion entry height to accomodate those with a disability.

  • Echelon Style Seating with Adjustable Headrests
  • High Gloss Dark Cherry Wood Panels
  • Infinity Lighted Wood Panels
  • Leather Tu-Tone Window Valences
  • Platform Wheelchair Lift

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Everything you could want in a full-size mobility van without a large price tag.

VMI Club mobility conversion vans combine disability access with a stylish and interior amenities. Best of all, these wheelchair accessible full-size vans can be customized to meet specific situations.

Mobility lift choices include the Slide Away, Ricon Reliant, Klearvue, Clearway, or UNI-lite, mobility lifts, as well as the amazing Fiorella F500.

Structural alterations can also be completed to maximize access for the disabled. A 6" center cut lowered floor, 6" full cut lowered floor, raised door, or raised roof can all increase the full-size handicap accessible van entry height.

  • 100% Nylon Berber Carpet
  • Painted Euro Style Running Boards
  • Walnut Window Ledges With Cup Holders
  • Platform Mobility Lift
  • Power Reclining Sofa with Manual Slide Track Adjustment
  • Delux Valances with Walnut Accent and Indirect LED Lighting

E-250
A full-size wheelchair van conversion that brings new meaning to the word value.

VMI Club handicap vans have the perfect blend of wheelchair access and functional interior. There are also a bunch of options that are available to personalize the disabled access for individual needs.

Wheelchair lift options include the Clearway, UNI-lite, Slide Away, Ricon Reliant, or Klearvue mobility lifts, as well as the exciting Fiorella F500.

Structural changes can also be done to increase disability access. A raised door, 6" center cut lowered floor, 6" full cut lowered floor, or raised roof are all options to increase the mobility conversion van entry height.

  • Front And Rear Overhead Storage Compartments
  • Coordinating Interior Sidewall Panels
  • Platform Handicap Lift

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