The Braun Corporation is the leading manufacturer of wheel chair accessible vehicles in the United States. Braun’s Entervan has brought a new level of freedom for tens of thousands of individuals for over a decade. Mid America Coach is an experienced BraunAbility dealer offering a variety of models, including the Entervan and Rampvan.
The Entervan is available on the Chrysler and Dodge minivans. The Rampvan is available on the Toyota Sienna minivan. These streamlined lowered floor minivans feature construction, sporty appearance, and sleek automotive styling making the Entervan or the Rampvan virtually indistinguishable from other minivans on the road today.
All Entervan and Rampvan conversions are fully engineered for durability and functionality, and meet all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The Entervan and Rampvan is available in a variety of chassis trim levels, colors, upholsteries, colors, and price points.
The Entervan and Rampvan feature:
- 13″ lowered floor on Chrysler and Dodge models
- 12″ lowered floor on Toyota models
- Fully automatic operation opens the door, kneels the vehicle, and deploys the ramp
- The driver seat can be easily removed to allow the individual to drive from a wheel chair or scooter
- The front passenger seat can be easily removed so that one can ride up front in their wheelchair or scooter
- All airbags remain functional
- Ramps are color-matched to the vehicle’s interior
- Manually operated models are also available
- Your choice of color matched carpet or non-skid flooring
- Optional in-floor ramps are also available (reduces interior headroom by a couple of inches)
- Transfer seat and hand control options are also available
- Several options are available for wheelchair or scooter securement
Also available from BraunAbility dealer Mid America Coach is the Braun Entervan on late model pre-owned chassis. Enjoy all of the benefits of a new conversion but save money on the Dodge chassis.
Ask your Mid America Coach mobility representative for details.
Braun Entervan® XT
The Entervan XT is the perfect mobility solution for individuals who sit higher in their wheelchairs. With over 56″ of clearance through the sliding door – a full four inches more than the standard Entervan – this conversion makes it easier for many wheelchair users to enter and exit the vehicle. Up to 61″ of interior clearance provides extra headroom and greater visibility. A convenient fold-down footrest gives backseat passengers a more comfortable ride too.
Just like the standard Entervan, the XT features a power auto-kneel system, lowered driver side sliding door sill, easy-out front passenger and driver seats under carriage spare tire storage and more.
With a full 56-1/2″ clearance through the doorway and up to 61″ inside the van, the spacious Entervan XT is the right choice for taller wheelchair and scooter users.
In Floor or Foldout Ramp
The lightweight aluminum ramp extends to allow easy access to the interior for wheelchairs and scooters. A durable, non-skid powder-coated finish ensures superior traction, and the slotted surface helps to prevent your chair from tracking debris into your Entervan or Rampvan handicap van. In the event of power failure, the ramp can be operated manually.
Auto Kneel To make boarding even easier, BraunAbility handicap vans feature an integrated “kneeling” system. An actuator lowers the rear suspension while the door opens, which reduces the slope of the auto ramp.
The door, ramp and kneeling functions can be activated by the van’s original key remote control. Just press the passenger sliding door button twice, and everything operates automatically.
For those who wish to ride up front or even drive from their wheelchair, BraunAbility makes it easy: simply unlock the seat base and roll the entire seat out of the handicap van. The seats can be reinstalled into the Entervan and Rampvan just as easily when needed.
The wheelchair van’s sliding door opens reliably at the touch of a button. This feature can be activated with the standard keychain remote, or with one of the interior control switches.
A convenient fold-down footrest allows passengers seated on the rear bench seat to travel in comfort.
Rear Cargo Area
A convenient storage compartment in the rear cargo area is the perfect place to store wheelchair tie-down belts, jumper cables and other essential items.
Wheelchair Tie Downs
Each wheelchair van includes a standard floor-track and belt system that secures the wheelchair for transit. An optional retractable belt system, pictured at left, is a versatile and convenient option. Independent users can even elect to have an automatic tie-down installed. Due to the wide variety of wheelchairs and tie-down systems available, we recommend that you check with your local dealer to determine which system will work best for you and your handicapped van.
With the addition of the 2010 Honda Odyssey Entervan™, BraunAbility now offers a lowered floor conversion on each of the three most popular minivan chassis on the market.
The newest member of the fleet offers the same accessibility and convenience of every BraunAbility vehicle – the automatic kneeling system lowers the rear suspension and allows for a low ramp slope and 54-3/8” of sliding door height. As always, the lightweight aluminum side-entry ramp folds out for convenient and easy wheelchair or scooter access.
With its sleek exterior and impressive interior options, the Honda Odyssey complements a BraunAbility dealer’s already diverse product line-up!
Coming Soon! Braun MXV wheelchair accessible Ford Explorer. Available late summer 2015
The wait is over. For the first time, wheelchair users can have BraunAbility quality built into a vehicle that’s not a minivan. This wheelchair accessible Ford Explorer SUV personifies action and independence, and with an open floor plan, it’s a perfect fit for a large percentage of wheelchair users. The BraunAbility MXV™ is set to launch summer 2015.