1997 Plymouth Voyager (Caravan) and brand new in 2005 complete rear entry conversion (cost $20k)
56,000 Miles  (less than 20k since conversion)
Current Price: $15,600

THIS CERTIFIED VEHICLE INCLUDES: 12 MO/12,000 MILE WARRANTY  

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Highlights of This Van:

  Wow...apx. $3,300 of new mechanical service ! Read details below (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $3,300)

Rear entry vans such as this are quickly growing in popularity.  Please read below for description of benefits, as compared to the side entry wheelchair minivans

Has ideal owner history, please read below

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN: 

This one is very rare as wheelchair vans go, because it began as the shorter body (not the longer  "Grand" length). Has the 3.0 liter 6 cylinder, which is a nice, small V6, with automatic with overdrive for respectable economy.  Has a nice level of features, which includes such comfort and convenience items as: power windows, locks and mirrors; tilt wheel and cruise control;  It also has a simple stereo system.  

GOODIES: 

New dark (maximum legal) tinted windows provide sun and glare protection and some privacy...plus they look good.  Also has custom graphics/stripes to enhance it and make it look more modern and classy

MOBILITY:

 The original owner (non-smoker, lady) sent this to the factory IN 2005 for conversion by the largest company of its kind, which performs an extensive mobility conversion of a certain nature on various brands of minivans.  This veteran, 30 year old company is called Viewpoint Mobility and they perform what is called the "Vision" conversion.  As you see, this is not the sort of lowered-floor, side entry conversion which is more routinely for sale on the market. Rather, this is a very different sort of conversion which is becoming more popular as years pass. This van is accessed via the rear, rather than the side. 

 * The mid and rear floor, hatch, bumper and suspension are all very extensively modified for special use by folks with wheelchairs OR scooters (Note: side entry minivans wont accommodate "scooters", due to their need for a turning radius)

* Via wireless remote control, or use a switch on dash, with a push of the button............rear of van automatically lowers to make entry easier...........rear hatch opens..........rear bumper and rear floor magically transform into a ramp with gentle slope.  And once you have driven a wheelchair or scooter into it, just push the button and it all goes back to being ready to drive away.

*  There is a "channel"  in the floor which goes from the rear end of the van, up to just behind the front seats. This channel ranges from about 10-20 inches deep (deeper in the rear and shallower in front, because the channel has a continual slope to it) and nearly 3 feet wide. This allows for wheelchairs and scooters to easily be driven into the van and parked.  

* There are various anchor points in the floor to secure the wheelchair OR scooter when in transit, if you don't want to use the electronic system mentioned below.

* Has an EZ-Lock electronic securing system for a wheelchair.  This is an awesome feature, new cost is more than $1,500.

* As part of the conversion, this has a very special drivers seat feature.  This seat has an extreme range of for/aft travel and it also turns. This allows for certain folks to transfer to and from a wheelchair or scooter, when it is parked in the "channel" area of the in the middle and rear of the van.

Dimensions, capacity and specifications:

Please feel free to email or call me with any such questions. I will gladly assist with anything you wish to know. I have discovered that due to the unique way each person evaluates, measures and expresses their needs, I can be most helpful regarding this subject if we communicate directly.

History of Ownership

This has had only one senior citizen, lady owner since new, and never any kids, pets or smoking. The ideal vehicle history...

(Note: new in 2005 and not used much at all the past couple of years due to very poor health, therefore, has only about 5 years of use on the mobility conversion)

 

Certified

This vehicle is 'CERTIED': There are a combined 76 mechanical and cosmetic aspects  included in the Wheelchair Van Oasis "Certification" process.   A foundational step of the rejuvenation process is when each vehicle receives an extensive inspection by an objective, independent  third- party service and repair facility.  Suggested service, repairs and improvements are then performed by various professional specialists.   The  result is your assurance  that each of the 76 aspects  meets  or exceeds the condition level of good, or satisfactory

For details regarding list of 76 cosmetic and mechanical aspects, please click here.

Each van does of course have various elements which exceed the promised level of good, or
satisfactory, which the "Certified" program assures.  Some are brand new improvements performed during rejuvenation.  And others are obvious service or repairs performed recently, prior to my ownership.  As for those, I only list here those positives which are certain, based on my either having a receipt, and/or due to being obvious to the inspecting-mechanic.  I refer to these as  "NEW OR RECENTLY SERVICED ASPECTS".  As for this vehicle:

Wow! ...each of these items are brand new, professionally serviced, within the past 1,000 miles:  HD battery; extensive 60,000 mile factory recommended service; major transmission service and flush; flush power steering system; flush brake system; major tune-up; fuel injection service; timing belt; water pump; belts and hoses; wipers; front brakes; rear wheel cylinders; oil/lube; oil pan gasket; 2 tires 

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $3,300

 (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $3,300)

 

Carfax Report Summary

(Carfax is a widely used database which indicates the history of a vehicle including accidents, prior owners, etc.)

Nothing notably negative or unusual: no frame damage...no airbags deployed...no structural damage...no "red marks"...no major accident.

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*** Notable benefits of rear entry minivan wheelchair van versus side entry:

1) can accommodate scooters, which side entry cannot, because scooters require a certain turning radius. Therefore, they cannot go into the side entry van and get positioned as you like

2) Does not have the plastic side skirts down low on the body, such as all side entry have. Those are very vulnerable to getting damaged as a result of hitting curbs, speed bumps, etc. (to be fair, whacking does not structurally harm the van, but it looks bad and can be expensive to fix)

3) Has a few inches more entry headroom and interior clearance than same-era side entry wheelchair minivans

4) Does not require two free spaces next to each other to load and unload, as the side entry vans do

* Comment: there are certainly some folks who want and/or need the features and benefits of the side entry minivans, however, these rear entry ones do have real, tangible benefits as listed above.  

Note: each of my vans has a superb paint sealant as the final step of the extreme detail. If you were to have a professional apply a treatment the cost would be several hundred dollars.

Summary of this Gem

This style of conversion works great for many people. For some, it is better than a side entry with lowered floor.  Only one owner since new...very low miles...$3,300 in new service...and now "Certified"...this a super van.  And consider that this conversion was brand new in 2005 and actually used for only about 5 or 6 years. 

 

Wow, the entry clearance (from floor to ceiling) is several inches more than the side entry minivans with lowered floor
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This lowered channel in floor is wide enough to accommodate even the wider chairs and scooters
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gentle and smooth ramp angle is easy to manage, when going in and out 
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Many folks discover (each person has a unique degree of mobility) that with the highly adjustable seat, and the passenger seat to use as support, transferring can be pretty easy and comfortable. 
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This is the short body minivan, which is very rare for a wheelchair van.  Its only the length of a medium size car!  But it has plenty of interior length for even the longest scooters or biggest wheelchairs
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Overall appearance is very similar to a common, unmodified van
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Rear gate, ramp and special suspension are all nicely integrated, looks good, nice design 
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Rear of van is elevated a few inches to create generous clearance under ramp in the rear when being driven
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Super sharp, so shiny and clean
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This is the original seat...but mounted on an awesome trolley-like device that allows it to move about two feet back, and then turn about 100 degrees
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See the trolley-like system for the seat, which allows a huge range of movement/adjustment
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front area is identical to a standard van
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The long "shelf" along the passenger side wall would be a great place to attach a couple of storage bins for keeping your items organized and tidy
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This is the control system for the electronic wheelchair anchoring system.   Once system is ready, just push a button and the wheelchair releases instantly
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small 6 cylinder for very respectable MPG and sufficient power
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Two remotes, which operate the ramp, gate and special lowering/kneeling suspension
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Simple stereo with 4 speakers sounds fine and is very easy to use
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* I apologize for any unclear photos. At times, the conditions make a clear photo impossible.

If you would like more information or to see and drive this vehicle,
please call Rick at 541-973-7377.