2003 Dodge Caravan SE with complete Braun (leading brand) lowered floor mobility conversion
Miles: 86,000 (will be sold in "Certified" condition, with warranty)
Current Price: $18,500

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Highlights of This Van:

apx. $3,750 of new and very recent mechanical service: details below
(extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $3,750)

* In my years of buying, rejuvenating and then offering used wheelchair vans for sale, there have been several hundred sold here. This is the absolute number one best example of a highly maintained and cared-for wheelchair van I have ever experienced. A surgical nurse and retired professor owned this since the time it had 25,000 miles. They were committed to doing everything possible to avoid any operational problems. Due to his rare condition, if it were not for her high level of skill, he would have had to be in a nursing home. She was able to take care of him at home, however, certain conditions such as overheating his body or having to be in his wheelchair too long, could have killed him. Therefore, these people had possibly more motivation than any person I have ever encountered, to ensure the van would never break down or leave them stranded. I can personally testify, after driving this 1200 miles in greatly varied conditions, this van is a special gem. It drove, handled, felt and performed as a van half its age with possibly one quarter of its actual miles. Its amazing how well cared for this van has been!

* The prior owners investment of approximately $14,000 into fastidious care (during 60,000 miles of driving) should pay off very big for the new owner!

Options and Equipment


This is a well-equipped SE model, with 3.3 liter 6 cylinder and overdrive automatic. In addition to the common power and convenience features of power windows, locks, mirrors, tilt wheel and cruise control, it also has such features as: rear ventilation; upgraded interior and exterior trim; and more

Special non-mobility features (mobility features listed below)

Has the premium brand of power sunroof that slides back or tilts up and has a retractable sunshade; will have brand new CD stereo with accessory port; will have custom striping/graphics


: when new industry giant, Braun, converted this. It has a complete lowered floor conversion that includes these primary features

* Power ramp out the passenger side slider door. This ramp stows vertically in the doorway area and is called a bi-fold ramp

* Power sliding side door. Door and ramp are operated with your choice of either: switches in multiple locations; wireless remote control

* "Kneeling" suspension causes the van to drop several inches lower in the rear, which creates a gentler ramp angle, which makes loading and unloading easier for everyone.

* Deeply lowered floor begins in front of original rear seat, and extends all the way to below the dash. This is smooth, level and firm, which is ideal for wheelchair maneuverability.

* very cool and helpful feature for some folks, which is a manual turning mechanism under the front passenger seat. A major mobility-products company named Bruno built this. There is an easy to use lever that causes this mechanism to simultaneously do several actions, allowing the seat to smoothly turn and move into the position you see in the photo. When not needed or desired, seat operates as a normal, factory seat.

* Slots to insert anchor straps in the floor in many locations, in order to secure a wheelchair.

* Includes 4 manual wheelchair anchor straps

* Wireless remote control for operating the power slider, power ramp and "kneeling" suspension

* Includes the components for an EZ-Lock electronic wheelchair anchoring system. Note: each fresh user must have the floor unit and electronic control-buttons box installed into whatever exact location they need/want it to be, in order to mate properly with their wheelchair and their exact desired parking and buttons-operation location

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.


A surgical nurse and retired professor owned this since the time it had 25,000 miles.


This vehicle is 'Certified': 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

New, or within past 5,000 miles:
Lube/oil/filter; sway bar ends; tie rods; alignment; repair suspension; alternator; engine mount; battery; coolant flush; brake fluid flush; weather stripping; front brakes; rear brakes; many mist other items related to the list above. Total apx. cost of these items: $2,500

Recent, within past 5-20 thousand miles:
Tail lights; several oil changes with synthetic oil; wiper motor; power steering flush; fuel filter; fuel cap; transmission misc repair and service. Total apx cost of these items and their related misc details: $1,250

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $3,750
(extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $3,750)

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 airbags deployed...No damage leading to such report notes as salvage, totaled, etc...no "red marks" on the report...no major accident...no lemon history...no odometer tampering...no derogatory remarks on the state-issued title

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* 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.

* Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country and Plymouth Voyager all close cousins and only vary in misc details, but they share 90%-95% of components.

Summary of this Gem

Considering this price range, highly rejuvenated condition, fastidious previous owner, warranty included, etc...this van is at the peak of the value curve. Lots of "bang for the buck". This body style began in 2001 and went through the year 2007. This is greatly in the sweet-spot for being a very nice wheelchair van in this price range. A few thousand dollars less obtains a lot less van and a few thousand dollars more gets you only a very minimally better van. Therefore, this one is a super overall value.

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Passenger seat is in typical positions and function as a factory original seat, but has ability to turn 90 degrees, as shown in other photos.

Very special and easy-to-use seat base has the ability to turn 90 degrees (nifty, somewhat magical mechanical design) Seat feels and functions normal when in usual position

Gentle ramp angle due to automatic "kneeling" suspension

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Fancy SE model

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Deeply lowered floor creates generous headroom and entry clearance

See the rear ventilation system pieces and the front power sunroof

Deeply lowered floor, as indicated by the ledge in front of rear seat, creates generous entry clearance and interior headroom

This is a custom power sunroof from the leading, high quality company, named Webasco. This was added a few years ago and works great, with ability to tilt up and slide back.

Simple, easy, classic controls. Nice, new stereo with accessory port.

Drivers seat fits and feels virtually the same as an unmodified van

* 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.