1999 Dodge Caravan w/Ricon Activan conversion
Miles: only 60,000
Current Price: $15,900

Fully ready to drive from a wheelchair:  includes hand controls and spinner knob as well as a very deep floor and easily removable seat.

Super low miles

Activan conversion is very nice quality


Options and Equipment

THE VAN:   This one is a grand Caravan with SE package, which is the very nicely equipped middle trim level.   It has a 3.3 liter 6 cylinder and automatic transmission with overdrive.  There is a nice list of comfort and convenience features such as power windows, power locks, cruise control, variable wipers, tinted glass and more.   It also has optional rear heat and A/C. 

THE GOODIES:    Custom C.D. stereo, made by Alpine (quality).  And it has custom pinstripes on the sides of the body.

MOBILITY:   This one was converted when new by the Ricon Company, which rivals Braun as the industry leader.   Such vans, as you may have read about on my other listings, are highly engineered and designed with the needs of many types of users in mind.   As such, this van will accommodate a wide variety of needs of the person in the chair and their family, friends and helpers.  It  has what is called an "Activan" package.   This is a very deluxe, highly equipped conversion, with some valuable features added.  Here is  a list of what this van includes:

*  The most deeply lowered floor (11 inches) available, which goes all the way to the lower dash of the van.    This provides generous clearance going in and out of 56-57 inches.

* Removable front seats, if you want to drive from your chair, or park a chair in the front passenger area.

* Power sliding side door.  This can also be opened manually, in case of power loss or mechanism glitches.

* Kneeling suspension, which when lowered makes a very gentle angle of approach and departure.  As you see in the photos, there is very little slope to the ramp.

*  This van has the very desirable, optional, EZ-Lock electronic docking station for the wheelchair.   If you are either wanting to drive from your chair or consistently park a chair in a certain location...this is what you want

* Has quality, easy to use hand controls and a spinner knob.  These can easily be removed if you don't want or need them.

* Manual override switch for the ramp, which instantly makes it move in and out with no power.  This is great if you should ever lose power or for some reason have a glitch with operating the ramp with power.

* The "Activan" package has extra locations available, beyond the usual, for anchoring a chair, should you not want to use the EZ-Lock system.  This van has more anchor location choices than any van I have seen.  See photos.


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 van has had only two owners.  The first person had it until 2003.  I bought it from the estate of a lady who was a professor at UCLA.  She owned it since 2003 and was driving from her chair and was fully independent in her use of it. 

History of Care

When I buy vans from estates, there are usually not receipts available for its history.  However, this van actually set a record in a very good regard: the super mechanic I work with told me it was so nice, it was in condition when I bought it than any van I have had.  It needed very little service or repair to get it to my usual high level of excellence.

Each of my vans receives a detailed (about 75 items) inspection by the general mechanic shop which I consider to be the finest in my area. Then, after discussing their report, I have them do what is needed to repair, replace or service items on the vehicle in order to reach my high standard of overall mechanical condition.  And in case you may wonder, their process on each van does include an oil, lube and filter service.  The aforementioned inspection, repair and service process is a major and very valuable element of my "Rick's rejuvenated" process.

* Has quality tires with only a few thousand miles on them

* Fresh cooling system flush

In addition: as part of my 'Rick's rejuvenated'' process, each mobility/adaptive component is inspected, serviced, adjusted and repaired (if needed) by a different mechanic, who owns the premium company in this area which exclusively cares for wheelchair vans.

Carfax Report Summary

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

Nothing negative or derogatory on the report. 

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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.

Summary of this Gem

Here you have a fairly modern, very highly equipped, deeply lowered floor minivan.   And it has super low miles and was built with extra features by a premier company.  And of course, it is in my usual highly rejuvenated condition, with warranty included.  All of that combined leads to being a super overall value...and it's beautiful too! 




This power ramp folds and unfolds with the flip of a switch. Notice that due to the kneeling suspension the angle of the ramp is very gentle.
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I took this photo in order to make obvious the deeply lowered floor which creates generous clearance and headroom.
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Driver Side Rear View
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Passenger Side rear View
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Passenger Side Front View
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The floor you see is actually a part of the raised seat which helps accommodate for the deeply lowered floor.
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The lady who owned this van was driving this van daily and using these hand controls.
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Notice: upper left red square is EZ Lock button; custom Alpine CD/Stereo; rear ventilation as well as forward ventilation controls
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This is the control panel for the kneeling suspension and power door and power ramp. The red light illuminates when the kneeling suspension needs air added to it, which automatically engages the air pump and subsequently the light turns off.
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Engine Area
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Here is another view which makes obvious the deeply lowered floor.
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Notice the riser pedestal underneath the seat which neutralizes the space related to the lowered floor.
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Both front seats are easily removable
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This van includes the complete owner/user manual for the conversion which usually has disappeared after a van is a few years old.
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In this photo you can see several things: the EZ Lock plate which is currently loose and ready to be positioned as desired; the four silver square pieces are what the quick release seat attaches to; also notice the black long pieces are for inserting wheelchair anchors at your desired location
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The ramp has what is called a "gate feature" which easily allows movement of passengers in and out.
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This photo shows the van in kneeled position which is several inches lower than in driving mode photo of which you see below.
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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.