Renting a Wheelchair Van For Vacation Use

For most of us, going on vacation is a relaxing, fairly stress-free experience. For those living with disabilities, travel can be fun, but also incredibly challenging. One way to simplify the vacation experience for disabled individuals is to rent a wheelchair van. By doing this, it will be easy to travel either from your home to your destination spot, or to use a handicap accessible van once you have arrived.

AVA’s wheelchair accessible vans provide a number of features which simplify traveling for or with disabled individuals. Full-size handicap vans are an option if you need the extra space for storage and a larger number of people. An increasing number of people are now opting for smaller minivans. Handicap accessible minivans include storage space and room for several people. At the same time, they are easier to maneuver, park and drive, which is especially important when navigating through unfamiliar vacation destinations.

Before setting out to rent a wheelchair van, keep in mind that there are a number of features to choose from. Decide ahead of time if a ramp or lift will work better for you. If a lift is necessary, you’ll need to choose between the varieties of lifts now available. Outside lifts are attached to the vehicle’s hitch and will carry the wheelchair or scooter on the outside of the vehicle. Some inside lifts will carry both the wheelchair and occupant into the vehicle. Others are only capable of hoisting the wheelchair into the vehicle.

Search online for the best deals and talk with a representative from a rental company which specializes in renting handicap accessible vans. They will be able to help you decide which van will best serve your needs. You are likely to find your vacation more relaxing than ever before with the assistance of a wheelchair van.

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The Perks of Renting a Wheelchair Van

Many individuals are starting to recognize the perks and benefits of renting a wheelchair van. There are a lot of different situations that might call for the rental of a van that would be more cost effective than purchasing a wheelchair van. One such scenario would be taking your extended family with you out of town on vacation. If you are taking a large number of individuals along with you or your disabled loved one renting a van is a great cost effective way to meet this temporary need.

One of the biggest perks of renting a wheelchair van is the wide selection of vehicles you are able to choose from. You can rent both full size vans or minivans depending on what your needs are. If you are going on a large family vacation you will need a full size van that will accommodate extra passengers and space along with the equipment needed for any disabled individuals. You can also choose a van with the type of equipment that best suits your needs. For example you can rent a vehicle that uses side lift equipment if you prefer to get in and out of the vehicle through the side doors.

Another perk of renting a wheelchair van is that it gives you a chance to test out a vehicle. Perhaps you are looking into purchasing a mobility van and want a chance to test out a particular model you have your eye on. Renting the van for a weekend trip is a great way to get familiar with the equipment, controls, and features on the van. After using the vehicle for a few days you will have a better idea if this van is right for you and your family or if you need to look for a different type of vehicle.

At Accessible Vans of America you can rent a wheelchair van for a day, week, or a month depending on your needs. Just call their toll-free number 1866-224-1750, and let the AVA staff help you with your rental needs. AVA is the one stop website for wheelchair rental vans. They can hook you up where ever you live and with the best dealers to help you with your needs.

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AVA- Nationwide Locations!

Accessible Vans of America has been providing handicap van rentals to the United States since 1997. Since that time, AVA has branched to include hundreds of locations nationwide. Wherever you are traveling, there is an AVA location there to meet you.

Most national car rental agencies do not offer the option for handicap vehicle rental, so it is AVA’s mission to connect customers who are looking for an accessible vehicle with a dealer that provides one. AVA is a member owned organization made up of independent mobility dealers. These dealers supply wheelchair vehicles through companies in locations that don’t normally offer the service.  

AVA currently works Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Dollar and Enterprise to connect customers with a vehicle that meets their mobility needs. This means that a caller can contact AVA using the toll free hotline and get connected to a local dealer they can place their vehicle reservation with.

AVA has locations in all major metropolitan areas across the United States. That means that weather you are planning a weekend trip to a Florida beach or road tripping through the Black Hills in South Dakota, Accessible Vans of America has you covered. The best part is that AVA is continuing to grow and add more locations, which means that it will continue getting easier to find a rental location nearby!                                                                                                        

For a complete list of locations or to make a reservation through Accessible Vans of America, visit their website or contact them toll free at 866-224-1750. AVA is looking forward to working with you in the near future!

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AVA: Making Our Mission Your Mission

At Accessible Vans of America, we pride ourselves on being the nation’s largest and most reliable organization for all people who require wheelchair accessible vehicles and transportation with over 100 locations. This mission ensures that our customers will be able to find a rental location near them, wherever they travel within the United States. At AVA, we work hard to provide our customers with the accessibility options they need to have the travel experience they deserve.

Our company is a member owned national organization of local companies who specialize in rentals of handicap accessible vehicles. Through collaborations with rental companies such as Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Dollar and Enterprise, we are able to provide service to customers when they need it the most. Most large rental companies do not offer wheelchair accessible vehicle options, so they provide the caller with our name and number for renting handicap accessible vehicles.

Accessible Vans of America understands the need for handicap vehicles whether it is for renting, service or sales of automotive accessible vehicles and equipment. For more information on our mission, or to make a reservation, contact us today or visit our website at We are looking forward to working with you.

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Frequently Asked Questions at AVA

Accessible Vans of America knows that finding a rental vehicle that fits your handicap needs can be a struggle. There are many questions and uncertainties that come with booking a van, especially when it needs to be suited for your comfort and accessibility. That is why AVA has answered a few of their most asked questions to bring you more peace of mind and make the rental process as convenient as your driving experience is sure to be!

First of all, many customers are uncertain as to how renting a wheelchair van works. Renting is as simple as showing a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and a credit card. After all of the documents are verified, the rental is good to go. Each van holds 4 passengers plus 1 wheelchair or 2 passengers plus 2 wheelchairs to ensure that your rental is comfortable and spacious.

Rental car delivery and pickup services is another feature that many customers require. AVA’s delivery services vary by location, but many locations offer pickup services to either the home, airport, or workplace.

Another common question that AVA customers often have is if they can rent a wheelchair van one-way or drive it out of state. Since AVA is independently owned and operated, no one-way service is offered. Driving a vehicle out of state depends on location.

For more answers to frequently asked questions or to book a van, visit the Accessible Vans of America website today! AVA is ready to help you find freedom in your mobility with a wheelchair accessible rental van.

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Make Your Vacation Dreams a Reality with Accessible Vans of America

Have you been dreaming of going on a cross-country road trip or lying on the sandy beaches of Florida? If you are one of millions of Americans living with limited mobility, these dreams could be stifled due to the challenge of finding a wheelchair accessible vehicle available to rent. Fortunately, there is Accessible Vans of America, a company dedicated to providing quality rental vans with handicap features.

Accessible Vans of America is a member-owned national organization of companies that specialize in the rental of wheelchair accessible vehicles. We strive to equip each of our customers with the vehicle that will make reaching their destinations possible. By combining safety, comfort and technology, we offer many options for vehicles that will get each customer where they need to go. Continue reading

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Accessible Vans of America Adds Locations in Orlando and Tampa

Accessible Vans of America, one of the United States’ largest and most reliable providers of wheelchair vehicles and rentals, is excited to announce the addition of two Florida locations in Orlando and Tampa.

Both Florida locations are owned by Mobility Transportation Systems, which serves west central Florida from Sanford, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Sarasota and Ft. Myers through its locations in Orlando and Tampa. Mobility Transportation Systems offers vehicle rentals, motorized wheelchairs and scooters and handicap accessible vehicle sales and maintenance. Mobility Transportation Systems is family-owned and a member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, which ensures that you find the assistance you need from knowledgeable and experienced associates. Continue reading

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Wheelchair Van Rentals from AVA

Accessible Vans of America is dedicated to offering wheelchair van rentals with a variety of handicap accessible features at competitive prices with flexible terms. We are made up of a group of independent wheelchair van dealers across the country who dedicate their work to improving transportation options for individuals with disabilities. The wheelchair van rentals we offer are regularly inspected to ensure maximum safety and a high quality vehicle that will get you where you need to be, reliably and comfortably.

Each of our locations has a fleet of vehicles ready for rent and equipped with wheelchair ramps. Some even offer full size vans and adaptive driving controls. Our vehicle availability changes according to the season and travel demands, so it is always recommended to rent one in advance to guarantee it will be ready for you when you need it. Continue reading

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Rent a Handicap Van for Traveling This Holiday Season

You may think your mobility restrictions will make it difficult to travel and visit family this holiday season. If you don’t have a handicap accessible vehicle that caters to your needs and requirements, you may feel stranded or like there are no options out there. Fortunately, there are! At Accessible Vans of America, we provide a variety of quality rental vans with handicap accessible ramps and other features. Our group of independent wheelchair van dealers are committed to improving your accessibility, and rentals are just one of many ways they do that. Continue reading

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Rent a Wheelchair Van for Your Next Road Trip

If you’re ready to hit the road for a cross-country vacation but are concerned about the limited rental options available for those in need of a wheelchair accessible van, Accessible Vans of America has you covered! We make it our goal to research and ensure each customer has the perfect wheelchair van rental that perfectly accommodates their individual needs and requests. Continue reading

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