About Adaptive Vans
We Know Wheelchair Accessible Vans, With Over 40 Years in The Industry
We strive to offer the best value wheelchair accessible vans in the industry with factory-direct pricing and high-quality products.
In 1979 Adaptive Mobility Systems, Inc. was founded and began installing lifts and custom components in vans for wheelchair accessibility. In 1999, under current management, we designed and manufactured our first lowered floor minivan conversion. As a charter member of NMEDA, still in good standing, we have built and crash tested our minimally invasive conversions on the Dodge, Chrysler, VW, Kia, Honda, and Toyota minivan platforms while not compromising the structural integrity of the wheelchair accessible van and exceeding safety standards.
From 2000 to 2017 all our conversion vans were sold exclusively by ams vans, an internet marketer, under the branding “AMS”. In late 2017 ams vans sold its business, ending our long partnership.
We now independently sell our wheelchair accessible vans to mobility dealers all over the United States, and recently to the public with the new branding “Adaptive Vans.” Using the knowledge and skills we gained from converting over 7,000 vans we believe we can offer the strongest, simplest, and safest wheelchair accessible vans at a price no other manufacturer can compete with.
What Makes Our Wheelchair Accessible Vans Special?
Beyond our extensive safety crash testing, our wheelchair accessible vans are designed with our customer and their family in mind. Often, the driver of a wheelchair accessible van is not in a wheelchair, but rather a caregiver, parent or spouse.
We design and convert our vans to appear as close to the original model of the vehicle as possible. As our name suggests, our wheelchair accessible vans are designed to be adaptable – adapted versions of the original vehicle so our customers don’t feel like they’re losing their trusted car and gaining a clunky wheelchair accessible van.
Our minimally-invasive conversions keep more of the original vehicle than our competitors. Additionally, our conversions are simple – only using high-quality components. This means a less complicated vehicle and less repairs.
We understand the sensitivity surrounding the appearance of other traditional handicap van body styles, and the desire to have a wheelchair accessible van that looks like a non-altered car.
The make, model, year, and mileage of your vehicle will determine whether or not the vehicle is fit to be converted into a handicap accessible vehicle.
With a wheelchair van, it’s essential to have a perfectly functioning ramp, so take some time and inspect it regularly.
The term “factory direct” is just what it sounds like – mobility vans sold straight from the manufacturer who produces them.
Freedom, Space, and Pricing are key when considering your next conversion van.