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Carers UK Forum • whick light weight ramp foldable for power wheelchair facing
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whick light weight ramp foldable for power wheelchair facing

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:17 am
by jo_21011
Hi something one or 2 steps (not complete stair) is blocking entrance to a shop or vehicule

it is a good idea to carry a light weight ramp (2 probably) Probably in aluminium

which do you use or suggest ?
tx

Re: whick light weight ramp foldable for power wheelchair facing

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:43 am
by Ayjay
Carrying ramps is not really a viable solution.

Even lightweight portable ramps are quite heavy, they have to be to take the weight of a powerchair, (my wife's is a small chair and weighs 125kg).

The height that you need to rise affects the length of the ramp required.

To rise two steps will need twice the length of ramp as rising one step and even that would need to be at least 1200mm long, it wont be easy to find/carry/store a ramp that's 2400mm long.

If this is to access a shop, it is the responsibility of the shop owner to make it accessible, a metal ramp could also cause damage to the cill of the doorframe: your ramp, and you'll be liable for the damage.

Re: whick light weight ramp foldable for power wheelchair facing

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:16 pm
by Lara _2004
Hi, heres a few wheelchair ramp companies that do different ramp products. I hope it helps anyone:

Rapid Ramp: https://www.rapidramp.co.uk/products or there's the ramp people

Re: whick light weight ramp foldable for power wheelchair facing

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:05 pm
by Joseph_2101
Yes if you will find really light-weight