A Carrier Chair Wheel: Essential Tips for Transporting a Wheelchair

A carrier chair wheel is a specific carrier for transporting manually operated wheelchairs, bulky electric power wheelchairs and scooters. A carrier is an essential part of mobility for any wheelchair user. It needs to be easy to get to and handy. Here are some tips to remember when transporting a wheelchair.

The carrier can be attached at the rear of the vehicle, stored in the trunk or on top of the vehicle. They are easy to install and mount and they make traveling in a van, truck, car or RV with mobility devices much easier.

Just load your wheelchair into the carrier, secure it and travel knowing that everything is ok. Once you get to your destination, unloading is just as easy.

How to Transport a Wheelchair

In general, there are two alternatives for installation and storage on a wheelchair on your vehicle. Option one is where the wheelchair electronically folds into the trunk of the vehicle or back of a van and it is not visible once stored.

The second option is to have a lift attached to the back of the vehicle, which will be visible all the time.

Carrier chair wheel come in 4 different versions. The first version is the automatic car-top carrier, which is operated with switches and has a motor driven hoist. These types of lifts are most suitable for manual wheelchairs and the car must be able to accommodate the wheelchair size and weight.

Rear Bumper Carrier for Chairs

The bumper-mounted carrier is the second type. Holes have to be drilled into the bumper to accommodate the manual wheelchair. They can easily be removed to allow access to the car trunk. The hitch-mounted carrier is the third version. It tips down to load and unload and can be locked securely when the wheelchair is mounted.

The pickup carrier is the fourth version and as the name suggests, is used on pickup trucks. An electric motor driven lift picks up the wheelchair and stores the folded wheelchair in the truck bed.

This type of carrier is also suited for transporting mid-wheel driven chairs and heavy scooters. This carrier supports a maximum of 350 lbs and includes 2 retractable reaches that are a maximum of 2 feet long. It is operated by a simple push of a button and is made from lightweight aluminum.

Tying Down a Wheelchair in a Vehicle

Its platform folds up and then offers a handle for straightforward mounting, and safekeeping and it comes with tie down bands to keep the wheelchair or scooter in position and it even offers an anti-rattle mechanism with lock to guarantee a secure, tight, noiseless fit in the trailer hitch. A weatherproof transport cover is also made to totally encase the wheelchair or scooter as well as the carrier.

Now you know what the different options are, you can make an informed decision as to which carrier will work best for your lifestyle. Having a look at the products online or in videos can help with your final decision. Also, keep in mind that there are used models that you can get at reduced prices.


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