Category: Portable Ramp Sizes

Fall Facts: Tips to Prevent Falls in your Home

Fall Facts: Tips to Prevent Falls in Your Home

Falls are considered the number one cause of injury for seniors. After falling once, it doubles a person’s chance of falling again and often leads to Post Fall Anxiety Syndrome. Learn how a few simple modifications can help mitigate fall risks in the home and provide peace of mind for you or a loved one.


Bathroom: Did you know people over 85 suffer more than half their injuries near the toilet? For those who struggle to get up from the seated position or need extra stability in the bathroom, the TILT® Toilet Incline Lift may be a perfect aid to prevent injuries and falls in the bathroom.


Bonus Tip: Add non-slip mats to the shower and bathtub to prevent any slips and falls while bathing. If accessing a shower or tub is too difficult for you or your loved one, consider using our EZ-Shower Bedside Shower or EZ-BATHE® Body Washing Basin for an in-bed bathing experience.


Entryways and Raised Landings: Does your home have a tricky entryway or a step down into another room? These can be problematic for those who experience difficulty moving safely throughout their home. Adding a TRANSITIONS® threshold ramp, mat, or plate in those areas can dramatically reduce the number of tripping incidents and create a smooth path for wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, etc.


Porches and Stairs: Don’t risk falling or tripping down porch or entryway stairs, especially when it’s rainy or icy. Adding a ramp and/or platform to your home can help eliminate environmental hazards, which is the majority reason people fall. The PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System could be the perfect solution when it comes to creating a cleared walkway with safe handrails to guide individuals to and from home access points.


While not every fall leads to injury, there can still be health risks that are present such as the inability to get up or the anxiety of falling again. Since one-third of those who are over 65 will fall each year, it’s important to take the right precautions to help eliminate the potential causes of injury.


If you’re in need of assistance in selecting the right ramps for your situation, be sure to use our Ramp Selector or Incline Calculator or contact us here.

Best Portable Wheelchair Ramps for Spring Travel

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you are all chomping at the bit to get out and enjoy spring.  But those of you in wheelchairs may be nervous about accessibility issues you may encounter on your spring outings.  The team at EZ-ACCESS understands and wants you to be comfortable leaving the house to enjoy the spring weather, so we’ve come up with several portable ramp solutions that will make most local outdoor destinations safe and accessible.

  1. Suitcase Singlefold AS Ramp

The Suitcase Singlefold Ramp is our lightest and most compact portable ramp option.  Most mobility users can easily carry the ramp sections, which weigh 6 to 15 pounds each, depending on the size of the ramp.  The ramp is available in 2’, 3’, 4’, 5’ and 6’ lengths, with the 5’ and 6’ being suitable for some minivans, crossovers or SUVs.

  • Length 2’ to 6’
  • Weight of each section 6 to 15 pounds
  • Usage – 1 step to some minivans & SUVs
  1. Suitcase Singlefold Ramp

Our Suitcase Singlefold Ramp differs from the Suitcase Singlefold AS Ramp because of its extruded slip-resistant tread and also because it comes in all the same sizes available above as well as a 7’ and 8’ version.  Sizes ranging from 5’ to 8’ are suitable for some minivans with the 8’ design being suitable for 2-3 steps.

  • Length 2’ to 8’
  • Weight 11 to 47 pounds
  • 1 step and some minivans & SUVs
  1. Suitcase Trifold AS Ramp

For the largest portable ramp available, look to the Suitcase Trifold AS Ramp.  This portable ramp goes up to 10’ in length, which can safely provide accessibility for minivans, SUVs and 2-4 steps.

  • Length 5’ to 10’
  • Weight of each section 16 to 30 pounds
  • 2-4 steps and some minivans & SUVs

These portable ramps can all be easily transported in your vehicle and set up with a few easy steps to make most businesses and local outdoor destinations accessible.  To discuss these portable ramp solutions or to find a portable ramp dealer in your area, reach out to the EZ-ACCESS customer service team today!


Access For All: Accessibility Solutions for Holiday Gifts

A ramp is the perfect gift for your loved one with limited mobility.

A ramp is the perfect gift for your loved one with limited mobility.


This time of year divides people into two groups. One group consists of a group of people who are easy to shop for, the ones who you know exactly what to get them for a holiday gift without thinking twice. The second group is on the other side of the coin. These are the ones that are hard to shop for, the ones that make you wrack your brain to come up with the perfect gift idea, only to come up with no ideas.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a gift idea for a family member, friend or loved one with limited mobility, EZ-ACCESS has gifts that are sure to be helpful and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide accessibility solutions, whether it is during the holiday season or at any other time during the year.

Here are some ideas that would make great gifts for anyone with limited mobility.

  • Gateway™ Solid Surface Portable Ramp: This is the perfect gift for someone with limited mobility that does traveling. The Gateway is designed to be durable and easily moveable. All you have to do is set it in place and it’s ready to use in any weather.
  • Suitcase Singlefold Ramp: This is another good ramp for anyone who is on the go. Designed to be easy to carry and portable, the Suitcase Singlefold Ramp is available in different lengths between 2 feet and 8 feet long.
  • Pathway Modular Access System: This ramp system can be customized and built to fit the entrance to any home. This is a system great for people who use wheelchairs, power chairs, mobility scooters or prosthetics.

EZ-ACCESS is here to help provide the perfect gift through accessibility solutions. To find out which solution is the best for you, use our ramp selector tool or contact us to speak with a member of our expert staff.

SUITCASE RAMPS: Accessible Solutions for the Holidays

The SUITCASE line of ramps will be available for rental during the holiday season.

The SUITCASE line of ramps will be available for rental during the holiday season.


It seems as if 2014 has come and gone in a flash. It’s already December, which means we are in the full swing of the busiest shopping season of the year trying to find that perfect gift for everyone on our list. But the holidays are about more than shopping, it’s about spending time with friends, family and the people who mean the most to us.

Millions of Americans are going to be traveling many miles to spend time with loved ones during the holiday season. EZ-ACCESS wants you to be able to enjoy the holiday season with all of your loved ones. We’re here to provide the accessibility solutions to make sure everyone can make it in and out of your home during the holidays.

In an effort to help make it easier to make your home accessible for friends or family that have limited mobility, EZ-ACCESS vendors will be offering our portable ramps from our SUITCASE line for rental. These ramps are designed to be easily carried from place to place so you can use them at your own home or while on the go. The ramps are easy to set up and durable so that you can use them over and over again.

Renting a ramp for the holidays is easy. Once you find an EZ-ACCESS dealer in your area, which you can do easily with our dealer locator tool, you get in touch with the vendor to let them know you are interested in renting. And if you find that you like the ramp and want to keep renting, you may want to consider buying the SUITCASE ramp. At typical rates, the ramp pays for itself in just three months.

No one should be left out of the holiday celebrations, and EZ-ACCESS provides the accessibility solutions to make sure everyone is included. Contact us to find out how we can help improve the accessibility at your home today.

Portable Wheelchair Ramp: Which Model is Right for Me?

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You know you need a portable wheelchair ramp for your vehicle from EZ-ACCESS and the next step is deciding which specific ramp you should choose for your needs. EZ-ACCESS offers a wide array of portable wheelchair ramps for different purposes and we are writing today about which model will best suit you.
Our portable wheelchair ramps are durable and affordable for you. They provide access to vehicles you may not have access to otherwise. These ramps also open opportunities for traveling as well.
The Suitcase Singlefold Ramp is ideal for travel and car rides because it folds conveniently and features an ergonomically designed handle for carrying. The ramp features a live hinge for safe, quiet, and maintenance free operation. This is a great option for quick in and out access to your vehicle.
There is another Suitcase Singlefold AS Ramp we offer to our customers for added ease. This model can be used as one unit or separated depending on your needs. It over comes stairs and vehicles with ease and safety. This is your best option if you are looking for something that can be separated.
The last option we have as a portable wheelchair ramp is the Suitcase Trifold AS Ramp. This innovative design has a unique three fold system for portability and can be carried as one unit or separately. The bottom transition plate on this portable wheelchair ramp is self-adjusting so it can easily be transitioned to the ground.
EZ-ACCESS portable wheelchair ramps are the ideal option for you no matter what your specific needs are because we have many product options. All of our ramps are made in the USA and are up to safety standards. The ease of our portable ramps are unmatched in the industry and the products always have you in mind.

EZ-ACCESS Q & A: What size of portable ramp would be best for me?

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As the temperature rise across the United States, the desire to venture outside and travel is getting stronger.  For those in mobility devices, this desire turns to a sudden need for a portable ramp that allows them to easily enter and exit their home, their friends’ homes and local businesses.  Our warning to you is not to rush out and purchase the first portable ramp you see because when it comes to portable ramps, size is everything.
Far too often, customers are rushing out to purchase a portable ramp for themselves or a loved one and end up guessing on the size of portable ramp they need.  Looking at the back of your vehicle or top step and making a guestimate on inches off the ground will not cut it.  DO NOT GUESS ON PORTABLE RAMP SIZE!  In most cases, these individuals end up with a ramp that is too short resulting in an unsafe slope ratio.  When in doubt, call EZ-ACCESS.
Determining Safe Portable Ramp Size

  1. Vehicle Landing or Step Height – Your first step is to measure the height of your vehicle landing or top step that you’ll be using your mobility device on.  If you are unable to get out and measure this height of your vehicle’s landing, look up the manufacturer details on your specific vehicle.
  2. Degree of Incline – Look up the recommended degree of incline for your mobility device in your manual or on the manufacturer’s website.
  3. Incline Chart – Next, you’ll need to take your inches of rise for your vehicle and your recommended degree of incline to the EZ-ACCESS Incline Chart.  The incline chart will tell you what ramp length you’ll need to maintain a safe degree of incline for your desired height usage.
  4. Portable Ramp Storage – Finally, the issue many customers forget to check on is whether the portable ramp is small enough to fit into your vehicle.  Look up the size of the portable ramp when it is folded up for storage and make sure it is not too big to fit easily into your vehicle.

Are you still second guessing your size choice?  Call and speak to one of our customer service representatives today at 800-451-1903.  We’d be happy to walk with you through your portable ramps needs and help you determine which portable ramp works best for you!