Convert Your Van
Choose to convert your current van
or purchase one to convert.*
Ship the van to Adaptive Vans for conversion.
We convert the van
(usually within 3 weeks).
We Invoice the conversion and your van is ready for pickup.
Enjoy your newly converted van
(knowing you did not pay the “middle man” markup)!
How We Do It?
Step One: Choose to convert your current van or purchase one to convert.
If you have already purchased a van and are ready to convert it to enjoy the accessibility and freedom that come with it, you are all set.
We are able to convert a wide array of vans from major automotive manufacturers, including Toyota, Chrysler and Dodge. To ensure your van is able to undergo conversion, check our Conversions page.
If you are in need of a van, we also have you covered. We offer a selection of new and pre-owned, low mileage vehicles that are ready for conversion.
We recognize that finding a vehicle can be a challenge and with the help of an experienced Mobility Concierge, we know you will find the perfect vehicle and accessible conversion at a price you can afford.
Step Two: If you have purchased a van to convert simply ship the van to Adaptive Vans for conversion.
Once you have the van you wish to convert to a wheelchair van, it’s time to ship to our Atlanta headquarters. There are a number of companies that provide shipping services, and it’s best to conduct a search and compare prices from various companies before making a decision. Or simply allow an Adaptive Vans Concierge to do the work for you.
Other factors that can influence the price include whether you require an enclosed trailer over an open carrier, flexibility in delivery dates, popularity of the route and seasonal demand. However, we’ll do our very best to get you your van as soon as possible once completed.
Step Three: We convert the van (usually within three weeks).
Once the van arrives at our state-of the-art facility, our expert staff begins the wheelchair conversion modification process. We are able to modify vans in one of two different ways, with each having its own benefits and considerations.
Side entry accessible conversions makes dropping off and picking up passengers curbside easier and offers two positions for wheelchair passengers and in certain cases a driver in a wheelchair as well. With the touch of a button, the ramp quickly and easily folds out and once the occupant enters the ramp retracts and stows back into the vehicle with equal ease.
For those looking for a more affordable conversion option, a rear entry conversion is an option worth considering. With a rear entry ramp, regular (non-accessible) parking spaces are available, eliminating the need to seek out accessible parking. In addition to that, with a rear entry modification, the vehicle has a slightly improved ground clearance for those living in rural areas where uneven roadways are more present.
Step Four: We invoice the conversion and your van is ready for pickup.
Once the work is completed, the only thing you need to worry about is where to go first, confident in the fact that you have the flexibility and freedom to travel to any destination and experience the comfort and convenience that only a conversion van can offer.
Step Five: Enjoy your newly converted van (knowing you did not pay the “middle man” markup).
Regardless if you’re traveling for work or pleasure, you will surely enjoy the many benefits of your new conversion van. And, with our comprehensive warranty and service centers located across the country, you can be assured that your new van will be protected in the case of any mechanical issues.
About Adaptive Vans
Since 1979, Adaptive Vans has had one clear goal: to provide our customers with excellence, simplicity and convenience at an affordable price. We are a proud charter member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) and align with their mission to improve transportation options for people with disabilities. We strive to produce high quality wheelchair accessible vehicles to help people with disabilities lead happy, healthy and more mobile lives.
We also take safety very seriously. As a member of NMEDA, we strictly adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and participate in NMEDA’s Quality Assurance Program™ (QAP), a nationally recognized accreditation program for the mobility equipment industry developed to promote quality, dependability, and safety.
In 1979 Adaptive Mobility Systems, Inc. was founded by Bob “The Builder” Boston 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. 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 vehicle and exceeding safety standards.
From 1999 to 2017 all our conversions 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 conversions 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.
Based in Tucker, Georgia, our production facility is staffed with skilled professionals, using the latest technology to create converted vehicles that are easy to maintain and service at one of our many service centers across the country. Whether selecting a van from our inventory or converting a van purchased from another source, our finished products appear and perform nearly identical from a vehicle purchased directly from the manufacturer’s showroom. We are able to perform conversions that match up with our customers’ needs and desires. Whether they are looking for side or rear entry, we are able to come up with the perfect solution at a price that is well within reach for most families.
Thanks to our long-standing reputation as a trusted brand, we are able to work with mobility dealers and car dealerships to help them provide their customers with the freedom and accessibility that a wheelchair-accessible van can deliver.
Safety, reliability and quality. Take a look at what Adaptive Vans has to offer and start planning your mobile future.