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Wheelchair Travel and Accessible Destinations
Now that your wheels have "wheels," it's time to take your dream-come-true new or used handicap accessible minivan on the road to freedom and independence with some wheelchair travel! If you're looking for somewhere to go and something to do--for a day, a long weekend, or a vacation--we encourage you to read through our articles on wheelchair-accessible amusement parks, sports venues, theaters, museums, beaches, state parks, national parks, zoos, aquariums, fairs and festivals, kid-friendly venues, historical sites, the most wheelchair-accessible cities in the nation, entertainment and venues created specifically for wheelchair accessibility.
You'll never know how rewarding it is for all of us here at AMS Vans to play a role in changing your life for the better! Have fun--and send us a post card in between mobility fun!
Visit Alabama and experience good ol' country fun! Sweet Home Alabama has many "sweet" wheelchair attractions for the whole family to enjoy!
There's wheelchair accessible fun throughout our 49th state, and it's no wonder their state flower is the wild forget-me-not. Your vacation to the Alaskan wild won't be forgotten anytime soon!
The desert is not what you might think! Experience lush, colorful Arizona vistas as unique as its wildlife, from the Grand Canyon and botanical gardens, to museums, a zoo and aquarium (even Biosphere 2!), all with some wheelchair accessibility.
Arkansas has all the laid-back charm of a southern state and plenty of wheelchair accessible attractions to make your trip worthwhile!
Visit California for spectacular views of the coastline or enjoy the abundance of activities in the cities. The Golden State has something for everyone, including many wheelchair accessible destinations to explore!
With 300 days of sunshine year 'round and great wheelchair accessible attractions, Colorado is a vacation destination you won't want to miss.
This tiny New England state is packed with lots of cool, wheelchair accessible attractions! Let's start from the sky and work down to earth!
One of Delaware's nicknames is "Small Wonder," and when you visit, you'll see how perfectly the name fits--it's small and it's wonderful, from its pristine beaches and tax-free shopping to its historical landmarks and gardens!
How could you have anything but a good time in the "Sunshine State"?! Not only are there plenty of rays, but Florida is packed full with wheelchair accessible attractions--from beaches and tropical islands, to historical forts and theme parks!
The state known for Southern hospitality prides itself on accommodation for all. These handicap accessible destinations are among the hottest hang-outs for wanderers on wheels in The Peach State.
Say "Aloha" to pristine beaches, sunny weather, laid-back lifestyle, and endless handicap accessible attractions! All six of Hawaii's islands offer a slice of paradise for the wheelchair traveler!
If the first thing you think of when you think of Idaho is potatoes, think again! The Gem State is definitely a gem when it comes to wheelchair accessible fun!
The "Corn State" (also known as "the Land of Lincoln") is home to the world's first skyscraper and the first McDonald's burger restaurant! Illinois has a cornucopia of wheelchair accessible attractions to explore--so let's take a look!
Indiana means "land of the Indians," and though Indiana is called The Hoosier State, the meaning of "hoosier" is still debated today. Fortunately, the Hoosiers of Indiana have filled their state with awesome wheelchair accessible attractions.
Actor Ashton Kutcher is from Iowa, and he once famously said, "I'm from Iowa. We don't know what cool is." Not so! The Hawkeye State has plenty of cool accessible attractions for vacationers in wheelchairs, as well as family and friends who come along.
Kansas is so rich in history, even some of their local sheriffs have been immortalized in film and television. Those 'wild' days are long gone, but the spirit and excitement lives on in accessible Sunflower State.
We all know Kentucky for its bourbon and Derby, but what most don't know is the state is filled with fun, fascinating wheelchair accessible attractions! You'll have to visit "The Bluegrass State" to find out for yourself if the grass is really blue.
Rock star and New Orleans resident Lenny Kravitz has said Louisiana has grown into a "jewel." Head to Louisiana to experience the rich diversity of people, sites, and wheelchair accessible attractions!
Made famous by master-of-horror author Stephen King and its plump, sweet blueberries, Maine (the only U.S. state whose name has one syllable) is home to the second-most visited national park, world-famous outdoor-recreation retailer L.L. Bean, and a huge helping of wonderful wheelchair accessible attractions!
There's rich American history around every corner in Maryland, one of the original 13 colonies. The beauty of a Maryland vacation is that you're about an hour's drive from Washington, DC, which opens up another whole world of exciting attractions, though there are plenty of wheelchair accessible attractions in MD.
One of the original 13 colonies, Massachusetts has been a hotbed of American history. Besides its storied past, the state offers a little bit of everything--from the beaches of Cape Cod to the western Berkshire Mountains, and of course, many exhilarating wheelchair accessible attractions!
"If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you." Abundant culture and coastline bring vacationers, hunters, and nature enthusiasts with disabilities for fun and relaxation throughout Michigan!
What has 10,000 lakes and at least 10 really cool wheelchair accessible attractions? It's Minnesota--a beautiful state with plenty to do for wheelers of all ages!
The state may be known as the swamp land, but there's more than just swamps to explore in Mississippi. Check out all the wheelchair accessible attractions the state has to offer!
The "Show Me" State would love to show you an awesome accessible vacation! Missouri has what it takes to show you a good time.
By the end of your Montana vacation, you'll have a deeper understanding of Big Sky Country, why they call it that, and you'll be counting the days until you can return to the incomparably exquisite state aptly called a "treasure."
Nebraska is as busy as their state insect, the honeybee, so let's journey to the Midwest, where we'll find the world's largest indoor rainforest at our first accessible stop in NE!
Gorgeous desert locales and man-made attractions in spite of the desert put Nevada on the list of must-travel states. Famous casinos and museums, famous lakes and parks, and more, all wheelchair accessible!
If you're a potato fan (and that's pretty much all of us!), visit New Hampshire and thank the state by spending some time there. Go. Enjoy the scenery and these accessible attractions.
The first officially recorded baseball game in US history was played in Hoboken, and if you ever wondered where the street names came from on a Monopoly board, look no further than Atlantic City. The Garden State is full of accessible surprises!
The Land of Enchantment has become a creative Mecca for native New Mexicans as well as artists and artisans from around the world. What is it about the state that sparks imagination and inspires art and craftsmanship in a way that only a few places on the planet can?
Even handicap visitors to New York may "never sleep"! The Empire State has a variety of wheelchair accessible things to do, from the city life to the suburban areas. You'll want to be a part of it!
From the cloud-covered peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway to the magnificent beaches of the Outer Banks, North Carolina is a sight to behold and brimming with accessible attractions!
Grab your cowboy hat and boots and get ready to enjoy the Wild West! Giddy on up to Oklahoma and prepare to have a great time exploring all the wheelchair accessible attractions at its museums and gardens, historical theatres and zoo, the Bluebell Ice Creamery and even the National Weather Center!
Oregon is famous for its rain, but residents "smile while it's raining." When visiting, you can enjoy a variety of handicap accessible landscapes, from rugged mountains and lush greenery to magnificent waterfalls and lava beds!
Whether to see America's birthplace, get away from the norm, or to chow down on some fantastic Hershey Bars or Philly cheese steaks--Pennsylvania has something to appease your appetite with many wheelchair accessible attractions!
If good things do come in small packages, your expectation for a wonderful wheelchair accessible vacation in Rhode Island should be well-met!
Get ready to rock 'n roll in the home of Music City! With a vast array of wheelchair attractions located in the southern state of Tennessee, you'll want to be the first to volunteer for a vacay in the Volunteer State!
You'd expect a state as big as Texas to have lots of terrific wheelchair accessible attractions to fill that wide-open landscape--and it does. Go from below sea level to outer space, all within the Lone Star State!
Just imagine U in Utah! There's someplace sublime with wheelchair access ready to greet you when you get there.
Vermont has spectacular wheelchair accessible attractions throughout the year! Here's your guide to an enchanting, accessible Vermont vacation.
We can thank Virginia for America's first peanutsandthe first Thanksgiving! We can also thank The Old Dominion State for a vacation full of wheelchair accessible attractions that you'll love!
Washington is known as the "Evergreen State" because of its natural beauty, but it has a variety of places to visit; from exciting outdoor activities to a world-famous market, you're sure to have much to do, and it's quite wheelchair accessible!
Welcome to the wheelchair accessible wide-open spaces! With more livestock than people, Wyoming is the U.S. state with the lowest population, the largest coal mine, and most of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone Park alone is worth the visit!
Wheelchair users meet challenges with handicap mobility every day, including able-bodied people who park in accessible parking spaces and simple everyday tasks like grabbing items from supermarket shelves above their reach.
We all need a break now and then, but if you have MS, you may think even a weekend trip is too much of a hassle. Think again! With proper planning and preparation, you may discover a getaway is just what you need!
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
- Stock #: 581088
- Mileage: 46,448 Miles
- Ramp/Lift: Side Entry Bi-Fold Pwr
- Features: Bluetooth, Leather, 3YR/36K Conv Wrty, Remote Start, Driver Pwr. Seat Base, Kneeling, Lowered Floor
- Stock #: 737931
- Mileage: 51,002 Miles
- Ramp/Lift: Side Entry Bi-Fold Pwr
- Features: Backup Camera, Bluetooth, Leather, 3YR/36K Conv Wrty, Remote Start, Driver Pwr. Seat Base, Kneeling, Lowered Floor
- Stock #: A26598
- Mileage: 17,772 Miles
- Ramp/Lift: Rear Entry Lift
- Features: Backup Camera, Bluetooth, 3YR/36K Conv Wrty, ADA Compliant
Exterior Appearance Inspection
- Panel alignment/fit
- Headlamp, taillamp/lens condition
- Windshield/glass condition
- Paint chips and scratches
- Body damage/dents/dings
- Trim and moldings
- In place and matching
- Inspect certification label (federal requirement)
- Check VIN label to paperwork
- Check for non-completed recalls
Exterior Lights Function Properly and Illuminate as Designed
- Headlights hi/low (including aim)
- Parking lights/fog lights
- License plate lights
- Side marker lights
- Tail lights / backup lights
- Turn signal and cornering lights
- Brake and high-mount stoplights
- Emergency Flashers
- Vehicle has 2 master key with remote entry (if applicable) and 2 valet key, flat key
- Programmed to immobilizer
Door Lock System
- Door opens/closes smoothly using interior and exterior door handles
- Doors cannot be opened when lock button is in lock position
- 2-turn unlock feature functions properly
- Remote entry system operates properly
- Theft-deterrent system functions properly
- Child safety locks
- Wireless door lock operation
Interior Appearance Inspection
- Seats: front/rear
- Steering wheel/airbags
- Armrests/door handles
- Lower door and sill plates
- Gearshift selection handle
- Radio/AC control markings
- Headliners/sun visors
- Extend/retract smoothly
- Free of twists, cuts or signs of wear
- Buckles lock securely
- Lumbar support operation
- Memory control operates properly*
- Headrest functions properly
- Heaters function properly*
- Seat cushion angle and height adjustment
- Seatback angle adjustment
Power Windows / Locks
- Function Properly
Trunk/Fuel Lid Release
- Functions Properly (interior)
- Contains portfolio, owner's manual, supplement
- Tilt/telescopic functionability
- Horn functions properly
- Steering wheel controls
- Steering wheel locks
- Warning chime (key in -- door open)
- Functions in hi/low/intermittent
- Wiper blades clean properly
- Rain sensing wipers*
Dashboard Lights Illuminate as Designed
- Turn signal: left/right
- High beam indicator
- Emergency flashers
- Instrument panel control knob
- Waring lights: oil pressure, brake, fuel, charge, seatbelt, open door, engine check, rear light failure, ABS, SRS
- Check operation of guages
- Functions properly
Air Conditioner / Heater
- Climate control system functions properly for both heating and cooling
- Dome/map/vanity mirror/courtesy lamps/foot function properly
- Power/volume switch functions properly
- Preset station indicator
- Cassette/CD function (scan, seek, rewind, fast forward) operates properly
- Navigation system operates properly*
- Speakers sound clear
- CD cartridge (if applicable)
- Tilt/slide operates properly
- Function properly
Outside/Inside Rearview Mirrors
- Power controls function properly
- Spare tire size, sidewall condition, tread depth and air pressure
- Spare tire and attaching hardware, cover, jack, jack tools and wheel lock (if applicable) are present, properly installed and secure
- Manual fuel lid release operates
Under The Hood
Engine Hood Release
- Interior release operates properly
The Following Fluid Levels Meet Industry Standard
- Engine oil replaced and proper level
- Automatic transmission fluid level
- Brake fluid level
- Power steering fluid level
- Engine coolant fluid level
- Washer fluid level
- Excessive fuel pump noise
- Cooling system (radiator, overflow tank, hoses, coolant level)
- Water pump (noise/leaks)
- Air filter (replace as necessary)
- Inspect oil for contaminants
- Engine noise (knocks, rattles)
- Transmission noise (whines, clunks)
- Belts (wear or damage)
- Check engine diagnostics
- No damage or leakage and proper group size/amp rating
- Tests to standards
- Function properly
Under the Vehicle
Tires (Minimum tread depth 5/32")
- FL: _______/32"
- RL: _______/32"
- FR: _______/32"
- RR: _______/32"
- Sidewall condition
- Proper size, type and match
- Tire pressure
- Check wheel lug-nut torque
Brake Inspection (Minimum 6mm of pad material required)
- FL: _______mm
- RL: _______mm
- FR: _______mm
- RR: _______mm
- Rotors show no signs of excessive wear, warpage or heat damage
- Calipers, lines, and hoses show no sign of excessive wear or leakage
- Parking brake assemblies, cables, and attaching hardware show no sign of excessive wear or damage
Chassis Inspection (No sign of damage or excessive wear)
- Frame rails and floor pan
- Engine mounts and oil pan for leaks
- Brake lines and couplings
- Transmission case/pan for leaks
- Drive shaft boots and CV joints
- Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and protectors
- Steering rack, linkage, bushings, control arms and dust boots
- Differential assembly, drive shaft and related components
- Exhaust system (including leakage)
- Transmission mounts
- Tie rods, ball joints, idler arm
- Catalytic converter
- Struts/shocks for operation/leaks
Under Vehicle Fluid Levels
- Differential lubricant level -- check for contaminants
Road Test (Vehicle Operation)
- Idles normally
- While driving, engine performs normally
- Starter system operates normally
- Shift Lock
- Brake and parking brake function normally
- Brake and clutch pedal height, free play and travel meet specs.
- No warning lights illuminate during road test
- T/M shifts properly (both power/normal mode)
- TRAC/VSC and ECT control functions and indicator lights function properly
- Steering operation is normal
- Off-center psecifications meet standards
- Handling, straight-line operations
- Functions properly
Noise or Vibration
- None present
Squeaks or Rattles
- None present
* -- If Applicable
AMS Vans promises to deliver the best wheelchair accessible van available on the market today..... simply put if you are not fully satisfied with your wheelchair accessible van upon delivery---you can refuse it at no cost to you.
With nearly two decades of experience; manufacturing, selling, and delivering over 12,000 vans nationwide, our dedicated team of certified technicians will not allow your van to leave our Atlanta facility until its right!
Please contact one of our experienced Mobility Specialists today and ask about our three step quality control process.
AMS Vans looks forward to serving your family by providing you with a van that is worthy of our own.
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