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Things to Consider When Buying a Wheelchair Ramp

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By The Ramp People November 2011

Buying the right wheelchair ramp can be a confusing and daunting task so The Ramp People have put together this simple guide.

Firstly, work out the length you need as getting the correct gradient is key (for a portable wheelchair ramp a 1 in 6 gradient suits most people). To calculate the gradient, measure the vertical height you are going up: this is from the top step to the ground and multiply by 6 to get the recommended length of ramp.

Now you know the best length you need to find a reputable and long established supplier that will accept the ramp back should it not be 100% to your satisfaction. There are a lot of cheap ramps often made in China on the market, as with most things in life you really do get what you pay for.

The Ramp People have over 25 years of manufacturing experience, only sell the best quality products and accept returns for anyone who is not 100% happy.

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