Where does a scooter lift mount?
A swing-arm scooter and wheelchair lift can be mounted in the trunk of most vehicles. There are models designed for the rear doors of most sport utility vehicles, crossover vehicles, full-size vans and minivans. Other models are designed for mounting on the driver or passenger side of full-size vans or minivans, sport utility vehicles and some crossover vehicles. Others can mount in the trunk of a sedan.
What about my pickup truck? Is there a model for me?
Absolutely! Bruno Independent Living Aids manufactures scooter carriers and wheelchair lifts specially designed for the bed or cab of most full-size or compact pickup trucks. A variety of outer arms is available to accommodate different cab lengths. This way, the scooter or wheelchair can be placed close to the front door, eliminating the need to go to the back of the truck.
Your lift can be mounted on either the driver- or passenger-side of the truck. Since there are no structural vehicle modifications required, the scooter lift can easily be reinstalled in your next pickup. It will not detract from the value of your current truck at the time of sale. These lifts are designed to remain out in the elements. However, if you need or use a truck cap, a Bruno Powr Topper can be installed to work with your scooter or wheelchair lift to raise and lower the truck cap as the lift removes or stows your scooter or chair!
Will a scooter lift fit in my car?
Not all scooters or wheelchairs fit into all vehicles. However, there are a number of scooter lift models and mounting kits available from Bruno. Chances are good that your needs can be accommodated. Talk with your local Mobility Resource Dealerbefore making any vehicle purchase to find out what works best for you.
Will the scooter lift take up much room?
It depends on the lift and the scooter or wheelchair being stowed. Most interior lifts are designed to fold out of the way when not in use to maximize both visibility and interior storage. Trunk lifts are normally mounted to the side of the trunk, maximizing storage space. Some are even designed to quickly disassemble for maximum space.
Can I use my scooter lift in more than one vehicle?
There are some detachable scooter lift models that offer an additional tower base that can be mounted in another vehicle. With three simple steps, the lift can be removed and then relocated to the other vehicle.
What happens when I sell my vehicle?
There are no structural modifications done to your vehicle when the scooter lift is installed. Therefore, it can be easily removed from your vehicle upon resale. And because there are hundreds of mounting kits available, its possible your current lift can be installed in your new vehicle.
As always, talk with your local Mobility Resource Dealer before making any vehicle purchase to find out what works best for you.
Can I mount the scooter lift to the hitch on my vehicle?
There is a lift available that can be mounted outside the vehicle to a class II or class III hitch (not included). The platform automatically folds when not in use. An optional Swing-Away is available to allow access to the rear of the vehicle. A standard-lighted license plate holder and a third brake light are included for additional safety.