How To Choose The Right Ramp

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Owning a portable ramp to travel over curbs, stairs safely, and other obstacles are truly liberating.

We know there are many ramp options to choose from, but don’t worry – we are here to help!

Finding the perfect portable ramp for you begins with finding the appropriate length and weight.

These are two major factors that can easily be overlooked.

While shorter ramps are easier to transport, certain heights require a longer ramp to maintain a manageable incline.

If you are looking for a ramp to take on the go, picking a lightweight model is extremely important.

Having a reliable portable ramp will give you the freedom of mobility, no matter where you are! Read on for more information on finding the right ramp for you.


The Basics

If you are looking for a ramp at home, you can use our ramp calculator to find out what length will fit a specific rise without being too steep.

We start you off with the ADA Standard Ratio of 1:12, which means there is one foot of ramp length for every inch of vertical rise, then move on to several other options.

Technically only businesses have to be ADA compliant, but it’s always a good idea to determine what incline your wheelchair, scooter, or another mobile device can handle before purchasing a ramp.


The weight of your portable ramp is also extremely important for convenience, stability, and safety.

You can find the weight of any of our ramps under the “SPECS” tab of the product page.

If you plan on regularly lifting the ramp in and out of your vehicle, we suggest finding a lightweight model.

Fortunately, a lot of ramps are built from lightweight aluminum, so you have plenty of options.


Single-fold Ramps

Single-fold ramps fold once down the center, offering a seamless path from one end to the other.

These are great to keep in your vehicle as they can often fit in the trunk or the back. Having a single-fold ramp at your disposal will ensure you access to areas you might otherwise not have been able to reach.

The ramp is one of our favorite single-fold ramps because of its incredible value and reliable design.

This ramp is built with lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum, giving it the ability to maintain an 800-pound weight capacity.

The best part?

The ramp itself weighs in at only 30 pounds!

The Suitcase single-fold Ramp can fold in half or be taken apart into two lightweight pieces for storage or transport.


Another great option if you are looking for a single-fold ramp is the Singlefold Ramp.

The 5-foot model weighs only 24 pounds, making it a wonderfully portable option.

This ramp also features an anti-slip high traction surface that will keep you safe and on track, even in the worst weather conditions.

Singlefold ramps are a fantastic option for a portable ramp at a great value.


Multi-fold Ramps

Multi-fold ramps are even more compact, making them an even better option if you plan to travel frequently with your ramp in tow.

Many models not only fold over twice but can be separated into smaller pieces for convenient transport. A perfect example is our multi-fold bestseller, the ramp.

Its unique 3-fold design splits into two easy-to-carry sections, making it incredibly easy to travel with.

The ramp features self-adjusting transition plates that will provide you with a smooth passage onto and off its applied slip-resistant surface.

Available in lengths from 5 to 10 feet, this China-made ramp is a perfect solution for anyone looking to increase their accessibility immediately.


Another unique option is the Aluminum Roll-up Ramp from Roll-a-Ramp.

This portable ramp system features a unique roll-up design and is available at any length.

The Roll-up Ramp is also available in three widths from 26″ to 36″.

This ramp is a little heavier than our other portable models, but its durable construction is worth the extra weight.

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