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Travel gear: Wheelchair ramp at the ready

May 07, 2011|By Judi Dash | Special to the Los Angeles Times
  • The Mabis 5 Telescoping Adjustable Wheelchair Ramp helps cope with stairs.
The Mabis 5 Telescoping Adjustable Wheelchair Ramp helps cope with stairs. (JustHomeMedical )

Wheelchair users never know when they may encounter steps. Now they can travel with their own lightweight ramp system, the Mabis 5 Telescoping Adjustable Wheelchair Ramp ($173).

Packed inside a nylon bag are two sturdy aluminum tracks with non-skid treads. Placed parallel to each other, the three-section tracks telescope from 3  to 5  feet, creating a ramp that can support up to 660 pounds.

Getting the knack may take some practice, so experiment at home first.

Info: JustHomeMedical, (800) 998-7750

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