Should I rent or buy a wheelchair ramp?
In general, if you are going to need the ramp for less than 5 months, it is better to rent. Minnesota Wheelchair Ramps LLC (651 504 2424) will rent ramps for about $8 to $10 per foot each month, in addition to an installation fee. For example, the cost to rent a typical 24' ramp plus one platform would be between $290 and $320 per month plus an installation fee of $600.
What if I need the ramp I'm renting for a longer period of time and want to buy it?
You can put 75% of the rent paid toward the purchase of the ramp.
How many days notice do I need to give if I don't need the ramp anymore?
You only need to give 7 calendar days notice. Minnesota Wheelchair Ramps LLC then has up to 7 days to remove the ramp from your property.
Can I pick up a ramp at your business and install myself? How difficult is a ramp to install?
You can do the installation yourself. It is of moderate difficulty if you have any mechanical background such as home remodeling, auto repair, etc. Most ramps (but not platforms) can be transported in a SUV or mini-van, for longer ramps or platforms a pickup or trailer is recommended. If the ramps have the railings detached the size is about 3' wide x 5" high x the length of the ramp (usually 5,6,7, or 8').
"L" shaped ramp installed in Eden Prairie, 28' of ramp from the driveway to a 5x5 platform and then 15' of ramp to the door.