Wheelchair vans, large and small, have been with us for at least 40 years. They provide a convenient method of escaping the restrictions of public transportation for those of us who need adaptive vehicles, but they come up short in a couple of areas. Vans don’t do well on steep backcountry roads, and there are limits to how much you can haul inside them. If you want to go off-roading, haul bales of hay and sacks of livestock feed or pull a boat trailer over muddy roads, a pickup truck is the ideal mode of transportation. Another reason that people like pickups is they can see over surrounding traffic. Some people say they get a feeling of enhanced safety and even superiority over other drivers when they are sitting so high.