Some people think that because they have a disability, they can’t live the RV lifestyle; but this cannot be further from the truth! More people with disabilities are finding that they can travel in comfort and convenience in an RV. There are more than a dozen manufacturers that offer RVs and conversion vans, making RVing with a disability possible for so many people.
I met a customer the other day named Joe. He was looking to make the transition from a towable camp trailer to a wheelchair-accessible RV that would improve his overall travel and camping experience. Joe wanted to be more independent. His current camper was nice, but he needed his wife to do almost all of the setup work. There was also no lift, so it was very difficult to get in and out of the trailer.
RVs With Wheelchair Accessibility
I showed Joe a Class A RV with some wheelchair-accessible features that would give him the independence he was looking for. The entrance included a power lift door that opens and closes by a key-less entry control. Then, a user-friendly power lift that is also remote controlled, making getting in and out of the RV a breeze.
The dining room table raises and lowers to the user’s preferred adjustment for ease of access. A large slide allows for more open space to move around in the RV with a wheelchair. The bedroom includes a remote controlled hospital-style bed that is easy to get in and out of. Other features include a large, full access bathroom, easy access to all TVs and remotes, exterior entertainment system, and extra sleeping areas for guests and family! The RV even has power day-and-night blinds to blackout the RV at night, if desired.
When Joe made the decision to purchase this RV, he had a tow car set up and mobile hand set with him, so he was able to drive it off the lot himself, all the way from Junction City to Salem!
If you have a disability and would like some pointers on what to look for in an accessible RV, contact me and I would love to help you out. I’ve met some great people with disabilities who are now RV-ers and can get out to see sights they never thought they would see before. RVing should be enjoyed by everyone. If you have a disability, don’t let it hold you back from getting out there and living life to its fullest.