RVs equipped for the disabled -Disability Mobility

April 5th, 2010

Some retirement RVer’s try to retire early so that they can enjoy years of RVing while they are still healthy and can get around.  However, one fifth of the U.S. population has some sort of disability and let’s face it, most of us will have a hard time getting around as we grow older.  But, just because you might have a handicap, doesn’t have to mean that you cannot go RVing.

Motorhomes tend to be a good option for disabled RVer’s, because there is very little set up involved once you have the RV parked.  Travel Trailer and Fifth Wheels don’t tend to be as convenient for handicap RV owners because there is a lot set-up and take down (hitching, un-hitching, stabilizing RV slides, etc.).

RV Manufacturers are now making RV’s especially for those with health and mobility concerns.  Winnebago has just unveiled a Class B ERA Motorhome for RVers with physical challenges.  These specially-equipped motorhomes feature wheelchair lifts at the rear of the vehicle, wider aisles throughout the motorhome, wheel chair lock-downs, bath doors that swing out, and assist bars in the bathroom.  In the kitchen, this specially-designed Winnebago features a custom galley that includes a sink, stove top, and microwave that are mounted under the stove top for easy access.

Other manufacturers make RV’s for those with limited mobility which have widened entrances, roll-in showers, conveniently located controls, longer faucet handles, roll-under sinks, and bright lighting.

So don’t let any physical limitations stop you from having the retirement RV experience of your dreams.  With so many options now out there in handicap RV sales, many great years of RVing can still be ahead.

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