Being afflicted with a disability that reduces your mobility, things like vacationing, camping, and RVing, may seem out of your reach. Mobility motorhomes and RVs make taking a vacation accessible and easy. Multiple manufacturers build handicap motorhomes and RVs for disabled people looking to camp or travel, and these mobility-centered vehicles have all the amenities you need to go wherever your heart takes you.
The advantages of a motorhome over a travel trailer or a fifth wheel are many. Since the motorhome combines driving and living, you will not need to get in and out of the RV over and over again. If you need something from the kitchen, it is right at your fingertips, without having to bring down the wheelchair lift or labor to move from one vehicle to another. The more time you spend enjoying your motorhome, the fewer minutes of your vacation wasted.
Where to Find Mobility Motorhomes and RVs
It’s easy and becoming easier to find RVs and motorhomes designed for handicapped and disabled travelers. The Handicapped Travel Club sells travel vehicles that have been modified for accessibility purposes. These handicap motorhomes might come with wheelchair lifts, wide inner spaces for wide wheels, low sinks and switches, and even motorized mobility beds. RV companies all across the country manufacture mobility motorhomes that have been designed from the chassis up for disabled travelers. Airstream, the maker of the iconic silver motorhomes that have become symbols of Americana wherever they go, manufactures custom mobility vehicles for disabled buyers. Four Winds RV, based in Elkhart, Indiana, have a selection of classy, top-of-the-line motorhomes that can be customized for people with disabilities. In Denver, Pennsylvania, you can purchase a customized vehicle from Sunline RV. If you live in the southwest, Foretravel, Inc. in Nacogdoches, Texas, builds mobility motorhomes for travel enthusiasts.
Pick a disabled motorhome depending on your needs. Just like when designing an accessible room, make sure the motorhome has enough space to maneuver. However, in a mobility motorhome, focus on the bare essentials first and then see what can be used dual purpose such as a sofa bed. Decide if you want a Class A motorhome, Class B motorhome, Class C motorhome and if you want it to run on diesel or gas.
Mobility motorhomes take the stress out of vacationing. You won’t need to worry about finding a hotel that suits your need. Your home is the road, and your mobility impairment never has to keep you from experiencing the thrill of adventure that RVing in your motorhome brings.