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Old 05-18-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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My hubby is disabled and we are full timers...class A Monaco Lapalma...we installed a long pole just inside the door..(right hand side)..PVC with a wooden dowel down the center for extra strength..mounted it to the floor and then to the bottom of the small cabinet...you could also install one on the other side...helps my hubby get in and out of the motor home safely..

We also attached a wooden dowel to the blind valance along the bed so he can hold onto it as he walks along the bed...we used inch and a half size...

Also took the door off the toilet room..installed grab bars in the shower...

Built a platform as you exit motor home ....with steps 6 inch...
with rails...platform and steps are separate ...when we need to move them it makes it easier...we still have access to our front bay when steps are in place..

Those are a few things we did to make things easier

Steps and platform have hand rails...

My hubby has had to go by ambulance a few times and the platform makes it easier for fire rescue...

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A belated thanks for your post time2rv, safe travels.
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My hubby is disabled and we are full timers...class A Monaco Lapalma...we installed a long pole just inside the door..(right hand side)..PVC with a wooden dowel down the center for extra strength..mounted it to the floor and then to the bottom of the small cabinet...you could also install one on the other side...helps my hubby get in and out of the motor home safely..

We also attached a wooden dowel to the blind valance along the bed so he can hold onto it as he walks along the bed...we used inch and a half size...

Also took the door off the toilet room..installed grab bars in the shower...

Built a platform as you exit motor home ....with steps 6 inch...
with rails...platform and steps are separate ...when we need to move them it makes it easier...we still have access to our front bay when steps are in place..

Those are a few things we did to make things easier

Steps and platform have hand rails...

My hubby has had to go by ambulance a few times and the platform makes it easier for fire rescue...

Take care
This is inspiring. I don't imagine it is an easy task to modify an RV in such a way, so kudos to you, and I hope all goes well for your husband and you. It is also good to see there are so many options being offered by manufacturers. Cheers!
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Thought i would comment here. We have a severely CP handicapped niece. Although Newmar is not our manufacturer of choice; we are purchasing an Entegra Cornerstone.. We think it is fantastic that Newmar is providing a floorplan to a very specialized market. We think its awesome that Newmar offers ALL the ability to get up and go. Unfortunately our niece's handicap is so severe traveling in a motorhome would not work well for her. If it were the other way around for her we would be ordering Newmar solely for the ability to bring some joy in her world. Keep up the good work Newmar Corporation! Im sure others will take notice.


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My husband was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease) 2 years ago. So far he still drives and is walking unaided. We chose to Amp up our dream of traveling the US in a Motorhome by purchasing a 2006 Winnebago Journey in March of this year. We took it out to California from our home in Michigan for three weeks and every day something fell apart. The windshield wipers broke off whilst driving in blinding snow through the mountains, in June! Our step motor stopped working. We made it home. Took it out to Virginia where the engine blew on expressway where we sat for three hours until a second tow truck arrived. The first one was too small! Had to stay in Virginia because the place we needed to have it repaired wasn't open, it having been a Sunday. We ended up leaving it for a week and driving 11 hours home with most of our perishable items, 2 rotties and three adults in our Jeep Cherokee. My husband and his brother were driving home after picking it up and needed to stop for one night at a campground and the slides wouldn't work. Needless to say we traded it in for a newer Motorhome, 2013 Itasca. We are having minor issues but nothing as bad as the problems we encountered with the Winnebago. I've sort of digressed, but now I'm thinking we should have had some aftermarket work done so as to be prepared for the future when my husband is fully wheelchair bound. Does anyone have suggestions or experience with handicap add ons? One being lift at the door? If so, is there a company specializing in aftermarket improvements or add ons?
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Susie welcome to irv2 and Handicap forum.
Sorry for all your problems with MH's you have had something that might have discouraged you to keep going with your travels.
Here is a link to many company's that will add lifts if you coach has the capability to do so.
In the first post there have been people that have done what your are contemplating may want to read their thoughts.
In that post is information about a company that builds new Handicap RV's for a wheel chair if needed in future.
Which ever you decide good luck in your dream's to fulfill your travels in the future.
Safe travel's to you both.
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PLEASE! PLEASE! Check out the Newmar Canyon Star 3911. Maybe, just maybe, you can find a used one. We couldn't in 2013 & bought new. Traded in a Winnebago '03 Brave that had been aftermarket modified. Glad we did. Newmar builds great products.


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Winnebago MAY still do aftermarket accessable work. They once did.


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You may find this company helpful. We took our 2010 Fleetwood Revolution LE 43' to Ride-Away in North Attleboro, MA. They installed a Brawn lift to put me into the coach and another lift to put me into bed. They did a great job. If you want more information on them let me know.
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Update links for 2017 year, safe travels everyone.
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I would interested to see a photo of any handicap ramp installs anyone has done. I am looking for a good way to help my mother get in and out of the RV. She has serious walking problems, so I'd like to see when anyone else might have done.
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If you look in the first post and the irv2 handicap link may lead you to what your looking for.
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I read someplace that Newmar had the most leg room in the driver seat. I am 6'5 with a artifical lower part of my right leg. Hard to use in our class C ford is this true on newmar. I want a gas Class A around 33' Thanks Ron
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