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Old 05-20-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Project for a handicapped motorhome

My wife and I have been looking for a used Handicapped Motorhome. I have a disease called CMT2. It falls under MD and takes away your leg musles. I am 65 and would really like to see this country and meet the people in each state.

We have found that a handicapped motorhome is very expensive compaired to one just like it, not for handicapps. This started us thinking that we could buy a regular motorhome and have a wheelchair lift put on it cheaper than buying one with a lot of things I don't need right now. If I need them later I could add them.

My problem is, who has experience installing a wheelchair lift and making a door for it to come through? If you know anyone with experience doing this please let us know.

If you know anyone with a handicapped motorhome for sale please let us know how to contact them too.

I appreciate your help.

David the traveler, I hope
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Hi, I just did a search, with the words "wheelchair lift". There are plenty of answers, and sites.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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The percentage of people looking for a handicap friendly motorhome is small compared to the general motorhome buyer, but the cost to convert one is high, lift, hand controls, widening doors and moving walls runs up the labor costs, but when someone sells a handicap ready coach they lose the cost of the conversion, depending on your budget and size wanted there is one on ebay at the moment, a 40' Beaver DP and and many listed here, all | adhuntr.com - Search ALL of Craigslist

I helped a friend find a van with a lift and the prices were almost half of a similar non-handicap van.
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Here's some ideas: Accessible Motor Home
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Turns out Newmar makes a wheelchair accessible Class A, here's a link to a dealer that has one: Wheelchair accessible motorhomes

Here's a link to a list of a few others for sale: Equipments for Disabled Wheelchairs Accessible Vans Scooters

Good luck!
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use the search tool above (not the one powered by google but the one below it)
try different words like handicapped,lifts ect there is a lot of help there
good luck
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Turns out Newmar makes a wheelchair accessible Class A, here's a link to a dealer that has one: Wheelchair accessible motorhomes

Here's a link to a list of a few others for sale: Equipments for Disabled Wheelchairs Accessible Vans Scooters

Good luck!

Finally found a site with a price listed for the Newmar. Many dealers will discount 20-35% ... don't know if that would apply to any special order.

"...It features a 48-inch-wide power wheelchair lift with a wired remote control; a 30-inch-wide path from the front of the coach to the bed when the unit is in travel mode; a large open floor area next to the bed; a roll-in shower with seat, grab handles and a medicine cabinet with low mirrors in the lav; a microwave that is situated below the cooktop; and switches that are located in a cabinet behind the passenger seat for easy access. Base msrp for the Canyon Star 3911 is $156,492."
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My wife and I have been looking for a used Handicapped Motorhome. I have a disease called CMT2. It falls under MD and takes away your leg musles. I am 65 and would really like to see this country and meet the people in each state.

We have found that a handicapped motorhome is very expensive compaired to one just like it, not for handicapps. This started us thinking that we could buy a regular motorhome and have a wheelchair lift put on it cheaper than buying one with a lot of things I don't need right now. If I need them later I could add them.

My problem is, who has experience installing a wheelchair lift and making a door for it to come through? If you know anyone with experience doing this please let us know.

If you know anyone with a handicapped motorhome for sale please let us know how to contact them too.

I appreciate your help.

David the traveler, I hope
Our 34' 2003 Winnebago Brave & fully handicapped accessible MIGHT be for sale in a few weeks. We're going in it to the FMCA Rally in Indianapolis, then do some touristy stuff before returning to our home along the Alabama gulf coast. We're leaving home around 8/21.

If you're interested in our coach, send an email to jtneil@gulftel.com
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