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Old 10-21-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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Old friend of forum needs advice

My DW has been religated to a walker because if medical problems, she gets around the S&B with a little problem, but she is almost totaly unable to get up the steps of the coach, shes fallen out twice, so we parked the rig for the winter already.
She is very upset with her inability to function on steps.
Can anyone point me in a direction to obtain some type of ramp or lift that won't cost me the national debt?
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My DW has been religated to a walker because if medical problems, she gets around the S&B with a little problem, but she is almost totaly unable to get up the steps of the coach, shes fallen out twice, so we parked the rig for the winter already.
She is very upset with her inability to function on steps.
Can anyone point me in a direction to obtain some type of ramp or lift that won't cost me the national debt?
Larry
Not to get personal, but what price point are you comfortable with?

perhaps something like this? Roll-A-Ramp Portable Wheelchair Ramp

or this? Lifts & Carriers | External | Burr Motor Home Handy-Lift
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:19 PM   #3
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Contact this company.

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Does she have a problem once she is in or out? If not and/or if she uses a wheelchair outside do what my mom did. They had a 5th wheel and she had lost her leg to her hip. She would scoot herself up or down the stairs and then get into her wheel chair. No extra expense. Dad would put the wheel chair inside or out and go from there.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:07 PM   #6
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my first thought was: toy hauler and power chair/scooter. i know, sounds easy when its somebody elses money. gotta be a cheaper way...
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Thanks Greg.
This looks like the best shot-No holes in the outside.
I sent for the Info.
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Sorry to hear that Rita is having problems, Larry. There's an outfit in Maltby (east of Woodinville) that does a lot of mobility conversions on vans and minivans. Unfortunately, I can't remember the company name. You might try a Google search.

On the transit coaches I drove, a lot of them had a simple ramp that was hinged at the inboard end, by the driver's seat and just flipped over across the entry step. It was all bolted to the floor inside. Whether something lke that would work on a basement-style Class A like yours and ours, I'm not sure. The buses they were on only had two steps rather than the four or five we have.

A fellow employee at the transit agency had a wheelchair van conversion and it had a double-hinged ramp, giving a shallower angle to climb when it was deployed. She actually drove the van from her wheelchair.

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Thanks Greg.
This looks like the best shot-No holes in the outside.
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This is what i was looking for for my wife. easiest install and less obvious.
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My DW has been religated to a walker because if medical problems, she gets around the S&B with a little problem, but she is almost totaly unable to get up the steps of the coach, shes fallen out twice, so we parked the rig for the winter already.
She is very upset with her inability to function on steps.
Can anyone point me in a direction to obtain some type of ramp or lift that won't cost me the national debt?
Larry
My wife has had double hip replacements; two vertabra removed from her back; one from her neck, shoulder jount replacement. Took her awhile; but I added the extra hand grab next to the door, she backs out of the motorhome slowly backwards; useing the hand grab. When enterening the motor she grabs the hand rail and enters; one step at a time, useing the added hand grab.
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