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Old 05-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Project 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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Old 05-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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If you could possibly get your chair up the ramp in a toy hauler, you might be able to get by without the lift.

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If you could possibly get your chair up the ramp in a toy hauler, you might be able to get by without the lift.

I, too, have spent much of the last 5 years in a wheelchair, and many of the toy haulers not only have a full length ramp that would give access, but the garage will hold a scooter or wheelchair when not in use - and ESPECIALLY - many of them have large doors or sliding patio doors between the garage and the living section so you can go directly in without lift or modified entry.

Many of the floorplans are just as luxurious as a "regular" RV, and once you find a floorplan that you like, you can start looking for a used one!

God bless.
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Coach Lift makes a variety of lifting devices for you and/or your chair, which swing in through a regular door. We put a chair lift on for our special needs kids. They trsansfer from their chairs to the lift seat, then I move them inside the MH. I don't know if something like this would suit your purpose, but the company might have something else that would help.
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