Wheelchair RV Vacations

Wheelchair RV vacationing is growing in popularity, as an increasing number of motor home dealers and RV campgrounds are accommodating people with physical challenges. An accessible RV is configured with wheelchair-friendly features to make vacationing comfortable and convenient for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy traveling the scenic highways.

Customizing an RV for wheelchair users involves altering the physical structure with one or more of the features listed below.

  • Wheelchair lifts and ramps
  • Widened entrances and aisles
  • Support rails
  • Lowered kitchen counters and cabinets
  • Roll-under sinks with longer faucet handles
  • Reconfigured bathrooms and roll-in showers
  • Conveniently located controls

Before proceeding with modifications, contact your insurance company to ensure your coverage is not impacted by any changes you plan to make to the motor home. 

The following manufacturers offer RV customization services for wheelchair users.

  • Custom RV Brothers, Elkhart, IN, 219-294-1269
  • Foretravel Motorcoach, Nacogdoches, TX,936-564-8367, foretravel.com
  • Play-Mor Travel Trailers, Westphalia, MO, 573-455-2387.
  • Sunline Coach Company, Denver, PA, 800-827-6406, sunlinerv.com.
  • Winnebago Industries, Forest City, IA, 800-632-2003 winnebagoind.com/ability.htm

In addition to these manufacturers, there are a number of companies that specialize in RV conversions. If you are looking to convert an existing motor home to accommodate wheelchair travel, contact area RV dealers for referrals.

Wheelchair-Friendly Campgrounds

A growing number of campgrounds offer wide, level, and paved pathways for mobility chair users, along with wheelchair accessible hook-ups, bathrooms and camp stores.

The Handicapped Travel Club (HTC) handicappedtravelclub.com, which was formed in 1973 to encourage traveling for people with a wide range of disabilities, provides a regularly updated list of accessible campgrounds and their features. In addition, HTC provides a list of companies that provide rentals and conversions.

Related Information

Accessible Travel Resources
Wheelchair Accessibel Cruises
Wheelchair-Friendly Hotels


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Published by Jules Sowder



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