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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 23:14 Thread Starter
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hiring a MH suitable for disability

I have some friends who are thinking about buying a MH but sensibly want to try hiring one first. Their problem is that he has had a couple of strokes and now has limited mobility (a bit unsteady on his feet and a shuffling gait) he doesn't need a wheelchair but would perhaps need a handrail or something to help getting in and out of the van. Access to the loo would also have to be not to tricky. I think in the longer run a mobility scooter would be a good idea but he doesn't use one at the moment.
Does anyone know of a company that hires suitable vehicles?
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A bit tricky that one, there are a couple of wheelchair accessible vehicles for hire in this country but that sounds as though these would be a bit over the top.

The best bet is go and visit a normal hire company and have a look at what they have to offer.

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Wildax produce a panel van conversion for people with disabilities. They also have an offshoot that does hiring, might be worth having a word with them.
www.wildaxmotorhomes.com/‎
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Thanks, I had a feeling this was not going to be easy. I will be going to the show in Birmingham so may see some of the hire people there and will have a word with Wildax.
A MH could be a good option for them but finding the right one will be a challenge.
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Presumably he won't be wanting to be the driver?

If so then it really comes down to what is the maximum step spacing he can manage and if steps are the problem he is likely to need something which can be accessed by way of a ramp.

Once inside the next problem will be bed height - motorhomes often have beds quite a bit higher than domestic ones so some extra steps or a ramp might be needed then as well.
To carry a mobility scooter would suggest a van with decent sized garage and that is also likely to be one with a higher than usual bed.

I'll PM you details of somewhere that might be able to offer some suggestions.
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Accessible Motorhome Hire

Hi, New to Motorhome Facts - Just browsing and came across this post...... after lots of searching for accessible motorhomes - I found out Coachbuilt GB make and hire out wheelchair accessible motorhomes.

I know they have a 5 berth and when I spoke to them to hire for a festival this summer, they are just completing a smaller one.

I hope this helps. :P
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