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Old 06-05-2014, 07:43 PM   #15
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I was going to say, the toy hauler/camper combos would work well. I've also seen people using vans with lifts but they'd be too small for someone to actually use the wheelchair inside. There are also accessible tents.

I have seen people use yurts with ramps in wheelchairs.

My boy with a wheelchair appreciates the curb cuts and wide trails even if he doesn't qualify for the paved campsite.
He is a cute little guy for sure,looks like he has a good helper on those trails too.

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We saw a guy at Yellowstone camping in a converted box van - you know, like a delivery truck. I don't know who did the conversion, but he had windows cut in the sides and the entire back opened up like a toy hauler with a ramp so that he could roll his wheelchair in and out. It looked simple, not too expensive and very easy to use. We thought it was an ingenious solution.

When we were shopping for the motorhome that we had quite a few years ago, we looked at a rig (maybe 32' or so) that had a modified entry door with a wheel chair lift. The bathroom had been customized to be wheelchair accessible. There was no door to it, just a pull around curtain and it contained a toilet with grab bars, sink and shower with a seat and grab bars. A very nice rig, but I imagine it was pricey.
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I bet you could get a Lil Snoozy customized. All it would need is possibly a wider door and a ramp. Ramp at the back makes it easier to do, and the layout should work as is.
That is an excellent idea! Lil Snoozy might even consider a WC model, something the market could use? The camper would be perfect.

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I have seen a few wheelchaired men camping. They have always been in pop-ups where the entrance steps are folded under the camper and the person does a transfer from the chair to the camper floor.
I have friends, the husband is in a manual wheelchair and has developed awesome upper body strength. They had a motorhome fitted with a transfer lift chair at the regular entrance door. They hated it, because it was always breaking down. I told them about this site and they were ecstatic! They wanted to keep it simple so they bought a regular 13' Burro, minimally equipped, and towed it with a Subaru. The curved doorway of the 13' Burro made it easy for him to transfer from the chair to the floor in the doorway where he could pull himself up into the front dinette. (They made the rear dinette a permanent bed) With the small layout he could transfer to anywhere he wanted to be inside with a wheeled stool; His chair stayed outside. They used to tent camp before his accident, and they liked getting down to the simple things again.
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That is an excellent idea! Lil Snoozy might even consider a WC model, something the market could use? The camper would be perfect.

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Actually, the video on the Lil Snoozy website says that they chose the door they use specifically because it is wide enough for an electric wheelchair to pass through. With a ramp, and the Snoozy's low floor height, it might work pretty well.
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