Mobility-challenged people always faced huge obstacles when it comes to the RV lifestyle – until now. Winnebago Industries just rolled out their gorgeous new wheelchair friendly motorhomes, the Intent 30R AE, Adventurer 30T AE, and Forza 34T AE.
Totally Customizable Wheelchair Friendly Motorhomes
The freedom to roam with your home is something most RVers take for granted – except for those people who rely on a mobility device to get around in the world. The 15 million people in the U.S. who need a wheelchair, walker or cane usually have few options for RV travel. Starting in 2019, the innovative RV designers at Winnebago Industries changed all that. The company’s specialty RV division just launched three new RVs made exclusively for mobility-challenged campers. Each rig can be ordered from RV dealers around the country.
“Before our accessibility-enhanced Winnebago, the thought of going on vacation was more stressful than just staying at home,” said Mike Freeman, Winnebago Forza 34T owner. In a Winnebago press release, Freeman explained the travel challenges other travelers don’t experience.
“Most people take for granted the ability to hop in a car, plane, train at will to take a vacation, visit friends and family, or explore a new destination. Our accessibility-enhanced RV has opened up a wider and richer world for our whole family and even makes day trips easier. We can leave the house with confidence, and excitement, rather than anxiety and stress. I hope more people like us will discover their freedom and adventure with Winnebago’s new offerings.”
Meet Winnebago’s New Accessibility-Enhanced RV Features
The Winnebago Accessibility-Enhanced RV Lineup features the most popular requests from physically challenged people, such as:
- Platform wheelchair lift with an 800-pound lifting capacity
- Powered roll-up lift door, with wall-mount and key-fob remote controls for wheelchair entry and exit
- Expanded hallway and bathroom areas for greater accessibility featuring:
- Large roll-in shower with an assist bar and available folding bench seat, with extended lever faucet controls and adjustable shower head
- Raised toilet with assist bars
- Roll under sink
- Electric adjustable queen bed
- Thermostatically or remote-control roof vents
- Wall-mounted light and generator switches
- Lower installation of the systems monitor panel
- Optional 6-way power transfer seat
- Optional lower microwave placement
Three standardized floor plans are available for the wheelchair friendly motorhomes. The lineup is made up of the Intent 30R AE, the Adventurer 30T AE, and the Forza 34T AE, a diesel pusher. The mid-sized rigs are exclusively for RVers with wheelchairs and walkers. Each model can be further customized depending on a buyer’s needs.
For example, a buyer can request a specific heights for the beds and toilets. Need more handrails? Not a problem, Winnebago will add them into the rig. And there’s even an optional ceiling track system installation for mobility without a wheelchair. Even more customization is offered with specific furniture requests, cabinetry, and aesthetic changes to the rig.
Easier RV Travel for the Whole Family
The new wheelchair friendly motorhomes make travel easier for physically challenged people and service animals alike. The Winnebago accessibility-enhanced RVs open up a whole new kind of adventure for the entire family. And with RV trip planning help through the many online resources for RVers with mobility challenges, owners of the Intent, Adventurer and the Forza can more easily experience North America’s greatest wheelchair friendly destinations and beyond.
For more information about Winnebago’s accessibility-enhanced vehicles, visit https://winnebagoind.com/product-classes/accessibilty-enhanced.
Rene Agredano and her husband, Jim Nelson, became full-time RVers in 2007 and have been touring the country ever since. In her blog, Rene chronicles the ins and outs of the full-timing life and brings readers along to meet the fascinating people and amazing places they visit on the road. Her road trip adventures are chronicled in her blog at LiveWorkDream.com.
Hersh, or is it Harsh says
Now that’s AWESOME!!!! Thanks Winnie….
I am so glad that someone has stepped up to the plate (no puns!). People with mobility issues are still full of life!! They love to go and see sights and venture as much as they can, and Winnebago has made that evan more possible!!! Thank you so much!! I have had MS almost 21 years now, but am still mobile at this time and my husband has had 4 spinal surgeries and 1 shoulder replaced. He can hardly walk, and it was our dream to travel around the USA and see our great historic sites before one of us is bedridden. We might be able to do this if we can afford the Class A, we current have a 32′ class c. Anyway, this is exciting news for disabled people!! 🙂
Charlene Cheli says
I’m interested in purchasing a wheelchair accessible motor home. I’m single and travel a lot. I grew up going camping & miss the outdoor experience but can’t afford the large extravagant models. I’d settle for something not so big and gently used. Thank you!
Toy haulers work really well for wheel chairs
Do they allow enough aisle space to get around inside the house portion, though?
And what about an adapted bathroom, if needed?
Lower height appliances, electric outlets, switches to control lighting and the rig’s systems? Etc.?
These things are essential for people who use wheelchairs full time. It’s not just about storage space for a chair.