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What are some afforable handicap-accessible motorhomes?

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Newmar makes a handicap-accessible motorhome designed with a heavy-duty wheelchair lift and extra-wide aisles, while Winnebago makes an RV with roll-in showers, wheelchair lifts and conveniently located controls. Other accessibility upgrades available on these motorhomes include lower kitchen cabinets and counters, roll-under sinks and controls that are more accessible.

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Very few motorhome manufacturers build motorhomes specifically designed for handicapped travelers. Although these motorhomes tend to be more expensive, prices vary depending on the features.

Newmar makes a motorhome with features such as a 48-inch-wide power wheelchair lift, grab assist bars in and around the shower, an L-shaped dinette area and a roll-in shower with a seat. Customers may choose to custom design certain options in a Newmar motorhome, and most handicap-accessible motorhomes have the switches placed lower for easy accessibility.

Winnebago is a name many motorhome enthusiasts trust. For the handicapped, the company produces motorhomes with useful features such as an extra-wide center aisle, handrails in the shower and next to the toilet, and switches and controls that are lower, making them easily accessible. Winnebago can also design a motorhome around a specific individual's needs, although these options are more expensive.

Motorhome buyers may choose to purchase a used motorhome to save money, and these are usually considerably less expensive than buying new. When making a purchase, check for the necessary features such as roll-under sinks, lower kitchen counters and cabinets and roll-in showers.

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